Herman ze German is a great place to enjoy authentic, hearty German food in London. It was founded in 2008 by Florian and Azadeh, two Germans, who wanted to bring traditional German food to the UK. Herman ze German can now be found in three different locations in London – namely: Soho, Charing Cross, and Fitzrovia. Most of their food is imported directly from the Black Forest region in Germany including their fantastic sausages!
Visiting their youngest outpost in Fitzrovia I wanted to get a taste of ‘ze best sausage’ (wurst) in town as promised by their signature neon sign. The location and decor are young and trendy with raw concrete walls, low-hanging lights and fun German quotes on the walls.
Herman ze German is a very popular spot for lunch – it is great for just a takeaway as well as a sitdown either upstairs or downstairs.
The downstairs bar has an impressive selection of German beer which works perfectly well with a good German sausage! However, I started my German feast with a Hugo – a German cocktail of prosecco, elderflower and mint.
As I wanted to try both their Schnitzel Burger – a speciality of the Fitzrovia branch – as well as their Currywurst I decided to start with a small plate of delicious Currywurst which is essentially sliced up sausage in spiced ketchup – a traditional German fast food dish.
Next came ze Chicken Welt – chicken schnitzel in a fluffy bun with bacon, pickled onions, sauerkraut and melted cheese served on a plate with a good portion of fries. What a fun combination – I would have never put sauerkraut, bacon and schnitzel into a burger but it actually works rather well! Certainly, something you don’t eat every day and the portion was very generous – there were actually two schnitzel in the burger.
It was a great experience to visit Herman ze German and to sample some of their delicious German delicacies! It is certainly worth a visit and something fun to do in London. When you are there you must ask someone (preferably German ;-)) to translate the quotes like the one above meaning: ‘everything has an end only the Sausage has two’ 😉
Herman ze German, 43 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RS, London Phone: 020 7323 9207