The Bavarian Beerhaus York Street

4.2
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140 reviews
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$40 and under
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German

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While some choose to end a day at the office with a taste of public transport, we prefer to finish it off by raising a satisfying stein. And while others decide to indulge in a tuna sandwich at their drab desk, we gather round for schnitzel and sausages to make our lunch break worth the effort.Recently revamped to reflect a new European design aesthetic, the Bavarian Bier Café York Street Sydney restaurant effortlessly teams sleek city style with a warm, homely atmosphere. With an open kitchen and lounge area, the stunning heritage building can house up to 300 cocktail style or 220 seated, making it a premium inner-city destination for corporate functions and private events.Bavarian Bier Café York Street is your ultimate vibrant inner-city restaurant, with schnapps bells ringing every round, DJs playing till late Thursday to Saturday, and endless steins of pure bier and live entertainment.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Annual gathering of friends. 8th year in a row at Bierhaua

D
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We used to love this restaurant but the beer and menu changes have changed what this restaurant used to be. The service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes for our first round of beers... at a Beerhaus!

This place now feels like a crappy American restaurant trying to be German, and not even trying that hard.

What an absolute disappointment. All on our table of 10 agree we will not come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Not a busy day but still slow or no table service. Had to go to bar to order some drinks after the initial rounds of drinks were served. No water offered.

C
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive service. Wings and sweet potato fries were so tasty and well cooked.

UP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice ambience and of course great drinks.

AM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Great German food. Good variation in the menu. Great range of German beers. Too noisy for a talk.

BF
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service very slow but otherwise lunch was pretty good.

PS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Please bring back veal schnitzels (other than 1kg)!!!!

M
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The schnitzel and potato salad was really yummy. The happy hour beer was unbelievably cheap. The venue was very loud with a band playing and we were seated near the toilets which smelled quite a bit.

AA
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Very noisy, had to shout at each other to be heard, very buzzy atmosphere but that's to be expected on a Friday night. We enjoyed the experience though, I'd come again.

TJ
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Bar staff jump all over the place, frequently serving people who arrive at the bar after you.

R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Out of a pils, a lot of white wine - changing the menu and wings !

S
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

This has been my 3rd visit specifically for the food if you like schnitzel etc. The servers were all friendly however not great service and didn't listen or remember certain requests regarding drinks in particular. It was very busy as usual but hard to get someone's attention to order a drink.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This bavarian cafe has the best food in all of the choices in Sydney. Had a great night, lovely waitress and great ambience, it seems to get better after 9pm. Will be back again next year and I recommend it to my friends,

R
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

雰囲気もよく居心地のいいお店でした。接客のタイミングもよく飲み物の追加オーダーもスムーズでした。ビールは特徴ある種類の中から選ぶことができます。料理ではソーセージ盛り合わせは1本づつ数種類を同時に楽しめるのでお勧めです。ビールの種類に合う料理がメニューに書かれているのもよかったです。
日曜日だったためか店内はすいていました。落ち着けるテーブル席に案内してくれました。会計も最後にまとめてでしたのでスムーズでした。
次回シドニーに来たらまた来たいお店です。

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Taking advantage of chicken week, however was disappointed in the wings which were underwhelming and undercooked. Portion size small and skin was soggy and slimy. The topping on the uber schnitzel was confusing (needed a sauce as quite dry). We got the lunch special which included a beer, but no alcoholic alternative such as house wine for the non-beer drinkers.

OT
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dined here as part of a weekend stay in Sydney, Meals we chose were nice, however Veal Schnitzel didn't appear to be Veal ? Table Service was a little bit lacking but waiting time for the meals after ordering was very good. Overall I would say I would still go there again as the menu was very good and I would like to try some other meals.

OT
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food tasty though expensive. Service generally poor.Place was not packed by service very slow (waited long time before anyone acknowledged us on entering, hard to get waiters attention etc). Also we had no cutlery when food arrived & couldn't get a waiters attention so grabbed a basket with napkins, cutlery etc of a nearby table. Waiter then came & grabbed the basket & dropped a pile of butter knives,forks and napkins on table.we had to again collect salt/pepper & steak knives from nearby table

OT
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere and the types of beer to choose from

OT
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Music did not fit. Should be reflecting the German culture!

OT
Dined on 8 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went with a group of 10 friends on a Sunday. Quick service, great food which we all enjoyed.

OT
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and value for money. Ordered the tasting platter between 2 of us and could barely get through half! Also, make sure you bring some form of ID - they might ask you at the door and if you don't have any, you won't be allowed in - regardless if you're over 18 or not!

OT
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

cleanliness must be improved.

OT
Dined on 24 April 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was mediocre, and the soft drinks tasted watered down.

OT
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We'd ordered the "Diesel" drink, and after having waited for what felt like 10 mins, we asked our waitress and was told that they had run out of the beer, so I changed my order to a mango beer. It turned out to have no mango taste, (my colleague's one was OK) so I had to send it back for the syrup to be added. They had run out of the same beer last month when we were there, but that waitress came to tell us as soon as she found out, so it was poor service this time around.

KT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you have something to celebrate with a lot of people and want to have a great time, Bavarian Bier Cafe is the place to have it at. Friendly staff, who are very accommodating and friendly. I was very happy with the whole service and my time at the cafe during my get together.

OT
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

It was the noisiest restaurant that I have ever been to. It was a Friday night so it was packed. I couldn't hear what my friends were saying and we decided to eat quickly and go somewhere else where we could hear each other. The food was okay but not great.

OT
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, food service and the beers , all
Top level. It's a favourite for either a work lunch or few after on a Friday.

OT
Dined on 23 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely staff

OT
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great time! food was delicious, staff were more than welcoming. I will definitely go back

OT
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Happy hour is great and table service was very good and very quick!!!

OT
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Have been to Bavarian Bier Café In Parramatta & that one is way better than York St. Bar service took forever even with it not being crowded. Took an hour for a waiter to take our food order. Also we where told to be quiet. Our experience of the Bavarian Cafe's is they encourage a little noise. I believe we were not over the top.

OT
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place

OT
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Great environment, with friendly and attentive staff. Unfortunately, the food isnt too good.

OT
Dined on 8 January 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and quality. 10/10

OT
Dined on 20 December 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a great lunch time meal here. Very enjoyable. Food was really good.

OT
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Had an extremely good night out!

OT
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place

OT
Dined on 7 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The booking was for 9 people for a Christmas work lunch. The service was fast, the waiter was friendly and efficient (and a great sales person!) and the food was very satisfactory with generous portions.

OT
Dined on 5 December 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went out for a birthday lunch, both ordered the make-your-own salad and a litre stein of cider. The salads are amazing, extremely generous even with the speciality ingredients. Cider is also excellent. Our booking was for mid afternoon which meant we were only one of a handful of tables, and made it easier to take our time.
Staff are incredibly friendly and attentive, and made us feel welcome.