Crowds flocked to Stockland Green Hills on Wednesday for the official opening of The Bavarian.
The offer of free hot dogs for the first 500 through the gate was a popular promotion, with a line stretching through the centre's courtyard.
Within minutes of the doors opening, hungry food fans were smiling from ear to ear with a beer in one hand and a hotdog in the other.
See more photos: A sneak peek at The Bavarian Green Hills
The local restaurant, which is set up to seat 400, is Rockpool Dining Group's 31st Bavarian restaurant in Australia and second in the Hunter.
For more information about The Bavarian's menu, read Everything you need to know about The Bavarian opening at Stockland Green Hills.
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