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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
  • Email: oldbavariahaus@telus.net
  • Phone: (604) 524-5824
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "No had German food before so it was quite interesting. Although, I don't usually eat deep fried items, this was really worth breaking the rule for."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "food and service and value was perfect this is my 4 time in the past 2 year and about 10th time over 25 years"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food is always exceptionally good and very consistent. We know our wait staff will be professional and welcoming and remember us from previous times. Well run restaurant and fun!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Although Wednesday is special price night, the food was excellent and plentiful as it is every other day of the week."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "My husband & I went for the first time courtesy to my BFF who bought us gift certificates. I did have reservations & we were seated fairly quickly. It was quite busy there and it took a little bit to get our order in, however, it was well worth the wait. Our server, Cheryl, was hopping crazy as a bunny - very mutli-talented and still she had a great sense of humor! She was a pleasure. I had the SCHNITZEL CORDON BLUE CHAMPIGNON & OMGosh, it was so delicious & just melted in my mouth. We are definitely going back soon. :)"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "While I enjoyed the meal I felt the service could've been better. The man who sat us walked to our table, put down some menus and walked away. No hi, no 'your server will be right with you' nothing. It was kind of rude of him. Our actual waitress was good, but I felt she was overworked. She was running around so much I felt rushed in ordering or asking for a refill of my drink. While she ran around the other waiter stood around looking bored and ignored me when I tried to get his attention. Basically the female wait staff were good, and the male waiters were not. I am hoping my waitress doesn't have to share my tip with them."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We don't come here often but when we do we ask ourselves why....atmosphere, food & service are outstanding!!! Can't wait for our next family birthday/dinner here! Had a lot of fun the whole restaurant chimed in and sang Happy Birthday for my Dad with us:)"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful tasting!! The red cabbage was delicious! Fresh veggies and pan fried potatoes. It was commented just like being in Europe!! Very accommodating for dietary change. It was just great and would recommend to everyone looking for a great meal!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is always great and service is excellent. I come here all the time. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We have been coming for years. My dad even had his retirement party here. The staff are wonderful and remember you even if you haven't been in for awhile."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Excellent food as usual. Waiter/waitress very attentive and friendly. Took an interest in our grandson. Will come back soon."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I organized a dinner for a group of ten people to celebrate a friend's 65th birthday, and I was definitely not disappointed by the choice of venue. The food was great, and the server was very attentive and friendly yet not intrusive. The dessert, a Black Forest cake adorned with birthday candles, was absolutely delicious and the highlight of the evening."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great food, service, and setting. We've never been disappointed here."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our reservation only to find no-one at the front desk. Finally a waitress/hostess showed up and said "this way" and left before we had a chance to hang our coats up. We had to find our own way to a table which we assumed was ours. Waitress showed up, was very curt and had a computer tablet to take our order. She spent more time navigating the tablet than talking to us. Good waiters don't need to write down your order, never mind a tablet. We waited for more than 30 minutes for a so-so meal. Food was OK but nothing special. The size of the meal portions differed greatly; my meat portion was 3 times the size of my wife's dish. No-one asked how the meal was until we were nearly finished. Needles to say, we won't be back."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Good food and plenty of it. The schnitzel was perfectly browned and the veggies complemented the meat nicely. I was not impressed with the ceasar salad. My friend had the lentil soup and a pint of German beer which he very much enjoyed. All in all, a nice dinner."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My fiance' and I went to this restaurant for the first time dur4ing the Christmas break, we enjoyed it so much that we have gone back since and will continue to dine here on a regular basis. The atmosphere is actually a lot more cozy than it shows on the web site, the staff is friendly but more importantly, the food is absolutely incredible. It comes to you nice and hot, the portion sizes are huge and the quality is top notch. I recommend the schnitzel and lamb...the best lamb we have ever had. Overall an incredible dining experience and we will certainly be going back."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Great food with excellent , friendly and quick service. Still one of the best places ever for 1/2 rack of lamb done to perfection."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Years ago, my younger sister worked at The Old Bavaria Haus. It's great to check out the place once in a while and find the familiar menu of German specialties. Staff are friendly, and it's not too noisy (even for a hearing impaired person dealing with hearing aids)."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The server was very slow in all cases. When we finally wanted to pay our bill it took over 20 minutes"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Been going here with my family since I was a little girl. It's always delicious and my fiancee says they have the best pepper steak in the whole province!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We love the Bavaria House - it's like going home to Grandma's The food isn't haute cuisine but it's delish! It's comfortable, clean and you have to make a reservation. It's a family place - all ages meet there for a family dinner. Hard to describe but even my Brothers who are always in the fanciest restaurants in town love it. They can relax, eat great food and hang out."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I have little other than praise for this restaurant, the food was very good, The portions large and filling, the service was excellent. The Prices were higher than others, yet not unreasonable for what is given. My only downside was the drafty single pane window. I still give this place 5 Stars as the rest it more than makes up for it."
    Dined on 12/6/2013