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5/5

Bavarian German Restaurant

No. 11 Galle Face Court 2, Colombo 3


The Bavarian has been around for ages, and is still hugely popular. Change can be a good thing but sometimes when you're doing something right, you should stick to it, and that's exactly what the German Restaurant has done.



The Bavarian has been around for ages, and is still hugely popular. Change can be a good thing but sometimes when you're doing something right, you should stick to it, and that's exactly what the German Restaurant has done.

Food

We're actually quite surprised there haven't been more German restaurants establishing themselves in Colombo, seeing how successful the Bavarian has been. Things here haven't changed much at all during the past years, and we're cool with that. The menu is quite extensive and covers pretty much all carnivorous needs. They've also got some imported beers and ciders which are a nice change from the local stuff (which we still love). The prices have gone up a bit, so expect to pay somewhere around Rs. 2000+ per head. Taxes are pretty high so keep that in mind as well. We ordered the ever popular crispy pork knuckle (Rs. 1780), mixed grill (Rs. 1800) and the steak stack (Rs. 1500). They also have a pretty good 3 course lunch menu for about Rs. 1500 per head, but they'll only give it to you if you ask the waiters specifically. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. All the portion sizes were pretty massive and in most cases takes a bit of effort and time to finish.
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The pork knuckle is arguably their most popular dish, and for good reason. It's served with sauteed potatoes, sauerkraut and gravy. The knuckle was cooked perfectly with a crispy crackling, tender meat and fat rendered perfectly to the point where it just melts in your mouth. The gravy also enhanced the flavour of the pork brilliantly and we ended up putting it on pretty much everything. Personally I would have preferred a mash over the potatoes but that's me being picky.
steak stack steak stack
The steak stack came with 2 steaks topped with fried onions, cheese and a large side of fries. The portion size was pretty big but we do definitely think a little more effort into the presentation on this one wouldn't have hurt. The steak was cooked medium rare and was seasoned well. It was stacked like a sandwich with the cheese and fried onions in the middle and on top, so there was plenty of textures and flavours in every mouthful.
mixed grill mixed grill
As we didn't have enough meats on the table already, we went ahead and got a mixed grill as well. It had chicken, beef, lamb, and sausages topped with fried egg, served with fries and veges. We were pretty happy with it overall, but the only gripe we had was that of the 2 pieces of steak, one was cooked well done and the other was closer to medium.

Ambience and Service

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The Bavarian has a classic pub theme, with it's mostly wooden interior. While the wooden furniture adds a great aesthetic, it doesn't make for the most comfortable experience. Maybe a few more cushions would help. It's quite a small space so it does tend to get a bit stuffy when it's at capacity, specially during dinner.

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The service was pretty fast and the waiter was efficient, but he didn't seem particularly happy about us being there for some reason (maybe I bumped into him on the road?).

Conclusion

The Bavarian has stuck with what they do best, which is giving us hardy, no-compromise, carnivorous meals. If you're a meat lover who's looking to stuff his face, then this is the place for you.

TIP

If you're looking for a more budget friendly option, then be sure to ask for that lunch menu of theirs.

Address

No. 11 Galle Face Court 2, Colombo 3

Directions

On Galle Road, just before the Galle Face roundabout, opposite In On The Green

Contacts

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Open 12.00 PM - 3.00 PM and 6.00 PM - 12.00 AM

Cuisine

German Pub Food

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Steak Pork Beer

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
5
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4

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Nirma1992

Love the place & the food they serve

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5/5

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EMES

after eleven years in Deutschland i had the invitation for lunch at this place.I ordered Gulash,Red Cabbage and Noodles.The last two made me no more hungry.THE GOULASH WAS GREAT……JUST A SOUP WITH about five gram pieces and about five such pieces.AUF WIEDERSEHEN

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Nirma1992

Love the place & the food they serve

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5/5

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EMES

after eleven years in Deutschland i had the invitation for lunch at this place.I ordered Gulash,Red Cabbage and Noodles.The last two made me no more hungry.THE GOULASH WAS GREAT……JUST A SOUP WITH about five gram pieces and about five such pieces.AUF WIEDERSEHEN

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Niluksha D. Bastiansz

Great service. Food is also amazing. Be mindful the portions are very big. So if you're not too hungry… share. Got annoyed when they brought the main dish half way through enjoying the starter. So do mention if it looks like a very busy night…

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Bhav

Pork ribs were too salty. Camenbert used in starter was not up to standard. Service was average- dishes remained on the table for longer than was comfortable.

Overall a very average experience, rather disappointing considering the charges.

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imajeed

Food was on point.

Called and made a reservation first and the service was accomodating as we arrived.

It wasn't too busy a night. Perhaps, that's why.

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Malinthe

Always a solid place when it comes to food and drinks. Pricey but worth it. Huge portions.

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LahiruT

Went there yesterday. Not going again.
Steak was OK but had enough with the poor service.

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