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Hofbrauhaus

4.6
4.6
108 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bavarian
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Melbourne's most popular Bavarian restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. Get the true Bavarian experience at Hofbrauhaus Melbourne. Authentic food, great Bavarian Bier from independent breweries and a great Bavarian atmosphere! Enter a little piece of Bavaria in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

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Booked 59 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bavarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0481 116 786

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Sunny Gilbert

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking Details

    Multiple parking areas around in the area

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Melbourne

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  • City Centre

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  1. LM

    LauraM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got the feast platter and it was awesome value for money.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Greatest place for food, with excellent service. Definitely my favourite restaurant to go to :)

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    great food and vibe

  4. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The hofbrauhaus was a lovely place to visit as our first post lockdown dinner. The staff made us feel comfortable even though we were seated outside and the food and beer were delicious

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our evening.. as lockdown was starting at 8pm, the kitchen was going to close early, but they went above and beyond to make sure we had what we wanted and had a great evening. The manager was great, and the young lady that served us, very polite, friendly and efficient.. 10 out of 10

  7. BM

    BlairM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, fantastic staff, fantastic music and overall awesome fun atmosphere. Will be recommending to everyone.

  8. VN

    VanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was good and the portion was huge. We struggled to finish our mains. Beer was great (as expected). It was a little noisy when we came in that it was a bit hard to talk amongst ourselves, but it got better towards the end. There was also a live band which was a nice touch. We enjoyed our time there.

  9. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    atmosphere was authentic and food was fantastic can't wait to return

  10. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place offered very delicious food, all five of us were very satisfied. We will definitely come again. Staff was very friendly.

  11. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fantastic atmosphere, brilliant, attentive and friendly service of delicious food. Thank you

  12. PR

    PeterR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    Did not realise we were booked in secondary area, no visibility of band which was disappointing. We were also seated close to the door which was opened every few minutes and we were very cold, having to dine with our coats on. Would suggest a wind break be installed. The service was excellent and the waitress was very friendly and professional, she did advise she would move us if another table became available, however unfortunately this did not eventuate. We are regulars and will return, giving this feedback with the hope that it will be taken onboard to further improve a great venue.

  13. ST

    SimT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fantastic atmosphere, food was delicious and service was amazing.

  14. BC

    BrianC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We enjoyed our lunch, the Feast Platter was pretty good. Good choice of beers too.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great nice, fantastic atmosphere and great service. The staff really made by daughters 18th celebrations a great fun night for our group.

  16. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favourite place for a great time! Pretty biased having been to Oktoberfest several times... but great beer, amazing food and always a bonus when the band are on! Certainly not cheap but you get what you pay for! Thanks guys!

  17. KL

    KaylaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really loved our experience at Hofbrauhaus. You can tell that they really pay attention to every detail for an authentic experience. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very warm. A live band played traditional-style music, but it wasn’t too loud, so we could still hold a conversation. The service was wonderful and it felt as if we had left Melbourne and were in Europe. It was family friendly, with some kids dancing to the music. Every dish we tried was excellent. We especially enjoyed the ocean trout, soup and obaztda. The alcohol free beer tasted nice. We’re happy this option was available. Thanks for the memorable meal! Highly recommend!

  18. S

    Stoj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, awesome food service was outstanding

  19. EY

    ElinaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food, great service, guys of the band are awesome! We always enjoy our visits here!

  20. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We went as a large group and therefore ordered platters. The food, environment and entertainment aspect was great. Service could be improved. It was hard to get the attention of waiting staff and staff did not check in with table at all. Staff were helpful though when requests were made.

  21. GU

    GabrieleU

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This authentic German restaurant never disappoints. The service was very friendly and helpful when we had some extra wishes. The food (beef cheek with mashed potato and Brussel sprouts for me & Mushroom Schnitzel for my husband) was absolutely delicious and the portions were very generous. (We even got a ‚doggy-bag for leftover Schnitzel). What a fun place!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    18th birthday party and Hofbrauhaus made this a very special event. Thanks so much to all the staff at Hofbrauhaus!!! We love you guys

  23. MH

    MannyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An enjoyable birthday lunch. Great food great service. Highly recommended.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has been there for 10 times. Nice food, beer everything is perfect!

  25. MB

    MichaelB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good overall - except that the noise level made conversation difficult.

  26. MN

    MannyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and drinks. Friendly wait staff. Very busy and hence service was a bit slow.

  27. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, fantastic drink options. Great service and fun atmosphere. Had a great time.

  28. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything. Thank you for a great night .

  29. D

    Disey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was fabulous! The knuckle is awesome and the condiments authentic.

  30. BL

    ByronL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic venue with ultra friendly staff, I wanted just a kranskys without the sides, no problem no complaints the staff were more than happy to oblige.

  31. HP

    HeidiP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Service was a little lapse ...the girl that served us had to be reminded to bring drinks a couple of times we probably would have ordered more but gave up...the food was ok. The bill was nearly $400 for 5 people..we went out to dinner the other night 15 people for thai $370...so service needs to be up there.

  32. VS

    VineetS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Bar was very quite. Looks like it has changed . Did not like it much

  33. JW

    JaneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. The atmosphere was great. Lovely staff. Everyone in our party had a good night.

  34. S

    Smuggler61

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    all the fun of a Bavarian Fest in a Melbourne laneway. The schnitzels were perfect and the dark beer and potato salad was fantastic. Get down there and have some fun!!

  35. S

    Someonecallpeterwasthere

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good taste food, good nice service, good friendly musician, very good German style restaurant, all good.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    I am German and no Klöße (dumplings) on the menu. Not much Sauerkraut and that was grossly undercooked. It was cold with only one small free standing heater in the middle of the room. And somehow I did expect some German music at least from a tape. Disappointing, no value for money.

  37. M

    Michael

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service and food was great. It was also wonderfully atmospheric. Two small downsides. A party of about 40 young people arrived and the venue became ridiculously loud and about 15 mins before we left the smell of hops permeated the restaurant

  38. AH

    AlishaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing customer service and food. Definitely will be returning :))

  39. GD

    GailD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hofbräuhaus was awesome. We had been there before and they certainly didn't disappoint this time. Catered for everyone and even made the kids feel so special. Was so grateful to be able to venture back into the city and support local businesses.

  40. KG

    KayG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service and energetic environment. The music was good

FAQs

Hofbrauhaus is rated 4.6 stars by 108 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 59 times today
Google Map for Hofbrauhaus

18 Market Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bavarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Multiple parking areas around in the area

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sunny Gilbert

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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