Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pinewood Chicken Bar, Mount Waverley by Bureaucrat

On a drizzly late afternoon, we were running late and needed to get an early dinner on the go.  As such, we made a pit stop at Pinewood Chicken Bar.

PCB was the place to go, since it was literally on the way and I knew we could just grab the food and go.  Plus, it's kind of a 'thing' for the Lawyer and I to (somehow) end up eating a takeaway roast chicken sans cutlery in our car, as we rush around running errands.  Over the years, I've only been here a few times. And each time, it hasn't left a memorable impression.

So without further ado, I present to you, a quarter chicken and chips.  The chicken was a tad burnished and dry in places (mostly the wing).  Although the actual meat was reasonable it was let down by the fact that it was overly salty.  The chips were also reasonable.  Nice crunch but not as fluffy on the inside as I would preferred.  On balance, the chicken and the chips weren't as good as I had remembered them to be.

Food – 6
Service – 7
Ambience – 6.5
Price – 8

Rather average chicken and chips.  But the price is pretty good. For me, I think if they didn't over-salt the chicken and chips I would have liked this much more.

I probably won't go there again unless we're in a rush again. Otherwise, I'd take the longer route and swing past Red Rooster (as another reviewer on Urbanspoon also suggested) instead.

Pinewood Chicken Bar
409 Blackburn Road
Mount Waverley 3149
Telephone: 9803 7490

Pinewood Chicken Bar on Urbanspoon


Laura said...

I used to work a couple of doors down from here, and their chips used to be very good! I think they have changed hands who knows.

Bureaucrat said...

Hey Laur, do you have any recommendations for the other restaurants in the Pinewood shopping area? I'm curious to try My My (the Vietnamese restaurant) - have you been there before?

Unknown said...

My My is really good! As is Cafe 57 in the mornings!

Pinewood Represent.

Bureaucrat said...

Thanks, Alex! I'll check out My My soon. I haven't seen Cafe 57, but I'll keep my eye out for it.

Samantha said...

Cafe 57 is to the right on the chicken bar, and to the left down next to subway is Black Vine Cafe...also excellent place for lunch & dinner. So many nice places in Pinewood! :)

Bureaucrat said...

Hi Samantha
Thanks for the tip! I'd better check out Cafe 57 with so many of you recommending the place.

I've got two places to write up - Straits Kitchen and Purple Peacock.


Simon said...

Yep... can highly recommend My My - awesome, tasty food at excellent prices especially the Lunch menu. So yum - have been there heaps of times!

I'm a local

Bureaucrat said...

Thanks Simon. I'll have to persevere with My My. When I went there recently, it was closed (on the weekend).

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