Oktoberfest is in full swing in Munich right now and Melbourne isn’t too far behind with various German eateries and German beers available. One of the places you could go to is Hofbrauhaus located in Market Lane and yes, it’s in an alleyway and yes, you’re super safe. So I’ve been to the bar area quite a few times and did not realise that there was a restaurant located right next door! There’s a hostess out in front and make sure you have a reservation because it does get super duper busy. All the staff were dressed in theme and at 7PM on a Saturday night, the live band comes out to play.
The old work lunch group decided it was time to catch up and since we love trying out different cuisines, we landed on The Hof Downtown for some German food. It was super duper busy with so many people having after work drinkies so be ready for some noise. We made a booking but got there 10 minutes late due to traffic and when we got there and apologised, one of the staff turned to me and tapped his watch and asked if we knew what time it was. I was in shock because he was not kidding around but just stared at us for quite some time (quite rude!). We brushed this off and continued to our table and went through the menu to order.