Do you do a Sunday family lunch? I always have the best intentions but sadly it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like at out place. When the invite arrived to check out Munich Brauhaus‘ Sunday Family Funday located at South Wharf in Melbourne, we jumped at the chance to share a Sunday meal together in the most convivial of settings.
A visit to Munich Brauhaus had been on our agenda for months, the Mr often has work lunches there and just raves about how good the food is, so I didn’t have to twist his arm very hard to take some time off work (yes he works most Sundays) and join us.
The venue is modeled on a German beer hall with it’s long communal tables, faux antler chandeliers and adorable gingham table cloths. I felt like I was transported to Bavaria for the day. The weather was awful outside and even though the venue is quite large, the atmosphere was warm and cosy.
As you can imagine beer features heavily at Munich Brauhaus and I’m sure the crowd gets quite lively during Oktoberfest or on Friday nights, but Sunday is set aside for families and they cater to kids especially with their Sunday Family Funday.
There was an Oompa band, so fun! It got me into a cheerful mood straight away, although I did refrain from yodeling (it’s not my forte).
We started our meal with some warm, soft Bavaian style Pretzels that were as big as Emma’s head and a platter of Bavarian Charcuterie. Delicious!
Ok, I should mention at this stage that pork features heavily on the menu, which is my idea of food heaven on a cold winter’s day.
The meals are huge and perfect for sharing. If you want to try a little of everything I’d recommend the tasting platter with Crackling Pork Belly, assorted Sausages, Crisp Roasted Pork Knuckle, Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Apple Compote & Mashed Potatoes. We ordered a single serve but it was big enough for two.
In fact I made the rookie mistake of ordering a meal for each of us which was way too much food, but they were happy for us to take our left overs home in a doggie bag and we happily ate them for dinner. I hate wasting food so it’s great when places are accommodating.
The Pork Belly was melt in your mouth delicious with some seriously good crispy crackling. The braised red cabbage was a tangy palate cleansing compliment to the rich pork; who knew cabbage could taste this good?
With a full belly Emma headed to the games room which had been transformed into a Bavarian Winter Wonderland complete with (fake) snow. Queen Elsa was painting faces, and there was gingerbread decorating activities too.
Turns out Elsa doesn’t get many requests for Mexican Sugar skulls, but she did a great job and Emma was a happy customer!
It was a enjoyable day for the whole family. We will certainly be back and maybe I’ll leave some room for desert next time. The strudel is calling my name.
45 South Wharf Promenade,
South Wharf, Melbourne
Weekdays 11:30am till late
Sat & Sun 10am till late
My Poppet and family were invited to lunch as a guest of Munich Brauhaus with no obligation to review. All opinions are my own.