Seven traditional biers on tap, traditional set menu and Oktoberfest schnitzel
The Bavarian on York Street in Sydney’s CBD is re-opening on Tuesday, 6 October, ready to quench a thirst for Oktoberfest biers and appetites for traditional dishes.
While Oktoberfest 2020 may have been toned down in Munich, and international travel plans quashed, the häus of hearty bites at 24 York Street is bringing a taste of Oktoberfest to the city when it re-opens its doors.
The flagship restaurant is renowned for its imported German draught biers, served in traditional, 1-litre glass steins. There are seven German brews on tap, Löwenbräu, Franziskaner Hefe Weissbier Dunkel, Franziskaner Hefe Weissbier Hell, Hofbräu Original, Hofbräu Dunkel, Paulaner, and Spaten. Each bier is special in that it abides to the ancient German Purity Law, or Reinheitsgebot, which means that it can only contain four ingredients: water, hops, malt and yeast. Australian craft beers complement these iconic, pure German brews.
An Oktoberfest feasting menu ($39 per person) is available until Saturday, 31 October. The generous menu incorporates classic dishes, such as buttery pretzels served warm from the oven; The Bavarian’s legendary, golden-crackled pork knuckle; pork belly, served brick-thick and blistered with crackling; a trio of plump German sausages; and the most popular German dish of all: schnitzel, glistening with a golden crumb.
This value-packed platter includes all the traditional Bavarian trimmings of sauerkraut, red cabbage, mashed potato, apple compote and bier jus. Guests can end on a sugar-spice high with häus-made apple strudel, rich with flaky pastry, aromatic sweet spices, and served with vanilla ice cream.
A limited-edition Oktoberfest schnitzel ($26) will be available for the month of October, kicking off a monthly rotation of unique schnitzel variations. The Oktoberfest schnitzel comprises of a golden crumbed chicken breast loaded with sautéed potatoes, wurstsalat (sausage salad), pickled onions, mustard dressing and fries.
The Oktoberfest menu, limited-edition schnitzel and seven biers are available at The Bavarian Charlestown, Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Green Hills, Shellharbour, Tuggerah, Manly, Macarthur, Miranda and Penrith.
Rockpool Dining Group Food and Beverage Director John Sullivan said: “The Sydney CBD is crying out for some Oktoberfest spirit, which encouraged us to re-open our doors in time for the annual festival.
“Our Oktoberfest dishes are on offer at all of The Bavarian restaurants. They are generous in portion size and flavour and accompanied with a stein of traditional imported bier they capture the essence of the traditional German dining experience and annual festival.”
Guests are also invited to celebrate Melbourne Cup at the York Street restaurant, which features 18 large-screen TVs, and will screen the race live. An à la carte menu is available, alongside a Best of Bavarian menu ($39 per person) and a two-hour Spring Fest food and drink package ($69 per person), including two hours of all-Australian beers, ciders, and a new range of refreshing cocktails on tap: Strawberry Margarita, Lychee Paradise, Apple-Tini, and Elderflower Garden. Guests can celebrate The Cup with $10 spring cocktails and $5 schnapps, which are all named after iconic horses.
~ Cocktails ~
Black Caviar – White Rum, Lychee, Pineapple
Winx – Vodka, Apple, Passionfruit
Surprise Baby – Tequila, Strawberry, Lime, Lemon
Makybe Diva – Vodka, Elderflower, Mint, Lime
~ Schnapps ~
Phar Lap – Butterscotch
Atlantic Jewel – Mango
Dundeel – Pink Sweet Apple
Chautauqua – Chilli
Lonhro – Peppermint
So You Think – Peach