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Eisbein & Co.
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Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Food
German, Steak
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R50

Critic's review

Geraldine Fröhling

Food
German food is known for its tasty food and hearty portions … and Eisbein & Co doesn’t disappoint. With a couple of South African Germans in tow to test for authenticity, all the dishes we sampled got the thumbs up!
We had to try the roasted eisbein, of course, which is the restaurant’s signature dish and is served with mash and tasty sauerkraut. We also ordered the special of the day, tender pork belly with crispy crackling, which was served with red cabbage and one’s starch of choice. Those two dishes were hearty enough to serve three people … with a bit of meat left over for a snack at home.
Also sampled were the paprika schnitzel served with a creamy sauce of mushrooms and paprika (you can choose between chicken and pork schnitzels) and a side of spatzles (dumplings) and Geschnetzeltes with a creamy brandy and mushroom sauce.
All dishes were served with standard cooked vegetables, but the standout of these was the red cabbage, which was tangy and flavoursome.
They also have some pretty standard starters, salads and steak dishes but it’s all about those German dishes which certainly ticked the boxes when it came to authenticity, quality and value for money.
They have a pretty small dessert menu, with several ice cream-based desserts and a tasty apple strudel (which unfortunately was soft as it was microwaved on the day – always a no-no, even if it was a particularly busy lunch service).
The menu is printed in German, English and Afrikaans – a nice touch for the diverse Pretoria eating crowd.

Drinks
You can’t go to a German restaurant without having authentic German beer … and gluehwein. Both of which are very popular at Eisbein & Co.
They also have quite an extensive and reasonably priced range of wines (mainly lower-end), ciders, spirits, liqueurs and non-alcoholic drinks.

Service
Personal service from the owner/manager is rare indeed nowadays … and from the moment you walk in you feel like you’re sitting down for a meal at some German tante in a Bavarian village. Service is friendly, professional and attentive – feel free to stop any of the waiters passing by for help and they will go out of their way to meet your needs.

Ambience
Décor is warm, homely and typically German, with all sorts of German nic-nacs adorning the restaurant. Situated in the lovely Greenlyn centre, there’s plenty of parking and a relaxing village like atmosphere. This is the perfect spot for a family meal out, a business lunch (accompanied by plenty of German liquid nectar!) or a home-away-from-home for locals of German stock.

Best for...
Hearty Greman fare.

(2018)

Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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  • Geraldine Fröhling

    Food
    German food is known for its tasty food and hearty portions and Eisbein & Co doesn’t disappoint. With a couple of South African Germans in tow to test for authenticity, all the dishes we sampled got the thumbs up!We had to try the roasted eisbein, of course, which is the restaurant’s signature dish and is served with mash and tasty sauerkraut. We also ordered the special of the day, tender pork belly with crispy crackling, which was served with red cabbage and one’s starch of choice. Those two dishes were hearty enough to serve three people with a bit of meat left over for a snack at home.

    Also sampled were the paprika schnitzel served with a creamy sauce of mushrooms and paprika (you can choose between chicken and pork schnitzels) and a side of spatzles (dumplings) and Geschnetzeltes with a creamy brandy and mushroom sauce. All dishes were served with standard cooked vegetables, but the standout of these was the red cabbage, which was tangy and flavoursome.

    They also have some pretty standard starters, salads and steak dishes but it’s all about those German dishes which certainly ticked the boxes when it came to authenticity, quality and value for money.They have a pretty small dessert menu, with several ice cream-based desserts and a tasty apple strudel (which unfortunately was soft as it was microwaved on the day – always a no-no, even if it was a particularly busy lunch service).The menu is printed in German, English and Afrikaans – a nice touch for the diverse Pretoria eating crowd.

    Drinks
    You can’t go to a German restaurant without having authentic German beer … and gluehwein. Both of which are very popular at Eisbein & Co. They also have quite an extensive and reasonably priced range of wines (mainly lower-end), ciders, spirits, liqueurs and non-alcoholic drinks.

    Service
    Personal service from the owner/manager is rare indeed nowadays, and from the moment you walk in you feel like you’re sitting down for a meal at some German tante in a Bavarian village. Service is friendly, professional and attentive – feel free to stop any of the waiters passing by for help and they will go out of their way to meet your needs.

    Ambience
    Décor is warm, homely and typically German, with all sorts of German nic-nacs adorning the restaurant. Situated in the lovely Greenlyn centre, there’s plenty of parking and a relaxing villagey atmosphere.

    Best for...
    This is the perfect spot for a family meal out, a business lunch (accompanied by plenty of German liquid nectar!) or a home-away-from-home for locals of German stock.

    (2018)

    Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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  • Diane de Beer

    Food
    With a name like Eisbein & Co, you could take a good guess at what to expect and you would be right. It is a restaurant concerned about meat more than anything, but the focus is on the way it is cooked and the care that is taken in the kitchen. There’s the famous eisbein cooked the traditional way (pickled), pork belly, a beef kebab (liver included) with a monkeygland sauce.

    Two dishes are more than enough for three diners and then you splurge on the accompaniments like the sauerkraut and vegetables like carrots and spinach, sautéed potatoes and the glorious spätzle (dumplings). All of this results in a meal fit for a king.

    Also always check their specials. With prices already cooking, they also have special pub meals (slightly smaller portions for R79) on some days and on others eisbein and Wiener schnitzel top the menu.

    For starters try rye bread and schmatz, followed by a snails on a big black mushroom with Emmentaler. Finish off with a delicious apple strudel with ice cream and cream. It is superb at a price that is hard to resist.

    The food has an old-fashioned appeal in the best sense. What you find on your plate will be the real deal, even if you don’t know it.

    Drinks
    They have a basic wine list that complements the food but, to really get into the spirit of things, try one of the enticing glasses of beer.

    Service
    They have both young and experienced waiting staff – all are well trained; on their toes and always have the customers in their sight.

    Ambience
    They recently moved to this much more central location with a space that is open with a bistro feel. Chequered tablecloths and bonhomie are part of the proceedings, with a cuckoo clock to round it all off. There is also outside seating.

    And…
    They welcome you with gluhwein and allow you to sweeten it yourself how and if you see fit.

    (October 2017)

    Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here.

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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
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