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“Good micro brewery pub with traditional German food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht

Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht
Ranked #3 of 380 Restaurants in Bielefeld
Cuisines: German, European, Central European, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Woking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good micro brewery pub with traditional German food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

One of the places to come to relax with a beer (micro brewery) and enjoy simple traditional German pub cuisine.

In summer, enjoy the long evenings drinling and eating outside. In winter, great atmosphere inside where you can have a party of friends in private rooms / area or in the bar area.

Visited June 2013
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Egham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Strange combination of mediocre food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

I visited the Brauhaus in a group of five for Friday drinks with food. The drinks were generally okay with the specific option of the local beer.
The cuisine was made to appear as if being Southern German, specifically Bavarian. A closer inspection of the menu revealed that wasn't really. Some of the good old classics were missing, e.g. Sauerbraten, Gulasch. Some were available but due to some weird concept, they could only be ordered in conjunction with three other things, this includes the Obazda (which would have gone nicely with some salad and the Bretzn - which was served without anything, not even butter). Strangely, the mains were to be served with Sauerkraut and Kloß (dumpling) which is unheard of. It's Blaukraut/Rotkraut and Kloß or Sauerkraut and (fried) potato, that's how it should be and there are good reasons including taste, how well foods go together, the type of sauce required for the Kloß (you'll need more and a different flavour). Anyway, I asked for replacing the Kloß as replacing the other thing (Blaukraut for Sauerkraut) was unavailable. The quality of the food was mediocre. The roast was quite blunt, the Kraut was made of Kraut but it had lost all joy of life (i.e. the flavour wasn't great and a good portion of Speck/bacon added as a last resort). The best thing was the replacement for the Kloß: the freshly prepared fried potatoes were crisp from the outside, soft from the inside with nice flavours from a mild but well done seasoning and some Speck. Just about right. The same effort with the other ingredients and we have the perfect traditional dinner.
A Southern German saying is 'the dessert is a restaurant's business card' (you'll often get a specific dessert menu, dedicated drinks for making a statement). With two options on offer (Ricottamousse and Kaiserschmarrn), the decision was easy. The Kaiserschmarrn was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some whipped cream. It was freshly prepared but it was not crisp (occasionally, you'd get it flambé or, more frequently, after short visit to the oven set to grill). Also, the taste was shifted towards floury. It included some sultanas, but it could have dealt with some additional flavours, e.g. some almonds (which gives a nice roast aroma being fried with the dough), some amaretto (allows some flambéing action, but adds some flavour without flames as well) or some nice drowsy fruit (Zwetschge/plums or cherries). The vanilla ice cream didn't do much. Actually, it starts metling and makes the Schmarrn less crispy - no problem here, as it wasn't to begin with.
Finally, the service was inconsistent ranging from really friendly and caring to almost ignorance, though it was nice and effective during the times of attendance.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Antwerpen, België
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409 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Local food and local beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had a very nice luch there with locals and ate some typical german dishes
the place itself is really nice as you can see where the beer is been brewed
You can also buy a glass bottle of beer of two liters and fill it may the local brewed beer ( maybe a nice present for relatives at home)
Try the messing beer it was my favourite

Visited March 2013
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Penarth, Wales
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a fantastic place to go for the micro-brewed beers. Atmosphere and set-up are also very good, as is the service. I was let down, though, by the food. The "Krustenbraten" (pork roast with crackling) did not have the slightest trace of crackling.

Visited April 2013
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Norddeutschland
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781 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
“Rustic and good German food and good beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

On the edge of the old town you can find this nice venue. Not a small restaurant, but divided so it does not have the railwaystation feel.

The main pro is that they brew their own beer which is very good and way above the standard industrial fare in Germany (and forget about even to try to put Heineken and Bud into this league). They do often have a seasonal specialty which one should not miss.

The food is coming out in big portions and is what many people consider classical german food. A lot of Schnitzles, Pig knuckles, potatoes and the like but normally in a good quality and if you are in the mood for it surely a great way to get you stuffed.

The ambience is a bit rustic, a lot of wood and copper, but clean and not too overdone. The staff is freindly but from time to time needs to get their act together. With every meal they serve some bread and butter complimentary.

All in all nothing too special, surely nothing for vegetarians but if you are a meatlver and hungry, this is the place for you. In summertime they have a niice yard.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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