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€€ - €€€German, , European
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3361
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork knuckle” (41 reviews)
“spaetzle” (7 reviews)
“schweinshaxe” (5 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18-26 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Germany several times, I can honestly say this place has an authentic German atmosphere. We came for a combined 40th wedding anniversary and Mothers Day. What a great choice it was. The atmosphere is so friendly, the staff very good. We joined...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family ate dinner on a Sunday evening at Hofbrauhaus when visiting Melbourne. We loved the food (some of the best German food we've had) and the fun upbeat atmosphere. The schniztel and sides were delicious. The waiters were also very friendly and accomodating. Highly...More

Thank VRCOkon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say apart from WOW. We visited here with a 5 month prams access was easy and the meal sizes were huge I couldn’t finish my lunch. The staff member who was serving us was great very friendly and helpful. We would definitely...More

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for happy hour and ended up with a fantastic, authentic German meal! We ordered the schweinhaxe which was more than enough for two people. It included mashed potatoes and gravy. We also added an order of spätzle. Everything was fantastic! The service,...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is such a great place. The atmosphere is what I would imagine a German restaurant to be. The beer was amazing and the food was to die for. Have a look at my pork knuckle. You seriously need more than one to help...More

Thank cameron m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food. We had a terrific time with old friends and enjoyed terrific hospitality and service and very tastie lunch. The staff were very engaging and helpful. Desert was terrific All in all well worth having a meal here ps we were here on...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for such an incredible night - amazing service from our waitress Julia, fantastic live music & real talent, food & drinks were wonderful - overall an awesome experience & night - would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne

Thank Rosie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly I went to this for a dinner, but it was the beverages that caught my eye. The steak was nice and service was quick, the girls had Schnitty's which were size of emu fillets... BUT !! Upstairs each table had a heater bearing down...More

Thank 28,237
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love this restaurant the food and staff are fantastic. We recently ordered the sausage platter, the sausages were so bloody good and had so much flavour. The pretzel was a knockout, everything about the restaurant is perfect. Do yourself a favour...More

Thank Johnmacca87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chanced upon the Hofbrauhaus restaurant, in Market Lane just off Bourke Street, after most of the restaurants in the CBD had closed for the night – it opens till 11pm. This restaurant has been at the same location for 50 years. The schweinhaxe is...More

Thank LCWW
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
US$4 - US$37
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.
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