The Bavarian Knox

3.1
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18 reviews
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$40 and under
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European

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A taste of Bavaria

Situated in the Westfield Knox The Bavarian is bringing a taste of Europe to city-goers. This venue is the younger brother of the well known Bavarian Bier Cafe and it's got a must faster pace and a more casual-vibey atmosphere.

The menu pays homage to the authentic taste and cuisine of Bavaria so expect plenty of hearty grub (including breakfast). Some highlights include the Bavarian tasting platter, the Uber-Schnitzel and the smokey bourbon BBQ kielbasa sausage. The bier selection is also incredible, there are almost too many to choose from, so get in at happy hour so you can test them all! This local favourite is suitable for all occasions, appropriate for after work drinks, corporate lunches and relaxed weekend meals with family and friends.

Best dish: the schnitzel meister - 1kg of crispy crumbed veal with all the sides of your choice (serves 4).
What 18 People Are Saying
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3.1based on all time ratings
3.3
Food
2.9
Service
3.1
Ambience
2.6
Value
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D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service, nice environment and happy hr beverages.

RL
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

We didn't end up eating here, the food is really expensive. And you kick us out, I understand double bookings, but just an offer of being able to stay and drink in another spot would've been nice.
Can't rate bar staff. Would recommend purely for the crowd

F
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice steak friendly service and handy location for Knox shopping centre.

RI
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is no ambience to beat good German bier, German food and a German restaurant environment. Seer gut!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been numerous times and have enjoyed the place and the service

CL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We found the staff rude, the service poor, the prices are a rip-off for what you get on the plate, very noisy.

I would not recommend the bavarian to anyone and my friends and I will never go again.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Started out craft beer we wanted not available, food was cold, 2nd order for our friends never arrived had to go and ask what was happening eventually came 15 minutes after we had finished our meal. Worst meal we have eaten

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Very, very loud music that made it difficult to talk or even hear the person sitting next to you.

Not a pleasant experience.

Certainly would not recommend despite most of the food being excellent.

H
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Came early for our reservation on New Year’s Eve. Sat at a barrel table near the bar and ordered some drinks before being seated. Fast bar service. Great apple cocktail for me and beer paddle great choice when you don’t know which beer to choose (there are plenty on tap!) Once seated, order at bar and receive a beeper so they know where to bring your food. Meals came out pretty quickly, were hot and tasted delicious. Took a while to have plates collected but all in all, not too bad. As there isn’t table service the waiters just serve you meals and collect your plates / glasses. Great decor and atmosphere, just a shame there are no toilets in the venue. Will go again for happy hour as the drinks are a bit expensive. Food price is what you’d expect for schnitzels and pork knuckles that size! Busy night but didn’t phase the staff. Happy diners!

PJ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Disappointed as just rebranded older restaurant. Food and beer overpriced. They have a couple of specials that make it more affordable but servings small from what I saw. If you want a Bavarian experience - go elsewhere!

One big positive is special Pork Knuckle!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

it had a good atmosphere and although not a great deal on the menu,the food was good,the beer was good value but cocktails as like most restaurants are over priced and not worth buying.

ST
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the Sausages and Beer. Perfectly natched!

n
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

they delivered the food to the wrong table and forgot about us. we waited one hour! and missed the first 20 minutes of our movie

MJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was good not great. Some meals came out after 5 minutes and some after half an hour. Picnic Tables/ chairs were very uncomfortable . Food and wine was expensive . Won’t be going back or recommending.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Can't believe there are no toilets!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Nothing good to say about this place if i could give 0 stars I would.No atmosphere, small tables, no toilets on site, being asked to leave 2 minutes after eating dessert to make room for more patrons to sit down.Did not feel the Bavarian experience but I did get to know where NOT to eat and drink next time.

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place!! Had a quality time on our special day of anniversary

JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

i would not recommend this restaurant to anyone as you do not have toilets on sites for patrons which I think is a disgrace. I am a local resident and there is lots of negative comments that you are a beer / food location and guests have to go and use public toilets elsewhere.

We (and our friends) will not be returning until you have toilets on site at your location.