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Hofbrauhaus

4.7
4.7
139 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bavarian

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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  • 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

Menu

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What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hubby and I enjoyed the food. Though it’s not your typical romantic ambience but we just enjoy having good food, beer and great company! That’s all that matters!

  2. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Go here for good food and a good time with mates and friends. It was noisy but this added to the character of the place.

  3. LB

    LeeB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So much fun and love the staff get involved. Great food and the band was fun.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, staff is friendly & super professional. Dishes are very well presented & cooked to perfection. They made us feel very welcomed. Thank you

  5. AG

    AmandaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun fun fun with great food and service! Would go again and again.

  6. JC

    JordanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent dining and drinking experience, great staff, great beers, great pretzels and great mains for everyone.

  7. AM

    AnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and generous in portion. The beers were excellent

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great place, authentic food and beer.

  9. OV

    OliviaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, friendly service. Delicious food that came out so quickly! Very impressed

  10. A

    Arthur

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The beef cheeks were extremely bad, I don't know what happened to your chef. The spaetzles were too salty as well, I was disappointed because my wife got a stomach ache after having dinner at this restaurant. I used to love eating at this restaurant tho. I am hoping you will improve the sanitary quality of your food. Bcoz I would like come back in the next 3 months. I am looking forward to that. Danke schön!

  11. TS

    TanyaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The Hofbrauhaus is a lovely friendly restaurant with enough German touches to please Aussie Germans like our family group of 12 celebrating two 18th birthdays (the food was spot on) without being over the top. The service was exceptional - attentive, friendly and the band was fun. A great causal night out! And great value for money.

  12. LM

    LipikaM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was really lovely. The food was great and service was wonderful

  13. CJ

    ChristineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waitress was bright and bubbly. The food was great and service quick. Is a good idea to go on an empty stomach as the helpings are quite generous. Overall a warm, friendly and covid-safe dining experience. Would highly recommend.

  14. PE

    PaulE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Food was very nice, not all beers on the menu were available and extremely noisy and a bit warm. Overall enoyed the night though.

  15. DW

    DavidW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hofbrauhaus was one of our first choices to dine at after lockdown. We've been before and will be again. It was a great place for a large group, although noisy and busy at times. We were celebrating a special ocassion and uur group found it great value for money with a great atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff. A big thank you to the HauHofbrauhaus staff for an enjoyable meal and night out.

  16. E

    Esme

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. We had the platter. The pork knuckle was cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere and service

  17. AC

    AnaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place with a great atmosphere Great food and good sizes

  18. G

    Giselle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food, i wish we can swap the chips to salad on our schnitzel if possible

  19. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food and good service, waitresses very attentive even on a busy friday night

  20. PK

    ProstKumpel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food at a great price. Relaxed, friendly staff. It's not fine dining, but it's not supposed to be.

  21. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Institution of Melbourne. Those interested in a traditional Bavarian feel for a night out..this is the place. Food is brilliant. Big servings so be prepared to eat. Of course it wouldn't be a German experience without a Stein and a Bretzel. There is also a band, yodelling and Bavarian dancers providing a great atmosphere. All team are dressed in traditional southern German outfits and are fantastic. Great venue for a birthday party or night out with mates. Would definitely recommend.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent staff and service! Thanks again

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the sausage platter and some pints of beer. The sausages, mash, sauerkraut plus mustard and gravy was amazing. It paired really well with the beer and the venue was had live music which was entertaining. Staff were super friendly too. Definitely will be coming back again :)

  24. JM

    JakM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is authentic, generous serves, and price is fair. Beer selection fantastic. Staff friendly and helpful.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was just a good fun night with great food and drinks

  26. CM

    ChorM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food is good and good for groups gathering. Friendly staff

  27. CG

    ChristinaG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We’ve always enjoyed Hofbräuhaus for Oktoberfest. The schnitzels and beer are to die for. 🍻

  28. TC

    TroyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice experience all the time! Excellent food and service. Worth it!

  29. MT

    MonicaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere. Fantastic to be able to get back

  30. RS

    RebeccaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always. Pork knuckle is to die for and the French Rose brilliant value

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great!

  32. LM

    LauraM

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    great food and vibe

  35. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    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

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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

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Hofbrauhaus is rated 4.7 stars by 139 OpenTable diners

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  • 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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