The Lakes, Gungahlin, Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory

135 Gundaroo Drive
Australian Capital Territory, 2913

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  • 09 Nov 2010
    #8066 - Popo the Monkey (43 reviews)
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    Popo the Monkey reckons:

    Date of consumption - 8 November 2010. The siz of the chicken breast again should have scored a 3.5, it was slightly above average. The quality of the meat deserved 3.5, neither good, nor bad. The topping was similarly okay... the cheese was a bit flavourless, the tomato sauce was a bit boring. Despite that, the shredded ham on top was good, and brought the topping up to a 4. The quality of chips was pretty good, it was fried well, but not overcooked. Most of them were crunchy when it reached my table though. The lack of seasoning stopped these chips from scoring a 5. The quantity of the chip was definitely a 3. It's hard to recall another pub which served adequate amounts of chips. When the parma came out, there was no trace of the salad I specified earlier! I had to go to the counter and ask for a bowl of salad. Could that have increased my chip serving? At any rate, the salad appeared in another bowl. It was pretty good - fresh ingredients all around. Tomato, red onion, cucumber, rocket, and lettuce.The dressing was ok, and definitely not too much to drown out the salad. It was pretty good. Viewed in its separate components, this dish appears to score quite high. However, there was something about this parma dish that was ho-hum... Maybe the tomato topping didn't have enough zing, or enough herbs. Maybe the cheese wasn't tasty enough. Maybe the chips required a bit of seasoning. However, I urge the chef to take heart, and realise that there is not much more required to bring this parma up to a high standard. I urge him/her to play around in the kitchen a bit more and tweak this parma. Overall, again, a pretty good parma for the price. I'd definitely stop by for a parma here if ever I'm in these parts and gunning for a meal.

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