With a novel way of ordering, you are presented with a card on entry, whereby you put all of your orders on the card then pay when you leave. With a vibrant atmosphere, this could be a very 'cool' place to dine.
But alas, I'm afraid not. Being greeted on entry by a young chap who gave us a card (who broke away from a couple asking him for information to give us the card, which in itself I thought was rude), we found a table, got a drink and looked at the menu.
Now I have to say my German is poor, and call me an ignorant Englishman, but I struggled to understand what was on offer and the concept of the dining experience provided by Gast. I could see people were queuing at various areas to get food as well as food being brought out from a kitchen, but I didn't how/where/what to order. Not being able to attract anyone's attention, my girlfriend went to the front desk and asked the young chap as previously mentioned if they had an English menu, apologising for our poor German. His response 'not at the moment', then turned back to a colleague laughed and continued talking. So I tried to get a waiters attention again to no avail, so I decided to speak to the young chap at the desk. His response to me asking if an English menu was available 'not today, speak to a waiter'. I did ask 'how about tomorrow then' to which he replied 'we have no English menus, speak to a waiter'.
Not too happy, but accepting that I was in Germany so i should make every effort to understand, I managed to get a waiter's attention. Asking how we ordered food, he simply grumbled something about 'get in queue' and wandered off.
It took me less than five seconds to finish my drink and get my coat!
Now I accept knowing a little German may have helped, but the rudeness and general unhelpfulness of the staff was enough to put me off. Definitely think this is a local's bar. Sorry to say but I won't be visiting here again.
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