The Bavarian Beerhouse, Cairns
Got a craving for sauerkraut? Then maybe you should try out the relatively new German restaurant opened up on Spence St so aptly named The Bavarian Beerhouse. Two of my friends and I tried it out last Thursday night and found the place to be well worth the visit. The service was fast, enthusiastic and authentic with all of the wait staff being fluent in German and dressed in the traditional lederhosen. My two friends CM and MJ ordered a 1L stein of beer each, which the waiter told us is imported from Munich in barrels. I opted for a risque glass of water rather than the beer since I’m not really a beer drinker and I was driving.
Only two other tables were occupied by diners on this particular Thursday night but I have driven past many times and noticed that it has been very busy mostly on the weekends. CM and MJ both ordered straight from the specials board – an XXL Schnitzel with Chips, Mushroom Sauce and 1L of beer for AU$29 (that would be their 2nd litre of beer for the evening) while seeking to satisfy my odd craving for sauerkraut I ordered the Kilsekransky, a Grilled Cheese Kransky served with authentic German Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Bavarian Mustard (a bank breaking AU$9.50).
We didn’t wait long for our meals to arrive and when they did we were all pretty staggered at the size of the schnitzel. Well, the special board did say XXL! CM managed to polish off the entire thing as well as 2L of beer minus a few stray chips left on his plate while MJ struggled to finish it all. They both reckoned it was a pretty good deal and enjoyed it although they did say that the schnitzel was a little bit tough and chewy in parts and they also suspected that the mushrooms in the mushroom sauce may have been tinned.
I managed to more than satisfy my craving for sauerkraut since my meal came with a massive pile of it! I was pretty wrapped about that and pretty happy with my meal in general as it was super tasty. It was quite a big feed and I couldn’t finish it all as much as I tried. Great value for $9.50!
My two friends and I enjoyed our hearty meals and we were all very impressed with the attentive service and the authentic staff. I have only heard good things from other people that have dined at The Bavarian Beerhouse. It’s difficult times to be opening a restaurant in Cairns especially considering the fate of the last restaurant that occupied this corner (Wink) but I am really hoping that this restaurant does well and by the amount of people that I have seen dining here over the last few weeks I think The Bavarian Beerhouse will be here to stay. I’ll be back.
The Bavarian Beerhouse
Corner Grafton/Spence St, Cairns QLD 4870
Ph: (07) 4041 1551
Opening Hours: Lunch Mon – Fri 11am – 3pm, Sat – Sun 10am – 3pm, Dinner Mon – Sun 5pm – 12am