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Herman Ze German


Not like that you naughty little scamps. Just chock a block full of delicious German wurst. (That doesn’t make it sound any better does it? LOLS AHOY).

When I used to work in an office in central London, me and my work wives (haiii Vic, Dan, Rose lush ya <3) used to occasionally treat ourselves to a Friday lunchtime feast. And our fave was always Herman Ze German. So when I was invited down to their Soho branch for a cheeky little review I said JA ICH LIEBE WURST.

herman ze german neon

Slap bang right in the middle of Old Compton Street, Herman is all iron and worn wood and neon signs. It’s literally cool. Plus, there’s a CAVERNOUS seating area downstairs so don’t worry if all the tables upstairs are already nabbed.

herman ze german interior

The concise menu features high quality SAUSAGE served with lip-smacking sides, soft drinks and beer. SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS. I went for the Chilli Wurst with crispy onions and cheese fries on the side (I mean if you’re going to break the diet, you might as well REALLY break it.) and a pint of pilsner, whilst my non meat-eating chum Becca went for the Veggie Wurst, fries and a pint of wheat beer. Oh yeah and we got salad too because ADULTS.

We grabbed our beers and snuggled into a seat right by the window, perfect for a bit of Soho people snooping.

weiss beer herman ze german pilsner herman ze german

And before we knew it, GRUB WAS UP.

herman ze german flatlay

We went to town with the sauces and dug in. It was as delicious as I remembered. The Chilli Wurst was slightly spicy, with the soft, slightly sweet roll cushioning it and the crispy onions providing a delicious crunch. The cheese fries were obscene. But in a good way.

chilli wurst herman ze german Cheese fries herman ze german

Becca informs me that the Veggie Wurst was also exceptional, which is great as veggie options in such a MEAT focused place can often be a bit blah and tedious.

Veggie wurst herman ze german

Our whole lunch was gorgeous- the staff were so lovely and very jovial even though we’d arrived right in  the middle of a powercut (cue hilariously inappropriate disco lighting as the mains fizzed on and off), the food was SCRUM and a lunch that provides so many opportunities for saucy innuendo based humour is always going to be a winner with me.



I was a guest of Herman Ze German but as always, if I hadn’t had a delicious old time, I wouldn’t have written about it!



  1. Milly

    May 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm


  2. Angie Silver (@SilverSpoonLDN)

    May 22, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Wow! Total #sausageporn….wait does that sound a bit wrong?

  3. Claire

    May 23, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Oh goodness, Brennan, I love you, and your sausages.

  4. chloe

    July 9, 2016 at 12:05 am

    First I must say this whole post was hilarious. Second, everything looks so delicious! That is really awesome they have vegetarian options too. I always appreciate that. I have many friends and family members that are vegetarian.

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