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Hofbrauhaus

18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a birthday dinner, access was an issue with a pram. The staff were friendly and the meals generous. The bathrooms were old and dirty and need to be updated. No disabled toilet and No baby change facilities. The music was good but...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint bierhaus. The schnitzel was what you would expect from a Bavarian Bierhaus. The schnitzel was moist with a delicious optional mushroom sauce. Try the Hofbrau original. Very tasty.

Thank Jennero1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled into this place and had a great evening. Three piece band playing, one with a squeeze box. It was entertaining and foottapping stuff. Quick service and well priced. Enjoyed the beer and food. Go there on purposes you will enjoy it.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly the most authentic german food I've had in 3 years traveling Canada, New Zealand and Australia and one of the best schnitzel I've ever had!

Thank Maike H
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We accidentally stumbled across this little gem. The service was excellent the food second to none and the beer well too many to choose from. The band topped off a fantastic evening where we felt like we in Germany for the evening . Highly recommended...More

Thank Pete K
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this place in our wanderings around Chinatown in Melbourne and oddly found a genuine German beer hall with typical food. We did the schnitzel and bratwurst with plentiful radler beer and to the accompaniment of a lively band had a very pleasant...More

Thank CrispinN_11
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here recently and were happy to find it was as we expected. We have traveled through Germany and enjoyed Bavarian cuisine very much. This place did not disappoint. Prompt service, great food and good beer. Will return.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Beer hall in China Town sounds a bit odd but it's certainly worth a visit. Great atmosphere, live music and some good food. Try the schnapps!

Thank Sherroy A
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Went for an early dinner and the place was already packed. Fantastic wait staff, they were fast, efficient and friendly. Band started and the place just buzzed. Happy people enjoying good food. Bring an appetite and enjoy the relaxed fun vibe.

Thank gin1242015
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Dined solo on a Thursday night. Service was good. Food was good. The pretzel was very tasty and the Swiss Schnitzel was okay. Very generous servings of food overall. Alpine Orchid cocktail was better. Would go back just for the pretzel and the cocktail.

Thank Becky M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$38
Cuisine
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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Description
Since 1968, Melbourne’s notoriously hard-to-please restaurant-goers have elected the Hofbräuhaus the best place for Bavarian food, Bier, fun and fröhlich. We’re passionate about our traditions and proud of our pure Biers hand-picked from the finest breweries in Bavaria. When you join us for lunch or dinner you’ll appreciate why we set a very high standard in providing quality hand-made Bavarian foods to family recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and your appetite. Having occupied the same spot in Market Lane in the heart of Melbourne for over 50 years, but steeped in traditions from the heart of Bavaria the atmosphere is like nothing else.
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