Restaurant: Stein’s Bavarian Restaurant
Address: 52 Petersham Rd, Richmond, Greater London TW10 6UW
Guest: Monika, Matthias, Ben
– Bayerische Schlachtplatte
– Münchner Leberkäs mit Bratkartoffeln
– Grossen Germknödel mit Powidlpflaumenfülle an vanillesaucen
– Hausgemachter Käsekuchen
– Erdinger Weissbier (6x)
– Erdinger Dunkles Weissbier (2x)
Notes: a few benches, large wooden tables in an open converted ex ice cream parlour by the river and lots of blonde German customers and staff speaking in their beautifully incomprehensible lingo all around: close your eyes and you could easily believe you have been teletransported to Munich.
Food comes out super-fast (I guess you can call it German efficiency), and it looks and taste exactly what you expect: honest, tasty and filling. Pick the Bayerische Schlachtplatte a selection of grilled sausages (Nürnberg, Bratwurst and Polish), bacon and meatloaf, served on a bed of sauerkraut and mash potato ‘cause to use their motto: “It’s all about Sausages”, right?
Save some room for a Riesen-Germknödel a sort of giant dumpling filled with plums jam, sprinkled with poppy seeds and icing sugar, floating in a lake of vanilla cream and wash everything down with a compulsory couple of Weiss beer, classic or dark, or a big Maß of Paulaner. Prost.