A taste of Austria in the Midlands – The Bierfassl Restaurant and Pub

Bierfassl Restaurant and Pub

Located at Nottingham Road in the Natal Midlands, The Bierfassl Restaurant and Pub, is an Austrian themed restaurant and pub, which exudes the warmth of Austrian hospitality, and is the home of the famous Crispy Eisbein.  The ambience is warm and inviting and reflects the rustic charm of an Austrian country inn.

Guests may dine on the shady veranda or lawns, or inside the cosy panelled pub.  The seating is designed to accommodate both an intimate dinner as well as lively gatherings.

The pub has thirty-five different beers from around the world including their very own local draught beers from Nottingham Road Brewery, and a fine selection of award-winning wines.

There is also an extensive range of handcrafted and imported gins, cocktails, shooters, whisky, brandy, port, liqueurs and schnaps.

The Menu

The restaurant serves hearty meals, catering for all tastes, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The menu is extensive and includes a range of pancakes, omelettes and smoked trout.  Light meals include soups, salads, fish, chicken and snack platters. There are steaks, Viking Burgers, and Austrian specialities – Pork and chicken schnitzels, kassler and sauerkraut, and their signature dish for which they are famous – crispy eisbein, which comes in four different sizes.  

Decadent desserts include chocolate mousse, apfelstrudel, Black Forest gateaux and Butterkuchen.

Children will be kept happy with all their favourites on the kid’s menu – burgers, toasties, ribs, chips and milkshakes.  There is a children’s playground with a jungle gym, swings, a see-saw, a slide and a sandpit.

On weekends and public holidays, there is the Kids Fairground with Top Gear Entertainment – a jumping castle, carnival games, crazy bikes, waterslide and much more.  Tony is on hand to entertain and supervise the children so that parents can relax.

Pets are welcome and there is even a doggy menu.

The Deli

Attached to the restaurant is a deli offering cold meats, salamis, local Midlands handcrafted German sausages, home baked breads, cheese and Nottie’s Draught 100% pure hand brewed beer, plus a whole variety of local and imported goodies.

The Bierfassl is open from Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm, and is a great stop on the Midlands Meander.

The Bierfassl Restaurant and Pub Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 033 266 6320 or WhatsApp 074 3777 597 or email info@bierfassl.co.za

The Bierfassl Restaurant and Pub is found at Rawdons Estate R103, Nottingham Road, KwaZulu Natal.  Find them on Google Maps.

 Facebook: @TheBierfassl

Instagram: @bierfasslrestaurantandpub


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