HOFBRAUHAUS, MELBOURNE CBD: When I heard that Hofbrauhaus wasn’t your “typical restaurant” I had my doubts as to how unique it would be, but honestly, with the entertainment and stellar vibes that have on their weekend nights, it truly is a fun, authentic Bavarian experience for all. Their live band, dim lighting, and the all-round happiness of the place is second to none. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this lively spot in Melbourne Chinatown to all looking to have the perfect group dinner spot! Coupled with speedy service, a comprehensive Central European menu, and THE BEST VIBES, Hofbrauhaus is THE PLACE to be for food and fun.
The good fat: You can’t go to a German place without ordering the roasted pork knuckle, and having had my fair share of them last year through my Europe adventures, I was happy to say that the knuckle here lives up to the German expectations. The pork skin was perfectly crispy so that it wasn’t too hard to bite or cut through, and the flesh inside tore apart seamlessly. The mash potato underneath was creamy and smooth, making it the perfect carbohydrate to complement!
The sausage platter gave us such a great variety of different ones to try, ranging from Bratwurst, to Kransky, Wiener and Nurnburger, just to name a few. They were all super juicy, and so distinctive in their own flavours that I hadn’t realised there was so much variety to sausages! Definitely a great platter for sharing and trying a bit of everything to get a feel of Central European cuisine in the heart of Melbourne.
The bad fat: I found the Wiener schnitzel probably the least exciting out of all three options as it was a bit bland and the crumb not as crispy as I expected. The fillet itself was also a little dry.
I also didn’t find the warm flourless chocolate cake (schokokuchen) too special, considering it’s price of almost $16. It wasn’t too sweet which was a bonus but it inherently just tasted like a small, very moist brownie so I would probably pass on this dessert. But for those seeking the true Bavarian experience, definitely go for the Apple Strudel to finish off.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES! Absolutely! My top Melbourne restaurant pick for the vibes, and an epic group environment with hearty food!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE: http://www.hofbrauhaus.com.au/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Hofbrauhaus for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration