Lost in the shadows of its busy and renowned Hurstville counterpart, the Pinnacle at South Hurstville is reclusive as it sits a little bit away from King Georges Road. But the quiet spot is bustling with grey-haired locals upstairs where you'll find the bar and bistro in a large, grey room. We came on Thursday night for the dinner special with $16 chicken schnitzel or parmy plus a choice of drink. When we asked about the special advertised on their website, the man at the till, I presume the manager, was brash and dismissive of our questions. He had one mighty glare that one would want to escape from. Considering all the other patrons were white, racism may have come into play for us Asians and non-regulars. Although the waitress was friendly enough to clear our table, I wasn't particularly won over by the community here. Our dishes arrived on time with my back pressed against the back of the chair as I was astounded at the humongous chunk of chicken on my plate. It was so substantial, the schnitzel accounted for half of the plate with barely any space for the sides. My appetite was definitely satiated that night and tomorrow with leftovers. The schnitzel was the pub standard with a crumbed exterior that grinds and clatters at the slice of the knife. The meat is thick and tender, combined with the crunchy crumbs to form a titillating mouthfeel. With the crust softened by the tomato relish, the chicken becomes much easier to savour without it being grating. Besides the cheesy mozzarella, the chicken parmy isn't very flavourful, no tang from the thinned tomatoes and no ham! Underneath the schnitzel, there's a salad mix drenched in a typical vinaigrette which revives the wilting leaves. The chips are absolutely spot on though, fried to an optimum crispiness and seasoned to perfection. I wouldn't mind sitting down for a bowl of chips if I'm in the neighbourhood but until renovations are finished, I can't see myself rushing back for the food or atmosphere. The South Hurstville branch still has a long way to go till it can see eye to eye with Hurstville in my opinion.