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Monday, December 10, 2007
The Pub at Crown ($10 Parma and Pot)
A couple of Tuesday’s back I met up with friends Robert & Kat and we decided to have a casual lunch in the city. The venue of choice was the Pub at Crown, which has good value daily specials, and on Tuesday it’s a particularly enticing one, offering a “Traditional Parma and Pot” for just $10. Coupled with free parking as a Crown member (dare I say it) this was an offer to good to miss out on.

The Pub at Crown is a relaxed establishment with comfortable banquet seating and a nice ambience to the place. At lunchtime there is always a decent crowd of people here, but it is not too busy or noisy. The evenings can be quite different though and can go right off, becomming insanely busy and noisy, with resident DJs ensuring the venue stays alive until the early hours of the morning.

We however came to take advantage of the special at lunchtime, which is an absolute bargain. For a mere $10 you get a good sized parma served with shoestring chips and a nicely dressed salad. The parma is a good size and of a decent quality, with a chunky napoli sauce, shaved ham and mozzarella cheese. Included in the price is a pot of draught beer, or a soft drink.

The menu is full of typical pub/ bistro offerings and is reasonably priced with most main meals at around $18. There is also a daily special which is published on their website.

After enjoying our parmas we order a dessert to share, after reading the simple, but tempting dessert list. We decide to go with the warm chocolate mud cake with chocolate sauce ($7.50), which is very good. We receive a generous portion of moist, rich cake smothered in chocolate sauce, served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and fresh strawberries, finished with a couple of fresh mint leaves. This was greatly enjoyed and proved to be a nice way to end the meal.

The Pub at Crown is a good spot to enjoy an informal lunch or dinner, or to catch up with friends for a casual meal or a few drinks.

Food: 6/10 – Tasty and good value for money, especially the daily specials. Recommended.


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