Oktoberfest at The Bank Hotel

Choucroute garni...sausages with sauerkraut
Choucroute garni ... sausages with sauerkraut

Alexandra Meyer

As the weather continues to warm up in Sydney a beautiful beer garden is an ideal spot to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Located just next to Newtown Station, The Bank Hotel recently revamped their downstairs area creating a lovely beer garden complete with fairy lights, lanterns and a chilled, relaxed vibe.

Things can get a little crazy Upstairs at the Bank where the new cocktail bar and live music venue bring in big crowds on Fridays and Saturdays.

Though you don’t have to travel far to find a little bit of peace and quiet.

Oktoberfest...The Bank Hotel
Oktoberfest … The Bank Hotel

The well-known Thai eatery, Sumalee Thai, has been replaced downstairs by a nameless gourmet gastro pub.

Downstairs you can now find options like sticky lamb ribs to share, eggplant parms, king crab club sandwiches and a range of pizzas and steaks.

The kitchen downstairs also offers specials on food every day of the week from $20 paella and a pint on Wednesdays to 2 for 1 share plates during Happy Hour on Friday.

This month they’re also mixing things up a bit with the addition of some authentic German and Bavarian food.

Every Sunday they feature a new meal and pint deal for $20 to celebrate the major festival.

On the 20th they featured Choucroute garni, a famous recipe for preparing sauerkraut with sausages and other salted meats and potatoes.

The dish featured smoked bacon, knackwurst, kolbasa, mustard, potato salad and a hearty serving of sauerkraut.

Choucroute garni...sausages with sauerkraut
Choucroute garni … sausages with sauerkraut

The rich dish was also paired with Young Henrys limited edition OkTobyfest lager, a dark German Bock style brew.

Prepare to come hungry for these delicious meals because you definitely get a bang for your buck.

The special runs all day so you can always take your time on the large portions while supplementing your meal with a few pints of great beer.

Next Sunday they’re featuring roast pig rolls, smashed roestii with apple sauce and a pint of Lowenbrau.


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