A juicy piece of chicken breast, loaded up with sauce, cheese, and ham – it’s no wonder the humble chicken parma is an Aussie pub classic. This little beaut graces the menu at watering holes across the city and, in excellent news 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 pick of Melbourne’s best parma nights.
The Fifth Province Parma Nights
The Fifth Province’s mixed menu of proper Irish fare and Aussie pub classics can make for some pretty tough decisions, though parma-lovers have one clear choice when hump day rolls around. Every Wednesday, the pub’s offering a banging parma special, with one of these fine feeds setting you back just $15. Throw in a couple of $7 happy hour pints (4-7pm) and your night’s looking very good indeed.
The Maori Chief Hotel Parma Nights
If you enjoy being totally spoilt for choice, do yourself a favour and get your parma night fix at The Maori Chief Hotel. Each Wednesday, The South Melbourne pub’s slinging four different varieties of chicken parma or schnitzel, for a bargain $15 each. Choose from the likes of a fiery, jalapeno-laced ‘Chilli Parma’, or get patriotic with this classic Aussie number, complete with fried egg and bacon.
The Vincent Parma Nights
If there’s one way to make your Wednesday better, it’s a budget-friendly parma with all the trimmings. Luckily, that’s exactly what hump day looks like at Albert Park’s Vincent Hotel, where the kitchen’s whipping up $12 parma specials, all day, every Wednesday. Be there between 4-7pm and you can even enjoy a few happy hour drinks on the side.
Middle Park Hotel Parma Nights
If you’re searching for a feed and some fun to cure those hump day blues, be sure to put The Middle Park Hotel on your radar. Each Wednesday, the pub not only plates up a cracking parma special – we’re talking $15 parma dishes, all day long – it also hosts a great little trivia night from 7.30pm.
Tuesdays @ The Birmingham Parma Nights
Fitzroy’s Birmingham Hotel loves parma’s almost as much as it loves sports. So you can expect very good things from its famed Tuesday parma night. Each week, a mere $14 will score you one of these chicken feasts, complete with salad and a pile of perfectly cooked chips. Time it right and team that feed with a couple of $7 happy hour pints (3-7pm).
The Carlton Parma Nights
The Carlton might be best known as a weekend party hot-spot, but did you know it also serves up a mean midweek dinner special? Tuesday’s parma night is a winning example – head in between 5-10pm each week and score your choice of chicken or eggplant parma, along with chips, salad and a pot, all for just $15.
Railway Hotel South Melbourne  Parma Nights
For a tasty Tuesday treat, you’ll find it hard to go past a classic parma night special at The Railway Hotel. Each week, the South Melbourne pub offers its juicy traditional parma, teamed with crinkle-cut chips and salad, for only $14 a pop. Best of all, the deal’s available all day long.
Great Northern Hotel Parma Nights
It’s best-loved for its banging beer garden and crafty tap lineup, but North Carlton’s Great Northern Hotel also knows its way around a top-notch food special. Swing by on a Monday to treat yourself to a tasty parma, chips and salad for a bargain $14. What’s more, the pub’s just kicked off a weekly outdoor cinema series, meaning you can book yourself a bean bag and catch a free flick while you enjoy your parma feast.
Union Club Hotel Parma Nights
One of the comfiest and most laidback pubs around, Fitzroy’s Union Club Hotel is the kind you’ll want to put on high rotation. Especially when you discover its value-packed Monday parma night special, which sees all six of the menu’s parma and schnitzel varieties priced at just $15 each. Highlights include the Mexican chicken parma, loaded with chilli bean napoli and jalapenos.