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German, Austrian, Bar, European, Central European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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18 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant food, great drinks, and a very German atmosphere made for an excellent dinner venue for a group of friends. It was also aided by the staff who are all dressed in traditional German costume, and also the small 'oompah' band who provided a short musical interlude. This is a traditional German beer house, so don't expect anything else -... More 

Thank Mike J
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to kick off a night out with food and copious amounts of alcohol. Great beer range and tastes that you don't generally get. Staff dress up and are very friendly, lots of interesting decor and the music with get you toe taping in no time.

Thank Jakeywesta
Melbourne, Australia
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218 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun and festive place, German live music and crowds of people, good to experience authentic German food, servings are large and the food is reasonable. Service could be a bit better, however we were there when there was a large table to serve. The Kassler Rib is really nice.

Thank Janice G
Melbourne, Australia
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242 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed the Hofbrauhaus has a few different sections - a downstairs restaurant (possibly with an upstairs section) at the southern end of the building, and a bar with an upstairs section at the northern end of the building. Our work function was hosted in the upstairs section above the bar, which is packed out with a whole lot of long... More 

Thank robol
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner & drinks here on a busy Sunday night. Definitely recommend booking a reservation in advance. Expensive food and drinks but worth it because of the quality and size! One of the ladies had the dessert and it looked so delicious! Will be back!

Thank Yazmin G
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is loud German fun. Live music, friendly staff, reasonable service, all German food and beers. Bring your appetite as there is a ridiculous amount of food. We were there for the $50 3 course meal. You could eat until u are sick. Good night out for a reasonable price.

Thank Jamesshs
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great atmosphere and more importantly great beer- in fact I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4 had in not been for the miserable staff! Just plain looked liked the didn't want to be there, blank faces, plain rude at times! Very disappointing, but other wise a great spot- than goodness that good company made... More 

Thank Ayshilin V
Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there on our last day in mlb had the pork knuckle WOW husband and I shared just perfect. Friendly staff very helpful a nice surprise in the Middle of China town in a side lane. Will be looking forward to being there again.

Thank Darwin800
Muswellbrook, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Found in a little do nothing lane in the China Town district of the CBD, Hofbrauhaus was worth the search! This is a very well presented establishment with the friendly staff clad in traditional attire to complete an immersive Bavarian vibe. Hofbrauhaus comprises of two halves. One side is a cosy bar and the other is a large restaurant suitable... More 

Thank iHeartNZ
Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great atmosphere friendly staff great beer and excellent food, we chose to get the pok knuckle and a salad to share and the pork knuckle out and my hubby thought he was in heaven,it was just the most amazing cooked piece of meat he has ever had and the most amazing crackling,my salad was the biggest salad I have ever... More 

Thank Kyleeandjohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, Bar, European, Central European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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