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“Great Food and Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Haus Hahndorf

The Haus Hahndorf
38 Main Road, Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8388 7555
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Ranked #12 of 36 Restaurants in Hahndorf
Cuisines: German, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Haus Cafe+Bar+Kitchen of Hahndorf is a dining and social experience like no other. Located in the heart of the stunning Adelaide Hills, The Haus of Hahndorf showcases an amazing selection of dishes created from the best in local produce.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Food and Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a great restaurant for generous servings of good food and mostly friendly good service but if you are looking for a quiet conversation with a friend forget it. Outdoors one has to compete with the traffic, indoors one has to compete with the bad acoustics making the conversations of patrons into a cacophony of badly tuned orchestra.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sunshine Coast
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great for dinner and lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

A group of 9 enjoyed an evening dinner, mid-week, and had a great time. The restaurant was quite busy but the staff were not rushed, gave us plenty of attention, and nothing was too much trouble (we had a couple of fussy eaters). The food was excellent and very reasonably priced.

We had such a good time we decided to have lunch there the following day. It was very busy but again the service brisk and thoughtful. The lunch menu was also excellent, a good mix between light and not-so-light dishes and good value.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Broadbeach, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This place should read their reviews!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I'm sitting in this restaurant reading the reviews and can't believe I am experiencing the same confused service as previous reviewers. We have had food served to us that was meant for other tables, twice! Both customers and waiters look confused. Where you are meant to "wait to be seated" is right in the main thoroughfare of the restaurant. Waitresses struggle to get past all the waiting customers! Nobody says "hi" or even acknowledges you. It is not that the restaurant is under-staffed (I counted 10 staff!) it is just completely disorganised! No one greets you when you walk in (I feel so sorry for the Asian visitors), you are taken to a table but the order system is not explained to you. You just have to work out for yourself that you need to go to a counter (which one?) and order.

Please read your reviews and improve your overall service. You will make so much more profit if you made the experience easier and more friendly. we would have ordered many more cocktails if there was table service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Breakfast in the Hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Today we ventured up the Freeway to Hahndorf to The Haus for breakfast.
We started with a glass of fresh orange juice.
I had eggs Florentine and my husband had the Big breakfast.
The food was very good and well presented. Great coffee too.
The service was excellent and the staff very pleasant.
The restaurant is quite large but it would be best to book as it was quite busy with people coming and going. You can choose to eat inside or outside at the front.
We will certainly return to The Haus..

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Elegant Place For An Arvo Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My friends and I were on a road trip to Fleurieu Penisular and we decided to check out Hahndorf on our way back to Adelaide City. After having a pretty decent (and satisfying) German lunch at another restaurant, we were still feeling up for some more food and drinks, and decided to check out The Haus as recommended by FourSquare.

The layout and design of the restaurant felt like a oasis in the middle of the desert. In a word, refreshing! In the heat of late summer, and a hot day out of a cool week, it was the refuge we seeked. We decided to all order milkshakes of different flavours due to the sweltering heat, to which the waiter who took our order joked, "all big kids having big kids' drinks".

They came within 10 minutes of waiting, which were what we needed. The milkshake tasted delicious and wholesome, and in particular the generous amount of good syrup they used to "decorate" the inner side of every glass made the taste even more enjoyable.

I cannot comment on the food from a first person perspective, but since we were there towards the end of lunch service (3pm), I was able to catch the look of satiety and satisfaction on the faces of the customers at the other tables.

I would give the open and backyard style design and decor a 5/5! A great place to hang out for the arvo.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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