A juicy piece of chicken breast, piled high with sauce, cheese, and ham – it’s no wonder the humble chicken parma is an Aussie pub classic. This little beauty graces the menu at watering holes across the city and, luckily for those of us on a budget, is the star of many a midweek dinner special. Round up your chicken-lovin’ mates and check out our latest pick of Sydney’s best parma nights.
Plating up parma specials three times each week, there’s little doubt Hotel Bondi has big love for this iconic chicken pub feed. While a dedicated parma night offers them for just $15, between 5-10pm each Saturday, they also feature as part of the ‘$15 pub classics’ special, available all day on Mondays and Fridays.
When that parma craving hits hard on a Saturday, simply head on down to The Quarryman’s Hotel. The Pyrmont craft beer pub runs its popular chicken parma special all day long, every Saturday – proving just as perfect for curing that hangover, as for fuelling up for a big night ahead. You’ll score one of these beauties, with chips and salad, for a wallet-friendly $12.
This Chippendale local has a cracking food deal for just about every day of the week, and Friday’s will see you tucking into a juicy chicken parma special for a mere $14. It comes teamed with chips and salad, plus it’s available all day long. Head in during the 5-7pm weekday happy hour and you’ll even score some budget-friendly drinks to go with your feed.
By the time Thursday rolls around, it’s likely you’re very much due for a hearty pub feed and a hard-earned tipple. Handy, then, that North Sydney’s Union Hotel runs a ripper of a Thursday parma night each week, offering a classic chicken parma and chips for a neat $20. Throw in a glass of house wine for an extra $4, or be there during 4-6pm happy hour for $5 Smirnoffs.
Parma night at The Bat & Ball Hotel brings a splash of multiculturalism to your midweek pub feed, offering a choice of three globally-inspired styles of chicken parma each Thursday. Head into the Redfern pub from 5pm, opt for The Mexican, The Italian or The Hawaiian, teamed with two tasty sides for just $11.90.
This iconic beachside boozer has your hump day plans all wrapped up! If you swing by Hotel Steyne on a Wednesday, you’ll not only get to take advantage of this tasty $10 parma night special (from 5pm), but you can join in the fun of the weekly trivia session, which kicks off at 7pm and could see you winning all sorts of top-notch prizes.
Parma-lovers will find themselves completely spoilt for choice at The Strawberry Hills Hotel on Tuesdays, with no less than four pimped-out varieties on offer, each served with salad and chips for just $15. From the Speedy Gonzales, with corn chips, salsa and jalapeno, to The Bushman, featuring bacon, mozzarella and a fried egg – this lot’s guaranteed to impress.
What do you do when you love parmas, but your friend’s more partial to a schnitty? Simple – head down to Hotel William on a Tuesday and enjoy 2-for-1 specials on both of these classic pub feeds. The offer’s available all day long, though the weekday happy hour (4-6pm) is always a great time to visit.
There’s nothing like a cheap and cheerful pub feast to combat those dreaded Monday blues, which makes The Royal’s weekly parma night absolute gold. Pop into the Darlington pub on any Monday night to chow down on one of the kitchen’s chicken parma creations, along with chips and salad, for a budget-friendly $12.
Get that week off to a solid start, with a little help from The St Leonards Tavern’s popular weekly parma night. Each Monday, the kitchen here does a classic chicken parmigiana (or a schnitzel, if that’s more your jam) teamed with all the trimmings for just $12. They’re up for grabs from 5.30pm, with any drink purchase.
Mondayitis doesn’t stand a chance in the face of a succulent chicken parma, especially when it’s enjoyed alongside a couple of icy cold beers or wines at your local pub. At The Chelsea Hotel, that chicken parmigiana will cost you just $12, all day long, teamed with chips, salad and all the usual trimmings. Feast up big and still have money left for the rest of your week.