If you ever wondered where the giant schnitzels moved to after they left the White Cockatoo Hotel, it’s here. The schnitzels at Goni's Schnitzelria are the stuff of dreams. Forget about dainty fillets you nibble at with knife and fork. These behemoths are sumo-sized. And only $22. Head down to the basement level beneath Marrickville Tavern and you’ll find schnitzel city.
The Goni's Schnitzelria dining room
The iPhone vs schnitzel comparison
There are fifteen schnitzel variations on the menu, starting with the classic parmigiana, mushroom and green peppercorn sauce. But there’s nothing sacred when it comes to the stuff they’ll put on schnitzels here. Anything goes. If you think things are starting to get a little crazy with the boscaiola and the Aussie (ham, fried eggs, beetroot and cheese), wait until you see the Mexican (beans, guacamole, melted cheese and sour cream) and the marinara (garlic prawns and fried calamari rings on top).
Seafood platter $42
and chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce $22
They do some crafty food-styling here so it looks like you’ve scored the world’s biggest chicken breast. Actually, they’ve secretly pieced together three or four chicken schnitzel breasts beneath a blanket of melted cheese. Sneaky but still impressive. If chicken’s not your style, they’ve got veal, pork and lamb. Every carnivore’s covered.
Common sense tells you that it’s best to share. Bragging rights and greed means you probably won’t, even if it does feel like you’ve inadvertently signed up to a competitive eating competition. They’ve got takeaway boxes if you fail. Most people seem to take away more than they’ve eaten.
Seafood platter $42
Asado grilled marinated beef ribs with chorizo $19
Schnitzel, seafood platter and asado beef with chorizo
Chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce $22
The Goni's Schnitzelria
Ground floor, 296 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9560 2574
Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 8pm
Bookings on weekends strongly recommended
This article appeared in the October 2014 issue of Time Out Sydney in my monthly Food & Drink column Eat This! [Read online]
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