This new beer + porky restaurant in CapSquare looks normal enough from the outside:
... but don't be fooled! This is not your normal beer joint.
I don't know whether it was a conscious effort to try to be different/ look more sophisticated but the patterned purple wall paper, shiny bejewelled curtain thingies on the wall and even more shiny purple sequined throw cushions kinda put me in a state of shock / bemusement:
On the one hand, I was pleasantly surprised and happy that it didn't look like the typical beer place,... but on the other hand, I was in complete shock at the amount of garish bling there was all over the restaurant...
Anyway, scanning the beer menu, there is a fairly good selection of German beers, mostly under the Paulaner brand. After much deliberation, I chose the Paulaner Salvator (RM19.80nett):
It was pretty good - smooth but definitely heavier than most (strong, malty flavour).
As for the food, there was a fairly good selection of the usual German bierhaus style food (pork, pork and more pork) as well as a few Italian items (like tiramisu), which we found to be a funny mix.
We started off with the Beef Goulash (around RM12 for a small bowl, RM20 for large):
Advice: If you & a friend want to try this, go for the large and share instead of 2 small bowls (the size is so much bigger!).
Taste-wise? - Not bad.
It was a bit too salty and thick, but it went well with the crusty bread they served with it.
Next up, the Sausage Platter (RM58++) - a pretty big serving of about 6 different types of sausage and streaky bacon served with with mustard and sauerkraut:
Overall, this was ok:
- Some of the sausages were really nice and a few weren't, and
- the sauerkraut (german pickled vegetables) was almost shockingly sour (but I guess it helps balance out the sausages).
We also tried the Crispy Pork knuckle (RM 59++):
Also not bad. The skin was suitably crispy, and the meat was fairly tender.
Lastly we tried the Tiramisu (around RM 15):
Hmmm,... somehow this didn't impress me - hard to pin down why exactly but I think it was a combination of a bit too much cream, not enough coffee taste and not enough alcohol.
So, it's: Interesting selection of German beers, friendly service, (slightly strange mix of) decent German and Italian food, it doesn't look like a typical beer joint BUT it looks like it was decorated by an Las Vegas showgirl (sequined throw cushions? Erm....) and some of the food's a little too salty.
Bayernhaus Restaurant @ Capital Square Center, off Jalan Munshi Abdullah, KL
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 60/++ per person
Parking: OK (in CapSquare.. Traffic on working days can be bad tho)
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2698 2891
Opening Hours: 11am - late
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