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German Good for groups

The Bavarian Shellharbour

Average price $35
8/10
267 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35 Special request

The chef recommends...

CRACKLING PORK BELLY Red Cabbage | Bier Jus | Mash | Apple Compote
$32
FISH & CHIPS Crisp Bier Batter | Lemon | Fries | Tartare Sauce
$24
BUFFALO MOZZARELLA RAVIOL Basil Pesto | Cherry Tomatoes | EVOO
$19

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8/10
based on 267 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.1/10
Service :7.8/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. Stephen o.
    Stephen o.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    This was the 2nd time at the Bavarian. The 1st time was excellent, food was awesome and came out very quick. This time it started out good with the waitress that served us. She did her job very well. The problem was that the food took a long time to come out and one of the meals was wrong. This meal was asked to be made a certain way due to allergies. It wasn't and when it was brought to the attention of the manager we were told that the Bavarian was not a place for someone with food issues.

  2. Anita D.
    Anita D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food!!!! Amazing atmosphere!!!!! Amazing service!!!!! Amazing Bavarian everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Michael L.
    Michael L.
    • one review
    8/10

    The restaurant looked amazing, we found the only problem was that we were only half way through our entree when they bought out our main meal, and wanted to just leave it there, then it stated that steins were $12 with meals but I didn’t notice until we got home that I was charged $24 full price instead

  4. Paul P.
    Paul P.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Good location, in food quarter of shopping centre. Food was good, service friendly but not attentive. Overall a good place for a meal with family and friends.

  5. Robert P.
    Robert P.
    • one review
    7/10

    This was our 4th visit but for some reason they have changed the menu quite a bit and not for the better. Food was still good but harder to order with our waitress/manager. No writing down of our orders and a drink was forgotton. Other than that, all still pretty good and filling. $15 surcharge for eating there on a Sunday that was never mentioned.

  6. Jessica M.
    Jessica M.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    The food was good I'm just not a fan of packet potato. The service was ok, although there was only one person on so she didn't seem too happy. I also kinda prefer cold water for table water so we had to ask for ice

  7. Hans v.
    Hans v.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    We booked for an anniversary lunch. We wanted the platter. Pork belly....not available, Pork Schnitzel ....not available. Not good enough. We were very disappointed and left without having lunch. Probably won’t go back

  8. Michael H.
    Michael H.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Hi I don’t usually complain but I need to this time. My wife and I have regularly travelled to Sydney over the years with the purpose of going to the Rocks Bavarian and always enjoyed the food. We live in Gerringong so we were really keen to have one so close. We like the knuckles at the Rocks and they were always fully covered in crackling and tender inside. We ordered 3 meals of knuckles at Shellharbour on Saturday the 18th. What we received at was ALL 3 were cold as if they had been sitting for too long on the plate out of the oven. The mash, sauerkraut and juices on the plates were all mixed together and had gone watery so the mash needed to be eaten with a spoon and tasted like sauerkraut. The real disappointment was that the knuckles had little to no crackling, either from incorrect cooking or sitting too long in a lake of watery juices and the meat was dry inside to boot. Consistently is essential, we will come once more but if things are similar we sadly will have to continue going to the Rocks. I sent this review on Jan 23 but have not had a reply yet

  9. Rebecca  C.
    Rebecca C.
    • one review
    9/10

    The staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely amazing, large portions and option to take home leftovers. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good feed with their mates.

  10. Stephen  h.
    Stephen h.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great food but some of the staff should pay more attention to the patrion some don't even seem that want to be there but other then that good overall

  11. Paul R.
    Paul R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great place to eat with the family of teenage boys. Good food, generous servings, relaxed atmosphere and not over the top on price. Then there's the beers.....

  12. EVA P.
    EVA P.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The name is "Bavarian". The Decor and furniture are bavarian. The menu not so much. The background music played - definitely not. The food wasn't anything to write home about. So Sorry but it just didn't do it for us.

  13. Jessica J.
    Jessica J.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Staff are always friendly. Food is always amazing. Big portions which is a good thing. Reasonably priced. Awesome sized drinks. Just a great place for lunch or dinner.

  14. YOLANDA N.
    YOLANDA N.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    The Bavarian platter was the best. Loved every bite.

  15. Kat M.
    Kat M.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Made a booking, even called the day of to ensure they had my reservation and required high chairs, etc and was all good. When we arrived, they had given our table away!!! Also had to get up several times to find staff to serve us. Also quite slow. Otherwise, the food was great ???? but we won’t be going back.

    The Bavarian Shellharbour

    Dear Kat, Thanks for Your feedback. I am sorry to hear that service wasn't up to standard and You had a negative experience. If You would like to reach out directly to give me the chance to turn this around and make up for what wasn't up to standard. contact me rhaslinger@thebavarian.com.au Thanks

  16. Sarah M.
    Sarah M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Food was nice and came fairly quickly. But restaurant was understaffed. Yes it was a pretty quiet Monday but at least 2 wait staff plus bar attendant are required.

    The Bavarian Shellharbour

    Hi Sarah, We are sad to hear about your experience the other night. But we appreciate your feedback here and want to thank you for letting us know! We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and are making changes to do better. Regards

  17. Sheree J.
    Sheree J.
    • one review
    7.25/10

    I wouldn't rate any of it "great" just "ok"

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    4.75/10

    Service was average especially when the place was not even busy, they forgot entrees and the bill at the end was incorrect

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    7.5/10

    GOOD FOOD BUT NO COFFEE AVAILABLE. WENT OUT TO OTHER OUTLET FOR COFFEE ANS SWEETS. WANTED THEM THERE IF OFFERED !!!

    The Bavarian Shellharbour

    Hi, Thanks for Your feedback. I am happy to tell You that we now have a barista coffee machine in venue. So next time no need to leave for coffee and sweets - it's all provided now. Hope to have You back soon.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    5.75/10

    Should be really good - food and drink good and prompt once ordered - staff trying but not enough of them making it frustrating to get served.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

211 Lake Entrance Rd, 2529, Shellharbour City Centre, Australia

Directions to get there

South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra

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