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White Cockatoo
Most handy for Petersham railway station, with huge food portions
(4.267)


30 Terminus Street,
Petersham

(02) 9569 4675



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Last night, SydneyPubGuide.net's intrepid reporters headed to the White Cockatoo, made an attempt on eating the whole schnitzel, drank a fair few St Peter's Brewery Blondes and won the trivia.

"And that's unusual?? You guys win a lot."*, I hear you ask. Well, yes it is unusual. You see, we joined late and were second last at the halfway point.

Mr Trivia's system goes like this: Normal two rounds, points are awarded as usual. Final round, you may gamble a given proportion of the points gained in the first two rounds on a single, relatively fiendish, multiple-choice question. If you're right, you get twice your gambled amount added to your points. if you're wrong, you lose the gambled amount.

Last night, as we were second-last, we bet the farm. And were the only team with the right answer.

This is a very interesting system as it adds an extra degree of uncertainty to a pub game which can degenerate into 'same team, same win' from week to week. It means it's possible for anyone to win, providing they employ a certain amount of strategy. It's even possible to throw the last question entirely away, bet nothing, and still win.

Overall, I'd recommend checking out this system - it's being employed at the Cockatoo, the Newington Inn and two RSLs in the Inner West, and no doubt will spread.

(* and drink a lot. and eat a lot of schnitzels)


review by: Jason
 

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spats from annandale
The schnittie in the picture isn't photoshopped... in fact, its on the small side for the White Cockatoo. These are seriously the biggest schnitzels outside of Austria. I went to the Austrian Schnitzelhaus, and even their's didn't compare to the cockatoo. A nice place for a quiet beer. And trivia has to have one of the more unusual hosts in the area...
12 Jul 2006

spats from annandale
The schnittie in the picture isn't photoshopped... in fact, its on the small side for the White Cockatoo. These are seriously the biggest schnitzels outside of Austria. I went to the Austrian Schnitzelhaus, and even their's didn't compare to the cockatoo. A nice place for a quiet beer. And trivia has to have one of the more unusual hosts in the area...
12 Jul 2006

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