Brotzeit, Raffles City, Singapore

Brotzeit, it apparently means Bread Time, but in Singapore is a chain of Bavarian themed bars and restaurants.

Being Bavarian in theme you can guess what the menu looks like – Bavarian beers and lots of types of meats.

Being close to my hotel, well, it is in the same complex as the Swissotel Stamford, it was just easy to head down for a beer and feed a couple of times during my recent stay.

The tap beers are all Paulaner and there’s normally 4 on tap – a Pilsner, a Lager, a Dark Lager and a wheat malt. They’re all a welcome respite from the heat and humidity despite the price! Yes, beer in Singapore can be very expensive if you’re in a touristy area and they don’t have decent Happy Hour prices. But the prices don’t deter people from drinking here – in the early evening it’s almost standing room only.

Foodwise, there’s a selection of Bavarian and non-Bavarian dishes that are very tasty, freshly cooked and of reasonable size. Think schnitzels, sausages, burgers and pizzas.

A good, solid restaurant with a good menu, ambience and location.