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German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
12:00 - 00:00
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Burnie, Australia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First lunchtime visit and was surprised that we could make our own salad......which we did, a great idea.

Thank Jean P
Hofbrauhaus M, Manager at Hofbrauhaus, responded to this review

Hi there Jean P, thanks so much for taking the time to submit feedback to us. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and do hope to see you again sometime soon! If you haven't been in for dinner, we have live entertainment Thursday - Sunday, so a perfect opportunity to see else what we... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular local restaurant with amazing food and the German beers to match The size and quality of what is simply a pub type meal is unequalled in the CBD and a real must. We didn’t book but were able to eat in the bar without any fuss. The staff knew their beers and the makeup of... More 

Thank Alfrado10
Hofbrauhaus M, Manager at Hofbrauhaus, responded to this review

Hi there Alfrado, thanks so much for your kind feedback. It really gives our team a great lift when we read nice comments from our customers. We do hope to welcome you again sometime soon! More 

Glen Carbon, Illinois
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am German and couldn't wait to go to the Hofbrauhaus. German waitresses, German food, German beer and German music. It was awesome. Prost!

Thank silex10
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to our hotel I noticed this Hofbrauhaus beer and food establishment. Having been to the Munich beer festival I was anxious to visit this place. While not as good as the Munich one it was good nouther the less, good wheat premium beer was my favorite, during the happy hour 4-6pm m-f it cost $7 for 500ml. There is... More 

Thank kev395
Beaconsfield, Australia
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surely German beer is he best in the world, so where better to drink it than in the German pub? A couple of steins is sure to get any evening off to a good start. It's a bit pricey but there is a happy hour that helps, but hell this is good beer we are taking about not your average... More 

Thank aussierater2
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place tucked away from main street but close enough to CBD. Genuine German food and atmosphere, great service. Nice selection of schnapps available.

Thank Katlady8
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went here to re-live our recent experiences at the Munich Hofbräuhaus. It didn't disappoint! Yes, it's never going to be the same, but as far as the Aussie version goes, we had a blast! The staff were great, the atmosphere too, but best of all, the food and beer was just as good as what we... More 

Thank EmmPea42
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner.. great food, generous serves indeed and the atmosphere is fantastic. Music is fairly loud so our 3yr old wasn't impressed but that's ok. Staff were friendly and quick with drinks and food. Great night.

Thank Rachael W
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Very busy Thursday night, walked in with no booking and one table left. Yay. Very prompt and efficient waiter. He had a great sense of humour very welcoming. Ordered the platter for two with schnitzels and sausages, mushroom. Schnitzels just melted in your mouth, not that crazy about their sausages. Garlic bread is just totally awesome, not your usual run... More 

Thank Debbie R
Hofbrauhaus M, Manager at Hofbrauhaus, responded to this review

Hi there Debbie, thanks very much for your review. We are happy to hear all kinds of feedback from our customers and appreciate your kind words - we will be sure to pass these onto the FOH staff. Cheers, More 

Wollongong, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place superb! Positives: 1. It's a place where you can escape from the CBD whilst in the CBD. You can either sit and read or mingle with friends. It's a friendly, warm atmosphere. 2. Beer and Schnapps available. Great range at reasonable prices. 3. Staff were lovely and friendly. 4. The food. So bloody good. For what you pay,... More 

Thank Michelle A
Hofbrauhaus M, Manager at Hofbrauhaus, responded to this review

Hi there michelle, thanks so much for taking the time to submit your feedback. The area you mention is the Bier Hall - it is a fantastic space for larger parties and the weekends are a great time to see the area being enjoyed by larger parties getting into the spirit with the band. You are correct, the upstairs is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$38
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3361

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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