The Bavarian Restaurant, Graaff-Reinet

When we saw The Bavarian Restaurant and Beer Garden my mom was immediately drawn to the idea of eating there. We were meant to be in Austria, and what could bring us closer than traditional food, here in South Africa?

The Bavarian

The Bavarian Restaurant and Beer Garden

The space inside is small, and there are outside tables forming the ‘beer garden’ which overlook the kitchen. Serving more than just German food, you will find curries on their menu, as well as traditional South African hamburgers. We were advised to book earlier rather than later by the owner as they were expecting to be fully booked. And we were told that if we arrived at 19h30 we would have our meal by 20h00.

Our meal

Well, this statement was not quite accurate as it took an hour and 45 minutes from when we ordered to when our main course was served. Luckily for us. the Bridge Street Brewery craft beers on tap were good! To start I had a Bavarian sausage (R75) which was served with a really delicious sauerkraut and homemade mustard sauce. We all had very good schnitzels (R125) as our main course, my parents going for the chicken option, and Dave and I had pork ones. These were served with mash and seasonal vegetables and I had a side order of onion rings. My mom could not resist ordering the apple strudel (R50) but it was not the traditional one she was expecting, so that was a little bit of a let down.

My Meal


The service was fantastic, which made up for the long wait. I would recommend going there for a long lazy lunch, rather than dinner. Contact them on +27 83 342 8768 to make a booking.

Edit: since writing this review, they have closed.

Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on May 18:

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