The Swan Hotel, Richmond, Victoria

425 Church st
Richmond
Victoria, 3121

Pub
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Recent reviews

  • 05 Oct 2012
    #19682 - Chad Baygon (27 reviews)
    63%
    $24.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No

    Chad Baygon reckons:

    Had been a while between Parmas and what better time to have one than while smashing down beers on a Saturday afternoon. Six beers in and the temptation got too much, I ordered myself the Parma and waited in anticipation. Passing parmas looked the goods so I had high hopes. On arrival my immediate concern was the lack of chips, I could count them on my two hands!!! Poor effort and they were just your typical lightly salted affair, nothing special. The chicken was of decent quality, nice thickness although thicker is always better (am I right ladies...) but breast span was nothing to cheer about. Overall the rating may be a touch inflated as it was 8 or so beers in by the time I started eating. I gave a bonus point for ham but deducted it for the exhorbitant price tag.

    Gold reviewer
  • 16 Jul 2012
    #8754 - Ellyse (11 reviews)
    46%
    $19.00
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    -1
    No

    Ellyse reckons:

    Had to minus a point for charging so much for so little. Also for putting the parma on the chips despite there being plenty of room for the 8 chipa and being only about three tiny lettuce leaves in the salad.

    Silver reviewer
  • 04 Jan 2012
    #20258 - Milney (4 reviews)
    60%
    $16.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Milney reckons:

    Chicken was nice, if a little overcooked. Biggest disappointment was the complete lack of sauce. Basically it was deep fried chicken with cheese. Chips were good, salad was sufficient.

  • 19 Jan 2010
    #9010 - davo 70 (5 reviews)
    100%
    $18.00
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    +1
    No

    davo 70 reckons:

    The swan parma is one of melbournes great parma's, good size plenty of good quality chicken, tasty sauce and plenty of ham and cheese, chips were well cooked firm and crispy and lightly seasoned ,salad was crispy and very fresh with a nice dressing, truly one of the best parma's i've ever had complements to the chef

    Bronze reviewer
  • 13 Nov 2009
    #8450 - Joshman (2 reviews)
    67%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Joshman reckons:

    Overall, a good Parma, enjoyable. Perfect size, quantity of chips, salad could be improved somewhat.

  • 06 Oct 2009
    #2818 - Peter (26 reviews)
    15%
    Not specified
    chicken
    2 / 5 (ok)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    0 / 5 (very poor)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    -1
    Yes

    Peter reckons:

    Well....what can i say, we visited this venue to watch the Melbourne Storm GF as we heard this was where the storm fans head to watch the interstate games. The beer (most inmportantly) was flat and grossly overpriced. The chicken, was undercooked (i proceeded very cautiously) and was covered with cheap crappy plastic cheese and some sad excuse for napoli. (it was more like tomato paste) There was half a dozen unseasoned chips and a pile of rocket on the side. Since when is a "pile of rocket" = a salad? Service was terrible not to mention i was overcharged on my tab and the "hero" owner couldn't really care less. Overall - a very average venue - just make sure you're only drinking bottled beer and make sure you take a mortgage on your house because this place is far from cheap. This is by far the worst parma i have ever eaten.

    Gold reviewer Special
  • 26 Aug 2009
    #1874 - Jonno (28 reviews)
    63%
    $18.00
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    No

    Jonno reckons:

    The quality of meat was good, the napoli sauce was a bit ordinary and funny tasting, cheese and ham were OK. Chips were good but not many, salad was a small pile of rocket.

    Gold reviewer
  • 27 Jul 2008
    #1394 - -orch- (1 review)
    27%
    $16.00
    chicken
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 5 (poor)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    1 / 3 (poor)
    0 / 3 (very poor)
    N/A
    No

    -orch- reckons:

    I'm going to preface this review by saying, 'we were there for lunch and maybe the dinner menu is of higher quality'. With diplomacy out of the way, I have to give a massive slap to the Swan Hotel. In a near empty pub we waited half an hour for, honestly, the worst parma I've had in my life! Served in a shallow bowl, this small piece of chicken was covered in a very average napoli sauce, sprinkled meanly with what looked like preshaven container cheese and accompanied by no more than a dozen fairly average chips. No salad to speak of and half a slice of bread did not do much to ease my hunger. Great looking pub, great barstaff but for $16 you expect a full meal.