Beer steins, sauerkraut, lederhosen, and FREE Hot Dogs! … that’s right, we’re in Munich!
Well … not exactly, we’re actually checking out The Bavarian, a brand new German gastropub opening in Woden on 18 April when Canberrans can experience a true taste of Bavaria including a range of international and local beers. Not to mention a FREE hot dog handed out at 11am to the first 500 lucky customers!
Located in the new Bradley Street restaurant precinct, the menu offers true German favourites including pork belly, bratwurst sausages, schnitzels, and the biggest meat platters you’ve ever seen—allegedly, to share between two people but look more like they would serve four! The pork platter offers crispy pork knuckle, smoked pork belly with crackling, Nurnberger pork sausage, and bao buns.
The BBQ platter includes pork ribs, pulled pork, pork belly, corn on the cob, pretzel buns, and is served with cabbage slaw and pickles. If that’s a bit overwhelming, there is also a range of ‘light bites’ with chicken wings, spicy squid, and a build your own salad from a list of yummy fresh ingredients and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. There are also a couple of gluten-free options.
Or, you can try your hand at the Schnitzelmeister, if you dare—an unbelievable 6 stack schnitzel tower with Napoli sauce, ham, cheese, and four side dishes. Take the whopping 1kg schnitzel challenge for one person—one hour—one mega schnitzel! Demolish it and it’s on the house!
Dinner specials are a winner, with a chicken burger and drink for $15, two-for-one schnitzel deals, and family Sundays when children under 12 eat for free from the kids’ menu when accompanied by a paying adult. Just check the menu for dinner specials on any given day. There’s also a daily Happy Hour from 4 – 6pm with $5 beer, wine, and spirits, and $1 chicken wings. And speaking of beers … there are 20 beers on tap including imported German brands Löwenbräu and Hofbräu, and a range of Australian and international craft brews such as Budweiser, and Stella Artois.
Not only is The Bavarian serving up delish food and drinks, it’s also providing in boost in the Canberra economy by creating 45 employment positions, and engaging 50 professionals and tradespeople on the development project. The Bavarian currently has 28 gastropubs around Australia and this is first in the Canberra region.
The Bavarian Woden accommodates 300 guests including outdoor seating, and opens on Thursday 18 April—and did we mention the FREE Hot Dogs at 11am! The Bavarian is located at Westfield Woden Shop 6, Bradley St. Open 11am until late. Find out more on their website.