I have eaten here twice, dinner in October 2012 and lunch on a Sunday in April 2013. Both were very good, and there was no difference in the standard of cooking or service between the two: excellent each time.
The room is very comfortable and welcoming.When we arrived and were seated at the table, and had looked at the menu. we were asked "what can we cook for you today?" which is a measure of the unpretentious nature of this establishment. But make no mistake, the cooking here is very accomplished.
The bread is home made and accompanied by three different types of butter. Everything we had to eat and drink was first rate, including an additional complementary starter and a main course of pork "Spanferkelkotlett".
The wine list is one to which care and attention have clearly been devoted. We had an excellent Baden, Weisser Burgunder & Chardonnay. Because they had run out of half bottles, they opened a full bottle and offered to charge us only for as much as we drank. It was delicious and we drank it all.
Although this is not a cheap restaurant, it is in my opinion worth every cent. The whole approach and attitude of the staff and kitchen is to try to give the customer what they want. I was interested and encouraged to note that when a family of four with two young children arrived quite late, they were accommodated without fuss and every effort was made to adapt the menu so that the children had food they would like.
Service was absolutely exemplary, as was the cooking. The atmosphere was relaxed and unstuffy. My companion is a German speaker, and this inevitably helps, but the staff also speak English. My only regret is not being able to visit more often.
In summer there is an outside dining area which I am told is very enjoyable by friens who have been. Nearby is a monastery which is well worth a visit and only a short walk from the restaurant. The restaurant is in fact in Bebenhausen, a small village outside Tubingen, rather than in Tubingen itself. It can be reached from Tubingen on the 828 bus, which stops right outside the restaurant, or by taxi. The journey takes less than 15 minutes.
Dinner for three in October was 240 euros. including three aperitifs and two bottles of decent Burgundy. Lunch for two in April. with two aperitifs, a bottle of wine, two starters , two main meals, one dessert and coffee for two was 141 euros. It isn't cheap, but it is good value and well worth it.
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