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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Palmerston Hotel: Melbourne's best parma?
The Palmerston Hotel is a place with a reputation. A reputation for serving the best chicken parmies in Melbourne that is. Holding the number one spot on superparma.com (now defunct) for quite some time, the Palmerston promises a top quality parma, and friendly service from the staff behind the bar.

After talking about trying the Palmerston with friends so many times but never getting around to it I was in the area the area last week and took the opportunity to stop by and finally sample the famous parma for myself. Served within minutes of ordering, what you get is a big, thick parmagianna made from real chicken breast (no processed meat here) topped with a really good tomato and basil sauce (though unfortunately not much of it), thin Virginia ham and heaps of mozzarella. The crumbing is thin and crisp, though soft underneath, and the accompanying sides are good; chips that are thick and crunchy and a crisp salad of lettuce, cucumber, red onion and carrot. You also have the option of veggies and mash if you prefer.

The big question: Is this Melbourne’s best parma? Well, I suggest you visit the Palmerston soon and figure out the answer for yourself. One thing is for sure though - at $16 a serve you are unlikely to leave disappointed or hungry.

The Palmerston Hotel is located at: 51 Palmerston Crescent, South Melbourne, just on the corner of Kings Way.

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At October 29, 2008 at 6:43 PM, Blogger thanh7580 said...

If Matt Moran saw you eating a Parma, he would yell at you.

Did you see how he threw that chicken schnitzel into the river on Chopping Block. No chicken should ever be crumbed and fried he said. :-)

At October 30, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Blogger Jon! said...

C'mon Thanh. It's un-Australian not to enjoy a good parma every now and then. Long as its real chicken and not processed crap it can make quite a good meal.

That being said I do have a lot of respect for Matt Moran, even if I was a little dissapointed with my dining experiences at ARIA, which were good but not amazing.

At January 15, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Blogger KittyMeow said...

The best parma (while I have not tried the Palmerston ones) would have to be The Spread Eagle in Richmond.

Great value at $12 on Sundays - you even get 5 varieties to choose from! Its absolutely massive too and you get nice fat chips and salad (or veg) to go with it. Best parma hands down I think. And PLENTY of sauce. Yuuum.

At May 6, 2009 at 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like parma.com.au is filling the spot left by superparma.com

At November 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At December 12, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

been eo the plamerston as i pretty much only eat parma's whe i go out and i was disappointed that this was classed as the best parma in Melbourne, now father flannagan's on conrenr of smith st and alexandra pde... thats a great parma on a friday night

At May 31, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Blogger June said...

Try the Mangalore Hotel for PARMA's. They are the best I have eaten. Cooked to order. If u get the chance go there.netrastr


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