July 31st, 2012
Authentic Bavarian style cuisine and drinking can now be enjoyed in Hong Kong at the newly opened Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant. The concept for Brotzeit was developed in Singapore, where the first restaurant opened in 2006. Sustained popularity in Singapore has led to the opening of two further Brotzeit restaurants there, and subsequently, further regional expansion with restaurants established in Malaysia and Vietnam. The unique Brotzeit concept presents diners with genuine contemporary Bavarian cuisine, prepared in the kitchens by German chefs, complimented with premium Paulaner German draft and bottled beers. True to it’s Bavarian heritage, Brotzeit offers a casual, yet stylish environment for drinking beer and sharing hearty Bavarian dishes.
With a prime location overlooking the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui East, the first Brotzeit in Hong Kong is conveniently accessible for both local residents, office workers and visitors. Occupying two levels, the street level main bar features both high tables and wooden bench settings, plus an outdoor seating zone on the promenade; and on the upper level, a further dining space with the floor to ceiling glass frontage providing sweeping views across Victoria Harbour. Brotzeit serves lunch and dinner daily, but also is attractive as a friendly, relaxed bar, ideal for after-work or evening drinks, watching sport on the large screen LCDs, or just to hang out on the weekends.
The main bar on the ground level, with specialty German beers on tap
The large mural is a signature feature of all Brotzeit restaurants and depicts the brewing processes, plus iconic Hong Kong landmarks.
The street level frontage consists of full height glass panels that can slide away, opening up the interior to the outside promenade.
The upper level dining room- also features the signature wall mural, plus the dark timber bench tables and seats.
The view across Victoria Harbour from the upper level dining tables.
Fresh Paulaner draught beer is a specialty at Brotzeit
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.
The four draft beers served at Brotzeit Hong Kong are:
“Hefe Weissbier“- made from wheat malt, with the distinctive ‘cloudy’ appearance, and a subtle citrus nose.
“Dunkel Hefe Weissbier“- a Weissbier made from roasted wheat malt, full bodied.
“Original Münchner Dunkel”- a typical Munich style dark lager, caramel malts provide a sweeter taste.
“Original Münchner 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.
Selected Signature Dishes of Brotzeit
Backhendlsalat: A fresh salad with crispy chicken fillet, potato salad, semi-dried tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and pumpkin seed oil tossed with housed dressing.
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.
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.
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!
Set Lunch (“Mittagsmenu”)
The Set Lunch Menus features a selection of two appetizers and three main courses to choose from- the two menus below are rotated periodically.
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Brotzeit- German Bier Bar & Restaurant, Hong Kong
Address: G/F and UG, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. Hong Kong
MTR: East TST - 5 minutes walk
Reservations: +852. 2316 2666
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/brotzeit.hk
Monday to Sunday 12:00 noon ~ 02:00 am
Mittetagsmenu/ Set Lunch: Monday to Friday until 3pm Appetizer + Main Course HK$78 / $88 / $98