Resto 49 Brauhaus Georg Braeu, Mitte

Having briefly gone off piste to the east we returned for the last evening of our stay in Berlin to pig paradise. We wanted trad German and Shaun knew where to get it. Georg Braeu is right next to the Spree in the heart of Berlin and we feared the worst. This was like eating fish and chips in Leicester Square, not a thing I would willingly do. But I was wrong.

True, the clientèle was mostly made up of tourists (including ourselves) and five of us slotted into a booth opposite a Chinese family. The food, however, was excellent. Football sized knuckles brought back memories of Death by Pig in Bonn back in 2014 so I went for a goulash. This was richly favoured and generously meated. A couple of cannonball sized dumplings for stodge and a slick of sauerkraut completed a Teutonic trio that will live long in the memory (and a fair while in the stomach).

I was ready to be excited by the beer as we ordered a metre of it in a dozen 0,2 measures. However, rather than a kaleidoscope of ale this turned out to be 6 dark beers and 6 lagers. But it tasted good. The waiter asked us why we were in Berlin. To play and watch football we said. He looked nonplussed that we’d travel all this way to do either when both were friendlies. But he wasn’t witness to the greatest second half ever played by a bunch of still drunk people since the last time we did that. Or to the 9-9 thriller at Union which seemed the soccer equivalent of a WWE bout.

Would I recommend the Georg Braeu? Yes, but make sure you’re really hungry and don’t bother with the metre of beer. It looks good in a photo but seems an awful lot of washing up when you could deliver that beer in a couple of jugs.

8/10

#food #berlin

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