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.
Great Austrian and Germany Style food, and beers are excellent. Need more advertising, and reach more people. Not sure about the wait stuff, a bit too pushy in beer. However, the Chef is excellent.
Great staff. Great food. Service was amazing. Beer was perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better night. Highly recommend for any occasion or just dinner or even drinks at the bar
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the beers they were serving, offering suggestions which would compliment the meal. The sausage fest meal was great and was a substantial serving. The meal is enough for 2 people. 3 large tasty sausages with the best sauerkraut and breads.
Great service from friendly staff. A real culinary experience. We all enjoyed our meals which were more than adequate in size. Two of us shared the Pork Hock and still couldn't finish it. Apple strudel was the best we have ever tasted...even better than in Vienna. Will definitely be returning.
I had the veal Wiener Schnitzel for dinner, it was tender, perfectly crumbed and went down very well together with the included Potato Salad and side of Pomme Fritz (fries). Everyone at our table finished all their food and cleaned their plate, the staff were amazingly helpful and friendly and overall it was an amazing meal. We will definitely be back again to try some of the other meals and desserts.
Most importantly, there was delicious food! Mains were large portions. My husband and son split a tasting board-- perfect taste of many menu items for the people who can't pick just one. Everyone loved it and enjoyed tasting each other's favourites. We had attentive service. The gentleman we assumed was the manager, was shocked that our youngest singlehandedly finished his sausage pinwheel and challenged him to come back and eat an entire pork knuckle. Challenge accepted! Fun atmosphere, too. Will definitely be back!
The BIERKELLER exceeded our expectations, providing a most enjoyable evening at a reasonable cost. The menu surprised us with a most interesting range of choices, which will demand our return visits in future. The friendly and knowledgeable service was always there when needed without fuss or delay. This experience will long be remembered by us and we have no hesitation in recommending the BIERKELLER to all our friends and anybody looking for the best Austrian cuisine in Australia.
My son chose BeirKeller for his birthday dinner with the family. The food is great! Generous serves and there are vegetarian options, too. For a treat we let our birthday boy have a non alcoholic beer and the proprietor offered him a dessert special on the house! The atmosphere is casual, authentic and friendly and the service is terrific. A great night. Thanks
Really great food and fabulous European beers. The staff were really friendly. We arrived late because of a delay in our flight and the staff very accommodating and kept the kitchen open for us. I would definitely recommend a visit.
We enjoyed dinner, er had the pork schnitzel, roast pork belly and some sides and all of it was delicious. The staff were also friendly adding to a great first time experience and a lovely evening. Will definitely be coming back!