Brotzeit is located in Railway Lane at the newly re-imaged 140 William Street, Perth. Despite a lot of new restaurants opening in this area Brotzeit stands apart with its authentic German menu. Although it is casual dining, the decor is stylish and the service was excellent.
We decided we had to check it out after seeing sooo many images of their famous dish, the Pork Knuckle, appearing on Instagram. As I don’t eat pork it was left to Claude to tackle the enourmous knuckle on his own while I ordered the Wiener Schnitzel.
The Scheweinshaxn (Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle) ($44) was indeed impressive as it was placed on the table. It would definitely be enough for 2-3 people. The pork, tender and succulent while the crackling was crisp and heavenly, it certainly lived up to his expectations. The accompaniments of potato salad, sauerkraut and the yummy homemade sauce, served in a jug, really enhanced the dish. Claude struggled through but lost the fight so asked for a container so he could take it home. It was too delicious for him to leave behind.
There are German Beers on the menu so Claude tried a 0.5 ltr of Weihenstephaner Wheat ($12) and I chose a glass of the Extra Dry Sekt (Sparkling Wine) ($13) and we both enjoyed our drinks.
My Weiner Schnitzel ($34.90) was also enormous, can’t complain about small serving sizes here. The schnitzel was beautifully cooked and melted like butter in your mouth. The menu stated it came with potato salad and an apricot and cranberry sauce. There wasn’t any sauce but there was a soft apricot and cranberries on the side, so I’m not too sure about that. As the schnitzel was so large, without a sauce, it started to feel a little dry so I stole some of Claude’s sauce and it was delicious.
Even with the size of the dishes I think they are a little overpriced. However the food is really tasy and something a little bit different, a great addition to Perth.