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With Oktoberfest starting last week, we’ve been hit by a bout of Bavarian fever. Brauhaus is the only German restaurant/pub in town, so we drive over to find a cure.

The plethora of hops and a menu brimming with schnitzel is exactly what you’d expect from such a venue.

The outside area is filled with typical Bavarian picnic benches, but we stay inside due to the intense summer heat. We take refuge in the corner of the wood-heavy, brass-clad dining room and start with a light and refreshing tomato salad. This comes with tomatoes (obviously), onions, parsley and red grape vinaigrette. The sharp tastes are balanced by the sweet tomatoes and subtle parsley flavour.

For our main, we tuck in to a zwiebelschnitzel: breaded veal escalope with sautéed paprika onions with a side of mashed potatoes. The portions are big here, so we recommend turning up with an empty stomach. It is tasty and tender, but too much for us to finish, especially with the spud mash on the side.

The service is very good, with attentive staff readily available to top up drinks and clear away finished plates. We’ll be back. And not just for an Oktoberfest celebration, either.

The bottom line
A brilliant Bavarian vibe with a menu that will have any diner happy.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 697 9011
  • Travel: Tourist Club Area
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User reviews

  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Virginie Lapendry on 19 Apr ' 12 at 09:36
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Nice place for good German beer and pub like ambiance
Good points: German food and beer, pork dishes and outside area
When not to busy staff is really friendly
What I want to mention:
- Charge of 10Dhs for each order (Strongly recommend to open a tab to avoid multiple charges).
- Arrive early if you wish to sit down or book a table if coming in group.
Overall like the place and will go back

Posted by: Darren on 29 Jan ' 12 at 07:30
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We went to Brauhaus for a Saturday lunch and had a lovely time.

The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is just amazing, all washed down with some very nice German Ale.

I can't wait to go back!

Posted by: Alex on 24 Sep ' 11 at 18:08
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Brauhaus does a very good job of recreating a fairly authentic German atmosphere, serves very good to excellent food, and has, as the review notes, a good range of refreshing what-we're-supposed-to-call "hoppy beverages".

Given the paucity of such places in Abu Dhabi (and adding in the cook's expert treatment of a wide range of dishes made with, shall we say, non-halal meats), Brauhaus stands out in the capital's restaurant scene as a singularly successful import and a truly enjoyable place to spend some time. For quieter folks,the non-smoking dining room separate from the bar area is a real plus, as well.

Posted by: Ahmed on 04 Jun ' 09 at 13:55
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Good food, great portions , And if you wanna go out on Monday's dont miss Brauhaus and its Bavarian Night. great

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