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Review – Schnitzel Haus, Braddon

By Lisa Martin - 16 June 2015 22

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If you’re after a schnitzel as big as your head, try Braddon’s newest food offering, Schnitzel Haus in Lonsdale Street.

I know there’s one of these already in Canberra at Erindale but I have never tried it – and honestly I didn’t know it existed until the Braddon store popped up.

The newest Schnitzel Haus is located on Lonsdale Street right next to Hopscotch and had only just opened when I gave it a try. The yellow, black and white colour scheme seems to be the theme in this pocket of Braddon with Hopscotch and Schnitzel Haus having similar colour schemes. Italian and Sons is not far behind with its yellow and black logo.

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But the white and yellow makes for a bright and welcoming restaurant.

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I tried Schnitzel Haus with a group of friends for a weekday lunch as it is right near my work. The menu has a lot of choose from – from veal, chicken or pork schnitzels with a range of different toppings, to burgers and salads, and then a selection of desserts (on the off chance you’re still hungry after the main!). Given we were such a big group, the orders came out relatively quickly.

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I’m often wary about trying new restaurants when they first open, but it was good to see Schnitzel Haus seemed to have everything working well from the customer service to the kitchen.

I ordered the Philly Burger with a chicken schnitzel, which I really enjoyed. It was tasty and filling with just enough mustard. The bread it comes in is quite dense so I didn’t eat much of it and was still full after (I’m a small eater).

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Everybody walked away with stomachs full and satisfied with the food– you definitely won’t go hungry no matter what you order. All the schnitzels that come as a main were huge. The schnitzels in the burgers are a lot smaller and good for small eaters. They’re well priced at $14.95.

Schnitzel Haus seems like a popular lunch option especially on a sunny day with a good outdoor area out the front with a lot of people enjoying the sunshine there during the week.

I’m interested what its desserts are like and was intrigued by the deconstructed Nutella cheesecake on the specials board, but I never saw one come out so I’ll have to make a return trip. Also I’m not sure what a schnitzel banana is but I’m guessing it’s like a banana fritter.

One thing I know I won’t be trying is the Schitzel Lovers Challenge offering one of each schnitzel on the menu as well as chips.

With something new popping up in Braddon almost every week it will be interesting see how Schnitzel Haus competes with all the other food options in the area. Have you been there yet?

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22 Responses to
Review – Schnitzel Haus, Braddon
rubaiyat 4:13 pm 16 Jun 15

Solidarity said :

Or maybe people eat and then get full, and due to this can no longer eat.

Then order an entrée size portion with no side orders.

This is an unfortunate very Australian practice, I rarely see migrants, or children of migrants doing this.

To be generous it may be an attempt to not pack on the kilos, but it doesn’t seem to be working and we get back to why order anything or put it on your plate when you have no intention of eating it and instead send it all to land fill?

Why judge food by its quantity, not quality, when all you are doing is then throwing it away?

My wife and I had lunch in a BBQ Chinese in Dickson last Friday. The guy next to us, in RAAF uniform, had ordered a huge plate of chicken, rice and veg and left nearly all of it on his plate after only eating a fraction.

I asked the owners if maybe he hadn’t liked his meal and they said no, he comes in regularly for lunch and that’s what he does.

Same at a café I frequent in Dulwich Hill, Sydney. A regular there comes in and orders 3 courses and eats a bit of each every day with her coffee. Greek owner thinks its weird but she is a good customer.

My father is living with my brother and his wife now and says my sister-in-law does the same. The waste in that house is astounding. If it doesn’t sit in the fridge till it goes off, most of it goes straight from plate into the garbage. My nephew has picked up the same habits from his mum.

It looks odd and wrong to my wife and I and my Dad, but obviously not so to people who see that as absolutely normal.

dungfungus 3:48 pm 16 Jun 15

rosscoact said :

dungfungus said :

rosscoact said :

Solidarity said :

I’m not really a “foodie” and don’t know much about food, but my family is from Graz, and Heidi’s up in Cooma is as close to my Oma/Mum’s cooking that i’ve had down here.

That said, I don’t mind Schnitzel Haus in Erindale at all – It’s noisy yes, but that’s part of the experience. It’s a nice relaxed no-fuss meal, priced well. You’d be disappointed if you’re looking for some trendy hipster food joint where everyone takes photos of their food and discusses social justice, but if you’re looking for something a bit less pretentious, it’s absolutely spot on. It’s easy, fun and fast.

Best lunch, Schnitty, footy and misogyny – in that order

Gee, we might sit at adjoining tables sometime then?

We may do, but how would I recognise you? You could recognise me my my warm glow of smug self-satisfaction.

I’ll bring my aura detector.

Solidarity 3:35 pm 16 Jun 15

Or maybe people eat and then get full, and due to this can no longer eat.

rosscoact 3:28 pm 16 Jun 15

dungfungus said :

rosscoact said :

Solidarity said :

I’m not really a “foodie” and don’t know much about food, but my family is from Graz, and Heidi’s up in Cooma is as close to my Oma/Mum’s cooking that i’ve had down here.

That said, I don’t mind Schnitzel Haus in Erindale at all – It’s noisy yes, but that’s part of the experience. It’s a nice relaxed no-fuss meal, priced well. You’d be disappointed if you’re looking for some trendy hipster food joint where everyone takes photos of their food and discusses social justice, but if you’re looking for something a bit less pretentious, it’s absolutely spot on. It’s easy, fun and fast.

Best lunch, Schnitty, footy and misogyny – in that order

Gee, we might sit at adjoining tables sometime then?

We may do, but how would I recognise you? You could recognise me my my warm glow of smug self-satisfaction.

dungfungus 2:31 pm 16 Jun 15

rosscoact said :

Solidarity said :

I’m not really a “foodie” and don’t know much about food, but my family is from Graz, and Heidi’s up in Cooma is as close to my Oma/Mum’s cooking that i’ve had down here.

That said, I don’t mind Schnitzel Haus in Erindale at all – It’s noisy yes, but that’s part of the experience. It’s a nice relaxed no-fuss meal, priced well. You’d be disappointed if you’re looking for some trendy hipster food joint where everyone takes photos of their food and discusses social justice, but if you’re looking for something a bit less pretentious, it’s absolutely spot on. It’s easy, fun and fast.

Best lunch, Schnitty, footy and misogyny – in that order

Gee, we might sit at adjoining tables sometime then?

rubaiyat 1:29 pm 16 Jun 15

Madam Cholet said :

…but who wants to waste their money on food you just won’t get through?

An amazing number of people. I’ve discussed this with restaurant and cafe owners and they don’t like the waste either but so many people just order food and leave it on the table. Not because they didn’t necessarily like it, because they often come back and order the same over and over again.

I actually was commended for eating my side order of vegetables at Green Herring. When I asked why, the owner said most people order it and never even touch it.

I was raised to respect both food and money. Lazy waste or waste as an affectation is really repugnant to me but looks like a norm for most people today.

A lot of resources and sometimes suffering (of animals) has gone onto your plate, treating it as if it is nothing is an insult to the animal, the farmer and everyone who has prepared and served it up to you. You are literally not even bothering to chew and spit it out before it heads off to landfill.

rosscoact 1:15 pm 16 Jun 15

Solidarity said :

I’m not really a “foodie” and don’t know much about food, but my family is from Graz, and Heidi’s up in Cooma is as close to my Oma/Mum’s cooking that i’ve had down here.

That said, I don’t mind Schnitzel Haus in Erindale at all – It’s noisy yes, but that’s part of the experience. It’s a nice relaxed no-fuss meal, priced well. You’d be disappointed if you’re looking for some trendy hipster food joint where everyone takes photos of their food and discusses social justice, but if you’re looking for something a bit less pretentious, it’s absolutely spot on. It’s easy, fun and fast.

Best lunch, Schnitty, footy and misogyny – in that order

Madam Cholet 1:07 pm 16 Jun 15

I looked at the menu for the Erindale place a while back and was surprised at how much a schnitzel and chips costs. Looks like around $25 for a meal with one or two slightly cheaper options (excluding the cheaper burgers). The fact that it is as big as your head is probably why it is so pricey, but who wants to waste their money on food you just won’t get through? That is what has put me off from going. It’s not out of our price range, but what with the stuff I had heard about it (not great), and the prices, it has added up to a ‘don’t think so’.

If you want a schnitzel down south you can go to Rose Cottage. I believe their huge meals are around $14. Would be just as big as the picture above and for that price – who cares if you don’t eat it all. And at least there the noise is not really an issue, although to be fair I haven’t eaten inside for quite some time.

AlexinQuangers 12:39 pm 16 Jun 15

Best schniddys are from Austrian club and Harmonie club. Nowhere else in Canberra even compares.

Solidarity 11:19 am 16 Jun 15

I’m not really a “foodie” and don’t know much about food, but my family is from Graz, and Heidi’s up in Cooma is as close to my Oma/Mum’s cooking that i’ve had down here.

That said, I don’t mind Schnitzel Haus in Erindale at all – It’s noisy yes, but that’s part of the experience. It’s a nice relaxed no-fuss meal, priced well. You’d be disappointed if you’re looking for some trendy hipster food joint where everyone takes photos of their food and discusses social justice, but if you’re looking for something a bit less pretentious, it’s absolutely spot on. It’s easy, fun and fast.

Zan 11:10 am 16 Jun 15

Ezy said :

…The best Schnitzel I got was from an Austrian Cafe that used to be at the Chifley shops ….

Yes, that was very good Austrian food cooked properly. Unfortunately I think the chef has passed away.
It is unfortunately that even the Austrian club deep fries just like all the others. Do try Silver Brumby, but make sure you book as it very busy.

Ezy 10:49 am 16 Jun 15

Ahhh fried flat chicken! Yum!

The best Schnitzel I got was from an Austrian Cafe that used to be at the Chifley shops (I think) where A bite to Eat now is. It was hanging over the side of the plate and damn it was good. I have heard the Austrian Club in Mawson serves up a mean fried flat chicken…. it may even be the same chef?

I am yet to hear anything good about Schnitzel Haus in Erindale.

Dame Canberra 10:06 am 16 Jun 15

Zan said :

A real schnitzel should be pan fried gently. I have yet to find someone in ACT that does that. The only place I know of in Australia is at Silver Brumby up in the Snowies. The best Austrian food outside of Austria.

I would happily travel that far for a good schnitzel. Thanks for the tip!

Zan 9:07 am 16 Jun 15

A real schnitzel should be pan fried gently. I have yet to find someone in ACT that does that. The only place I know of in Australia is at Silver Brumby up in the Snowies. The best Austrian food outside of Austria.

dlenihan 8:23 am 16 Jun 15

At Erindale, the NOISE is atrocious. With the hard floor and packed tables the noise just makes for a poor experience. The food was OK but I could not wait to leave as it has the ambience of a cafeteria or a McDonalds.

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