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“creative cuisine at its best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of August

August
Frauentorstr. 27, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany (Georgs-Kreuzviertel)
0821-35279
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Ranked #2 of 369 restaurants in Augsburg
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Neighborhood: Georgs-Kreuzviertel
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“creative cuisine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We have been to August three times over the last three years since it received two Michelin stars. Our last visit was two days ago. The place is very modern in atmosphere and food. The restaurant only caters to four tables a night, which means a maximum of 12 to 16 guests. There are 6 staff on duty (four in the kitchen and two in the dining room), which makes this a very individual restaurant experience. The restaurants atmosphere is reduced, modern, with modern art on the walls and modern elements of furniture and lights. The staff is friendly, attentive and knows a great deal about the food served and displays that knowledge willingly. The food is very modern in style and presentation. It is not molecular cookery. It is very interesting and unusual combination of flavours and textures with often many elements on the plate which combined in various ways create sensational flavours. Considering the amount of work and the quality of ingredients going into the menue offered (there is only one menue, with personal wishes and preferences asked for upon reservation), the price is rather a bargain. We (a party of two) had a seven course menue which translates into 17 plates (including several extras from the kitchen as well as amuses and petit fours) for 200,00 EUR per person (including a nice bottle of wine, aperitif, digestif, coffee and 4 bottles of water). The food is served at a steady pace and the service is very efficient. Nevertheless the whole armada of courses takes about four hours of time, which is definitely worth it. Over all the food was excellent. Of our last visit, I would rate two plates three Michelin star standard (truly memorable, never to be forgotten in concept and execution), four to five plates two Michelin star standard (perfect execution of very high standard concept) and and the rest at one Michelin star standard (very good execution of a nice concept). There was one dish which we thought was a little bit off (the veal dish), since the texture was more about the effect and less about the flavour (it was rather salty). The two perfect plates were a dish of oyster with melon (called salt water) and a carabiniero shrimp dish which was absolutely perfect in balance of surprising textures and flavours. Please keep in mind that this is critisicm at a generally very high level. However, the rating of the restaurant in the food guides and the price level creates a certain level of expectations. Which in my opinion is met completely.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke on Trent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“creative , exceptional , highest standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

We shared a wonderful evening in Restaurant August. We had a job to initially find the place, not many locals seem to know about it, which I find incredible considering the high standards.
Service was highly efficient ,inobtrusive yet very friendly and welcoming. I note some people remarked on the minimalist interior, that they found it to be slightly clinical for their taste. It is of course a matter of personal taste..You should visit AUGUST for the culinary experience ,an overpowering interior would just distract from it.
The menu was well balanced, extensive, imaginative, creative and very tasty.
The wine list was good and well balanced.
I have never visited a two-star Michelin Restaurant in Germany before but wouldn`t hesitate to go again. Obviously cuisine of such standard comes with a sometimes eyewatering pricetag, quite rightly so. It is of the highest quality and simply an experience rather than a daily routine!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Augsburg, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“2 stars, well earned”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011 via mobile

If you don't like experimental kitchen, this is not the place for you. Other than that, the restaurant is quality. Also, don't come if you're not hungry...

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“2 stars Michelin - unbelievably phantastic ! more than food and not expensive for what you get !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

2 stars Michelin - unbelievably phantastic ! more than food and not expensive for what you get !

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