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“Very busy and noisy venue, food was Ok”
Review of Bavarian Bier Cafe

Bavarian Bier Cafe
Ranked #34 of 4,369 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Perfectly positioned on the Brisbane waterfront, Bavarian Bier Cafe Eagle Street Pier is our very first interstate venture. By uniting the fabulous setting with a striking interior that caters to groups of all sizes, Eagle Street Pier is destined to become a local hotspot for corporate lunches, after-work drinks, celebratory events and weekend fun. You'll find all of your favourite Bavarian-style dishes on the menu, as well as an extensive range of Pure Biers, schnapps and wine. Be sure to take advantage of the All Day Menu, which runs until 10pm each night and our special brunch on the weekends from 11am
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
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“Very busy and noisy venue, food was Ok”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

So it was probably their busiest day of the year the Friday before Christmas. Three of us lunched at 2pm.

The meat platter and bread were Ok, not great but acceptable. Schnitzel that I had was very good.

Service was good to start with but they didn't have enough staff to cover the tables and large groups drinking hard. Venue was also very noisy we were seated inside and although the view was great hard to hold a conversation. Don't know what this would be like on a normal day but suspect the acoustics are never very good inside.

Would probably venture again but not sure.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Been several times a year for lunch and dinner catch ups, however I think the latest visit will be the last. Booked for 50ppl for work Xmas lunch and food took forever to arrive and wasn't tasty like I normally expect from German food. We were waiting up to 40min for a drink despite having a bar tab, as were other guests with tabs. It seemed they were only interested in serving people down the general bar end. Next we were asked to leave the table for the next group even though there was nowhere else for us to go sit/stand and we still had bar tab (&the next group didn't arrive anyhow). We were abused by drunk patrons in the general area (one girl got hit by a chair because they didn't want to sit near us) and security did nothing but suggest we go elsewhere. when we went to complain and ask for the remaining tab so we could leave, miraculously they said there was nothing left, even though 15min earlier there was $500!!! Very disappointed! The place seemed over capacity all day and as patr

  • Visited December 2013
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manchester
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“Poor quality food”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with my son and husband last night. We had been recommended the place by my son's friend to visit for drinks on a balmy night. Range of German beers was good. We decided to eat here as the place we wished to eat at had closed for the night. What a stupid decision that was!! Do not order the sausage platter or the Bavarian meat platter!! No comparison to true Bavarian food we have experienced in Germany. An utter poor experience!!

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“reserved tables”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

been here a few times now and i must admit that our last visit will probably be our last. just as people on here are saying not enough staff . miserable staff and far too long to get served. also the practice of booking the outside tables and people having to move when already seated is rediculous.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Amazing German Bier!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Some friends and I decided to catch up last minute and we chose to meet at The Bavarian Bier Cafe. I had been there a previous time for lunch but never on a night out for drinks. I'm glad we did through as the experience was excellent. Upon arrival my friends and I were unsure as to what bier we liked. We explained this to the bar tender who kindly let us try some of them and even explained how each individual one tasted. I stuck with the Steigl but my friends went for the Hofbrau. This is a great place to wind down and see friends after the week.

  • Visited January 2014
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