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HOT: Black Forest German Cafe Restaurant – 196 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill

There’s something extremely satisfying about a stein of authentic German beer accompanied by a kransky in a doughy bun and now that I know about Black Forest, ailment there’s no reason to wait ‘til October fest.

Although I quite enjoy it, healing German fair would not be my pick of venues for a Saturday night dinner with friends or family, tadalafil but MM’s side of the family used to live just round the corner from Black Forest and thought it might nice to head back to their old stomping ground.

The bustling cafe was packed full of smiling punters and it was great to see mostly German nationals running the show (in traditional German costumes too).

Typical of a German venue, the beer menu was just as extensive as the food menu and I had a tough time deciding which cool ale to choose.  Three or four Lowenbrau’s later…..

The Black Forest menu was full of schnitzel options, sauerkraut-accompanied melees of sausages, meat upon meat with more meat and sauerkraut, and of course pork any way you like.  There were varied options at our table of 8, below is a selection of these – note how huge the dish sizes are, I don’t think a single one of us managed to get through our meal.

Jaegerschnitzel ($28.90), pork schnitzel with champignons, onion, white wine, tomato paste, bacon, sour cream and home made spaetzle (noodles).

Nuernberger Rosbratwuerstchen ($27.90), Sausages originating from Nuernberg with sauerkraut and mashed potato.

Holzfaeller Steak ($29.50), wood cutters steak marinated in olive oil and red wine for 24hours served with brandy sauce and spaetzle.

Muenchener Schweinshaxe ($31.90), oven roasted pork hock with sauerkraut and Bavarian dumplings.

Black Forest boasts to have the most authentic German meals in Brisbane with specialist dishes that you won’t even find outside of Bavaria and Munich.  I’ve not done the rounds of other German venues to find out, but we did thoroughly enjoy our meals and the overall experience.  There was even some entertainment by way of the wandering piano accordionist who even took requests towards the end of the night.

  • Black Forest German Cafe Restaurant – 196 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill +61 7 3217 2180

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