Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oh? Oh? Oh? There must be a typo here… Austrian food in the heart of Richmond? Nein, it’s exactly as it looks: Bierkeller By Ost is a tribute to the brot and bier of the Central European nation in the eastern Melbourne suburb. You can find them on Bridge Road, right by Richmond Town Hall, so book a table now and set off for a meal that is a slice – or a spaetzle – of Vienna in the Victorian capital.
The long and storied relationship between Austria and Australia has been predominantly based on mutually-poor spelling, but down at Bierkeller By Ost on Bridge Road in Richmond, they are building a new level of intercultural cooperation. Their menu is an authentic taste of Austria in the middle of Melbourne, and if you schlep over, you are sure of a strudel, schnitzel and spaetzle to satisfy your hunger.
As one would expect of an Austrian restaurant, the classics of Central European cuisine feature highly on the menu at Bierkeller By Ost. You can begin your meal on Bridge Road in Richmond with a pretzel – with Austrian mustard – and follow it up with a Wiener Schnitzel with chips, a roast pork hock or, wurst case scenario, a sausage. Wash it down with any number of Austrian beers and you’ve got a great Melbourne meal on your hands.
We've been looking for a great German/Austrian restaurant ever since Mutti's closed several years ago. For since reason we missed this one. Better late than never and the food is amazing, saying that as German born and bred. Let's hope they stay around for a long time yet. Take the combo platter for a good section of the did choices. Based on that you can choose a dish to focus on next time. Whether it's the wiener schnitzel or the goulash or the pork roast. Remember to lubricate with plenty of their excellent German and Austrian imported beers. Follow up with the exquisite apple strudel and since of the schnappses. You will be pleasantly miserable in the best way.
If you want a truly authentic Austrian experience, then Bierkeller in Richmond is the place to go. Great food, drinks and service. It was our second visit and will return.
The four of us shared two Austrian tasting boards, small charcuterie with a pretzel, 3 different tap beers, and 4 different schnapps--all amazing and too much food! The food, friendliness, service, and atmosphere of this place keeps us coming back and bringing more friends so they get to experience it as well. Awesome place!