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Book in to the Hof Downtown for your festive season function or catch up

Gather your mates or colleagues together for German beers, snacks and good times
The Hof downtown food spread
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The Hof Downtown is back and is dishing out Bavarian-style good times for city-dwellers, making it perfect for an end-of-year catch-up or office Christmas party. Located right next to the Etihad Stadium, the Hof recently relaunched with a revamped interior and new contemporary European menu with a twist. 

The venue is prime for groups big or small, be it a casual catch up or a sit down gathering. There's a private function room and quartered off dining spaces, plus they can tailor a food and drink package that'll suit your needs.

Food-wise you can customise a menu that includes ricotta gnudi with pumpkin puree and olive tapenade; fried zucchini flowers filled with roast vegetables, fresh herbs and couscous; chicken schnitzel bites; house-made pork sausage rolls; lamb sliders on brioche with truffle mayonnaise and rocket; and kingfish carpaccio with spicy miso sauce.

You can also enjoy the full a la carte menu, which is perfect for sharing. Order up slowly braised ox cheek served on parmesan polenta; 1.5 kg crisp pork knuckle served with sauerkraut, mash potato, jus and mustard; or a traditional crumbed chicken schnitzel.

On the drinks front, you'll find plenty of Bavarian brews including ones from Arcobräu, as well as the Austrian Reisetbauer range of spirits. The wine list trots through Austria, Germany and New Zealand, with some biodynamic drops thrown in for good measure. In the cocktail shakers, you will find colourful numbers like the Negroni with Austrian blue gin and the refreshing Cucumber Martini.

Find out more about the Hof Downtown here.

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