Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Mersh - Launceston TAS

Birthday parmy! Yep its my birthday today. I got to work and my boss Dave informed me that we would be going out for lunch. At first I thought we'd be going to the Mowbray hotel as usual but we headed on down to the Mersh for a beer with an old employee, Scotty.

Parmy was on special, $13 with chips and salad or vegetables. I placed my usual order (chips only with a jug of gravy). The first thing I noticed is that they charge $2 for gravy. It didn't bother me but it has never happened anywhere else so I thought it was worth noting. It all pretty much goes downhill from there...

Our meals came out very very quick. Which is mostly a good thing but it makes you wonder how they cook stuff so quickly. The parmy was HUGE! Like taking up 2/3 of the plate! There was a decent amount of chips and a tiny jug of gravy. Some of the chips were those crappy brown ones but I didn't mind too much. My first bite of the parmy was gross! It was full of watery crap and soggy. It was rather obvious that it had previously been frozen and then defrosted for our meal.

There was heaps and heaps of cheese. Some of which wasn't even completely melted. The salsa/sauce was pretty crap. I really don't have much else to say other than the fact that quantity definitely does not beat quality. And to make it worse, I now feel sick. Hopefully I haven't got food poisoning! That would not be a good ending to my birthday.

I'd like to say thanks to my boss, Dave. It was lovely to be taken out to lunch :) and thanks for buying me a beer! It was James Squires, not sure if it was a pint or schooner. It was the highlight of my meal.

Parma rating: 3/10
Boss' rating: 10/10
James Squires rating: 6/10

I must note, this blog is not intentionally insulting the Mersh or anyone/anything. If I have offended anyone, I apologise. I really do like the Mersh for a pub meal. They do great rissols and fish ;)


  1. Hi!

    I run , a website dedicated to linking parma review websites from around the country - I'm wondering if you are interested in becoming the representative for the state of tasmania! do you have an email address I can contact you on?

    Lee Hinkley

    1. Hi Lee

      Sounds good! I have quite a few I need to write up. Thinking I'll have to re-evaluate some because of chef changes. You can contact me at


  2. Welcome to eParmony! Looking forward to reading more from Tassie!

    1. Your site is amazing! Puts mine to shame. Reading your reviews and Parma Daze reviews has inspired me to get back into into it ;)