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.
The DOG Hotel Parma Nights
Parma night at The DOG Hotel is a multicultural affair, with three globally-inspired variations on offer each week. Pop in on a Monday for your choice of Mexican, Aussie or traditional chicken parma, served with fries and the house slaw, for a bargain $12.50.
Edinburgh Castle Hotel Parma Nights
Monday doesn’t feel so bad when you’re tucking into a tasty feed, especially if it’s a wallet-friendly parmy night special at The Edinburgh Castle Hotel. The CBD pub’s got the perfect answer to those post-weekend blues, each Monday serving $15 schnitzels and parmas from 5-9pm. Do yourself a favour and get in early – happy hour runs from 4-6pm.
Hotel William Parma Nights
Got a mate who loves chicken just as much as you? Make a date night of it and take advantage of Hotel William’s couple-friendly parma special. At both lunch and dinner, each Tuesday, the kitchen here’s offering 2-for-1 prices on its parma ($19) and its schnitty ($18), meaning you’ll pay less than a twenty for two great feeds.
Hotel Steyne Parma Nights
Come Wednesday night at Hotel Steyne, both your tastebuds and your wallet are in for a treat. Hit the beachside boozer from 5pm for your hump day dinner fix and you’ll pay just $10 for a chicken schnitty or chicken parma, each matched with a pile of chips and salad.
The Royal Oak Parma Nights
This Balmain favourite serves up a hump day double whammy each week, promising to make your Wednesday better with both a great parma night special and a lively trivia session. Pay just $20 for a hearty chicken parmy and a schooner of Kosciusko Pale Ale, then hit the main bar for some trivia fun from 7pm.
Beach Road Hotel Parma Nights
Dishing up a swag of great food specials Monday through Sunday, The Beach Road Hotel is a winner for that wallet-friendly midweek feed. And on Thursdays, it’s all about the chicken, with a parma, chips and salad setting you back just $15, for lunch or dinner. Team it with an icy cool beer and you’re good to go.
The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst Parma Nights
For midweek good times involving plenty of chicken and beer, look no further than The Taphouse in Darlinghurst. Every Thursday, this craft beer bar will hook you up with a parma or schnitty for just $15, and if you’re thirsty, a tasting paddle of five tap brews for $10. There’s even more value to be found during happy hour (5-7pm), when a selection of tap beers are slashed to $5 each.
The Woolwich Pier Hotel Parma Nights
Chicken-lovers, rejoice – at The Woolwich Pier Hotel, parma night and schnitzel night are one and the same. Head in from 6pm each Thursday and you can have your pick of either crispy-coated chicken dish, teamed with the usual suspects for just $14 each.
The Rose Hotel Parma Nights
The Rose Hotel will have you kicking off your weekend well-fed and with cash to spare, thanks to a top-notch Friday parma special. Head in anytime from noon-9pm and score one of these classic beauties, with chips and salad, for only $14. It tastes even better when matched with a few happy hour libations (5-7pm) or one of Friday’s $10 cocktail specials (from 5pm).
The Quarrymans Hotel Parma Nights
Great weekend parma specials are pretty rare, especially those that pack as much value as the one at The Quarrymans Hotel. Each Saturday, the Pyrmont pub serves up the goods, with a cracking $12 parmy special running all day long. Each one comes teamed with the usual extras, plus there’s a top-notch craft beer lineup to wash it down.