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Little Bavaria Restaurant

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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
German, European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! We had the shrimp, scallops, seafood schnitzel and lemon cheesecake all recommended with your favourite vino. Go will not be disappointed - but book ahead or my not get in. Good for all occasions.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Finally made it to eat here! We always eat at the casino when we visit Port Alberni (20 years!!). We were very disappointed with our last experience on our anniversary in June. Prices were ridiculous, service was bad, food was awful and menu has been...slashed! We googled after the last visit and decided we would give Little Bavaria a try. What a wonderful experience. We brought friends with us. We had a beautiful meal from the moment we arrived, until we left. No wonder Little Bavaria is #1 in Port Alberni. I personally recommend it. The food and menu are very good. The staff are amazing. Salad or soup are included with your meal and lighter portions are available. The green salad was delicious, accompanied with warm potato salad and a vegetable salad with your choice of dressing. Our party had different types of schnitzel. All were delicious with various toppings and sauces and very generous portions. One of our party had the cabbage rolls, I tried them, and they were very good, the sauce on them really enhanced the flavour! You also got your choice of starch and vegetables. This is the place for a great taste of Germany! We were all very full after our meal, but we did share the lemon chocolate cheesecake 😋 To top off our meal, the owner Brandon came to our table to welcome us and introduce himself. How nice is that? He is a local resident and has upkept the original team. Brandon also tries to support local businesses. The service, food and happiness of the staff truly reflects this leadership and owner. We had Nicole as our server, she was very thorough and experienced in her work. I am a red seal, city and guilds of London chef with 45 years in the industry and I highly recommend this local business. It is worth the trip if you live outside the area. Don't forget to make a reservation though, it is very busy and rightfully so!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

Closest thing to authentic Bavarian cuisine on the west coast. Delicious schnitzels with large portions Courteous seasoned staff Worth the drive to Port Alberni Far superior cuisine than the overpriced new german restaurant in Victoria

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

From the service to the food to the atmosphere, this place is always amazing. The servers are lovely and very personal. Although we almost always get the same delicious meals, they are so flavourful. Even with a change of ownership, things seem to have stayed...very much the same - which is great! This place has the secret formula! We highly recommend it to others and go there for all our special occasions. Even takeout has been great.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

The Bavarian Platter is so hard to beat for a good hearty meal! The staff is amazing and always kind & welcoming! So delicious.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

Always love birthday dinners ! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Still have so many things to try if I can ever make room in my stomach, always so filling ! Can’t wait till next time I’m back

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Love the decor in the restaurant, staff are always so wonderful and friendly and the food is always amazing! As a local this is my favorite restaurant, I recommend getting the platter for two (its really enough for four!)

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022

Things don’t change here at this restaurant and we like that! The food here has been the same for the 30 years I’ve been eating here, and you can trust they serve great hot food. Never has been a disappointment! New owner is great, personable,...and was savvy to keep serving the best menu with great food!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

We went here for my wife's birthday dinner tonight. Both the service and food was excellent. We shared the platter for two, large portion and very tasty! To top it off, the owner came around to all tables and greeted everyone, great dining experience!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Little restaurant with big name - please come in hungry, as you won’t be able to complete the serving - great price - tasty food - if you are European you might be disappointed as the name of the serving is not what you expect...to get - however it’s delicious, excellent service and pleasant and welcoming staffMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

My Husband and I both had some great schnitzel at this lovely little restaurant and we were not disappointed. Michelle our server was terrific and it was a nice touch that Brandon, Owner, came out to welcome us and say hello. The meal was filling...and we had to bring the Apple Strudel back to our hotel for a late dessert.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

We were 3 adults. We had great schnitzel the first night we ate here. Delicious side dishes. The black forest cake is the lightest and tastiest I have ever had. We went to Ucluelet the next day but our son insisted on zipping us back...to eat here again. The cordon bleu schnitzel is amazing. We were not disappointed. I think they could lighten up the decor but the cuckoo clocks brought back memories of trips to Austria.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

For over 35 years I’ve treated family and friends to dinner at this lovely restaurant. I’ve seen 2 ownership changes yet the food, service and experience remains genuinely authentic. When my daughters come back to town for a visit “little B’s” is always on the...list! It’s not a must do, it’s a “when are we doing?” Lol recently we ordered the platter for 3 with a side of seafood white wine sauce and it definitely exceeded expectations!!! So love this option because really, who can decide on just one schnitzel when you can try them all! 😋More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

The Rahm schnitzel was delicious as were the side dishes! The lemon chocolate cheesecake was so light and creamy.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

Amazing food, great atmosphere, top-notch service and the lemon chocolate cheesecake is to die for 👌🏼♥️ 10/10 would highly recommend!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Little Bavaria Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5