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The Old Bavaria Haus
The Old Bavaria Haus

The Old Bavaria Haus Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oldbavariahaus.com
  • Phone: (604) 524-5824
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: German, European
  • Executive Chef: Micheal Rick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are specialized in big groups up to 65 people
    Please view our group menus on our web site.
  • Private Party Contact: Sunny Manihani (604) 524-5824

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind the Restaurant
A word from The Old Bavaria Haus
Welcome to The Old Bavaria Haus Restaurant

This nationally acclaimed restaurant is nestled in a century old home that has been transformed into one of the lower mainland"s most popular eating establishments.

Enjoy first class European Cusine, served with flare, style and pride.

The Old Bavaria Haus has facilities for groups up to 60. We are experienced at many types of group functions from casual cocktail parties to formal dinner parties of many sizes

Weddings and anniversaries are our specialty. We have several different group menus and ideas for your special occasion.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had the snitchel and lamb and rouladen and everything tasted amazing. We came from Richmond and it was worth the drive. Service was friendly, atmosphere was lovely and desert was tasty. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A lovely evening to celebrate my daughter's 25th wedding anniversary. Huge portions - enough to fill a 19 year old grandson. They were very accommodating with a gluten free option, - perhaps a new menu could offer that choice. Jugs of beer were cold and brought back travelling memories and to top it off the waiter's joke ended the evening with us having another great laugh. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great German traditional food just like my Oma used to make back home. Try the Rouladen fantastic dish. Also the Schnitzel and Potato pancakes where very good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The schnitzels were quite large and well cooked but the menu could use revamping. It feels like you are stepping back in time as the menu has not kept pace with today's style. The decor is also very tired and is in need of an update. Our server was great, the food tasty but the overall ambience is drab and dreary."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Some of the best German food we have had anywhere. Wonderful schnitzel, rouladen and bratwurst. Very good service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "A German-feel haus with pictures and touches that make The Bavaria Haus unique. There are not many German restaurants around, so it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to have a scrumptious dinner. The special was a schnitzel with toppings (cant remember what), and red cabbage, vegetables, potatoes, and Hungarian goulash for appy. The Hungarian goulash was filling enough with the bread!! We were so stuffed when we left that we waddled out of the restaurant happy and full! I would highly recommend anyone to dine here."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The authentic-looking Bavarian decor was the perfect backdrop for this schnitzel extravaganza. The schnitzel was not the best I've ever tasted, but it was very good, and a variety of toppings made it possible to experience a lot of different flavours. Service was friendly and efficient in this family-run establishment. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We are repeat customers and recently used Open Table to request a quiet table, suitable for a leisurely wedding anniversary dinner. This past Friday, we had an early reservation and our food and its presentation was quite simply great, but unfortunately our service was hurried and impersonal even though the restaurant was not yet filled."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "When we arrived at the restaurant, we were left waiting at the entrance for about 5 minutes without anyone attending to us at all. There was a bell for us to ring for service and we did that twice but still no response. Finally the server came around the corner and apologized for not seeing us there. She was wonderful through out the rest of the evening and was very apologetic for keeping us waiting. It was a special occasion that we were celebrating and other than that little mishap at the beginning of our arrival, the rest of the evening was wonderful and we were well taken care of."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Now have air conditioning in all dining areas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Have dined here several times and food and service is always good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great, again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Service, Great Food, Reasonable pricing, Centrally located."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Quality meals in generous portion, attentive service, warm and cozy setting, good location with free parking, perfect for small gatherings."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great food and huge portions. The waitress was super friendly. My only complaint would have to be not enough staff. I only saw 3 girls serving...one was only doing water refills...so we found we were waiting a long while for service. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "If you like the German kitchen you will find what your heart desired. Schnitzel in a big variety, Rouladen, Bratwurst, Gulash Suppe and more. Don't forget to keep a little room for Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte or Apfelstrudel. The service is very friendly and welcoming, the ambiente is traditional German or better Bavarian character. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I like the old world ambience. There is a good diverse selection on the menu. The servers are always polite and friendly. I especially love the red cabbage side vegetable and would love to have the recipe. We were not rushed as is the situation at many restaurants. I know that the food was not micro waved as is the situation in many places now. My chocolate mousse was yummy. I think this is our new favourite restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Have been going to The Old Bavaria house for many years. We are never dissapointed, the food is always first rate"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A good variety of Schnitzels with large plates. Don't expect a plate with an artistic excuse for white space and small portions, expect a full meal that both looks appealing and tastes like it should. This is reminiscent of good German food with your Schnitzels, Roulades, and Bratwurst. Truly a comforting gem of a restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The Bavaria Haus is very traditional in appearance and the food is very good. However, the noise level is very loud when fully occupied. It is hard to carry on a conversation with a small group (we were 7). The server did not check on us to see how satisfied we were until the main course was done. I probably would go again, but just for a lunch. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I like the ambience, the food are delicious, good menu, the price is ok. The service is excellent. Love this place and will recommend to my friends. If you could provide soft German music it will give a plus."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Schnitzel is their specialty. was 3rd and last visit. Husband likes it. Professional servers. 5 min to get garlic bread and over 40 to get main meal. Service was slow for everyone that evening. Don't usually add salt to my food as I am on a low salt diet but schnitzel was bland and so was the appetizer, Backed scallops in cheese and mashed potatoes $7.95(Having spell check problems). Contained exactly 3 medium sized scallops. The only tasty thing on the main dish was the cooked red cabbage. Had the Pacific Schnitzel last time: schnitzel covered with shrimp in a white sauce. Small, tasteless shrimps. Son ordered the same and agreed shrimps were tasteless. So, high prices, bland food. I expected better and more! Left hungry."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Good and responsive service friendly knowledgeable dined there many times "
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is located in a house, which is built in 1970s. The food is just so good as well as the service. Waiters are fun to talk to, absolutely a great place to go."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "So glad that the Old Bavaria Haus participates in Dining out for Life."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great atmosphere! Excellent staff! Fantastic food and lots of it!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The server was amazing. The food was delicious and lots of it. Great all around."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Old Bavaria Haus has been in New Westminster for a very long time, and remains a favourite with the locals. Enjoyed a meal for three last Saturday night and it was packed and noisy. Everyone was happy and found the food marvelous and the service personal. Service would get a 5, but the busy waiter just couldn't keep up to all the tables. The restaurant would be quieter perhaps on a weeknight, but it was good to see so many cheerful people around. Loved my schnitzel!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was a little slow (also very busy at the time) beer was phenomenal I'd suggest the house pilsner. I had the stuffed mushrooms champignon and the pacific west coast schnitzel, and my girlfriend had the red snapper, both were delicious and highly recommended. A friend of mine and his girlfriend had the escargot for an appy and I tried one also very delicious... The best in recent memory to tell the truth. As for the noise level this is a German beer and schnitzel house it is a place for banter and cheer. Hope this helps your decision. Cheers"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Okay, the Bavaria Haus has made me a Schnitzel addict...LOL. I have dined here several times since being introduced to it and every meal has been perfect, very consistent. The other thing I can suggest, make sure you make a reservation on OPEN TABLE as this place gets busy (Friday and Saturday are the days I have been in and the place was always full by 6:30pm)."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Located at nice neighbourhood with private parking. Walking space is a bit tight within the restaurant, so I do not recommend to bring little kids there. Overall, it is a nice restaurant with decent food and good service."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great find, enjoyable food, nice ambience, great service, reasonably priced, really pleasant evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the quality time we were able to spend with friends. The ambiance was great, not too noisy so that one could talk without having to speak loudly. However, being a Saturday evening and the restaurant being almost full, we felt the staff was overwhelmed. It took nearly an hour to get our main meal. We were not in a rush, but still...it was a bit too long! BJM1"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Very good food. Large choice menu's Very good service"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Wife and I went this past Saturday for the first time. Made online reservations which was quite easy. We picked a nice red wine and our waiter Michael suggested a different one which was only $1 more. Very good wine and it turns out it was by far the best dollar value on the wine list. We both had appetizers, I had the Spaeztle and gravy, outstanding! The wife had garlic prawns which she said were very good.Monica ordered the combination plate and I had the Mushroom Schnitzel.Huge portions, which explains all the leftover containers I saw everyone leaving with including us.Extremely good!! We fully intend on making the the Old Bavaria Haus a monthly treat. Total with a nice tip was only $120.00, very affordable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We loved the relaxed atmosphere and ethnic feel of the restaurant. The food was delicious and the variety of schnitzels is amazing!! The portions were very generous-we had food to take home.The wine list was of excellent quality and very reasonable. Although we found the service slower than we would have liked, the staff were very friendly and well-informed. Initially, it was quite noisy, but that changed later. In general, that has not really been an issue for us in the past."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The look is spot on. The menu too but it's just not quite there, not quite right. No sauerkraut or mustard! The look of the outside and inside is great but there really isn't any ambiance. I didn't talk to one German speaking staff person. The red cabbage is really good and the schnitzel did the job but the spatzle was way off and the rouladon didn't have much flavour. If you're not German you'll think it's good. But it's far from the best!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Bavarian Haus has a wonderful homestyle sense of appeal. The food is consistently great, with portions that leave you full and satisfied. The variety on the menu appeals to all and the deserts are delectable. The servers are delightful and friendly and always well organized and efficient. Overall the best hometown gem."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "my first time eating authentic German food I took my boyfriend here. He really enjoys German food . We went for valentines day our fort valentines day together also . The food was exceptional !! The atmosphere warm and inviting . The service great too ! We were fortunate to eat and dine upstairs where it was much quieter than downstairs allowing us to just enjoy each others company . I would recommend this wonderful restaurant to anyone. Thank you for making valentines so special for us . Ps . At the end if the meal we also received two little heart shaped chocolates adding another special feature to end our lovely experience ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After an untold number of dinners here, we have yet to leave disappointed. The wait staff are attentive without being intrusive, the food arrives as it should: what should be cold is cold and what should be hot, well, it arrives steaming hot and all are well-presented."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "dining here for at least 20 yrs . been impressed with every aspect of dining at the Bavaria Haus . changed hands a few years back , the food , service etc. never took a down swing . My family celebrates all kinds of occasions , big and small at this establishment . It is fairly small , but can hold a large gathering in a private dining area upstairs . There is outdoor dining in season . this last weds . Feb . 12 th , had a bday dinner there for myself and we are going back on the 23rd . to celebrate the other 3 family bdays that occur this month . If that doesn't tell you how much we love the place I don't know what could . Truly try it out whether you are visiting our fair city from out of town or are local and have never tried it ."
    Dined on 2/12/2014