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Published September 28th 2014
Grab Your Lederhosen
Bavarian On Tedder is a real favourite of mine on the Gold Coast - I have visited a number of times, in the day, on the evening, for drinks and for food and I have never been disappointed. In fact, we have taken a number of people with us and recommended it to friends, as we like it so much.
There are a number of Bavarian Restaurants on the Gold Coast, but I think, for me, Bavarian on Tedder stands out from the rest. There isn't one main reason, just a number of different factors that come together to make an amazing experience. It may be because it is on trendy Tedder Avenue, which is another favourite place of mine, but I also love the traditional Bavarian costume worn by the friendly staff, the wooden design and styling and its friendly intimate atmosphere.
Of course when talking German cuisine the food has to be done well otherwise it isn't worth visiting, as the food is what it is all about. The food here is hearty, deep and rich - this isn't pretty, healthy and delicate food it's substantial and delicious. Think schnitzels, goulash and meatloaf served with sauerkraut, creamy mash and side salad. If you have room you can finish off with things such as decadent cheesecake, tiramisu or strudel.
Most of the main dishes are around the $28 mark, but the portions are pretty big, so you do get value for money. If you are on a budget and can manage three courses they offer a set menu of 3 courses for $25. Pretty good - for this you get Beetroot soup, then a choice of schnitzel or German sausage, then strudel to finish.
On our last visit me and a friend had pork loin, smothered in creamy mushroom sauce, with mash, salad and sauerkraut - it was rich, tender and yummy. My partner had beef goulash served in a pancake, which he said was really lovely. Our mates had chicken schnitzel with mash, sauerkraut and salad. Out of the table of six people there wasn't anything left, just clean plates and satisfied full tummies.
Opened in 2013, this restaurant is part of Bavarian Grill Haus in Mount Tambourine, it doesn't have its own website, but it does have a Facebook page where you can find out more and get updates.
Located on the corner of Tedder Avenue and Woodroffe Avenue, it's perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. My favourite time we visited they had traditional German music playing, which added to the atmosphere, they don't always, but I feel if you are going to do something, go at it fully.
The staff were really friendly and helpful - a couple of our mates were late so we didn't get to the table on time, plus they had to come back a few times as it took us a while to decide, but they took it in their stride and were happy to explain menu items and recommend dishes. Also we took our 9 month old daughter who is in a destruction phase and likes to drop everything - a number of times they came to my rescue and picked up her various toys from the floor.
So far I have been here about four or five times - for some reason though I feel somewhere like this is best enjoyed with a large group of mates or family. Perhaps it's the big beers and hearty grub but the setting for me just feels better with lots of loud conversation and laughter.
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