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18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork knuckle” (35 reviews)
“spaetzle” (7 reviews)
“schweinshaxe” (5 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pork knuckle was soft and juicy! Great food. But service was too rushed! We were asked almost 10 times if we want our ice cream to be served even though we are not done with our mains. And this was only 1 hour into our...More

Thank cherylgle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an accommodating restaurant - turned out we arrived 1 week early for our booking! Were made to feel welcome and comfortable. Beers were interesting and varied and the crispy pork knuckle on the share platter was amazing! I do suggest that this is enough...More

Thank nakink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great. They were able to cater for dietary requirements (gluten, wheat, egg, dairy and legume free). Great atmosphere. Female staff in 'German' waitress costumes, was bit disappointing not to see the male staff in lederhossen. Band was a bit loud, but all in...More

Thank Lee N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no service for person of color. Made two attempts. I was seated and they never came to the table. Whites seated after me had their orders taken before me. Do not patronize.

Thank nath2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Melbourne for a couple of days on business, thought I'd check out the culinary delights of the area around the hotel. With my love of all the things German (bier and schnitzels), Hofbräuhaus stood out instantly. A comfortable smallish place serving honest value for...More

Thank Hermanmw4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday afternoon lunch and the place was not busy. Food came fast and delicious. Wait staff efficient and very German. I underestimated this place, i will be back.

Thank whitepointer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good. Beers are awesome. Fresh from the tap and each individual one a true beer as from Europe. I recommend the Stiegel beer. Compared to any Aussi beer, these beers there are a dream! Only downside of our visit was that we visited...More

Thank Roland A
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Was pretty good, I wish I booked ahead though as it was Grand Prix weekend and was very busy and noisy, although the 30min wait was worth the money for a fresh prepared chicken schnitzel with cheese and fresh tomatoes on top was very nice....More

Thank aminal1
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
USD 4 - USD 36
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 18-26 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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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.