Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone 3148 ph (03) 9044 6794
Hero has opened a branch in Chadstone. I'm so impressed that the "food court" scene has changed so much in the last few years. There are so many choices nowadays, distinctly different from when I had my first part time job in high school where take away shops had few options and most of the food from the take away shop I worked at were fried. And now Hero has branched out from their CBD locations and added freshly made subs to the yummy options available at Chaddy.
Hero serves "gourmet subs", which you can buy as a Full serve for $12.8, Half serve for $8.2, or Naked (no bread!) for $9.8. We ordered a few combos (full sub, chips and drink) and upgraded to shakes to share amoungst 2 adults and 3 kidlets.
In case you didn't know how to share your subs on social media, the names of the subs are all hashtagged, hehe! The #Kidroyale is filled with hickory rubbed slow cooked beef with onion jam, honey djion, spinach and yes, those are indeed fried onion rings on top. I really liked the filling and those onion rings are out of this world and I think I'll have to order them as a side next time ($4). I am not usually a fan of onion rings, because I hate the taste of under cooked onion with an oily batter, but there are well cooked and the onion is sweet the batter is super crispy.
The #Paradise is filled with lemon and thyme roasted chicken, lettuce, hard boil egg with tartare sauce and sea salt. "Like a fancy chicken caesar" is Hubby's verdict and it was really very nice. I must say the subs here distinguish themselves from others due to the fresh baked bread and the good quality filling, and the meal did not feel like a "food court" take-away at all!
For sides we had #shoestringfries and sweet potato fries, and Hubby and I discussed our theories on why sweet potato fries are never as crispy as potato ones.
We also tried out the milkshakes, which were strawberry and cream, peanut butter fudge. They were super yummy and doubled as a dessert! All five of us were full to the brim after this indulgent lunch, and hopefully next time I'll get to try their hot ball doughnuts!
There was a little wait as each sub and milkshake is made to order, but not too ridiculous, and is a relatively fast and delicious meal when you're out for a day of Chadstone retail therapy!