The Bavarian will make its debut in Melbourne on Friday, 3 November, bringing family-friendly dining and its unrivalled Bavarian food and range of beers to Westfield Knox.
The 250-seat, crazy cousin of the much-loved Munich Brauhaus in South Wharf will celebrate its launch at Westfield Knox O-Zone dining precinct with 500 free hotdogs from 11am. And that is just the start of the feasting!
Knox locals and Westfield shoppers have a huge range of classic Bavarian dishes to choose from, including The Bavarian’s legendary crispy pork knuckle, crackling pork belly, house-made sausages and seven different types of schnitzel, including The Schnitzelmeister that weighs in at a whopping 1kg.
Other menu items include hotdogs, burgers and spicy chicken wings with three levels of sauce intensity – BBQ, buffalo and diablo. Add to the list coffee spice-rubbed BBQ ribs, steaks, sharing platters of Bavarian favourites, signature pizzas and build your own salads and there is something for everyone.
Complementing the big flavours are even bigger beers. The Bavarian’s 1-litre steins can quench a thirst and there are an impressive 17 beers on tap, including imported favourites Löwenbräu, Franziskaner, Stiegl and Hofbräu and a selection of house craft brews.
Bolstering the draught line-up is a broad range of bottled beers and lagers, as well as 2-litre beer tubes that can complement a group meal and be filled with a brew of choice.
The venue features a spacious bar, seven large-screen TVs and promises an exciting schedule of offers and entertainment. Over the four-day launch period, which coincides with the Melbourne Cup unofficial long weekend, customers can take advantage of a range of special offerings that will be available on an ongoing basis.
On Sundays kids under 12 eat for free (with a paying adult) and face painters and children’s entertainers are on site. Every Monday all-you-can-eat meat platters are available for $39pp, on Tuesdays grab a schnitzel and 300ml beer for $20, on Wednesdays it’s a $20 sausage and beer special offer, and there are 2 for 1 cocktails every Thursday. Happy hour is from 4pm-6pm Monday through to Sunday, with $5 house beer, wine and spirits, and $1 chicken wings.
Customers can take The Schnitzelmeister Challenge and if they devour the $100 giant veal schnitzel and side dishes within an hour, it’s on the house.
Melbourne Cup will be screened live on Tuesday, 7 November when a $49 set menu and drinks packages are available.
Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said he was thrilled to be expanding the group’s Melbourne footprint and bringing The Bavarian to Westfield Knox.
“The Bavarian is a much-loved destination in Sydney and Brisbane and we believe it will be very well received by Knox locals and Westfield shoppers,” Mr Pash said.
The Bavarian has created 40 full-time and casual positions. It takes Rockpool Dining Group’s Melbourne restaurant portfolio to 11 in number, including Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple, Fratelli Fresh, Saké Hamer Hall and Saké Flinders Lane, Munich Brauhaus and Burger Projects at Melbourne Central, St Collins Lane and Chadstone.
The Bavarian Westfield Knox: 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, Victoria, 3152.
For more information and bookings: thebavarian.com.au