Thursday, 9 June 2011

Löwenbräu, The Rocks - Sydney

'Try our pork knuckle!'
Lowenbrau blue-white squares napkins in a beer mug

I saw those words and I knew what I was gonna have for lunch. Lowenbrau is located in The Rocks, Circular Quay. I was in Circular Quay and didn't know what else to eat until I saw those words on a banner (see Circular Quay post here). At first, I felt like the name Lowenbrau is familiar for me but I didn't know why. I know why now, I read a review about it from Chocolatesuze.

Lowenbrau, The Rocks

Lowenbrau Keller is a Bavarian restaurant (correct me if I'm wrong), and it is located in the corner of Playfair and Argyle street, The Rocks. The restaurant has both outdoor and indoor dining. The outdoor dining allows the diners to see around the area through glass wall. The waiters and waitresses wear traditional Bavarian costumes, which include cute, floral patterned dresses for the waitresses.

That day I wanted to dine on the outdoor dining, a the reason to make everyone envy my pork knuckle heheheee just kidding. The view outside is relaxing anyways.

Lowenbrau menus, salt and pepper

Lowenbrau menu varies from their famous pretzel, to Bavarian pizzas, the pork knuckles, pork belly, and chicken schnitzel. The drink menu confused me though, I wasn't brave enough to order one so I opted for apple juice. And of course I ordered the pork knuckle! It's called Schweinshaxn (oven roasted pork knuckle, served with sauerkraut, Lowenbrau bier sauce and mashed potato). They offer half knuckle of full knuckle, and since I was already half full I only ordered the half one.

The apple juice is great, not too sweet, just my type of apple juice. The colour is different with usual apple juice, this one's quite yellowish. I ended wanting more.

Apple juice ($4)

The pork knuckle. Was. Just. Amazing. Seriously. I still drool when I think of it. The knuckle had a thick layer of beautiful crackling, sat on smooth, buttery, creamy mashed potato, and then completed by sour sauerkraut. Everything in that plate just worked together exquisitely. The sauce was beautiful too, I love it. The pork itself was tender and perfectly seasoned, very moreish.

Schweinshaxn, oven roasted pork knuckle, served with sauerkraut, Lowenbrau bier sauce and mashed potato ($20.5 half. $29.5 full)
The crackling is salty, but if you eat it with the sauerkraut and the mashed potato, they balance beautifully. I ate the pork first, and left the crackling for a beautiful ending hehee. I demolished the plate, only leaving few sauerkraut behind. I reckon it would be even more perfect if there is sambal on the side.. hehee.

Crackling on the top
My beautiful piece of crackling!

I noticed that their pretzel is popular as an entree, but I don't really like salted pretzel. It's kinda too bland for me. But the pretzel seemed crunchy..

I wonder if their other menu is good too, I'll definitely be back there. I want my pork knucklee!!! Next time, I have no doubt to order the full knuckle hohoho.

Rating: 5/5 (Must try)
Amazing pork knuckle and other Bavarian dishes, service is very friendly, great ambiance, price is reasonable.



Cnr of Playfair & Argyle Streets
The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

(02)9247 7785

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  1. omgs im so jealous! how awesome is lowenbrau's pork knuckle! seriously just soooo awesome!

  2. i know right! it's so awesome. those cracklings..yumyum! gotta thank you for posting lowenbrau on ur blog! if i haven't read it maybe i wouldn't hve eaten this awesomeness lol


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