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Herman ze German

19 Villiers Street & 33 Old compton Street, London WC2N 6NE, W1D 5JU, England
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Ranked #2,707 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Its a quick stop German themed cafe/take away. On the busiest street for restaurants in Soho, this place has to be good and it doesn't disappoint. Authentic German hot dogs, fries and beers with fast service and nice surroundings - even had a big TV to watch the World Cup! Friendly staff help with slightly confusing menu - meal deal... More

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uk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Everytime wife and I visit London we always have at least one meal here. Reminds me a bit of my days in the army in Germany.....Can't fault a bit of currywurst....mmmmmm....Not the fanciest place in the world to eat but the food makes up for it....10/10

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every time I visit London I make an effort to eat here however after my recent experience I will not be bothering in future. I still enjoy the food however the service is atrocious. Every element of our order was incorrect and it was not worth mentioning it to the serving staff, they didn't care. Good food, rubbish staff.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ridiculously overpriced for a hot dog, not only that but the tables were sticky (sat down, felt disgusting so moved to second table and it was worse!!) there were bits of food on the floor that felt like you were walking through a barn, staff were not helpful and needed 3 people to get my order right. we bought a... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I saw a mouse on the surface by the area where the chips are served, when I told the girl who served me she was very rude to me and swore at me, I am very disappointed, plus I asked for a plain sausage and was given a spicy one, chips had too much salt on them.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Food cold and horrible and staff are rude i would not recommend. Worst meal ever. Shop quite dirty .very loud and no manners.

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England
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Being frequent visitors to Bavaria we were looking forward to visiting this place. We left a bit disappointed. Food itself is OK but the portions are on the small side and you get your food served in takeaway type containers. Reasonable prices though we thought. Service was hit and miss and the staff that you order the food off did... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Was taken to the Old Compton Street one by a German friend. Where do I start? The place does not allow relax seating, the waiter taking orders don't speak English and neither understand German, the German sausages are cut into pieces and the same chilly sauce is dumped over them. In the space of 20 minutes we ate and left.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the real thing. Currywurst mit Pommes! Delicious. The staff all speak German and are all very friendly. Highly recommended :)

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Senior Contributor
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45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

First of all, I'm German and Currywurst is one of my favorite street foods on this planet. I am also from the region, where Herman gets his sausages from and honestly, they are good! Of course, Currywurst is no culinary sparkler, but a good sausage with a good sauce can save my day. As I said, the sausages are very... More

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