A classic chicken schnitzel is the perfect antidote to Canberra’s callously cold weather. As the cooler months approach, we take a look at Canberra’s best schnitties to fulfil the German-style, crumbed-fillet craving that, let’s face it, most of us experience at some point.
1 Edgar Street, Ainslie
Edgar’s Inn is popular for good reason. It has top quality, well-priced food in a friendly pub environment. Wednesdays are Schnitty Night, where you’ll get a free drink thrown in with the $15.00 deal.
The schnitzels are consistently juicy, and come with fries and salad, as well as your choice of pepper, dianne or mushroom sauce.
2/5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
When talking about schnitzels, it’s hard to ignore the Schnitzel Haus. Offering 12 variations on the humble schnitzel (in chicken, veal or pork) as well as gluten-free crumb and two vegetarian options. It’s definitely the winner on the choice-front.
The meals are massive as well, and are accompanied with either mashed potato, chips or seasonal vegetables. The ‘Haus’ is definitely a great place for a schnitzel night out with a crowd.
29 Garema Place, Canberra
Shorty’s, located in the heart of the city, do a top chicken schnitzel with your choice of pepper or mushroom sauce, served with salad and their iconic crinkle-cut chips. Head in on Tuesdays for Holy Schnitz! Which offers a schnitty and beer for $15.00.
Macpherson Street, O’Connor
The Duxton offers the ultimate schnitty pub experience at a very affordable special price. Schnitzel and chips are $10.00 on Monday nights (6.00–9.00pm). Expect decent pub food, and a low-key, friendly style
2 Jardine Street, Kingston
This well-established Southside pub is sure to have the schnitzel for you. At The Durham you’ll find a huge chunk of the dinner menu is dedicated to schnitzels and parmas, (including a ‘Parma Challenge’ that could land you on their ‘Wall of Cheese’ if you manage to devour the massive meal and beer combination). Schnitzels are just $10.00 on Thursday nights, so make sure you drop in!
1 Were Street, Calwell
Calwell Club, part of the Eastlakes Group, sure know how to dish up a good schnitzel. Best night to check them out is on a Monday, when they’re $10.95 each. Their chicken schnitzels come with salad, chips and gravy. They’re large servings, because that’s how the football players like them!
38 Mort Street, Braddon
For a schnitzel with a healthy twist, try the Paleo Café. They serve up a delicious chicken schnitzel with raw slaw, lemon and aioli on their lunch menu (from 11.30am) for just $18.50. If you’re lamenting the lack of fries with this one, you can always add a side of sweet potato chips for $6.00.