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“Fabulous quality maintained”
Review of Schwabinger Stuben

Schwabinger Stuben
Ranked #15 of 156 Restaurants in Randburg
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tel +27 11 787-2550
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I revisited this iconic German restaurant after an absence of a few years. I was delighted to find that the food has maintained its' high standard. The premises have expanded over the years - an indication of the popularity of the Schwabinger.There is now outside seating; inside seating and a large smoking area. The portions are absolutely huge, but doggy bags are willingly provided ! The waiting staff is knowlegeable and extremely helpful.It's possible to switch dishes to accommodate ones' own tastes - eg: potato instead of sauerkraut.There are days when they offer special deals which are very good value. The menu is quite diverse,focusing on German and Austrian foods, but modern twists have been added to some dishes. This restaurant has been a good value for money eaterie for years and continues to be so.Reservations are recommended - especially over weekends when the restaurant is packed.There is often live music on offer.It is wonderful to see that the Schwabinger continues to go from strength to strength.There is plenty of on site parking.

Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

It's hard to find German restaurants in South Africa and even harder to find one with sausages, eisbein and schnitzel as good as Schwabinger. It's a unique outdoor and indoor setting and highly recommend

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Food has been plummeting for a few years now. Seems if you like schnitzel or iesbein you MIGHT get something edible....still dicey in my view.

So what's left...
beer (after all its german) and service

Service not worth wasting my time trying to explain. My amazement at how dismal service can be, certainly set the bar to a whole new low....well done

There second "achievement" for the night was warm beer. The only reason I visited there twice the last year and avoided eating, was to enjoy the German beer on tap..after the first German beer on tap and after raising the issue, they went for gold, poured me a second different German beer, left it on counter for 5 min, i alerted them to this, but they decided it needed another few degrees of summer heat. As they bought the beer, we got up and left.

Looked for a manager....about as rear as a cold beer, now it's voting with my feet, word of mouth and social media.

To now really nit pick, the decor is so last century..the good news though....old us the new....unless it's dingy

1  Thank Ryan F
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Restaurant was very quiet , staff attentive and well presented , the young lady - Kara who served us was brilliant ! . Food great , Beer great and cold . Always worth a visit - well priced

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Thank adamschris
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 19:00, had to let the waiters know that we arrived and would like to order food. Ordered Eisbein, the Eisbein was finished. Ordered Ribs, after 30 mins the waiter came back and said that the ribs was finished. Complained to the manager, "sorry but it was our waiters not communicating with each other, you can order something else".

Was a regular but will not come back here. The standard of service has really dropped the last 2 years. If Schwabinger does not up their game I dont see them lasting another year. Real pitty.

Thank Jan W
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