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“A great piece of Bavaria in Melbourne!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus
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Ranked #198 of 3,851 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $4 - $37
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A great piece of Bavaria in Melbourne!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've eaten here a few times over the years, however, for the first time in a few years last weekend. We've been to Munich a few times over the last few years, and this restaurant provides the setting to make you feel like you're there!!

Food was great and the portions were huge! Great value for money, great atmosphere and decent service! The beer wenches were all appropriately dressed in Bavarian attire to ensure you truly feel like you're in the heart of Munich!

We will definitely return!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Great beer, wide range of beer to tempt and satisfy even the fussiest of palates - good service, nice people - food is wholesome, try the pork belly! They had a fire at the original location next door, but the refurbishment is now completed and the restaurant is open. Very good value.

Visited December 2012
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Thank wsyme
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

We arrived on a Tuesday night with a booking for two people and were not disappointed from the moment we walked in. It was very quiet and that is probably why we were given so much attention
We ordered the Pork Knuckle, Pork Belly and Apple Strudel with Ice cream, We also ordered schnapps shots which were delivered promptly. We had to wait a little bit for the apple strudel but the waitress gave us a free round of schnapps to make up for the wait. Even remembering the flavours we liked.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Katiec8805
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had a work function in the smaller building last Christmas and everything was fantastic. The food, the service, the floor show, drinks etc. (The original building was being repaired at the time). So we thought we might take a few friends to the original place once it opened, thinking it has to be better. What a disappointment! The food was lovely, the service was lovely, but the show was terrible. The seating is also terrible. We could hardly see what was going on, we had to stand up to look around the corner to see the anything. NO GERMAN DANCING which was the best part of the show in the smaller building. We were expecting everything to be far better in the original building once they had more space. They had one lady compare that played one game with 4 people out of the audience, a band of four musicians which played and left shortly after, and two men playing music every now and then.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I was slightly disappointed when I arrived at the location. I've read the reviews on here before I went to Melbourne and was expecting the same atmosphere and decorations like in Munich as another reviewer said it's 'Just like in Munich!'. It's nothing like the original one in Munich, but then again one can't possibly wish for a branch to be exactly the same as the original outlet.

Apart from the settings and atmosphere of the place, which was reasonably good. The food is absolutely fantastic. The weisswurst and pretzel tasted almost if not exactly like the real thing!! The spatzle we had with the pork schnitzel was a little on the dry side and wasn't as good.

Overall a great place for authentic German food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank silveryz80
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