As I was scrolling through my Twitter news feed one lunch time, a delicious picture of a hot dog popped up on my screen, labelled #Wassup Dog. Being the ever curious me, I looked further and found them at 140 Perth. Clicking on the 140 Perth page, I was then gobsmacked to find so many new eateries that had opened at 140 Perth. There are Wassup Dog, Lil Tortilla Boi, Brotzeit German Bier Bar, the Juicist, Cocina Bandito, Tartine Cafe and just opened today BamBamBoo. Oh my, where have I been?
My colleagues and I decided to head to 140 Perth for lunch the next day. After much deliberation we settled on Brotzeit as one of them was especially eager to check out this new German restaurant. I didn’t mind some authentic German sausages either!
The place was not too packed when we arrived so we got a table for four straightaway. Loved the decor, open space with a rustic feel but classy.
The Brotzeit restaurant brand originated from a Singaporean franchise, with 15 outlets throughout Southeast Asia, Brotzeit in 140 Perth being the first Australian restaurant. Brotzeit is a typical Bavarian expression, with “Brot” being German for bread and “Zeit” for time, referring to a cosy meal complemented by fresh beer. They serve authentic Bavarian-inspired cuisine and German draught beer (12 different types!) but alas for us, we were not able to order any beer due to the no alcohol policy at work. It would have to be the next time!
Not being able to do much about the drinks, we moved straight to order our food.
- Ripperl, Honey Bavarian Pork Ribs ($35.90) – beef infused Bavarian honey pork ribs served with potato wedges and sauerkraut
The Ripperl was humongous, four racks of ribs! It was meant for sharing between two but I had wanted the Sausages right from the start and so did not want to share this with my colleague (sorry!). He ordered it anyway thinking it was half the size judging from the table next door. What we didn’t realise was that the guy next door had eaten half of his dish already! Woops!
Comments from my colleagues were that the ribs were slightly dry but were great taste wise. I helped myself to a couple and thought they were quite good. Sticky and finger licking!
- Kasekrainer, Pork Cheese Sausages ($19.50) served with homemade potato salad and sauerkraut
This dish was meant for one but it was still too much for me! Loved the potato salad, the sauerkraut, the sausages, and especially the three dipping sauces. The only thing that bugged me was that there was not much cheese inside the sausages! I had expected cheese to be oozing out with each bite but no such luck. Checking with the staff, she informed me that the cheese had melted inside the sausages and that is why I couldn’t see them. Really?!
- Wurstelplatte, Sausage Platter ($36) – authentic German sausages platter with spicy chicken, grilled pork, pork cheese, pork and veal, garlic pork sausages and sauerkraut
My colleague shared this with his girlfriend and his favorite was the pork and veal sausage (the pale looking boiled sausage in the photo). He commented that the spicy chicken was indeed really spicy! Be warned! Another big serving as both of them could not finish the meal either.
Service at Brotzeit was great, the staff was very attentive and friendly. I loved how they hung the ipad mini used for orders over one shoulder, fashion with technology! One warning for those who only have a short lunch break is that the wait can be quite long! We decided then that this place was more suited for us to come for dinner rather than lunch so that we won’t be rushed and we can order some beer! There is always the next time!