Like most Aussie kids, I’ll never knock back the opportunity to scoff down a schnitty and chips. So, when I was told about the Feed the Family feast at The Bavarian – resplendent as it with four golden schnitzels – I whisked my family straight in to the nearest location.
Without trying to sound boastful, I have to say this was one of my most sensible decisions to date, because not only does The Bavarian’s Feed the Family feast cater for every member of the family, even fussy little sisters, the price had my parents singing. But more on that in a minute.
The share-style menu is for two adults and two children (aged 12 and under) of 12) and starts with traditional haüs-made pretzels. They are warm, soft and covered with a smattering of zingy salt then served with butter. And we devoured ours…. at least after playing with them.
Then they brought out the bowls of chips. I mean, I know it’s hard to make a bad chip, but a good chip is a thing of beauty and these were really good: perfectly golden, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
I have to mention the service too at the Bavarian Chatswood, where we test drove the Feed the Family feast, because it was so friendly and so good and we kids were made feel very welcome indeed.
To balance that out was a truly tasty salad, packed with leafy greens, chunks of roasted pumpkin, ruby hued beetroot and discs of crispy radish topped with soft gooey goat’s cheese and almonds for a little crunch.
Then there was the main event four golden jägerschnitzels: juicy crumbed chicken breast served with a yummy, creamy mushroom sauce that was so good I had to lick the bowl clean. Now I consider myself something of a schnitzel connoisseur, we even make our own at home, so I had high expectations.
The good news is The Bavarian’s schnitty more than met them. The bad news? My parents wouldn’t let me order a second.
But I quickly forgave them when they said dessert was coming. The Bavarian’s Feed the Family includes dessert of a classic apple strudel for them and vanilla ice cream for us kids. But because my lightweight parents were so full by this stage (and dad was more interested in taste testing another half-litre of lager) they let my sister and I have it all. Oh, happy day!
The strudel was amazing, served warm with flaky pastry filled with chunky apples, cinnamon, walnuts and raisins and the perfect end to my meal. At least in my opinion.
Mum and dad seemed to think the perfect end to the meal was the bill, because this enormous, amazing meal cost a grand total of $49. For all of us. Yep, you read that right. So, if you like schnitty (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) and want to enjoy an enormous family friendly meal in a great venue at a parent friendly price, head to The Bavarian nearest you this school holidays (they have venues all over NSW, Queensland, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia) for their epic Feed the Family package. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Me, I plan on sneaking back and sample one of their epic looking pork knuckles.
The $49 Feed the Family feast is available available until 30 January 2021 at The Bavarian’s numerous locations across NSW, Queensland, Victoria, ACT and South Australia.
Reviewed by Raff – Aged 12