30 Apr

That’s the German equivalent of ‘cheers’. You’ll need to know that when you head to Hofbrauhaus.

Oddly hidden in China Town, Hofbrauhaus is a German restaurant in Melbourne CBD.  Inside, it has been decorated to give an Alpine atmosphere. I’m no expert in what constitutes as alpine, but it is definitely cabin-esq. It’s beautiful.

While the beer hall is somewhat smaller than it’s original counterpart in Munich, the beers are still a huge challenge.

Tackling the stein.

Tackling the stein.

However you’ll need to pace yourself so that you can actually eat some of your food. The dishes are enormous too. They are also delicious. If you see the menu and get bamboozled by the dish names, look for anything with pork, a Bavarian specialty.

A mouthful of a menu.

A mouthful of a menu.

My humble advice on your visit to Hofbrauhaus is to follow these steps:

Eat first.

Drink next.

Those steins of beer are quite tempting. If you’re small like me, they’re also filling and disabling.

Lastly – eat a pretzel.

Why? Because I said so. They’re delicious.

This isn’t really the kind of place that one can drive home from so I heartily recommend that when you make your dinner reservation, you book a cab too!

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4 Responses to “Prost!”

  1. Charles May 1, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    What’s the price range for the steins?

    • hipcityoddball May 1, 2013 at 11:33 am #

      There’s a few kinds to pick from but they range, from memory, between $20 – $25.

  2. Justine Luders-searle May 1, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Looks like you had fun, what was the best beer?

    • hipcityoddball May 1, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      I only had one! There was no way I could fit another litre of beer in. It was called a ‘schofferhofer’. I promise I’m not making it up! It was pretty good.

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