German Arms Hotel

www.misopeckish.comWe decided to take a  day trip to Hahndorf which is a little German town on the outskirts of Adelaide –  about an hours drive south east.  Thinking they would serve tonnes of delicious German food.  Yes I admit, I do love German food, the schnitzel, spatzel, black forest cake, apple strudel, pretzels and the odd sausage here and there.

Since this was a German town, Plus 1 wanted to have a schnitzel.  Thinking that they should be really good here.  We decided to put into the German Arms Hotel, which is one of two main pubs in Handorf.

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The venue is considerably spacious, and the decor is traditional with good use of timber.  Their menu offers a large selection of schnitzel (chicken, beef, pork) sausages and burgers).  the usual pub fair you would expect.

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Beef Schnitzel – served with golden fries and either salad or vegetables.  The beef schnitzel was ok.  Looked a bit burnt for my liking and not as thin as I was hoping  for schnitzel .  The fries were golden and cooked to perfection.

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Jagerschnitzel – tender crumbed pork with creamy mushroom sauce and rhine potoato.    The sauce was thick, lacked seasoning, which seemed like it was made from cornflour, very few mushrooms, accompanied with a couple of fried potatoes.   Plus 1 was expecting more, perhaps a large piece of schnitzel  and one that did not look as thick as a steak.  Being in a German town, one would think that a schnitzel would be made and cooked perfectly.

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Even though I was not expecting much  in terms of the quality of the food from a Pub, The service was fine, whenever I needed a wait staff, there was always one around whom I could flag down.  The dish was not as authentic as I would have hoped for.

Location:  69 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia

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