Herman Ze German in Soho was born out of a need for quality German sausages in the UK. Anyone who has travelled to Berlin or elsewhere in Germany will probably be acquainted with the dirty yet delicious dish known as currywurst already, which consists of a grilled Bratwurst covered in tomato sauce and curry powder. Having missed these bad boys for far too long, the skilled team behind Herman Ze German Soho on Old Compton Street decided to bring them to London with great results. When dining at the Soho outlet you can top your currywurst with everything from sauerkraut to jalapenos and from pickled onions to sweet chilli mayo, and every sausage is high-quality, gluten-free, lactose-free and without a cheap cut of meat in sight. Now, how d’ya like them sausages?! Head to Herman Ze German Old Compton Street armed with a reservation.
Herman Ze German Soho really isn’t messing around when it comes to authentic, no-nonsense German cuisine. This London restaurant located on Soho’s Old Compton Street has a menu that features all the German dishes you could ever dream of. If you like a bit of sausage as much as the next person, you have to go for currywurst with fries served the proper way, but rest assured that whatever you choose at Herman Ze German Soho has been handmade by a German butcher called Fritz.
First thing’s first, you have to pick which sausage from the Herman Ze German menu is the perfect one for you. The traditional bratwurst is a pork and veal combination, the smoky pork bockwurst is a big hit with Soho foodies, the chilli wurst made with smoked beef makes a nice change, whereas the vegan wurst made from seitan makes an excellent choice for veggies or vegans, obviously. Then all you have to do is choose how spicy you want it to be before adding all manner of extra toppings to customise your Herman Ze German Soho currywurst just right. Herman Ze German Soho also offer some excellent schnitzel options, dressed fries piled high with cheese, crispy onions and homemade sauces as well as some incredible specials which change regularly. So next time you need your bratwurst fix around London, grab a table at Herman Ze German Soho and prepare to indulge!
Really nice place with very good beer (white German beer) and proper meat bratwurst sausages! Could recommend for small/medium size companies. Also you could ask them for take away.
Original german junk food! Best curry wurst just like home!!! We went to the one in Soho. They have imported bratwurst from the black forest with great sauce and fritz coke. I’ll return whenever I feel homesick.
If you want to meet friends for a quick meal, this place does the trick. Buy a beer and wait for them. Go back and buy food whenever you want. 5 of us had a good time. I felt like I was a student in Munich again (40 years later)
Good Foods, nice fries chatic stuff and a strange Location, pretty good in all! We will com eback in the next years whe we vistit London again.
I've been to a different Herman ze German before and it was great. The man sat us down and talked through the menu. This one, however, no menu and you have to pick what you want on arrival which is kinda on the spot. They don't even have the hot dog, chips and drink offer displayed, I had to ask. Anyways the man was nice enough, but having asked for two of the above meals, it was brought down fairly quickly but only one meal. The man hadn't run through one as a meal deal and when I said to the ladies, it took two of them and going up and down straits to say there was a mistake. When my partner suggested bringing the extra chips down and settling it on our way out or it would all get cold, they said no. My partner said to take these items back as they were already going cold and he had to go back up and get a refund and run it through again. A bit later they brought our food down which was clearly the same as the cheese had conguiled instead of being warm and bubbly. They gave us extra chips I'm sure but by this point we were so hungry we didn't bother complaining about the fact it was cold. Which is a shame because I really rate this place having had such a good expenrince at the other stores, who clearly know how to do it better.
Cute little place, awesome selection of German food! We tried a few different dishes of curry sausages and schnitzel which tasted delicious and 100% authentic. Only negative is that I booked a table as a birthday surprise for a friend but when we arrived the staff wasn't very welcoming, no one greeted us even after we went to the main counter and we just had to find an empty table by ourselves as the booking didn't seem to bother anyone.
The food is always great at Herman Ze German, and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Our table was ready for is when we got there (even though we were 15 minutes late). Everything we ordered arrived quickly and everyone left feeling very full and happy at the end of the night!
Lively canteen atmosphere and the sausages were nice but not as fabulous as I expected. Great crispy chips though. The basement where we sat was dark and the seating (wooden benches) not what you call comfy. There is an allure in the basic decor of the place but I expected the currywurst to be more on par with what I've eaten in Germany. Worth a visit though especially after a late night in town.
Food quality and variety was excellent. Table service was good, although if you have reserved a table, don't expect to be shown to your table as you will have to hunt for your name amongst the reservations in the downstairs area. Would definitely recommend for a casual, fairly-priced dinner.
I found the staff very helpful. However the restaurant downstairs is a bit dingy. The food was delicious and as tasty as one could expect be it a German sausage. The wild garlic bratwurst was the tastiest. The sauces weren't that how, I had the burner and wish I had the ringer. But overall a pleasant experience.