Arranged to meet a large group of Chelsea-supporting mates here to rekindle celebrations from Munich in May...thus an appropriate venue! Convenient and easy-to-find location rear of Fenchurch Street Station (9 Crutched Friars, junction with City Road), but had to make sure nobody went to their other branch by mistake, which is over in Shoreditch (Old Street). Decor was rather sparse and bland I thought, seats not very comfy but hey, it's more about the German beer & the company. As regards the former, there was a range of about 7 different typical styles on draft (Sadly though the Fischers Helles was not on). None of the beers were particularly unusual or outstanding for the connoiseur (!), but perfectly good - although min. £4.80/pint. You could have a slightly discounted 3 different pint selection, but these were bought up in random order so it was not easy for the uninitiated and the swiftly inebriated to work out which was which! They also do two different types of Shandy for the lightweights. We ordered the basic cold snack platters and a few sausages, none of which was anything to write home about, but it all got guzzled down with the beer. Table service was nondescript / slow-ish, although friendly enough, but the only big blonde on show was the Hermann behind the bar (so don't go expecting the nice ladies on the website!) We did all enjoy the evening here (I even tipped the beggar handing out paper towels in the Mens Room), but to be honest I reckon the Oktoberfest bar in Fulham High Road does better German food and beer.
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