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“One of the best places for local food to go.”
Review of Im Romer

Im Romer
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Mayen
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Nice wines, good local food and beers, very friendly staff. That sums it up completely. Barbel at the service and here brother in the kitchen are an outstanding team. You want to eat local specialities - this is the place. You want to eat seasonal - it is the place. Always go there! Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Bottom line: such a good experience that I decided to award five stars. Also, they know about celiac disease and gluten.

See, I try to not give out the five star rating too often, because it makes five-stars less special if there's too many of them. On the other hand, I find the gap between the word "average" for three stars, and "very good" for four stars to be quite large, with the result being that I award lots of four stars because "average" does not do a lot of 3-star places justice. Still, I decided to give this place five stars, because as a visitor to Mayen, you should be aware of this place.

First off, the location: Marktstrasse, right in the center of Mayen, surrounded by nice fachwerk houses. Just strolling around here is probably part of the reason why you even decided to come to this region.

Interior: this is a very traditional establishment. There's wooden tables and chairs of the type that your grandparents have, the type you cannot buy at IKEA, which looks like it will last longer than your own mortal coil. It's cosy. It's also popular, because we couldn't be seated during our first visit, and when we came back the next day, we could only be seated if we shared a table with other visitors. For us, this was no problem because us not being German makes it easier to ignore other people's conversations. Nonetheless, the other people were very friendly because when I dropped a fork, the German guy at my table asked the waiter for a new fork in German, out of his own initiative. This is one of those places where new visitors go around the tables to shake hands with almost everybody else - a place where the town notables come and hang out. Lots of grey hair, but that matches the traditional interior anyways.

Food: everything was super traditional. My dish was just baked potatoes with mushrooms that happened to be in season, and there was a small side salad. Still, it was excellent! Elegance in simplicity. I'd definitely go back there if I were ever in Mayen again (which will probably happen because there's so many hiking trails (Traumpfade) in the vicinity).

Gluten: the waitress understood what kind of food we weren't allowed to eat, and she did not bring us bread as a starter (we got more side salad). It's always kind of a bummer when you tell a waiter you're celiac, and then they still bring you bread... Then, when the pan-fried fish arrived, we were worried because it looked breaded! It wasn't, though: it was baked in butter at a very high temperature, so the fish developed a golden crust just from the butter and from its own protein. Amazing (though not something for everyday if you care about cholesterol, maybe; but that's German cuisine for you). The waitress said "we'd rather keep you above the table than have you fall underneath it due to allergies." This small joke did make us feel more safe, and as fellow celiacs will appreciate, the feeling of security is quite important if you're a celiac who's eating out.

They serve a bunch of local beers, which is always a pleasure to explore (note for nitpickers: the beers weren't gluten free, but not all of us required that diet, so we could still enjoy beers.)

In the end, the bill was so low that we thought they forgot to add stuff. I'd definitely recommend this place, and suggest you pick it if you only have one evening to spend in Mayen.

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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Loved the food! Small, cosy pub with good German food and a fun atmosphere. Try the local dishes!

Thank RJ R
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