Crumbed and fried meat is usually a winner in our books—but these Sydney pubs are doing it reaaaaallll good. From chicken to veal and even a little lamb, we’ve found the best parmies in Sydney. Because if you’re going to eat fried meat, it better be damn worth it, yes?
Whether you’re loyal to the saucy schnitzel or the cheesiest parmigiana, here’s a collection that may just put those loyalties to the test (and if not, it’s still a pretty good excuse to parm your way around Sydney!).
Una’s Jäger schnitzel is famous for a reason. Hammered out thin, the end result is bigger than you thought a piece of chicken could ever be, meaning more surface area for that tasty fried crumb. The whole experience is made even better with the potato rösti it’s served with.
The Goni’s Schnitzelria
For all the adornments you could possibly want for your schnitzified veal, chicken, pork or even lamb—head to this Inner West destination. Head here if you like a thicker parmy and also want to feed a growing army, because we’re not sure schnitzels get bigger than this!
If you can never decide between chicken or veal, have both at 21 Espresso (especially since they’re both so tender). Warning for the indecisive though: there’s a long list of sides to choose from, and it’s pretty tough to pick.
The Rose Hotel
This classic Chippo pub churns out a classic parmy with salad and chips, and the chicken is free range for a particularly feel good feed. Topped with plenty of cheese grilled to bubbly brown perfection, this is an Aussie parmy at its best.
While Greek street food may be this pub’s specialty, the parmy and chips are just as ace. Crumbed in-house and made with house-made tomato sauce, they are a huge hit with locals so The Public offers it for only $15 on Mondays. Score one for the start of the week.
The Grand Hotel
Because we will eat double smoked ham any day of the week, The Grand Parmy is winning us over at this inner city pub food fest. Napoli sauce, parmesan and mozzarella seal the deal, and like any good pub dish, this winner comes simply with chips or mash and salad for a reliably delicious dinner or hearty lunch.
A whole platter of parmy later, we barely make it out of this Glebe restaurant. Featuring chicken, pork, veal and plenty of veggies to keep your doctor happy too. If parmy could be romantic, this platter for two would prove it.
Tuesdays are now some sort of crazy schnitzel-off at The Forresters, and at $12 a pop, we’re inclined to join in the madness. There are five “world flavours” to chomp on as you engage in some good old pub trivia, and the Cuban schnitty with Swiss cheese, pickle, smoked ham and pork is calling your name.
Image credit: The Forresters