Old Bavaria Haus is a German restaurant in New Westminster that specializes in Schnitzel. The restaurant is located in an old 2 storey house and has been in business for many many years. It is known to be a local favorite especially for traditional German dishes.
M has a goal of going to all the German restaurants in the Lower Mainland to find the best schnitzel, so M, Scarface and I decided to start at Old Bavaria Haus since it’s the closest.
The interior is quite ornate and you do get a unique dining experience as you are actually in a house.
Warsteiner Beer is a German beer. It’s light, but has a bitter taste. What I disliked about it is how there is so much foam on top. More foam means less beer for me.
Complementary Garlic Bread is a good change from the usual bread. It is crunchy on the outside and has enough garlic spread to make each piece aromatic.
Spatzle “Jaeger Art” ($6.95) is composed of homemade German pasta with blackforest mushroom sauce. It was delicious! The pasta was very soft and light similar to gnocchi, but in strands. The mushroom sauce was very savory like gravy. We all enjoyed the dish and it was easily sharable between others at the table.
Schnitzel and Bratwurst ($18.95) has schnitzel topped with bratwurst served with peppercorn sauce. It also has sides of vegetables, potatoes and onions. M and Scarface enjoyed the taste of the meaty bratwurst, but thought the schnitzel was very similar to Japanese pork cutlet. Nonetheless, they thought the food here was good.
Schnitzel Cordon Bleu ($16.95) has stuffed with blackforest ham and swiss cheese in the schnitzel. It also has sides of vegetables, potatoes, and pickled onions.
When you cut into it, the cheese oozes out and you can see the layer of the pork and the ham. I enjoyed the cool combination.
Overall, the food was good, but it is quite expensive. Given the atmosphere and the service… you are paying for the ambiance. They have a large variety of Schnitzel with different variations. I probably wouldn’t come again if I randomly felt like schnitzel since the price point is quite higher than other places. People usually come here for special occasions.
Words of Wisdom:
- Reservations highly recommended
- Accommodates large groups (up to 60 people)
- Appeals to an older crowd
- Schnitzel is a must
- Friendly service
- Dining in a house
We Rate Old Bavaria Haus:
233 6th St
New Westminster, BC