Hubby and I had lunch at the Hofgut Kronenhof in Bad Homburg. It is a large complex on the outskirts of the city and appears to do a number of large catered events as well as brews its own beer. It was early on a Sunday afternoon and we had no problems getting a seat in the restaurant. The service was friendly and quick and we had a nice seat by the window. Hubby was there primarily to try the beer; visit his brewery review of this restaurant for his thoughts on their beers.
For lunch I selected the Flammkuchen, a very thin crust pizza like dish that is popular in this area. I got the classic one with a white sauce topped with bacon and onions. Unfortunately, it was burnt on the bottom but otherwise it had a good taste. I had a Riesling from the Rheinhessen region as my beverage, which was delicious.
Hubby ordered a plate of six Nürnberg sausages that came with sauerkraut and brown bread. He enjoyed the taste of everything, but said there was too much sauerkraut. I have to agree and think that it would be better enjoyed with a side of potatoes and about half the sauerkraut served. As mentioned above, he had locally brewed beer with his meal.
Overall, we had a pleasant time at the brewery, but it was not impressive enough to make me want to return again or recommend to others. It was okay experience, but not a great one.
There was plenty of free parking and kids playground in the courtyard of the complex. There is a large stone in the parking lot that commemorates when Kaiser Wilhelm II inspected three Zeppellins in this field, which would be why the name of the street is Zeppelingstrasse. It would be a long walk from the city center so I recommend driving to it if you decide to try this restaurant out.
If you are visiting the Frankfurt area I suggest plan to spend a couple of hours in Bad Homburg to walk the parks, visit the palace and take in the impressive churches. If you would like to try some locally brewed beer, give the Hofgut Kronenhof a try.
My wife and I stopped at the brewery restaurant early on a Sunday afternoon so we could grab some lunch and I could try their beer before we went into the town. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere with strands of hops (we think they were real) draped all over place and the servers were nice. I tried their Hell and their wheat beer and I found both lacking in taste. They were okay but nothing to write home about. The food was okay. My meal of Bamberger sausages with sauerkraut was pretty good but my wife’s thin crust pizza (flammkuchen) was slightly burnt on the bottom. There was one thing that really did stand out and that was the number of children in the place. Usually you don’t see German children in restaurants Dogs yes, children no. However this place was certainly the exception and it was strange enough that I asked our server about it. She said every Sunday was like this and she made a gesture that she wasn’t happy about it. So if you are in the Frankfurt area on a Sunday and have a gaggle of kids you need to feed, stop by the Hofgut Kronenhof.
As for the zeppelins, there is some connection between these giant airships and the restaurant since there were photos of them on their walls. My German is not good enough to decipher the relationship so let me know if you figure it out.
There as well we have not eaten yet I found that restaurant's outward, its garden and surroundings already very inviting and idyllic. Guess, if meals there are as tasty as the restaurant looks lovely, the food must be most delicious. Parking spots are not too difficult to find yet the Kisseleff street is pretty small.
We have not eaten there yet the restaurant's location lies conveniently at Bad Homburg's main street which is well covered by local public system. Also parking spots can be found along that road pretty good. The spa park is right in front of that restaurant for taking a walk after having a nice bite.
Since it was another cold-cold spring that place was closed (as for the beer garden/out side part). I yet thought it looked cosy, and maybe "Gasthaus Schlemmereck"s indoor is as nice as its outside. Restaurant/beer garden lies a little away from noisy main road and in some green & calm neighborhood.
This time we didn't make it there however the name says it all: Subway that means always and everywhere a great place to get some reliable-good & convenient-fresh food.
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