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“Deconstructed food”
Review of Victoria Street Bistro - CLOSED

Victoria Street Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Victoria St Bistro is Hamilton’s newest premium dining experience
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I went in for lunch specifically for the chicken parmagiana. We had been reminiscing about a trip to Melbourne and the wonderful, hearty chicken parma that was featured in so many of the Italian restaurants there, a quick online search showed that the Victoria Street Bistro offered chicken parma, and a parking spot opened up directly in front of the restaurant. It was fate!

The menu describes the chicken parma as: "parmesan and panko crumbed chicken, prosciutto, fresh tomato sauce, crisp baby cos hearts ". Imagine our surprise to discover that this is a salad! The chicken is crumbed, fried, sliced, and set on a bed of lettuce. There is a tablespoon of tomato sauce--no exaggeration--a couple of transparently thin slivers of parmesan and prosciutto, and then salad dressing over the lot.

To be fair, the chicken strips were nicely done--but this was NOT chicken parma. If I had wanted a witty deconstruction of chicken parma I would have ordered that, and I certainly wouldn't have eaten at the VSB if I had known that they don't actually serve the dishes that are listed on the menu.

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2  Thank tumbling
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really enjoyed the service , bright and cheery staff and superb food , mains were nicely presented and we even progressed to superb deserts

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Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We always look forward to our dining experience at Victoria Street Bistro. We've been there many times and not once have we been disappointed. The menu offers a range of meals to suit most tastes, the meals arrive in perfect condition and taste amazing. Top service from experienced staff. And enough space not to feel crowded.
Forget about the Wi-fi - savour the experience!

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Thank JenniferK4720
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food was amazing and flavoursome but I was still starving but the end of it! It was a very pricey night

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1  Thank hamiltonfoooodie
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and well balanced as always.
Top restaurant in Hamilton and everything was cooked to perfection.

Wait Service was a little intrusive.

1  Thank Carl E
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