A traditional "Gaststätte" with a history going back into the 19th century.
It seems to be very popular for family celebrations, such as weddings & birthdays. Several private rooms.
It's a hotel as well as a restaurant, and being 2km from Audi's world HQ must be a big plus.
We just went for a quick midweek dinner, knowing nothing about it in advance. Turned out great. So traditional that there is no menu (at least midweek). We were offered the soup of the day (cream of broccoli) and a choice of 3 main courses - all local. We had pork with Schpaetzle & Blaukraut.
All wonderful, and (traditionally) generous portions.
Beer is Nordbräu - brewed just a couple of kilometres away. Excellent too.
Friendly service and lovely traditional decor. Cheap too (can't be precise as OH paid, but she was very chirpy about it).
Highly recommended if you're willing to take pot luck with what's "on" that day, or can phone ahead to check.
Favorite Dish: Pork - deeelicious
An Italian place right in the city centre. We had a lovely open air lunch there in July 11 - I had ravioli in a sauce made with gorgonzola and local mushrooms. Delicious.
My friend had black pasta with scallops in a curry sauce. Sounds weird, but it was lovely.
Good service and about €30 for the 2 of us, with a big bottle of water. Not cheap, but...
We were back last night (3-3-13) for dinner. Very enjoyable. Eating inside, of course.
I had carpaccio of octopus, a steak in mushroom & red wine sauce, and panna cotta. Red wine too.
Dr D had 3 courses with wine too.
No change out of €108, but what the hell.
Favorite Dish: My ravioli, I guess...
Traditional brat was good and haerty
Favorite Dish: The prices were rather pricey for all food at 12-22 Euro and drink of 1/2 liter beer 4 Euro. I had a brat and kraut because the other items sounded too steep for the value
It was good overall BAvarian food, and plenty to eat. The menu items price ranges 10-18 Euro and the drinks-beer 1/2 liter 3,50 Euro. Sauerbraten was 13 Euro. Schweinhaxen was 10 Euro
Favorite Dish: Always like the Schweinhaxen. This one was a bit on the small side, though. It came with kraut and dumplings of course-tht thick potato lump
A Greek taverna in downtown Ingolstadt. And very good too.
We ordered a cold mixed starter and a hot one, then shared between us. Great, except that we were so stuffed the main courses became a problem.
Mine was souvlaki, and whilst I could eat all the meat I hardly touched the rice. Even with the help of some retsina...
Like the other Greek place I've been to locally, they give out a complimentary ouzo... but in a shot glass. No water! Beware. You were warned. Seems to be what the Germans expect.
I wasn't paying, so can't help about prices.
Favorite Dish: The souvlaki.
A 5 minute walk from the house.
Friendly atmosphere and good food at very affordable prices. The pizza "Colosseo" weighs in a massive €5.50 - and it's good. Extra cheese, Parma ham & rocket.
Even fritto misto is only €9.50.
Worth the trip out from the city.
An outside area for sunny, summer days.
Favorite Dish: The pizza!
Well off the beaten track - 45 minutes by car down the Donau.
It's a Biergarten in an Benedictine abbey right by the river. The abbey has a brewery too. Has done since 1050 - the oldest abbey brewery in the world.
I tried their equivalent of Helles, and it was excellent. For food I tried the award winning Klosterwurst. Delicious - served with creamy potatoes & veg.
My friend enjoyed her asparagus with lamb "ham". Yes, cold lamb slices which looked for all the world like sliced ham, but was lamb!
It was a public holiday in June when we visited, so very busy. As with all Biergartens, you just have to find your own space on a bench and sit down, even if sharing. Good way to get to know people.
A bonus is being able to see the chapel etc - per my Weltenburg "things to do" tip.
Favorite Dish: My scrummy sausage!
I had my second visit in December 11. This time I had shabushabu. It’s one of the fixed price menus - €27. Great value.
One course was half a stewed aubergine, with these things on top which wriggled as if they were alive. Turned out to be dried tuna flakes. Weird, but wonderful
Shabushabu is a dish which you cook by yourself at the table. Thinly sliced beef, veggies, noodles & tofu go into a simmering stock. When cooked, you fish them out to eat. Great fun.
Highly recommended for quality and value for money.
Favorite Dish: The shabushabu - it's fun
Our visit here was to celebrate my business’ 5th anniversary - a special occasion. It was just right for that!
A special location - it’s in the AUDI Forum, and my AUDI A3 has come to symbolise the business it represents.
A special menu - the 5 course “surprise” menu. The restaurant chooses all 5 courses and all 5 wines!
It turned out great - special food, special wine, and special service.
First course was lobster & a scallop, with Sancerre. Next was zander (a local freshwater fish) & kohlrabi, with a Chilean white. Then quail & pasta, accompanied by a red Reisling. Now that’s unusual for a wine, and delicious - young, light and smokey. Steak with mashed potato came next, and the wine was Tempranillo. Desert was a chocolate mousse with fruit salad, and a desert wine from Italy was offered. Delicious - more like a sherry than a sweet wine.
Our waitress was wonderful - so knowledgable about the wines (her choices, apparently).
€65 p-p for that menu - worth it for sure.
Oh, and most importantly - special company.
Favorite Dish: Lobster...
It’s a well established Turkish place and we loved it.
Hot and cold meze to start - a typical mixture. Of the 12-14 dishes, probably only 2 I wouldn’t order again.
We had enough space left for main courses - mine was Adana kebap. Slightly spicy, served in a tomato sauce with yoghourt on top, and some crispy flatbread on the bottom.
The strange thing was they gave each of us a complimentary rakı as we ordered, but in a shot/schnapps glass with no ice or water. Never had that before - neat rakı. But, I’m told that’s the normal way locally, but usually you get it at the end of the meal. Weird. Apparently it’s the same with ouzo in Greek places.
I didn't pay, so I can't help on price.
Favorite Dish: The Adana kebap - lots of flavour!
The oldest biergarten in the city - 1905!
We were there on a beautiful, sunny, warm Saturday afternoon on the 1st day of October. Unusual to be able to sit outside in a t-shirt at that time of year.
The place has a good reputation, but...
It was quiet when we arrived - 3-4 tables max - and the 2 waitresses completely ignored us for about 15 minutes. Eventually we had to go find the menus and the waitresses. The food was good enough when it came. Mind you, my mushroom and potato omelette was crying out for a little salt and pepper. There was none on the table, so I just left it.
Enjoyable, but frustrating.
Favorite Dish: my omelette
A Tex-Mex/South Western themed restaurant in Wettstetten, a village to the north of the city.
It’s ideal for kids and teenagers. Huge burgers, pizzas, steaks etc. Cocktails and American beer.
They have a happy hour from 6-7 on a Sunday. I’m told that - in keeping with local custom - Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the big dining out nights, and Sunday is much quieter.
We had a mixed starter for 2 - which was more than enough for the 4 of us. Onion rings, squid rings, mini samosas, mini spring rolls, deep fried stuffed jalapeños etc.
My main course was a chilli burger, served with home fries and a bit of salad. Delicious and big.
I really needed those two glasses of Nordbräu to wash it all down - couldn’t get into the theme and drink fizzy, tasteless, American beer in Bavaria!
I wasn’t paying, so I can’t help with prices.
Favorite Dish: My chilli burger... or maybe the Nordbräu.
A fascinating place. It looks like a standard village gasthaus, and in some ways it is, but all the food is organic, local and traceable.
Starter was dried ham. Excellent!
For my main course I had “Pariser” schnitzel - it is cooked in an egg batter rather than the more usual breadcrumbs - with fried potatoes. Delicious!
The service was good and the waitress was friendly and helpful - good that my friend often has seminars/meetings there, so she is a known customer.
The atmosphere was... well, gasthaus. Very family orientated.
Really enjoyed it.
I was paying this time - about €50 for the 2 of us, including a glass of wine each and a big bottle of water. Oh, and they gave us a complimentary glass of sekt while we wandered through the menu (I’m slow, because everything has to be translated for me!).
Favorite Dish: The schnitzel - or was it the glass of Zweigelt?
We cycled over to this place on a sunny Sunday evening in May - took us about 30 minutes from Gaimersheim to Oberhaunstadt (on the northern edge of Ingolstadt), through farmland and past the Audi manufacturing complex. Great fun.
It’s part of the Nordbräu brewery site - one of the 2 breweries in the city.
I liked the beer, and my food (schnitzel + french fries) was typical biergarten stuff - good quality local food and lots of it.
It was busy when we arrived about 7, but the crowds cleared as we ate (folk start work/school early here). It’s big, so getting a table was not a problem.
Cycling home at dusk after a litre of helles and huge dinner was good fun too.
We enjoyed it so much we did the same thing on Monday night...
Can't help with prices - my friend paid both times.
Favorite Dish: The schnitzel & fries.
Spanish place, as the name suggests.
We had a great dinner there. A shared starter of Serrano ham, chorizo sausage, cheese, ailioli & olives. Then mixed fish - prawn, squid, sardine, etc. All delicious.
The service was excellent and the place has a relaxed, friendly & intimate atmosphere.
I can't help with cost, as i was the guest, but from looking at the menu it seemed reasonable.
It was full on a Monday night, so reserving is strongly advised!
Favorite Dish: The fish. Lot's of it... fresh and delicious!