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18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork knuckle” (39 reviews)
“spaetzle” (7 reviews)
“schweinshaxe” (6 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, just like home! The service was awesome too, live music made the atmosphere great! Would come again, thanks

Thank Monbelongphil
Reviewed 6 days ago

Attended as a spur of the moment decision with my wife and very glad we did. My family is German and it was a treat to have some authentic German food, almost as good as my Oma used to cook. The venue was completely full...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff there is very nice and friendly. We ordered one Schweinshaxa’n to share, but it was too oily. We also ordered one black beer and it tasted very good. It was a good experience.

Thank 斤 水
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great way to wind up a business trip in Melbourne. Great beer and plenty of it. No nonsense dining and plenty of it! Great atmosphere with a live band. Great staff too!!

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most memorable feasts I've ever had. The food was a fabulous selection of Bavarian cuisine, including delicious saurkroute, red cabbage, potato mash, perfect complements to the variety of sausages, schnitzels and mouth watering ham hock. Children's lunches were free yet...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hofbrauhaus accommodated our group of 11 at short notice and the food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place for a great night and hope to be back when next in Melbourne.

Thank Volara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good feed, service was also very good, just what i expected from a Hofbrauhaus, will definitely be back.

Thank BomberT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I had a wonderful night here... the staff were very pleasant. We were seated rather quickly. We were given rather extensive menus. The meal was ever so tasty. It was a rather generous serving. There was live music. It was rather noisy,...More

Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Used to frequent here 30+ years ago as a local work haunt. Dropped in tonight before theatre show and glad we did. I had the pork belly ... one word ...Delicious. Daughter had snitzel and it was really good ..crisp crumbs but juicy chicken. Had...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Meals were yummy and meat was tender. The service was prompt and courteous. Would go back again.

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$39
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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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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