User #23394 (oldsnowgums)


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Parma connoisseur (Plantinum reviewer)
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Top Reviews

  • 22 Jun 2013
    Commercial Hotel, Alexandra
    Alexandra, VIC, 3714
    94%
    $25.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    N/A
    No

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    Like many before me, I believed the Commercial Hotel was some sort of myth. How on earth could one pub have such a high rating?! So along with my trusted sidekick, we made the two-hour journey to Alexandra to find out what all the fuss was about. It was a chilly two degrees outside as we made our way through Healesville (home of the Beechworth Bakery, where we made a quick and tasty pit stop), the Black Spur and Buxton before arriving at our destination. Having made a pledge to eat two parmas before the kitchen closed (it's open 12pm-2pm), I started with the Traditional (there are 40 different parmas on the menu). It's hard to put my finger on what made this parma so good. The good folk at the Commercial didn't do anything different, special or out of the ordinary; they simply made sure every single bite was bloody delicious. In fact, each bite was better than the last. The chicken was thick, juicy and succulent, the salad nothing short of perfection, and the chips something to behold. It was well worth the journey and if you've got a day to kill and you like a good parma, I recommend you do the same. FWIW, I went with the Outback second up, which I'll review shortly.

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  • 18 Jul 2013
    Commercial Hotel, Alexandra
    Alexandra, VIC, 3714
    94%
    $25.00
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    3 / 3 (excellent)
    N/A
    No

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    Apologies for the delay. Having devoured a Traditional a few minutes after the kitchen opened for lunch, I went for the Outback a few minutes before the kitchen closed. It comes with BBQ sauce, bacon, onion and cheese. A nice change from the norm. Hard to differentiate in terms of scoring, so I've marked it the same.

  • 12 Oct 2015
    Mitre Tavern, Melbourne
    Melbourne, VIC, 3000
    91%
    $20.90
    chicken
    4 / 5 (very good)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    5 / 5 (excellent)
    4 / 5 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    2.5 / 3 (very good)
    1
    No

    oldsnowgums reckons:

    Just when you thought you'd seen it all... a bonus point for the complimentary cup of POPCORN when you order your parma! Bloody brilliant! Now, the parma itself was pretty damn tasty too. Very, very hard to fault as a matter of fact. The quality of meat and topping was superb and everything else was very good. Compliments to the chef of this fine venue.




All past reviews

venue name suburb date of review rating
The Birmingham Hotel Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 09 Feb 2016 89%
The Tower Hotel Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123 12 Oct 2015 75%
Mitre Tavern Melbourne, VIC, 3000 12 Oct 2015 91%
The Palmerston Hotel South Melbourne, VIC, 3004 22 Jul 2015 73%
The Local Taphouse St Kilda East VIC , VIC, 3183 06 Jun 2015 75%
Prahran Hotel Windsor, VIC, 3181 14 May 2015 69%
The Royston Hotel Richmond, VIC, 3121 16 Apr 2015 73%
Park Hotel Abbotsford, VIC, 3067 11 Mar 2015 89%
The Pumphouse Hotel Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 29 Jan 2015 83%
Jimbo & Rex Southbank, VIC, 3006 04 Jan 2015 67%
Royal Melbourne Hotel Melbourne, VIC, 3000 02 Dec 2014 81%
Milanos Brighton BRIGHTON, VIC, 3186 17 Nov 2014 74%
The Sandy Sandringham, VIC, 3191 25 Oct 2014 63%
Golden Gate Hotel South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 30 Sep 2014 77%
The Tower Hotel Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123 24 Sep 2014 44%
The Sporting Globe Richmond, VIC, 3121 02 Sep 2014 88%
The Crafty Squire Melbourne, VIC, 3000 09 May 2014 85%
Waterside Hotel Melbourne, VIC, 3000 16 Apr 2014 65%
The Cornish Arms Brunswick, VIC, 3056 06 Apr 2014 63%
The Irish Times Melbourne, VIC, 3000 24 Mar 2014 69%
The Fox Hotel 1887 Collingwood, VIC, 3066 20 Mar 2014 83%
Captain Melville Melbourne, VIC, 3000 03 Mar 2014 81%
Duke of Kent Hotel Melbourne, VIC, 3000 24 Feb 2014 85%
Duke of Wellington Melbourne, VIC, 3000 11 Feb 2014 62%
Exchange hotel Port melbourne, VIC, 3207 02 Feb 2014 85%
The Mordy Supper Club Mordialloc , VIC, 3195 16 Jan 2014 79%
Crown Sports Bar Southbank, VIC, 3006 22 Dec 2013 55%
The Railway Club Hotel Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207 20 Nov 2013 62%
The Albion Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207 22 Oct 2013 46%
Imperial Hotel Melbourne, VIC, 3000 04 Oct 2013 85%
The Mint Melbourne, VIC, 3000 17 Sep 2013 89%
Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club Port Douglas, QLD, 4877 06 Sep 2013 81%
Paddy's Irish Pub Port Douglas, QLD, 4877 06 Sep 2013 44%
The Standard Hotel Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 27 Aug 2013 88%
Coopers Inn Melbourne, VIC, 3000 15 Aug 2013 75%
Rising Sun Hotel Richmond, VIC, 3121 19 Jul 2013 56%
Commercial Hotel Alexandra, VIC, 3714 18 Jul 2013 94%
Commercial Hotel Alexandra, VIC, 3714 22 Jun 2013 94%
Hofbrauhaus Melbourne Melbourne, VIC, 3000 16 Jun 2013 89%
The Celtic Club Melbourne, VIC, 3000 05 Jun 2013 60%
Bells Hotel South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 22 May 2013 77%
Beretta's Vaucluse Hotel Richmond, VIC, 3121 20 May 2013 75%
PJ O'Brien's Southbank, VIC, 3006 10 May 2013 52%
Sherlock Holmes Inn Melbourne, VIC, 3000 08 May 2013 85%
Mountain View Hotel Richmond, VIC, 3121 26 Apr 2013 81%
The Max Hotel Geelong Geelong, VIC, 3220 24 Apr 2013 50%
Turf Bar Melbourne, VIC, 3000 17 Mar 2013 60%
Richmond Club Hotel Richmond, VIC, 3121 28 Feb 2013 54%
Portsea Hotel Portsea, VIC, 3944 22 Feb 2013 83%
the bay hotel Mordialloc, VIC, 3195 19 Feb 2013 62%
The Local Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207 11 Feb 2013 85%
Shamrock Hotel Hobart, TAS, 7000 26 Jan 2013 75%
Hobart Workers Club Hobart , TAS, 7000 26 Jan 2013 60%
The Leveson North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 18 Jan 2013 71%
The Nixon Docklands, VIC, 3008 04 Jan 2013 83%
Mrs Parma's Melbourne, VIC, 3000 29 Dec 2012 69%
Corner Hotel Richmond, VIC, 3121 29 Dec 2012 90%