Monday, 18 April 2016

Bavarian Bier Cafe - Brisbane CBD

With our plan to try out new and interesting places for work lunches, after having Italian for our last meal, we decided that German would be quite an interesting change of taste. Noting that there weren't actually that many options in the CBD, we headed across the road and went to Bavarian Bier Cafe.

Having completed an online booking beforehand, I was slightly surprised to note that it was barely even at 50% capacity, despite it being completely booked out for the 12.30pm time slot. Despite this, we were given a nice table overlooking the Brisbane river that afternoon. 

Menus were provided, and we noted the assortment of both traditional and modern takes on authentic German meals. 

Some of us started off with beers off their extensive menus, the rest of us were left to admire the tall tall glasses whilst waiting for our food, which took around half an hour to arrive.

My neighbour ordered the Roasted Pork Roll with Crackling. Wanting something light, and small, she was quite surprised with the size of the roll. I was quite impressed with how little fat was on the slab of pork, and the crunch of the crackling too.

My other neighbour ordered the Swiss Schnitzel served with Sauerkraut and Mash. Whilst the photo doesn't show it, it was actually a very large piece of schnitzel, and the flavours were very complimentary to the swiss cheese melted on top.

I ordered the Char Grilled Nurnberger with fries and Sauerkraut. Traditionally made of pork they are often seasoned with marjoram. Due to their small size, they are often served in bunches of 6 or 8. In today's instance I was served with 6. They were grilled to quite a nice texture, and hand a slightly crisp skin. The sauerkraut was not too strong in taste, and soaked the meat juices quite well, as did the fries.

Price Range: $15 - $30pp

Taste: 7.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 8.5/10

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