Where you say? The Belmont Hotel.77 High st Belmont
When was this? 13/05/2014
How much you ask? $16.50
Nothing beats a Chicken Parmigiana when the sun is shining and the Celsius is 23 degrees. So that’s why The Parmatiser got along to The Belmont Hotel this week, to take in one of their Parmas.
We entered a bar that had 7 people seated inside with another 6 people sitting outside on the balcony. Lets not forget this was mid week and the weather was perfect. The majority of the time the place is packed. Straight up to the bar and within two minutes our order was placed and drinks were served.
We didn’t have to wait long for The Birds to fly out of the kitchen, and my hungry stomach was thankful for this. Lets jump straight into it.
The Chicken Parmigiana. A good looking bird perched atop of chips resting beside the salad. You could tell it was hot by how the cheese was still melting on top of the Napoli and Ham. The thick juicy parma possibly could have been thinned a little more and given a rounder shape. The Bird wouldn’t win many B&F’s be this is certainly a weekly performer.
The Salad. When we think of salads, I always think of Homer Simpson and his “You don’t win friends with Salad” chant. But… The Belmont Hotels salad is a Friend of mine. Fresh, crisp and delicious would be how I describe this salad. Filled with Garden salad leaves, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion and mushrooms. Beautifully topped with a great salad dressing. Can I just buy the Salad???
The chips. Well they were a little disappointing for me. Enough of them but its just lucky I ordered gravy with my meal. No flavour and lightly salted. They were also hidden away under the Chicken. An area of improvement for sure.
So in closing, a good bird for a midweek feed. Certainly filled me up but left me wanting more. The salad was the highlight of the meal. The Belmont Hotel do have a Parma night on Monday’s so The Parmatiser will be hoping for greater results in the future.
Now to the ratings:
Chicken Parmigiana = 66%
The Chips = 65%
The Salad = 75.25%
Service + Value = 77.50%
Total Score = 72%
The search will and must go on…