Waterside Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria

508 Flinders St
Melbourne
Victoria, 3000

Pub
240
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  • 16 Apr 2014
    #23394 - oldsnowgums (55 reviews)
    65%
    $17.50
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    Not great, but not bad. $17.50 for a parma and Carlton Draught schooner on a Wednesday. I really enjoyed the ham, cheese and sauce, but the chicken was a little dry and I reckon the chips went straight from the freezer to the fryer (the quality would've been "very good" otherwise). Olives in the salad is not my taste, but I didn't leave disappointed. A stock-standard parma really.

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  • 19 Dec 2012
    #23346 - Millzy (7 reviews)
    81%
    Not specified
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No
  • 28 May 2012
    #21618 - MarcusV (1 review)
    67%
    Not specified
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    N/A
    No
  • 21 Jun 2010
    #8066 - Popo the Monkey (42 reviews)
    74%
    $18.50
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    +1
    No

    Popo the Monkey reckons:

    This parma was pretty decent! I found that for a lot of the ratings, the score I awarded this parma fell between numbers, for example, 3.5 for the size of the meat, and 3.5 for the topping. I ended up awarding a 3 for the size of meat and 4 for the topping, as well as a tilt of +1. The serving size of the meal wasn't too bad; I had a pretty good feed. The chicken breast was large, and crumbing crunchy. It was seasoned in places, but in other, didn't seem to have much seasoning on it. Same with the thickness, thick in places, a little bit thin in others. The topping was nice and cheesy, and the smoked ham underneath was pretty good too! The nap sauce underneath was a little bit sour, but this is just my personal preference. The chef should consider putting more sauce on, I mainly only tasted the cheese. At any rate, this component was pretty good. The chips were a decent serving too; and the way chips should be served. Adjectives which I'll use to describe it include: piping hot, crunchy, not greasy, well seasoned with salt. Whilst not being fancy, the chips were spectacular because they were well done. The salad was pretty standard fare, with an above-average sized serving. The salad consisted of tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and onion. Overall a pretty good meal. I will definitely consider coming back again if I'm in this part of the city. I am interested to see what the Tuesdays $16.50 parma and Melbourne Bitter longneck special would look like.

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  • 05 May 2009
    #4226 - Donuts (2 reviews)
    85%
    $16.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2 / 3 (good)
    N/A
    Yes

    Donuts reckons:

    $16.50 parma and Melbourne Bitter longneck Monday to thursday night. Very good parma! Was gunna give -1 for pub atmosphere... Was very dark inside, like a nightclub, and very few people... But after 5 mins ppl started walking in the door and the pub filled up a little creating a good atmosphere to enjoy my longneck and parma.

    Special
  • 03 Sep 2008
    #1714 - Susan (20 reviews)
    79%
    Not specified
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    Not rated
    +1
    No

    Susan reckons:

    Delicious, crispy parma. Also does enormous pies

    Silver reviewer
  • 14 Aug 2008
    #833 - Ash (4 reviews)
    69%
    Not specified
    chicken
    3 / 5 (good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    1.5 / 3 (ok)
    N/A
    No
  • 22 May 2008
    #337 - Glenn (18 reviews)
    58%
    $18.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    3 / 5 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    -1
    No

    Glenn reckons:

    Staff gaves us conflicting stories on specials, prices and what's available in the dining room and the main bar ... took 15 minutes to sort out. And the parma was slightly undercooked.

    Silver reviewer
  • 22 May 2008
    #81 - Troutguy (28 reviews)
    79%
    $18.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    -1
    No

    Troutguy reckons:

    Minus Ponus point for undercooked chicken

    Official reviewer
  • 22 May 2008
    #721 - andy (1 review)
    75%
    $18.50
    chicken
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    3 / 5 (good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    -1
    No

    andy reckons:

    moved tables 3 times because 2 staff members had NO idea, the prick is probably still laughing at us...

  • 22 May 2008
    #257 - Mark (15 reviews)
    67%
    $18.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2 / 5 (ok)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2 / 3 (good)
    -1
    No

    Mark reckons:

    Took time to figure out where we were supposed to eat. Chicken seemed undercooked all round.

    Silver reviewer
  • 22 May 2008
    #33 - Brad (126 reviews)
    83%
    $18.50
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    Not rated
    -1
    No

    Brad reckons:

    The chips were great, but I'm subtracting a bonus point as concerns were raised regarding whether the chicken was properly cooked.

    Official reviewer