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“Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof”

Bayerischer Bahnhof
Ranked #2 of 826 Restaurants in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: German, Brew Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Zentrum-Südost
Description: One of Leipzig’s landmarks is the Bayerischer Bahnhof. It was built in 1842 and is the oldest preserved head rail station in the world. It was the region’s busiest hub for tradesmen and travellers.Today, the Bayerischer Bahnhof is famous for its hospitality and culinary delights – and it is known as the home of the Gose, a beer specialty from Leipzig. The Bayerischer Bahnhof is an exclusive location for every event.Our culinary program is as extraordinary as our location: traditional German cuisine, diversity, and seasonal trends. Quench your thirst with home-brewed specialities from our in-house brewery at the Bayerischer Bahnhof.
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great Beer, Great Food in what was the Old Bayerischer Bahnhof Station Building. Well worth searching out.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Worth a visit if you find yourself in Leipzig. This place used to be the old railway station and now it's a complex of shops, bar, restaurant which has been done out in some style. The big attraction really is the beer. The have the local Gose beer which is certainly worth a try - a very traditional Saxony brew that makes one realise that lager doesn't have to be tasteless.

They have brew casks on open display in the bar/restaurant area and have quite an extensive menu of food with a traditional theme. Crispy pork leg with sauerkraut for example. The menu spans quite a number of dishes from what I'd call basic snacks through to hearty Saxony fare.

I went for the recommended dish, which was a pork steak schnitzel kind of affair, in a beer gravy with "fried potatoes". As is usual in Germany, you certainly can never accuse them of skimping on portion sizes. It was a very large piece of pork, well, two pieces actually and it came with a good blob of fried potato (which was mashed potato pan fried in butter at a guess) and deep fried cauliflower in breadcrumbs. All this kind of made me feel that if I was going to eat it all I'd be consuming about 1000 calories. A little too heavy for me. But normal for Germany it seems.

Anyhow, the food was enjoyable if a bit stodgy and hearty. But the highlight, and the reason for my visit, was to sample the local German beer. And it was very good too. Especially the 'Prellbock" at 6.8%.

I would definitely go back here - for the beer. I'd have to be VERY hungry to eat here I think and I thought the food was ok but not spectacular.

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Thank TheRealDerbyTup
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great choice of foods and beers. Had a business dinner there and even though the place was crowded and quite noisy, it was a good choice. Restaurant is also quite close to center, so it was a nice walking distance back to the hotel.

Thank Frente2201
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We have been coming to Bayerischer Bahnhof over the last ten years. The food is consistently very good. At the moment it is hard to find the way in as they are doing works to make the train line go underground, but persevere, and it's worth it. There's a lovely outdoor eating area with a sand pit and slide for the children.

Thank globalfamily186338
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is a little gem in the old Bayrische Bahnhof (aka railway station). It was almost decimated in 1915 when the Leipzig HBf (Main Station) was opened and took away the bulk of the passengers. However in it's heydays it was grand and modern with a typical portico, still visible today. In 2013 the Station will be connected by a tunnel to Leipzig HBf de facto ending their terminus status. I guess this restaurant will be flooded by hungry guests when the station will be opened. Even today I advice you to reserve a table. On the first night they were very nice to squeeze me in (single traveler) but it was packed. So go now, it'll be much more difficult next year.
In the restaurant there's a brewery where they make their famous Gose (well explained in their brochure, in German and English). Gose is not brewed by the guiding lines of the famous Rheinheitsgebot (it contains among other ingredients coriander) nevertheless very tasty. The also make a pilsner and a weizenbeer. Try the Gose very refreshing. The food is typical for a beerhouse, local hits (mostly pig), season food (Asparagus) and options for kids.
I had asparagus with salmon and potatoes on the first night and a mixed grill on the second. Both fresh and quickly served. The price was very reasonable so good price/quality ratio. Staff was friendly and helpful, some groups of people (dutch men) were making lots of noises but I could live with that. Overall great place, good food and a beautiful location in the future (it's now in the middle of a construction site)

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