Chicken Parmigiana at The Entrance

Chicken Parmigiana

The Entrance Hotel, The Entrance

When we walked into The Entrance Hotel, I immediately had two thoughts.

  1. Do I really want to eat a Chicken Parmigiana here? and
  2. Will I be served sad food that has been sitting around waiting to be purchased?

It was after 1:00 pm and Dean and I had just driven from the west side of Lake Macquarie to enjoy lunch and then wait around to watch the Pelican Feeding (More on the pelicans will follow.)

Just like judging a book by its cover, I formed my own opinion about the food based upon my initial impression of the hotel entry way and dining area – both of which had seen a busy day.  I could not have been more incorrect with my first impression and although the dining area was not overly inviting, we found a quiet table in the main entry area and waited for our lunch.

The food was fantastic.  Dean opted to have the Pot Pie and proceeded to “oh my god” his way through it and I thoroughly enjoyed my Chicken Parmigiana.

Chicken Parmie at The EntrenceChicken
The schnitzel itself was all chicken breast and a perfect size – for me anyway.  Not too big, not too small, I ate all of it albeit I begrudgingly offered Dean two bits.

The crumb was infused with herb, but as I’m not good at picking specific herbs, I’m going to guess and say that I believe it was parsley.  Irrespective of what the herb was, it added something that other chicken parmigianas lack.

It was cooked to absolute perfection, the crumb was crispy, well-drained and the chicken was moist.  Dean was given two bites – but only because I wanted him to appreciate just how good it was.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10

Listed on the menu as Chicken Parmigiana with tomato sugo, basil & mozzarella served with salad & fries, initially I couldn’t see the sauce, but that was only because the schnitzel was not drowning in it.

Below the cheese was an adequate amount of tomato sugo and a few fresh basil leaves.  The cheese was melted, but just a little too much for me.  Not so much though that I didn’t eat it all.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9.999 – 10
(Only because of the cheese.)

The salad was cold, fresh and without dressing.  Condiments were available for you to add as much or a little as you liked.  I opted for a little of the balsamic dressing which was

The chips were amazing.  So fresh and obviously cooked in clean oil.  They were hot with a crunchy exterior that housed the soft potato inside.  It was very nice to have the chips on the side of the plate and not under the schnitzel and I think this helped keep the crisp.

Rating: 1 – 2 – 3 – 45 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10

Rating Overall

I gave this Chicken Parmigiana 9.999/10 overall because, putting it simply, it was absolutely amazing.  The best I’ve had so far and even surpasses the Chicken Parmigiana I had at the B&B along the Great Ocean Road back in 2010.

Currently listed at No 1 on My Parmigiana Richter Scale, I ensured a message was given to the chef saying so.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

4 thoughts

  1. Am eating breakfast as reading but still thinking how nice it would be to have a chicken parm right now!!! Glad you have such a great meal. Happy travelling 🙂


    1. Hi Vivien,

      Nice to see you stop by again and sorry to disappoint you but this is in Australia.

      is an area and small town on the central coast of New South Wales where there is the inlet for the great lakes in the region.

      A little bit too far from where you are 🙂



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