Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Bavarian Beerhouse in Bristol REVIEW

After spending three amazing years living in Munich between 2008 and 2011, Lee and I were thrilled when a Bavarian restaurant opened in our nearest city. I was very lucky to be invited to the launch party back in August 2013 (see here for that blog post), and I returned with my family to enjoy lunch.

I present to you....the Bavarian Beerhouse in Bristol!

The bar

 Family Howe getting settled into our table

Tristan finds the large beer toy!  

 Scarlett on the stage area

Lee's favourite beer from Germany! He was very pleased it was available so locally

We started our meal with freshly made pretzels and obazda
Obazda is a delicious mix of Camembert, cream cheese, butter, beer, onions, paprike and caraway seeds - perfect as a dip! 

Here are Tristan and Scarlett devouring their warm pretzels 

Lee had the Weiner Schnitzel - a breaded pork escalope with chips
I had the KaseSpaetzle - a Bavarian noodle and cheese dish, with a side salad
Tristan and Scarlett shared the Frankfurter sausage meal (with chips instead of the potato salad)

Lee was very happy with his menu choice! 

Tristan & Scarlett with their Frankfurter sausage and chips

We visited at a nice quiet time so Tristan and Scarlett didn't disturb too many patrons, and they enjoyed dancing to the music on the stage area while waiting for our meals. There is no children's menu, but the Bavarian Beerhouse were very happy to oblige when we asked for the children to share one adult dish. 

Our waitress was lovely and welcoming, and quickly offered us a highchair for Scarlett when we arrived. There was another family seated, and it was lovely to see their two children playing with Tristan and Scarlett on the stage before and after our meal. 

The food was delicious, and truly reminded us of our time in Munich. The kasespatzle was hot and cheesy, and served in a hot pan just like in Bavaria. The children loved their sausage and chips, and Lee was excited to see his old favourite, the Weiner Schitzel, on the menu. 

Lee and I loved the long tables and benches (just like the traditional restaurants, beer gardens, and Oktoberfest beer tents when we were in Munich) and the atmosphere was relaxing. We shall be visiting again soon! 

This is a great food venue for families (especially if visiting local attractions AtBristol or Bristol Aquarium as it's merely a 5-minute walk away). There is some on-street parking nearby, but we parked at NCP Millennium Square, and walked through the water features in Millennium Square, over the footbridge waving to the boats, then a diagonal stroll over Queen's Square. 

They have offers and promotions running throughout the year, and their current promotion is their "Meat Feast" offer every Tuesday throughout January and February 2014. Every Tuesday until the end of February, you can purchase a pork shank with a stein of beer for £19.90 (a saving of 20% on the usual price). The shank will be served with sauerkraut, gravy and dumplings, and the shank cooked the Bavarian way. For the stein of beer (this is a whopping 2 pints!), customers can choose from a range of popular German and Bavarian beers. You are required to pre-book the "Meat Feast" offer by simply calling 0844 330 2005 or emailing meat-feast@bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk 

Photo taken from Bavarian Beerhouse

You can find the Bavarian Beerhouse on Facebook and Twitter
They have three locations in England
1) "Old Street" in London
2) "Tower Hill" in London
3) Queen Charlott Street in Bristol

* I was not paid for this article. I was asked for my genuine personal opinion on their restaurant to be published on my blog. We received our meal for free*
* If you would like our family to review your restaurant, please email me on jellyroseyate@gmail.com to discuss* 

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