Herman Ze German
THIS POST IS FULL OF MASSIVE SAUSAGES WHEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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.
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.
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.
And before we knew it, GRUB WAS UP.
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.
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.
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!