The Bavarian recently launched at Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong. With the restaurant planning six weeks of festivities from Saturday, 22 September, it truly is the perfect place to celebrate Oktoberfest in Melbourne’s North West side of Melbourne.
Located outside Highpoint Shopping Centre on Level 1 at The Junction, The Bavarian is a 500-seat restaurant that offers a little taste of Oktoberfest every day of the year with a menu of Bavarian classic dishes complemented by 17 beers on tap, including imported Bavarian favourites Lowenbrau, Franziskaner, Stiegl and Hofbrau and locally crafted brews that can be served in signature 1-litre glass steins.
In addition, The Bavarian Highpoint will dial up the Oktoberfest spirit from Saturday, 22 September to Saturday, 27 September when special set menus, five limited-edition Oktoberfest beers, fun foodie challenges and group packages are available in honour of Munich’s annual festival.
To share we recommend the Alphenhainer camembert. Think Chia & Panko Crumbed camembert wheel deep fried such that it is oozy in the middle and served with pickled beetroot and lavosh crackers. Just yum!
For mains our top pick from the menu is the famous crispy pork knuckle. No diner will go hungry taking on the crispy pork knuckle served with creamy mash, sauerkraut, bier jus and apple compote - an absolute stand out (and must-have!). The Bavarian has truly mastered the art of pork roasting. The pork knuckle was succulently roasted to retain a porky juiciness, achieving a healthy layer of melt-in-the-mouth fat in the process - combining flawless texture with equally superlative flavours. Each moreish morsel was tender with the crackling, possessing the ultimate crunch.
The Bavarian Tasting Platter (designed for one) was yet another showstopper to what was a fabulous meal. It comprised of a respectable assembly of crispy pork belly, sausages, schnitzel as well as sides and sauces (sauerkraut, red cabbage, mash, granny smith apple compote and bier jus).
Location: Highpoint Shopping Centre, 120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
Phone: 03 8538 1511