If you love German food you have to try out the Hophaus, not only do you get a litre of beer in a proper big glass tankard but you also get some of my favourite Deutsche Wurst and Schnitzel and a gorgeous view over the Yarra to boot!!
Snack on some small bites with that big beer including the ‘Bretzel’ – a german bread pretzel with Sea salt, pickles and house whipped butter. The Crumbed Cheese Sticks are oozey, gooey, cheesy, stringy gorgeousness! Enjoy Oysters, mussels or a ‘Bitterballen’ House smoked pulled beef with cheese, the real deal Löwensenf mustard. There are lighter meal options with good old Spatzle and some salads but what you really want are the gigantic plates of hunkin meet and knuckle!!
Schnitzels are amazing with traditional breaded with German potato salad, sauerkraut and lemon or my fave the Jägerschnitzel – Pan fried pork with a lovely creamy mushroom sauce. You can also fill up on Slow Cooked Beef Cheek, Crispy Pork Knuckle, Sirloin Steak, Coal spit roasted lamb shoulder and the Wurstplatten with Walmas signature sausages galore – I am still to see hubby finish this one!!
But Sausages don’t stop there with the Cheese Kransky and a classic Bratwurst both served with the real deal curry ketchup (insert Love hearts from my tummy!!) Hubby went The ‘Hamburg’er with Angus beef, bier braised onions, cheddar, kaiserfleisch, kraut, smokey mayonnaise, brioche bun and fried potato salad (which is essentially warmed up potato crisps and not worth serving considering how good everything else is here!). It was a good burger, solid bun but it couldn’t cope with the juicy krout and collapsed half way in, burger was tasty and hubby seemed happy.
I had to go the Jägerschnitzel my absolute favourite from many years spent in Germany and I still swear this is the best version I have found in Australia. You can’t beat that sauce, in fact you could put it on anything and I would love it!!
The wine list is always decent, the beer flows all night and the staff are always chipper!! It’s a great place to spend a little time.