Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state, is not only known for being home to the country’s most successful football club Bayern Munich, but also for its many beer gardens and sumptuous and savoury food.
Bavarian Haus, a new restaurant located in West Java’s mountain pass Puncak - and only a one-hour-drive from Jakarta if traffic is smooth - aims to bring a taste of Bavaria to Indonesia.
Located in a two-story building with the typical facade of a traditional Bavarian house, the spacious restaurant is owned by the Cimory Group. Bambang Sutantio, CEO of Cimory Group, said that it had always been his dream to open a German restaurant in Indonesia after having lived in Berlin for several years as a student.
“We chose Puncak as a location because my other businesses are also in this area,” he explained during the grand opening of Bavarian Haus. “The air up here is fresh and cool as well, just like in Germany. But if things go well, we are planning to open more outlets in Jakarta as well.”
One of the most distinctive features of the restaurant is its open kitchen allowing guests to witness firsthand how the meat is being processed. The menu, crafted by German chef Claas Meinke, features popular Bavarian dishes. One of the specialties is a grilled platter with different sausages, meat, sauerkraut and potato wedges, served with German beer. However, all dishes at Bavarian Haus are pork-free.
Before heading out, diners should stop by at the in-house Bavarian Butchery Shop: here, they can buy fresh meat products to continue the German feast at home.