The Bavarian at Manly Wharf’s venue is quite literally one of the best locations in Sydney. Located at right along the wharf, this icon of German food and beer overlooks the harbour and boasts a beer garden perfect for whiling the day away over beer, wurst and schnitzel in the sun. The undisputed kings of Bavarian cuisine, the team here are passionate to say the very least. High on the agenda is quality, authentic food and adherence to the German beer purity laws – yes, that is a thing and yes, it’s worth it. This is a spot where it’s highly likely you’ll arrive for a stein and leave several hours later so book a table, grab your gang and head to Manly Wharf on the corner of Belgrave Street and the Esplanade. Prost!
Food was tasty but small servings Very noisy inside Staff friendly and efficient
Seemed too busy for the staff to keep up. Felt more like a bar rather than a restaurant but I’m sure others like that.
Generous serves, good waitstaff and the variety of beers awesome
So, thinking about a German wurstfest at The Bavarian Manly are we? Well you, dear friend, are very wise indeed. No trip to this Sydney spot is ever a bad idea. The menu is packed to the rafters with all the Bavarian classics you know and love. We’re talking beers, schnitzels, wurst and sharing platters that go down a damn treat with your wheat beer of choice. The spaces itself overlooks Manly Cove and boasts outdoor tables, a massive bar and a cosy fireplace for winter beer times. One of the best things too, is that The Bavarian Manly is 100% dog friendly so your doggo besties are more than welcome any day of the week.
Now, let’s dig a little deeper into the menu at The Bavarian, shall we? Known as the younger brother of Bavarian Bier Cafe, we recommend pairing your first round of steins with a giant pretzel served with butter, pickled cucumber and sweet mustard and a round of spicy squid topped with lime aioli – perfect when taking in the Manly seabreeze. Then, if you’re after a schnitzel, the classic weiner is served with lemon, parsley and capers, although there are several options that are well-worth a try. Alternatively, opt for a signature plate of crispy pork knuckle with all the trimmings. Ideal for groups or casual drinks with mates, Sydney’s The Bavarian Manly on the corner of Belgrave Street and the Esplanade is sure to be your new fave German spot!