One of the enduring memories of our night at Brauhaus was listening to a German cover of an Atomic Kitten song 5 Reviews
Christmas Day offer
A Bavarian buffet at this German restaurant. Dhs199 (with selected beverages), half price (children aged six-12), free (for children under six) (Thursday)
Christmas Eve offer
Cold cuts, special goose with condiments and German pudding dinner at the Bavarian-themed venue. Dhs399 per couple (with bottle of grape), Dhs179 per person (with carafe of grape), half price (for children aged six-12), free (for children under six) (Wednesday)
One of the enduring memories of our night at Brauhaus was listening to a German cover of an Atomic Kitten song. As the evening progressed our unfortunate ears were besieged by an onslaught of Deutsche pop, an upsetting mix of choons from the nation that reveres David Hasselhoff as a musical genius. Despite the dismal soundtrack, however, we had a fine and filling dinner.
For anyone with a penchant for sausages the restaurant’s meat-saturated menu is cause for excitement, encompassing every piece of wurst in the book. We opted for frankfurter-based starters as well as a crunchy garden salad and an incredibly creamy potato salad. We were also served an overloaded bread basket with pork butter: not even dairy products are safe from the Germanic flesh obsession. The starters were tasty enough, but it was the immense portions that took our breath away.
It’s not often you find yourself struggling post-starters, but the Brauhaus generosity was staggering and we awaited the mains in trepidation. My companion had picked what was essentially a mixed grill, and his eyes widened when he was promptly served with an array of sausages and a mound of mashed potatoes. That said, he steadily worked through the plethora of meaty digits, attributing his renewed vigour to the delicate flavourings of herbs and spices. My grilled hammour was superb, with a gorgeous parsley sauce that made for a culinary symphony that rose to a crescendo with the desserts.
Having enjoyed a respite for half an hour or so, we savoured the Brauhaus cheesecake and the apple strudel. The latter was married with a vanilla sauce, which complemented the cinnamon of the pastry magnificently. The German take on cheesecake is something to savour, with a sponge-like consistency imbued with a citrus tang and plenty of juicy raisins.
After this marathon meal, it was time to bid our costume-clad waiting staff a merry aufwiedersehen and take our leave. While the Brauhaus menu might not be to everyone’s taste (vegetarians stay clear), it does offer some truly splendid dishes – as well as rather interesting background music.By Rob Orchard
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