My husband one day came up with the idea of finding the best schnitzel in town. He, after some research came up with hofbräuhaus in Market Lane.

I was surprised!

Who would ever imagine a German restaurant inside a quite alley in China Town??

We both headed there for dinner on a Friday night. Ordered a schnitzel, beer and some starters.

Few months later we visited again. This time we ordered pork knuckle and beers.

The summary!

1. Schweinshax’n (4.5/5)

Bavarian pickled roasted pork knuckle, sauerkraut and mashed potato served with haus-made pork jus and Bavarian mustard.

A generous portion of perfectly roasted pork enough for 4 to share. A well balanced combo. The sauerkraut perfectly cuts through the heaviness of meat in this dish.


2. Hähnchenschnitzel (4.5/5)

Viennese style freshly crumbed marinated chicken breast  served with creamy forest mushroom sauce, chips and side salad

This too is a very generous portion. Evenly crumbed, crisp and still maintained the softness and juiciness of meat.


3. Aubergine Pommes (3.5/5)

Crispy eggplant chips coated in polenta, served with mayonnaise

Crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. I lost interest in them after 2 pieces. There isn’t anything in this combination that pursue your taste buds to take the next bite. A recipe executed well but failed to impress.


The generous portions and a good selection of beers might be the reason for this place to be a favourite among large groups. The friendly staff here dress up in Bavarian costumes. I know nothing about Bavarian cuisine but I enjoyed the ambience and buzz of this place!

hofbräuhaus, I am glad I found you!





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