Get your lederhosens and dirndls ready because a taste of Germany is coming to Stockland Green Hills.
The Bavarian is set to open late next month in The Courtyard, offering traditional Bavarian hospitality in the former Core9 Fitness site across from Lee's Kitchen.
Rockpool Dining Group is behind The Bavarian, having created 45 full-time and casual positions at the Green Hills restaurant, which are being recruited for now.
Positions to be filled include restaurant managers, chefs and casual wait-staff.
About 50 professionals and tradespeople were also engaged for the project.
Rockpool Dinging Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said the company had kept their eye on Maitland for quite some time.
"It's one of the fastest growing regions outside of Sydney with a blossoming dining sector," he said.
"We already have a footprint across the Central Coast and Newcastle, so it was really a matter of when, not if, we would open our first restaurant in the Maitland area.
"Stockland Green Hills is a well-established centre with a fantastic, casual-dining precinct.
"Our favoured locations for our new casual restaurants, particularly The Bavarian, are dining precincts in busy shopping centres.
"We have certain prerequisites when looking for a new shopping centre: good visibility, strong traffic counts, and high foot traffic. Stockland Green Hills ticks all the boxes."
The restaurant is set to accommodate 400 guests, including outdoor seating for 150 people.
As far as food goes, diners will be able to choose from a range of different schnitzels and sausages, along with best-seller - the roast pork knuckle and for dessert, tasty pretzels and strudel are on offer.
There will also be a range of domestic and imported beers on tap.
The Bavarian Green Hills will be Rockpool Dining Group's 31st Bavarian restaurant in Australia. It joins 16 other Bavarian restaurants in NSW including Charlestown, which opened earlier this year.