There’s nothing Aussies love more than tucking into some meat and beer, which of course makes German cuisine a match made in culinary heaven. So it’s no surprise that Geelong locals have been going bananas over Malop Street restaurant, The Rheingold. Serving up authentic German grub such as pork roasts, schnitzels and roast chicken with plenty of potatoes, sauerkraut, schnapps and beer, this Geelong CBD space is ideal for getting the crew together and feasting on some of the best food you’ll find anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s popular though, so booking ahead it essential. Prost!
Loved the food and atmosphere. The hostess was very welcoming.
The Rheingold has always been a place for a great night. Erik is very much missed. He was an exceptional host. But his family’s have continued his legacy.
Everyone had an amazing night. Thank you for having us
German cuisine is a lot more than drinking steins of Warsteiner or Lowenbrau in your dirndl – although to be honest, that’s a really good time too. A cuisine steeped in rich traditions, German food has dishes packed with flavour, meat cooked to perfection and it leaves you feeling full and happy at the end of the meal. At Rheingold, the team go above and beyond to create a wonderful experience, showcasing the very best of German cuisine, and Geelong locals can’t get enough. Housed in a 140 year old building, The Rheingold’s interior resembles that of an underground cellar, complete with 1980s posters, all of which add to the charm of this Geelong CBD institution.
As for the menu, The Rheingold is home to all the favourites you’d expect, so we recommend kicking things off with either a sauerkraut, vegetable or potato soup, with freshly baked bread, of course. Following on, you can’t beat the famous pig on the spit, which has become a bit of a Geelong institution in its own right. Served with sauerkraut, red cabbage, fresh vegetables with parsley, coleslaw, potato salad and tossed salad there’s no way you’ll leave hungry. It’s also essential to round things off with a traditional apple strudel topped with fresh cream, of course! You’ll find The Rheingold in the heart of Geelong’s CBD on Malop Street. Be sure to make a reservation though because this German favourite fills up quickly!