ALLOVATE (95) Perth, Australia | October 1, 2006| Updated October 2, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The mirrored owl, the owl’s mirror, the..,.. oh forget it.
Enjoyed one of the best days of my life and until today the best beer of my life here so it cannot be all bad. Bar maid wasn’t much for serving me and my wife, my broken Deutsch-English not quite conveying how great the beer and meal was. Nice long bar, sport it’s main feature as we visited on World Cup time, but there wasn’t a rowdy prick or complaining ol’ nag amongst us, all patrons were lovely people. Meal was wonderful, sparked up Franconian fare. Two tiered, toilets in back, slim-lined, but perfectly located just beyond the Altes Rathaus, which links the two-sides of the ’Bourgeois’ on the Regnitz (built in the middle of the river as the Bishop of the time refused to honour land to the people. Love thy neighbour, hey?), leading down into the shopping district of the north. Many outside, not too many in - to agree with Eithcubes. Bar curved around to meet a hidden wall, yet all chose to sit in the Summer sun. Don’t blame them, beautiful to play it down, and this bar serving Buttenheim’s finest, though not strictly local, was even better.
EithCubes (222) New Jersey | August 9, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Inside was empty save for me, porch was crowded - location is pretty fantastic. Decor is a „hip“ take on tradition, save for the series of Eulenspiegel figures adorning the many-mirrored walls. Food was OK, as was the service, only reason to go is the St. Georgenbräu brews sold here.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 25, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This restaurant right off the Altes Rathaus has the highest prices I’ve seen in Bamberg for a beer (just under 3 euros a pint). However, it’s probably the only place in town which serves 3 or 4 Sankt-Georgen-Bräu beers on tap. They also have smaller servings, which is rare in these parts. The food was a little fancier than the typical German Gaststätte, or at least the traditional dishes were done with a touch of pizzazz. The apfelküche makes a decadent dessert.