England > Greater London > Lambeth
dj (18) , England | April 12, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place is really difficult to rate because itís quite inconsistent.
Firstly it has a reasonable range of common German beers on tap including weiss, dunkels and helles. Also a fair bottled selection. During the working week they have German bar staff who are knowledgeable about the beers and happy to provide advice to newcomers. At lunch times they do a German buffet which is a reasonable price and quality. Its always fairly busy, primarily with office workers from the surrounding area.
However when visiting during the weekend the knowledgeable bar staff are gone, the food is pretty poor and the place is deserted. The area is not great and (without going into detail) it doesnít feel safe after dark (definitely donít sit outside and avoid the side streets).
So to summarise: a fair beer selection, good food and bar staff during the working day, but best avoided at the weekends and after dark. It is however my go-to place at lunchtime when Iím working in the area.
McWorta (106) , Luxembourg | July 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lambeth usually a bit of a rough place but the bar is set in a good area. Several german beers on tap which is offering a good change for all the other usual generic stuff in London, though also here it is the rather usual to be expected german beer (Krombacher, Paulaner, etc.). Service was at first slow but picked up fast during the stay. Food looked ok also the classic german stuff like currywurst. Prices were normal Londonian level which is a bit steep. Overall a good pub and definitely a place for some St.Pauli fans and other german football enthusiasts. Good fun.
prawlie (47) , England | December 4, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
German pub not far from Vauxhaul. Serves a large range of German beers (over a dozen on draught), but manages to omit a lot of the better Bavarian brews. A nice atmosphere and the leiberkase was good. Iíd go again if they got hold of some Andechs, Ayinger and Augustiner. As it is they did at least have some Schlenkerla.
Rune (370) TromsÝ, Norway | October 28, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Bustling pub on the south side of the river. Two widescreen TVs showing a German football match, and an English match (with Chelsea) on each side of a large U-shaped bar. Extensive range of German beers on tap and bottles, but mostly from well known breweries. No Oktoberbiers Ė the person taking our orders had not even heard about Oktoberfestbiers Ė very strange for a German pub. However, the typical German food was excellent, and it is easy to recommend their Zeitgeist Salad that should be paired with a Rauchbier (Sunday afternoon, 03.10.2010).
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