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“Downstairs Historic Resturant.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historischer Ratskeller

Historischer Ratskeller
Markt 14, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 91 Restaurants in Celle
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Suffolk
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Downstairs Historic Resturant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Good honest food well cooked friendly service and huge portions.Their Christmas goose menue was very good and we were unable to finish the main course of a whole roast goose.

Visited December 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Union, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Dinner in a grand venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I had the duck and my wife had chicken. Both were superb and the service was also superb. We started with prosecco. My wife had the wedding soup and I had the lobster bisque...both were very tasty. The wine list was quite quite extensive.

Visited December 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Really nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We came a quiet evening in April 2012, being attracted to the nice historical surroundings. We enjoyed our meal very much and so did our children. We ended up eating more than we had planned before finishing our evening with a guided tour of the location by the very friendly waiter. The food was good, the historical location an attraction in itself and service was really good.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Quiet historical restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

The town of Celle itself is a beautiful old town with lots of half timbered houses, which is really worth visiting. After Hannover, which was during WW 2 totally destroyed city, it was a wonderful experience. There are some good restaurants in the old town but mostly over-filled with tourists particularly during the lunch time. Ratskeller has large space and the restaurant is also filled with local German guests. It is located in the cellar of a large imposing old building, Rathaus, which is said to have been first built in 1378. Some waiters and waitresses speak English.
The menu is a combination of local specialties and other German specialties. Do not order "Schnitzel" which is fine but served almost everywhere in German speaking countries, even in Switzerland.
Take something that the Chef recommends, e.g. wild pork with local mushrooms, Between April and June you should try fresh asparagus, either white or green. Games with berry source are highly recommended. "Tafelspitze" beef cooked either in vegetable soup or wine soup. The beef is taken out of soup to be served with e.g. horse ruddish source. You can surely drink beer as they have excellent beers such as Warstein, Holsten, Jever etc but they suggested trying "Weissherbst" German rose to the menu with asparagus. This "Weissherbst" rose is guaranteed pure in Germany and is never blended. The waiter told me „since we do not have good red wine compared to Italy, Spain and France we try hard to improve the quality of German white and rose. “Weissherbst" die not disappoint me.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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