We have been coming here every year on easter sunday since it opened and any other chance we get when visiting south. We have always enjoyed everything about it until we went this year. My father being German, I love the food and always look forward to having my german fill. The kids love it as the playground gives them something to do. This year however, the german menu consisted of 3 choices. We ordered all 3. Wild Mushroom Strudel w goats cheese and
spinach, rocket and walnut salad & beetroot chutney -
The flavours in this were nice however the pastry was soggy and the meal was very small.
Brewers Pan- Bratwurst, smoked kassler, pan fried
The potatoes were a soggy mess, not the usual pan fried and speck, they were more like boiled in a pot and added to the pan, no speck to be seen. The kassler was over cooked and barely able to get your teeth through it! The portion size was also much smaller than usual
Schweinshaxe - our cult XL pork shank designed to
intimidate oversized barbarians. Served on mash with
sauerkraut, Saracen jus and German Mustard.
This was undercooked and chewy. My favourite part about it is the crackle and there was none to be seen. It was a chewy mess!
The kids meals are usually great at this place. However, this year they were tiny! The kids were still hungry afterwards (my kids are 4 and 7). The quality was also not as good.
So while it truly disappoints me to give a review like this on a place that I have recommended to so many people and was the highlight of our easter and many other trips, I felt this review was necessary. I attempted to let the staff know, and I am usually not a complainer, but they fogged us off. They were not interested in the slightest that we were dissapointed hence this review. With a group of 14 of us, none of us happy, it was not the cheapest choice - but we usually love it and therefore don't mind paying the price for good German food.
So, not because the food was bad, but because of the way our feedback was ignored, unfortunately we will not be returning. It also saddens me that a place that used to pride themselves on their german food, now only gives 3 german choices.
I hope you can improve as it is a lovely spot and was until recently, lovely food.
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