Herman Ze German’s Real Fast-Food

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Herman Ze German’s latest venue on Charlotte Street is giving the burger craze a run for its money with their top-notch Black Forest wurst.

What to Expect

Fast-food done right, with quality ingredients and indulgent (preferably fried and properly greasy) sides is undeniably good; in fact, I’d go as far as to say, that it’s the absolute pinnacle in comfort food. And up until now, the burger has held the top spot on the fast-food charts, but there’s a competitor in town that’s really worth your while. Herman Ze German dishes out authentic wurst, schnitzel and chilli beef in a style that’s fast, simple and perfect for meat-lovers in search of something different.

What to Eat

There’s a suitably German system to the menu. First you choose your wurst: Bratwurst (the classic pork and veal sausage), Bockwurst (pork sausage smoked to perfection), Currywurst (a real winner in my eyes) or their monthly special, the Guest wurst (we tucked into a cracking mango and veal number). All their meat is top-quality stuff and comes from Germany’s Black Forest.


Then you choose your bun or (if your feeling virtuous) salad to partner your wurst before adding the finishing touches from a selection of irresistible toppings. I basically had them all, including lashings of cheese, bacon, crispy fried onions and the not-to-be-missed, curry sauce.

If you’re going the full hog, the Pommes with melted cheese, chopped chilli wurst and sweet chilli mayo are a really good idea. If, however, you want to keep it traditional, head for the German Potato Salad and Sauerkraut.

What to Drink

There’s a sturdy list of classic German beers for the hearty, and a nice selection of gins for the less hearty (i.e. me). The Monkey 47, a craft gin made from 47 botanicals is definitely worth the extra dollar.


Don’t Miss

Herman’s Bratmeister combines their signature Black Forest Bratwurst with freshly roasted vegetables, aged feta and their homemade veal gravy, all tucked into a crusty bun and served with a side of fries – it’s a real feast.

It’s also worth noting that Herman Ze German is a good choice for gluten-free diners. Not only are all their sausages GF friendly, as well as a number of sides, but their staff are really well informed and super helpful.

Herman Ze German | 43 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RS

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