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18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork knuckle” (44 reviews)
“spaetzle” (7 reviews)
“pretzels” (15 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited this place with my family and my girlfriend on a few occasions. I’ve loved it every time. From the great German beer to the great German cuisine. I also really enjoy the atmosphere. The live band really transports you to Germany, with a...More

Thank itsgoneawry
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My sister and I came here on a Sunday evening after seeing the positive reviews and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was so traditional, fun and charming without being OTT and cheesy. The staff were lovely, extremely hospitable, attentive and professional and the food...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night and had the chicken schnitzel was too big to finish , they did say come hungry and we should have listened . Deepak spent some time with us , such an interesting and nice person. Well worth a visit. The schnitzels...More

1  Thank Skiali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here, my pork knuckle was massive, it was just lacking gravy and apple sauce. Both came with the meal but ran out very quickly due to the size of the knuckle. Happy hour for beers and wings were great value. My only...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Germany several times, I can honestly say this place has an authentic German atmosphere. We came for a combined 40th wedding anniversary and Mothers Day. What a great choice it was. The atmosphere is so friendly, the staff very good. We joined...More

1  Thank Judy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate dinner on a Sunday evening at Hofbrauhaus when visiting Melbourne. We loved the food (some of the best German food we've had) and the fun upbeat atmosphere. The schniztel and sides were delicious. The waiters were also very friendly and accomodating. Highly...More

Thank VRCOkon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say apart from WOW. We visited here with a 5 month prams access was easy and the meal sizes were huge I couldn’t finish my lunch. The staff member who was serving us was great very friendly and helpful. We would definitely...More

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for happy hour and ended up with a fantastic, authentic German meal! We ordered the schweinhaxe which was more than enough for two people. It included mashed potatoes and gravy. We also added an order of spätzle. Everything was fantastic! The service,...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is such a great place. The atmosphere is what I would imagine a German restaurant to be. The beer was amazing and the food was to die for. Have a look at my pork knuckle. You seriously need more than one to help...More

Thank cameron m
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Very nice food. We had a terrific time with old friends and enjoyed terrific hospitality and service and very tastie lunch. The staff were very engaging and helpful. Desert was terrific All in all well worth having a meal here ps we were here on...More

Thank Chris K
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$36
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3361
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Since 1968, Melbourne’s notoriously hard-to-please restaurant-goers have elected the Hofbräuhaus the best place for Bavarian food, Bier, fun and fröhlich. We’re passionate about our traditions and proud of our pure Biers hand-picked from the finest breweries in Bavaria. When you join us for lunch or dinner you’ll appreciate why we set a very high standard in providing quality hand-made Bavarian foods to family recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and your appetite. Having occupied the same spot in Market Lane in the heart of Melbourne for over 50 years, but steeped in traditions from the heart of Bavaria the atmosphere is like nothing else.
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