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The Bavarian celebrates its 30th location this week

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The Bavarian opens its doors at two Lendlease centres this week: Caneland Central shopping centre in Mackay opened Wednesday, 26 June with 500 free hotdogs on offer, while The Bavarian at Macarthur Square shopping centre in Sydney’s south-west will open on Saturday, 29 June. Rockpool Dining Group has opened six new Bavarian restaurants this year – The Bavarian Macarthur will be the seventh, making it the 30th Bavarian restaurant in Australia. 

Located at the Matsuura Drive entrance to Caneland Central shopping centre, in the previous Ribs and Rumps site, The Bavarian Mackay accommodates 400 guests, including around 100 seats outdoors.

Rockpool Dining Group CEO Thomas Pash said he was thrilled to be expanding the Group’s Queensland footprint and bringing The Bavarian, and jobs, to Mackay.

“Our Bavarian restaurants have a large and loyal following in Queensland and we’re thrilled to be bringing our first daily deal-packed destination to Mackay,” Pash said.

The Bavarian Mackay at Caneland Central is Rockpool Dining Group’s 31st Bavarian restaurant in Australia. It joins eight other Bavarian restaurants in Queensland, including The Bavarians at Eagle Street Pier, Chermside, Broadbeach, Coomera, Toowoomba, and the Sunshine Coast, Beerhaüs at Bowen Hills and Munich Brauhaus at South Bank.

The Bavarian is a casual, contemporary restaurant with design features that reflect its Bavarian heritage, including stone walls, alpine finishes and large, communal wood tables. Signature features include a custom-designed vintage beer barrel wall, bespoke signage and an impressive beer stein chandelier holding over 500 1-litre glass steins suspended above the bar. Green plants and ivy garlands adorn the interior. Hanging baskets scattered throughout the restaurant add a splash of colour, while dark aluminium planter boxes mounted to the walls add an urban edge. An expansive, open dining area features The Bavarian’s signature communal dining tables, and is an ideal space for hosting functions and events. Beer barrel tables with high stool seating are perfect for couples and small groups. A solid timber drinking ledge, with high stool seats for 20 guests, is framed by large bi-fold windows which flood the restaurant with natural light. Several large-screen TVs throughout the venue offer an exciting schedule of live sports games.

Located at the Menangle Road entrance to the Macarthur Square shopping centre, directly below Events Cinemas and adjacent to Macarthur train station, The Bavarian Macarthur accommodates 420 guests, including around 150 seats outdoors and opens on Saturday, 29 June, with 500 free hotdogs distributed to customers from 11am.

The family-friendly restaurant is creating 45 full-time and casual positions and supporting the local economy by engaging around 50 professionals and tradespeople on the project.

The Bavarian Macarthur joins 17 other Bavarian restaurants in NSW including The Bavarians at Bondi Beach, Castle Hill, Chatswood, Charlestown, Entertainment Quarter, Green Hills, Manly Wharf, Miranda, Rouse Hill, Penrith, Shellharbour, Tuggerah, Wetherill Park, World Square, Wollongong Central, Beerhaüs at York Street and Munich Brauhaus in The Rocks. The new openings this year include:

  • 4 in New South Wales – The Bavarians at Charlestown, Tuggerah, Green Hills and Wollongong
  • 1 in the Australian Capital Territory – The Bavarian Woden
  • 1 in Queensland – The Bavarian Mackay

Last week, Rockpool Dining Group brought Beerhaüs to Westfield Kotara’s newly-renovated, rooftop dining and entertainment precinct, where the super-charged, beer-centric, social emporium, serving American-inspired, beer-friendly food opened on Wednesday, 19 June at 11am.

Beerhaüs Kotara is 600m2 and 340-seats of social-house fun, with a spectacular rooftop beer garden accommodating around 100 guests. A 40-tap line-up of local, German and international beers is headlined by US craft beer pioneer Goose Island. The huge, warehouse-style space has a soaring ceiling, post-industrial fit-out and reverberates with a busy schedule of interactive games, including shuffleboard, ping pong tables, pinball machines, giant Jenga and Connect Four, mini basketball, Skee Ball, cornhole and a media wall of large-screen TVs offering real-time sports and entertainment viewing.

There are a total of four Beerhaüs restaurants in the Group. Pash describes Beerhaüs as a casual hang-out where modern-day millennials, families and friends can connect socially and enjoy an affordable food, drinks and entertainment package.

“We’ve built an extraordinary, value-packed, dining and entertainment experience around great, beer-friendly food,” Pash said. “Guests can come for lunch or dinner, stay for the fun and games and enjoy an unrivalled line-up of amazing beers and trend-setting drinks.”

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