A fairly new addition to Broadbeach, the Bavarian Bier Café is part of a popular restaurant chain with branches in Sydney and Brisbane.
As you might expect from the name, the theme is German – and in particular Bavarian – so food and much of the drink is of that region.
It’s part of the eye-catching Oracle building, and can accommodate up to 350 customers. While the weekends can be busy, it tends to be a bit more subdued during the week.
There is an All Day Menu and an a-la-carte one too: while the dishes are largely Bavarian, there are influences from neighbouring countries like Hungary and Italy.
The food is – on the whole – good, and while not particularly expensive it is not a bargain either. Having said that, there are daily specials that provide a better deal.
While you can go from restaurant to restaurant on the Gold Coast and find a fairly common range of meals on offer, the menu here may not be to everybody’s taste – especially for vegetarians.
We recommend you take a look at a menu on their website (link at bottom of the page) if you are unfamiliar with this region’s cuisine.
You probably don’t need to be told that beer – or rather bier – is a specialty here.
German bier is brewed to centuries old traditions, and ingredients and purity are actually regulated by law. If you have never had it before, you are in for a treat.
There is a good range of light and dark bier, some of which may have a stronger alcohol level than you are used to – please keep this in mind, especially if driving. In fact, why not take a cab instead, and enjoy a few drinks that you won’t find in many other Australian bars.
The wine list is international, with a selection from Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand.
There is a schnapps menu – which like the biers, you won’t find in a lot of other bars in these parts – and a selection of cocktails.
If you like beer – proper beer rather than factory made stuff – you should pay a visit. And try a schnapps too, perhaps. The food is generally quite good, though may not be everyone’s favourite. If you are familiar with German food, you should be quite happy dining here.
Bavarian Bier Café is located at 2 Oracle Boulevard in Broadbeach. Telephone (07) 5512 0555. Website