The urban list - where to get melbourne's best parmas -
By Megan Whitfield (30 may 2018)
When you go to the Union Club Hotel you've got options. Most places have one parma variety on their menu but Union has two, the classic and the Mexican Chicken. Order the standard for all the usuals including a clever mix of mozzarella and tasty cheese; or up the anti with the Mex to feast on chilli bean Napoli, jalapenos, Virginian leg ham, parmesan and tasty cheese. Both parmas are big, thick and tasty with extra crispy breadcrumbs and come alongside a decent salad and some pretty damn good chips, too. There aren't huge lashings of cheese, but there's plenty of ham if that's your thang. Visit on a Tuesday night and pack a parma for just $15.
72 HOURS IN MELBOURNE (4 april 2018)
It is time to eat again. And another place you absolutely must to check out is Union Club Hotel. It is located in the corners of Fitzroy, and it is a true local pub and landmark in the area. You will be served some traditional Australian pub food, and you can choose to enjoy it in their heated beer garden, rooftop deck or cozy lounge with fireplace. If you’re thirsty they have excellent beers on tap as well as great wine and cocktail options.
concrete playground and tom clift (feb 1 2018)
The Union Club Hotel is a Fitzroy stalwart. Walk into any of its rooms, any day of the week, and you'll see a steady collection of loyal locals knocking back pots. While it's a traditional Aussie pub, it has adapted to the times. It's lineup of good pub grub (parmas, burgers and steaks) come with considered gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives (eggplant parma, felafel burger and Nepalese dahl). It's walls are covered with music posters from yonder, but other walls adorn more recent street are, and the sprawling, heated beer garden downstairs is spotted with lush fig leafs. There's another option for outdoor dining, too, a rooftop deck — perfect for sunlit after-work drinks.
timeout - the best pubs with fireplaces in melbourne (23 may 2017)
Famous long before its appearance on TV series Offspring, the venerable Union Club nails the atmosphere of a warm, low-key local. Sink into a leather couch by the hearth with some bangers, mash, beer and a bass guitar backing track.