A Big Bavarian Christmas – biers, feasts and festivities

November 2017

Australia’s best-known Bavarian restaurants have unwrapped their Christmas calendar to reveal a month brimful of brouhaha, festive brews, feasting and good old family fun.

Prepare for a Big Bavarian Christmas party on Saturday, 16 December at flagship restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – Munich Brauhaus The Rocks in Sydney, Munich Brauhaus South Wharf in Melbourne and The Bavarian at Westfield Chermside in Brisbane – with a sack-full of surprises and an attempt to set a big Bavarian record for the largest gathering of St. Nicks.

Dust off your Santa suit, drape yourself in tinsel and bring along some mistletoe mischief to help get things off to a record-breaking start at 11am. Signature Bavarian dishes, legendary steins of pure bier and festive cheer are available all day long, so guests can settle in for the day and celebrate into the night.

A Dogs of Christmas costume contest and prizes for best dressed will take place at 2pm at Munich Brauhaus Sydney and Munich Brauhaus Melbourne. All three flagship locations will turn up the traditional oompah band tunes at 6pm, which will launch an evening of Bavarian games and challenges, including yodelling, slap dancing and tests of strength to see who can hold steins of beer at arm’s length for the longest. Celebratory keg taps take place at 8pm.

Throughout December, guests can attempt the Twelve Steins of Beer Challenge at any of Rockpool Dining Group’s Bavarian restaurants, which also include Bavarian Bier Café (York Street, Entertainment Quarter, Parramatta, Bondi, Chatswood and Miranda in Sydney and Eagle Street Pier and Broadbeach in Queensland) and The Bavarian (Manly, Penrith and World Square in Sydney and Knox in Melbourne).

Bier enthusiasts, partygoers and all-round merrymakers who drink 12 steins (either 500ml, or 1Litre) over multiple visits will score prizes and go into the draw to win a place on Australia’s Biggest Bavarian Pub Crawl. The winner will receive flights and accommodation for three people, over three days to attend Christmas festivities at Munich Brauhaus Sydney, Munich Brauhaus Melbourne and Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier.

All venues across all three states have Christmas set menus available for larger groups (view Christmas set menus) throughout the festive season.  Also on the menu is a limited-edition Christmas sharing platter, that is as big in flavour as it is in size, and includes a rack of coffee-rubbed pork ribs with BBQ sauce, whole roast chicken, hotlink sausages, pepper Kielbasa, mac and cheese balls, mash and gravy balls (that’s right, one-bite mouth-poppers of mashed potato and gravy), bier jus and salad.

Festive Family Sundays will take place at all venues every weekend during December with free face painters , Christmas activities and children under 12 can eat free from the kids’ menu (with a paying adult). Santa will visit every Sunday between 12-2pm at Munich The Rocks, Munich South Wharf and The Bavarian Chermside.

ChristmasFest parties will be held at Munich Brauhaus The Rocks and Munich Brauhaus South Wharf on
Saturday, 23 December, with a fun-filled line-up of Christmas carols oompah-style, keg taps, on-stage Bavarian games and challenges, and prizes for the daggiest T-Shirt.

Munich Brauhaus The Rocks, Munich Brauhaus South Wharf, The Bavarian Manly and Bavarian Bier Cafés at Bondi and Eagle Street Pier are open for Christmas Day lunch, serving classic à la carte Bavarian dishes, the Christmas platter, and set menus.  All of the restaurants in all states are open on New Year’s Eve, so raise a stein, shout a rounds of schnapps, and welcome in the New Year Bavarian-style. Prost!

Visit Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café and The Bavarian for more information and bookings.
For media inquiries contact: Rockpool Dining Group PR Manager Rachel Lebihan: 0438 701 573 | [email protected]

Explore our brands



    Bar Patrón

    Bar Patrón

    Rockpool Bar & Grill




    Spice Temple






    The Cut


    Saké Restaurant & Bar

    Manly Sydney

    Double Bay Sydney

    Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

    Flinders Lane Melbourne

    Hamer Hall Melbourne

    The Rocks Sydney

    Fratelli Fresh

    Fratelli Fresh Bridge St Sydney, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Entertainment Quarter, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Manly, NSW

    fratelli fresh Westfield Miranda, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Westfield Sydney, NSW

    Fratelli Fresh Sunshine Coast, QLD

    El Camino Cantina

    El Camino Cantina Entertainment Quarter, NSW

    El Camino Cantina Manly, NSW

    El Camino Cantina Miranda, NSW

    El Camino Cantina The Rocks, NSW

    El Camino Cantina Bowen Hills, QLD

    El Camino Cantina Robina, QLD

    El Camino Cantina Chermside, QLD

    El Camino Cantina Sunshine Plaza , QLD

    El Camino Cantina Fitzroy, VIC

    Munich Brauhaus

    South Bank – Queensland

    South Wharf – Victoria

    The Rocks – New South Wales

    The Bavarian

    Castle Hill – New South Wales

    Charlestown – New South Wales

    Chatswood – New South Wales

    Entertainment Quarter – New South Wales

    Green Hills – New South Wales

    Macarthur – New South Wales

    Manly Wharf – New South Wales

    Miranda – New South Wales

    Penrith – New South Wales

    Rouse Hill – New South Wales

    Shellharbour – New South Wales

    Tuggerah – New South Wales

    Wetherill Park – New South Wales

    Wollongong – New South Wales

    World Square – New South Wales

    Belconnen – Australian Capital Territory

    Woden – Australian Capital Territory

    Tea Tree Plaza – South Australia

    Highpoint – Victoria

    Knox O-Zone – New South Wales

    Broadbeach – Queensland

    Chermside – Queensland

    Coomera – Queensland

    Eagle Street Pier – Queensland

    Mackay – Queensland

    Robina – Queensland

    Sunshine Plaza – Queensland

    The Barracks – Queensland

    Toowoomba – Queensland


    Barangaroo, New South Wales

    Bowen Hills – Queensland

    Kotara – New South Wales

    York Street – New South Wales

    WingHAÜS by Bavarian

    WingHAÜS by Bavarian Brisbane, QLD