Beautiful brewpub-restaurant next to Ratsherrn brewery. Great ambiance inside and also outside. We visited it on Thursday evening, it was crowded outside and almost empty inside since it was too hot inside. More than 10 taps and some bottles. You can have a taster with the 5 standard Ratsherrn beers. We didnt try the food but friends told me that its very good. Service was OK since we were sitting inside! Prices were OK too. You can have a tour in the brewery next to the restaurant and also buy bottles for takeaway from the bottle shop just opposite the restaurant. A must visit I think if you are in Hamburg!
Not easy to find as it’s located in some old factory buildings. We visited at noon on Sunday as this was one of the few places open at the time of day. It was full of families out for their Sunday lunch. Food was of buffet style. Lots of bread, cold meat and cheese. More like breakfast than lunch? Oh, and a joint of hot roast ham. The buffet was rather expensive. They had around 12 beers on tap half of which were from Ratsherrn. We took a seat and it took 10 minutes for us to be served. When we had finished, it then took 15 minutes to get served again and another 5 minutes for our drinks to arrive. Meanwhile one of the barmen was chatting to his friends on the table behind us and the waitress was busy on her phone. We were going to stay for another couple of drinks each. We then sat there for 20 minutes with empty glasses being ignored. It was now fairly empty and the waitress was clearing and cleaning tables right in front of us at a leisurely place. I beckoned her over and asked to pay. I told her that a 20 minute wait to get served was unacceptable and she argued back. Great customer service. I have heard that this was probably just a one off though.
One of the must places to visit in Hamburg. The place is beautiful especially if the weather is nice and you can sit outside. Service had it’s up and downs especially when it is crowded (which happens often). But I have to admit recently it has improved on the crowded days. The selection for Hamburg standards on TAP and bottles is very good, of course in comparison to top Euro places not. The also do events and some guest tap takeovers. Food is amazing. Good limited menu with regional and many bio ingredients. Prices for German standards are a bit high but again they invested a lot and for a beer geek it is ok in comparison to whta we usually pay :D it is also nice that you can also go with your family and have great food and drinks thanks to the great ambiance which does not specifically target beer geeks. If you haven’t hat Ratsherrn before, take their sampler 5 Ratsherren taps x 10cl served on a wooden mermaid board.
Visited around lunchtime on Thursday 16/07/15.
Us style brewpub that takes up quite a large space inside and out. We spent our time in the sun in a nicely landscaped beer garden with large wooden tables. Service was fine on our visit but as with most places in Germany it isn’t based on catering for folks who want to quickly move from tick to tick ! I just stuck to the home brewed Ratsherrn beers which were fine - no world beaters but no stinkers. They are also offered in tasting flights which is nice to see in a German brewpub. Overall a must visit if in Hamburg and easily linked together with their adjoining bottle shop - The Craft Beer Store, which is accessed in the far corner of the beer garden.
Very crowded on a rainy Thursday night in summer. Reserve your table, and then try to not be disturbed by those wandering around who didn’t. Well, a crowded place is a popular place and usually this means it’s good. This place is not bad but has its problems.
First of all, it’s crammed full with tables to accommodate the crowds. So it’s not going to be a relaxing place, anyway (especially when you feel the looks of those unlucky searching ones on your almost-empty glasses). Then, due to this, the service wasn’t very fast. They have to know how crowded the place is and adapt.
Apart from that, I liked the interior style.
The Ratsherrn beers (their own brand) from tap are reasonably priced and not bad, but as soon as you get to the international bottled beers, it gets really expensive. 9 Euro for a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale?! No, thanks. At least the bottle selection is not bad, even though they reserve the taps mostly for their own beers.
The Camba IPA on their menu says it’s the one from Eric Toft’s recipe, but what I got was the standard "Ei Pi Ai". I think this is wrong. On ratebeer they are clearly different.
For food, I had a pulled pork (looked like a standard order, most waiters carried it around all the time), which was not juicy at all, quite dry. The worst I had so far. Still ok, but nothing to write home about.
All in all it’s a sort-of-ok place. I could not check out other options in Hamburg, but there have to be better ones.
The place looks nice and inviting, and the beer menu has an interesting mix of international favorites and upcoming German yummies. Why mess up a nice operation with poor service? I got in thirsty and spent half an hour trying to get a staff member’s attention. Had a superb local pale ale, paid for it, then faced a waitress trying charge me again for the beer. Oh well, at least I got her attention.