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Published June 5th 2018
A Bavarian feast in Hahndorf
Winter.

There is a reflective, pensive quality to Hahndorf in the colder months. The streets are quiet; the excited bustle of summer holidaymakers and tourists long faded to reveal a seraphic melancholy. Occasional visitors duck in and out of a few shops while glancing worriedly above, where dark clouds threaten to hemorrhage.

German Spoon Hahndorf South Australia Mount Barker Near Adelaide Tourist Destination German food Bavarian
The German Spoon


Perhaps borne from childhood memories, on such funereal evenings in Hahndorf I find myself drawn to the town's enduring Bavarian history/shtick. The welcoming embrace of Hahndorf's charming stalwarts The German Arms Hotel and The Hahndorf Inn restaurant beckon.

German Spoon Hahndorf South Australia Mount Barker Near Adelaide Tourist Destination German food Bavarian
A Bavarian Feast


A relative newcomer to the scene is German Spoon, and while the place may not boast the same history and atmosphere as Hahndorf's more established heavyweights, the food is delicious. Platters are heaped with sausages, potatoes, sauerkraut and meat. Charred and caramelised notes of marinated beef and pork contrast with the smoky succulence of sausages, gleaming casing providing a welcome snap.

German Spoon Hahndorf South Australia Mount Barker Near Adelaide Tourist Destination German food Bavarian
Another Platter


Sweet relish against rich pork; savoury chops accompanied perfectly by the sharp, cleansing tang of mustard. Pretzels provide a firm chewy exterior yielding to a pillowy interior, a perfect vehicle to soak up the complex blend of sauces. Grilled textures, roasted tones, crispy edges and woodsmoke. The service is friendly and attentive. The beer? Cold. The wine list? Well curated local hits. Apart from the expected fare, other meals including chargrilled chicken, vegetarian options, curries and salads and pasta are available.

German Spoon Hahndorf South Australia Mount Barker Near Adelaide Tourist Destination German food Bavarian
Platters


German Spoon Hahndorf South Australia Mount Barker Near Adelaide Tourist Destination German food Bavarian
Garlic Bread


If you're in Hahndorf and keen to sample a generously heaving platter of delectable Bavarian style meat and sides served in a smaller establishment, German Spoon may well satisfy that carnivorous craving.
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When: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30am to 3pm, 4:30pm to 8pm
Phone: 08 7280 0086
Where: 28 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia
Cost: Around $20 for a main and $45-55 for a platter
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