Sweet Caroline Launch Party: Bavarian Bier Café, Chatswood

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My eagle-eyed girlfriend spotted that the Bavarian Bier Café was holding a launch party for their new lager called Sweet Caroline so we decided to give it a shot. I hadn’t been to the German restaurant in quite a while so I was keen to revisit it and try out their new menu. We liked that the Bavarian Bier Café in Chatswood was right next to the station, making it really easy to get to.

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As soon as we got to the restaurant, we were told that the event had just finished! (To be fair, they had a start time but no finish time on their event page). However, thanks to the ace manager and truly helpful staff, they gave us free testers anyway and were very accommodating. They even held the table used for the party in reserve for us.

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Sweet Caroline lager

We were glad we made the trip out; the lager was light, refreshing and perfect for the warm weather that day. My girlfriend, despite disliking beer usually, enjoyed this a lot. I found it to be a very light, inoffensive lager that will be a real treat in the coming summer.

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Char-grilled nürnberger w/ mash and sauerkraut $20

The Char-Grilled Nürnberger was mini beef sausages served with two choice of sides (I chose mash and sauerkraut) and gravy. These mini-sausages were moist, tender and bursting with flavour. The mash and gravy helped add more bulk and flavour to the dish. The sauerkraut satisfied my craving that I’ve had since our visit to Essen. I loved the serving size of this dish; definitely big enough to fill me up!

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Vegetarian black bean burger $14

My girlfriend was very skeptical going to a Bavarian restaurant, serving schnitzels, bratwurst and pork knuckle, and finding plant-based options on their menu. Thankfully, they have the Vegetarian Black Bean Burger which has a black bean and sweet potato patty, crispy onions, avocado and chipotle, served with perfectly cookedfries. This was, in short, delicious and left my girlfriend very satisfied.

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Mango weissbier 500ml $12

Of course there was no going to a Bavarian/German restaurant without sampling their Mango Weissbeir. They made this one right in-front of me so I could see them pour out the Franziskaner Weissbeir and mix it with the mango syrup they had on hand.

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The mango syrup takes a lot of the bitterness out of the beer and replaces it with fresh, delicious mango. As much as I like dark ale, this one goes down a treat! If you haven’t tried mango beer before, I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Special thanks to the shift manager and staff for doing all they could to make sure we had a great meal. We really appreciated the service, especially when the barman walked over to the kitchen to ask if they could do the vegetarian burger as the POS system said they were out but he knew they’d just gotten a shipment in. It made the meal that much better for us. The service at the bar was slow at times but it was because the bar staff were running around multitasking. Other than that, this was a great meal and we’ll definitely be back for more!

Cost: $58
Payment: Accepts cash or card

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