When the other half got home from work she decided she wanted a night away from the pots and pans, I didn’t argue, thinking it was in my best interest to conform. Thankfully my local – The Belair Hotel – has just reopened its front bar so it was a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and not only take her out for a meal but to check out the new front bar (which I’ve been meaning to do for a while).
Certainly the price of the Parmi reflected a need for the Belair to recoup some of the investment they had made renovating the joint. At $20 I was quite hopeful that the price reflected an improved quality of the Parmi.
Location: Belair Hotel, 141 Main Rd, Blackwood SA 5051
Price: $20 (Extra $4 if you actually want a ‘real’ salad)
Size: Plentiful size without being stupidly huge like some establishments like to crow about. The Parmi did however look a little lonely on that large plate. – Rating 7 / 10
Sides: Chips – fried and crispy (at least the ones that weren’t placed under the Parmi were any way). Salad – basically nonexistent, sorry an assortment of fancy leaves does not constitute a salad, if you want salad, stump up the extra $4 – 5 / 10
Topping: Napolitana Sauce – Quite nice, a fresh taste of assorted herbs was well accepted. Smoked ham – good to see they went to the effort, complimented the entire flavour sensation well – 7 / 10
Value for Money: Having to hand over more than a $25 to get my Parmi and a Pint is a little disappointing. – 6 / 10
Venue: The recent renno’s have made the place actually worth visiting with your lady partner. Either sit back on the couches inside or dine out the front and take in the clean refreshing hills air – 7 / 10
Overall Rating: Good quality Parmi, Salad is lacking so if you are after some “roughage” defo’s spend the extra $4. Nice venue, but you do feel the recent renno’s have been factored into the price.
Parmi Guide Ranking – 64%