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) #210 of 3,414 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ German, , European
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
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“pork knuckle” (39 reviews)
“spaetzle” (7 reviews)
“schweinshaxe” (5 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
All hours
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Even my husband who is not a fan of pork belly couldn’t stop eating from my plate (he had smoked pork loin with coleslaw and mash). My pork belly with red cabbage and mash was truly melt-in-your-mouth, the crackling was beautifully crispy it literally crackled...More

Thank geckopoo
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really sumptuous feast with assortment of sausages, schnitzel and crispy pork belly accompanied with sauerkraut and Bavarian cheese. What more could I want? Well recommended!

Thank Toney S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The management and Team seemed more interested in getting us in, ordering and leaving as fast as possible. Once the order is placed that is just about the last you see of the service except to take your money They promote themselves as family friendly...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and very tasty beer. Excellent place to go with friends and family. The place looks a bit like pubs in Germany, the only think that would have made the atmosphere better is some typical music (however we did go at lunch time on...More

Thank mefa1984
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent family meal here, we sat upstairs and the live music was not yet on. Food was excellent and they managed the garlic allergy wonderfully. Great beer.

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We dropped in on the off chance and grabbed a table for three. Great service, quick and plenty of it with genuine fräuleins walking past regularly checking on you. We shared the $99 platter with the pork knuckle and it had lots of everything.

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I went here years ago on a hens night for dinner and remember it fondly - so I went back today for a drink to do my Chai Di Report as I'm currently checking out all Melbourne's little hidden gems! I found the staff so...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

the stuff up started at the front entrance. the host booked for 7 adults and 6 children for 1 large table on the street level but some reason, a staff member sent 5 adults and 3 children, upstairs! so after getting comfortable, we walked down...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Where do you get a cheap lunch quickly and with a large group - try this place. There was a great variety of dishes - German themed of course. Schnitzel with mash and salad and sauerkraut or sausages or pulled pork, even a big salad....More

Thank wiwiani
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

How good is the pork knuckle. Too big for 1 man. Don't waste the opportunity have a Czech beer and German Wundabar knuckle you won't be disappointed.

Thank Rodney M
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$39
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Eat like a local, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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