June 26th, 2011
Authentic Bavarian cuisine and drinking in Singapore can best be experienced at the popular BROTZEIT restaurants. Since the successful opening of BROTZEIT at VivoCity in 2006, there are now three BROTZEIT restaurants in Singapore ( Raffles City and 313@ Somerset), plus a recently opened franchise restaurant in KL, with further expansion planned within the region. Brotzeit specialises in serving genuine Bavarian cuisine, prepared in the kitchens by German chefs, plus premium German draft and bottled beers. True to it’s Bavarian heritage, Brotzeit provides a casual, relaxed environment for drinking beer and sharing dishes with friends.
The Brotzeit restaurant at Vivo City ( Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle complex) is prominently located on the ground level and faces directly onto the harbour with views across to Sentosa Island. The restaurant comprises a large interior space, with large timber tables and leather upholstered bench seats. Full height floor to ceiling glass separates the interior from an outdoor deck area with more timber bench tables, and also some high tables and stools. A long bar runs down the interior wall, which is decorated with a full length cartoon style mural depicting German beer traditions.
GERMAN PREMIUM BEERS
All the beers served at Brotzeit are imported from Germany and consequently are brewed in accordance to the German Purity Law dating back to 1516. This stipulates that beer can only contain four 100% natural ingredients- water, malt, hops and yeast. No additives of any kind are permitted. The draft beers are all directly imported from the Munich based Paulaner Brewery.
- “Weissbier“- made from wheat malt, with the distinctive ‘cloudy’ appearance, and a subtle citrus nose.
- “Dunkel Hefe“- a Weissbier made from roasted wheat malt, full bodied.
- “Original Munchner Dunkel”- a typical Munich style dark lager, caramel malts provide a sweeter taste.
- “Original Munchner Lager”– This Paulaner beer is the #1 Munich Lager, with a clean, slightly hoppy nose, and a clear, golden color.
In addition to the draft beers, Brotzeit also offer a selection of premium bottle German beers. These include “Paulaner Pils”– the popular pilsner , light style beer; “Kellerbier Anno 1417”– a traditional, unfiltered lager; “Salvator”– the original Paulaner beer- first brewed over 350 years ago. Other choices include an alcohol-free wheat beer, and an alcohol-free lager.
SPECIALTY GERMAN DISHES
Although it is quite possible to just enjoy the cold beers at Brotzeit, the food offerings are equally tempting, and perfectly compliment the beers. Prepared to authentic recipes by the in-house German chefs, with freshly sourced local ingredients, these are some of the popular specialty dishes.
Backhendlsalat: A fresh salad with crispy chicken fillet, potato salad, semi-dried tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and pumpkin seed oil tossed with housed dressing.
Schweinshaxn- Pork Knuckle: Probably the most famous and iconic of all German pub dishes. Oven roasted, crispy hind shank of grain fed pork with sauerkraut and potato salad, with brown sauce on the side.
Wurstelplatte- Sausage Platter (for sharing) Traditional German sausages- Nürnberger: Pork bratwurst with mashed potato and sauerkraut Original Weisswurst: Traditional Munich veal and garlic pork sausage served with sauerkraut and mustard; and spicy chicken sausages.
The menu also includes many other dishes- Bavarian Potato Dumpling & spinach; Wiener Schnitzel; Veal Goulash; and Grilled chicken breasts & salad, and Grilled salmon fillet & rocket salad. And no German meal would be complete without the classic dessert of Apfulstrudel- Apple Strudel served with vanilla ice cream!
BROTZEIT German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-149/150/151 Vivo City, Singapore 098585
MRT station: NE Line- Harbourfront station
Reservations: +65. 6272 8815
Opening Hours: Open daily for all day dining
Monday to Thursday 12:00pm ~ 12:00 am
Fridays & Saturdays (and Public holidays) 12:00pm~ 1:00 am
Sundays 11:00am ~ 11:00 pm
Happy Hours: 12:00pm ~ 5:00pm & 5:00pm ~ 8:00pm
Set Lunch Promotion: Monday – Friday until 3pm. Appetizer (choice of 2) + Main course (choice of 3)- Price from S$15 – $19 ++