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10 Best German Restaurants in Melbourne [2023]

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If you’re looking for a taste of Germany, Melbourne is the place to be! The city has a wide variety of German restaurants, each with its own unique take on this popular cuisine. From traditional Bavarian fare to modern interpretations, there’s something for everyone when it comes to German food. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at some of the best German restaurants in Melbourne. So put on your Lederhosen and get ready to enjoy an amazing meal!

1. Little Hof

Little Hof - German Restaurant Melbourne
Little Hof – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Little Hof)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address90/116 Cecil St South Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3205
Phone(03) 9663 3361
Operating Hours:9am-5pm Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday, 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday

Little Hof is a German Street Food restaurant located in the heart of one of Melbourne’s greatest food markets, the South Melbourne Market. Try crackling pork knuckle on the rotisserie, sizzling German sausages on the barbecue, and Bretzels fresh from the oven while sipping on a cold Bavarian Bier.

2. The Bavarian

The Bavarian - German Restaurant Melbourne
The Bavarian – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: The Bavarian)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong VIC 3032, Australia
Operating Hours:12pm-9pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm-10pm Friday and Saturday

The Bavarian is a German-inspired Australian dining experience that has expanded to cities and rural areas throughout Australia. Three fundamental characteristics define an iconic brand: delicious, unbeatable German brews, and sheer amounts of fun.

3. Munich Brauhaus

Munich Brauhaus - German Restaurant Melbourne
Munich Brauhaus – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Munich Brauhaus)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address45 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia
Phone1300 686 424
Operating Hours:12pm-10pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday and Saturday, 11am-9pm Sunday

Munich Brauhaus, with three bars, private function rooms, in-built stage for live oompah-themed entertainment, outdoor beer garden and seating for over 900 people, is always a wild night out with the boys. There are just a few vegetarian, seafood, and non-pig options available, but really, if you don’t like pork, why not just drink? Their house brew is always an excellent choice, or they’ve got some great pilsners.

5. Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus - German Restaurant Melbourne
Hofbrauhaus – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Hofbrauhaus)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address18-28 Market Lane, Melbourne, CBD
Phone(03) 9663 3361
Operating Hours:4pm-11pm Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-1am Friday and Saturday, 12pm-11pm Sunday

Since 1968, Hofbrauhaus has been serving delicious German food and beverages in the heart of Chinatown. The façade of Hofbrauhaus is clearly Bavarian. When you walk through the door, dirndl-clad hostesses will welcome you and seat you in one of the three distinct function areas.

5. Bratwurst Shop & Co

Bratwurst Shop & Co - German Restaurant Melbourne
Bratwurst Shop & Co – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Bratwurst Shop & Co)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone+61 418 920 144
Operating Hours:6am-3pm Tuesday to Friday, 6am-4pm Saturday, 9am-4pm Sunday

Every Market day, the Bratwurst Shop & Co. serves up delectable brats in the famous Dairy Produce Hall. Whether you’re in the mood for something hot, cheesy, or simple, you’ll find it here! They also offer ready-made sandwiches and paninis as well as excellent coffee.

6. Berlin Bar

Berlin Bar - German Restaurant Melbourne
Berlin Bar – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Berlin Bar)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
AddressTop Floor, 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Operating Hours:5pm-12am Monday to Thursday, 5pm-1am Friday and Saturday

The Berlin Bar pays tribute to the tumultuous history of Germany’s capital city. Berlin Bar is most recognized for its cocktails, although it also serves a modest but enticing food menu with Berlin specialties such as currywurst, a pork sausage that originated in the city.

7. German Club Tivoli

German Club Tivoli - German Restaurant Melbourne
German Club Tivoli – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: German Club Tivoli)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address291 Dandenong Road Prahran VIC 3181
Phone03 9510 2270
Operating Hours:5pm-12am Thursday to Saturday

German Club Tivoli has evolved into a must-visit spot for those seeking for a genuine German experience. Delivering the finest in authentic German cuisine to sate your tummies and put you in a good mood.

8. Bierkeller

Bierkeller - German Restaurant Melbourne
Bierkeller – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Bierkeller)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address306 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Phone+61 3 9429 6724
Operating Hours:4:30pm-11pm Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday to Sunday

Bierkeller is a rustic Austrian and German restaurant with a hand-picked selection of local and imported craft beer. They combine traditional Austrian techniques and procedures with top-notch Australian ingredients to offer you the finest possible results.

9. The Hof Downtown

The Hof Downtown - German Restaurant Melbourne
The Hof Downtown – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: The Hof Downtown)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address737 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Phone+61 3 9670 7389
Operating Hours:12pm-10pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 12pm-11pm Thursday, 12pm-12am Friday and Saturday, 12pm-9pm Sunday

The Hof’s cuisine is an inventive modern Bavarian cuisine with the greatest Bavarian bites and their legendary crispy pork knuckle, as well as freshly crumbed schnitzels. You’ll eat like a native in this authentic German bierstube!

10. Gasthaus on Queen

Gasthaus on Queen - German Restaurant Melbourne
Gasthaus on Queen – German Restaurant Melbourne (Credit: Gasthaus on Queen)
Key ServicesGerman cuisines
Address211 Queen Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3000
Phone+61 422 636 235
Operating Hours:8am-10pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-11pm Saturday

The cuisine at Gasthaus on Queen is an innovative culinary experience, with authentic, high-quality Austrian and German food, providing their guests the opportunity to enjoy their love for food while also taking a little piece of German culture with them right here in Australia.

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If you’re looking for a delicious and authentic German dining experience, Melbourne has no shortage of options. Whether you’re in the mood for bratwurst or schnitzel, these ten restaurants will leave you full and happy. So pull up a chair, order a stein of your favorite brew, and enjoy an evening of good food and and experience!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Australia. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Australia. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Australia has to offer.