The Old Bavaria Haus
The Old Bavaria Haus

The Old Bavaria Haus

  • 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: European, German
  • 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.
    www.oldbavariahaus.com
  • Private Party Contact: Sunny Manihani 6045245824x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Old Bavaria Haus reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (36)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (24)romantic (7)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Good home cooking
    woodbutcher99
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Had another wonderfull meal. Always our go to place when we want an excellent Schnitzel dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Dinner was wonderful. Lots of options to choose from. The schnitzels are my favourite. the atmosphere is perfect. The waitress was a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good meal... Albeit the room
    CptnBrewSea
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Overall a good meal... Albeit the room was a little cold for our comfort.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gorbash
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Wicked awesome! Their schnitzel is quite good. And the Krombacher Pils draft is quite excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    the2foxes
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    An excellent place for a night out with friends, good service, excellent food and friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Love the schnitzel but don't order it because the portions are too big. How about adding senior sizing. Mushroom appetizer disappointing - prefer stuffed mushrooms as flavors blend more. Timing was off..our entrees arrived before we could finish appetizers. Ate here because of it's proximity to Queen's Avenue Church event but it's not a place I would choose if I wanted to be able to visit with my companions - too noisy and the tables are too close together. We were a party of five seated at a table for four.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cj43
    cj43
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This place is often busy and even more so on a Wednesday night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great schnitzel!
    DJKGVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Schnitzel and red cabbage outstanding here. The veggies are always freshly cooked and tender but a bit crunchy. Nice place for supper- relaxing and great value for money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackforest schnitzel
    zenven
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Blackforest schnitzel is great, a favourite of our family. The helping size makes having dessert a decision. It's busy there every time we go yet the service is always very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and festive!
    Trainer1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very Germanesque atmosphere with many options on menu including vegetarian. Large portions, good service, but a bit noisy. Will go again for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving and Disapointed!
    forknspooncaddy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our first time at the Old Bavaria Haus was very not what we expected. We ordered the special Schnitzel it's quite good, but not to my husbands tastes, he remarked "it could have had more seasoning". I ordered the Combo-Schnitzel plate and found it very good indeed, but I agree that it also needed more seasoning. Rouladen, bratwurst, spaetzel and red cabbage were perfect. Our hostess was also our server and really busy so we had to do a lot of waiting, from getting our water, bread basket, to ordering our coffee and desert. It made for a long dinner order, and my husband didn't like the fact that it took 15 min. to get coffee after we ordered it, so desert went the way of the dodo, so we asked for the cheque; which also took forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splended service Generous portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This hidden gem in New Westminster has consistent quality along with great multi lingual German French Czech speaking staff !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The only German Restaurants in N.W.
    Kyu101
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What a change in the food scene in New West. Worth going even if you don't live in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant
    luvthefood4ourgroup
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We know we can count on the Bavarian House for good food and service regardless of the time of day or day of the week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious schnitzel as usual!
    janluvseating
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We have been here many times and have not been disappointed! The schnitzel is as good as I have had in Vienna--the plain one anyway. Classic dishes such as Coquilles St. Jacques and Escargot are delicious. The staff is always fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sloughladies
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great appetizers (Oysters Rockefeller and Escargot) plus dinner was enjoyed by all. It was a busy night, but our server was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm Hooked!
    ABitPriceyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I first ate here about a year ago and ever since I crave it every 6 to 10 weeks. If you like schnitzel this is your place ...if you've never tasted schnitzel and want to give it a try ...this is your place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bavarian Restaurants
    john
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Nice place, good food, very nice services and ambiance, definitely we will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best German food in GVRD area
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Over the years it has remained constant favourite with a high level of friendly service, excellent food, and wonderful atmosphere. I especially like the house salad, lentil soup, and anyone of their schnitzels entrees for which you cannot go wrong .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent!
    dineout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Have been here many times and each time find the experience very pleasant and accommodating. The food is always exceptionally hot and great tasting. We love the friendliness of our waitress, Cheryl. We will be coming back many more times. Thank you for the birthday recognition for my hopefully future daughter in law. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    zenven
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service were great! Very enjoyable as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    Linderella
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had a very low-key birthday celebration last Wednesday, their busy day due to the amazing specials. Greeted and seated immediately. Server was very patient with us as we debated over the menu. Food came in very good time; was hot and tasted wonderful. The Wednesday specials are a real bargain but for the quantity and quality of the food any menu item is worth the price. Some traditions are worth preserving - The Old Bavaria Haus is one of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service!
    StuB
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have eaten here a lot and the food never disappoints. It is as close to good home cooking as you are going to find anywhere. The service is friendly and prompt, never pushy. If schnitzel is what you want, you must try this place, you will not be sorry you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unfortunate experience
    stella
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We made a reservation which was confirmed - when we arrived there was no record of it. Ordered appetizers and main course. The waitress did not bring our soup or salad and arrived with our main course and the excuse that the appetizers had been taken by another table. When we said that we still wanted our appetizers she was able to return with them, however our mains returned to the table having clearly been put in a warming oven of some kind as the vegetables were shriveled and sauce on the black forest schnitzel gluey. basically ignored us for the rest of the evening and we had to wait very long for the bill.. When we finally got our bill and I complained about the entrée she offered to take our ice tea off the bill - big deal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 181 reviews are from the The Old Bavaria Haus reviews archive.
  • Grace
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Last night four of us (age range 24-55) had an excellent family/birthday dinner for the first time at the Bavaria Haus using an Entertainment coupon. We were greeted warmly and promptly, given a choice of tables and waited on with friendliness and professionalism. The appetizer was great and the food came out steaming warm. Two of us had different schnitzels, one had steak with peppercorn sauce and one had the combo meal with schnitzel/rouladen/bratwurst, etc. We all very much enjoyed our mains and the in-house made cheesecake and apple strudel for dessert. The atmosphere was quaint and it was obvious many were returning diners and were greeted by the staff. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Again
    FranklinEats
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thanks
    ethel
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like my German Oma
    germanboy
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schnitzel Madagascar
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wunderbar
    RodG
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Some of the best German food we have had anywhere. Wonderful schnitzel, rouladen and bratwurst. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bruno
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unusual and Delightful
    Adam
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An anniversary dinner
    Ricardo
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • COOL!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Now have air conditioning in all dining areas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    Happydiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Have dined here several times and food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Habs
    Angel
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great, again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Service, Great Food, Reasonable pricing, Centrally located.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place for gathering
    Rabiah
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Quality meals in generous portion, attentive service, warm and cozy setting, good location with free parking, perfect for small gatherings.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rose
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional German food
    Heike
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.