Put aside those Sweeney Todd ideas at once – no mystery meats are exposed here. Rather, it’s gentle reassurance backed up with indisputable facts from reasonable people. And although Gregg’s bolshy enthusiasm can border on the OTT (‘if the supermarkets considered it,’ he asks the poor pie chef, ‘would you consider making a pie without horse?’), this enthusiasm is much needed. ‘Supermarket Secrets’ is packed with good-to-know information, but can’t quite overcome a base blandness that lacks the kick to make it more than just good for our health.
The owners of this City schnitzel specialist bring an Aussie influence to the classic Austrian dish of crumbed-then-fried chicken breast. That apparently means cold stubbies in hand and Men at Work on the radio. The schnitzels themselves, though, are authentically Austrian. They come served in a salad box or in a sandwich, served with potato salad, coleslaw, rocket, cucumber and tomato, and sauces that include basil mayo, chilli mayo, chilli salsa and truffle mushroom. You can add bacon, cheese and another schnitzel, if you're hungry. Desserts are also available – think Nutella doughnuts, brownies made with macadamia nuts, and sticky buns with Nutella and salted caramel.
Venue says: “What is a good schnit? A good schnit is a freshly filleted chicken breast that has been crumbed then fried to perfection.”