They’re one of the most-awarded restaurant groups in the country, with more than 60 venues under their belt, and now Rockpool Dining Group is finally expanding into South Australia.
And they’re opening their first restaurant at Tea Tree Plaza!
Expected to open in late October, The Bavarian is a family-friendly restaurant serving up classic Bavarian dishes and a huge range of important beers.
Like the 17 other Bavarian restaurants scattered around the country, the Tea Tree Plaza Bavarian will offer casual dining and plenty of bargain food and drink deals.
On the menu, expect to find traditional Bavarian favourites like the crispy pork knuckle, crackling pork belly, a range of classic German and gourmet sausages, share platters, and a range of schnitzels.
There will also be a range of lighter bites like chicken wings, pork bao buns, spicy squid, and build-your-own salads.
Rockpool Dining Group CEO Thomas Pash said they’ve had their eye on South Australia for some time.
“There is a dynamic dining scene in the state which we are hungry to be part of and we feel there is a clear gap in the market for what The Bavarian has to offer,” he said.
“In addition, our research shows that there is a great deal of brand awareness for The Bavarian in South Australia. Credit card data shows that a lot of South Australian customers visit The Bavarian restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland when they’re travelling, so we know there is an appetite for what we have to offer.”
The new venue’s fit-out will combine Bavarian decor and a custom-designed vintage beer barrel wall, with an abundance of greenery and vines and lots of natural light.
The centrepiece of the venue will be an eye-catching stein chandelier with over 500 1-litre glass steins above the bar.
It’s still under construction, but here’s an artist’s impression of what to expect:
The Bavarian will have plenty of room – it seats 400 people including 100 outdoor seats – and includes several large-screen TVs showing live sport.
And this could just be the beginning for Rockpool Dining Group in SA.
“We believe we can bring more Bavarian restaurants to South Australia over the next few years, including in the CBD,” says Thomas.
“We also think some of our other casual brands, including our Fratelli Fresh Italian group and our Tex Mex restaurant El Camino Cantina, could do well in this market. We would potentially look to bring a premium restaurant to this market, too.”
The Bavarian will be located in the new dining and entertainment precinct on Level 1 of Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, and is expected to open in late October.