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AU$15 - AU$30
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German, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

My wife and I took our young grandson here tonight. The restaurant looked pleasant enough from the outside, with the mood set by a German busker playing German tunes on his accordian near the entrance. We were seated inside by a waitress, far back corner,...well away from any atmosphere and next to (what my wife, when she looked directly to her left, would soon find out to be) the door leading to the toilet. We had placed our order for food and drinks as soon as we were seated, as we had already chosen from the menu board outside. And we waited ......... 20 minutes later I got up to ask if we could at least have our drinks, stating that I understood we might have to wait for the food. Noone had our order. The barman (owner?) apologetically shoved a bottle of water in my hand saying "Take this while we sort out your order." I pointed to our waiter who appeared, that he had taken the order. He had even repeated our order back to us when he took it. I took the bottle of water back to my wife, we deliberated for a few minutes more before deciding to leave. She didn't appear too comfortable anyway, with people brushing past her chair to and from theirs 1's and 2's. As we left, we could still hear the staff trying to work out what our order was. The place was busy, but not packed. Our bill would have been $100.00 for a 500mL lager, 1 apple juice, a share plate for 2 and a kids meal. Money we spent elsewhere. Why seat us at the back, in a place with little, if any, atmosphere? Next to the toilet? When you had a number of empty tables available elsewhere? Is it because my wife is Asian or because we had a young boy with us? How could the waiter lose our order as he had to go past both the counter and the bar? We won't be back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Good food with great service . Definitely recommend. Good value

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Stopped off for morning coffee and Apple strudel. Delicious! So impressed with how friendly the proprietor was. Very pleasant guy, happy to chat for a few minutes. Would stop off for lunch/dinner on next visit.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

We lunched at German Spoon whilst exploring Hahndorf and were very happy with the fare and the service. My partner ordered the German sausages and Mash ,I ordered the Penne,and also the pizza lunch time specials,as we had already had morning tea,and didn't want a...heavy meal. My Partner had a German Dark Beer,and I had a Red wine.My Penne was very nice,and my Partner said his sausages were good ,the Pizza was simple,and quite tasty.The service was excellent,and very friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023 via mobile

Purchased a Scoopon voucher for schnitzel platter for 2 people for $39. Booked in to attend today - 23 May. Service was almost non existent. No heating at all inside restaurant when it was about 10 degrees outside. Absolutely freezing and the quickest I have...ever left a lunch venue. Had to wait nearly 10 minutes to be served. Observed other tables having to go to reception to request service. Meal was extremely average and smaller than their normal menu serves. Schnitzel was ok but nothing to rave about have had better and larger serves at our local pub. Needed to use bathroom facilities which were disgraceful. Toilet seat was broken would be surprised if they had been cleaned in last 2 weeks floor was very dirty too. Overall an exceptionally poor experience. Unlikely to visit again and would not recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023 via mobile

A great place to taste traditional food and drinks. The staff were lovely as was the food. We shared a plate of 3 kids of sausages, mash, sauerkraut, pickles and mustard washed down with a weihenstephan. Delicious!!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

We had an early lunch sitting. Food was ok, tho uninspired. Toilets were a disgrace. Clearly had not been cleaned in a while.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Having visited Germany a few times; Having eaten in many German restaurants in several countries; I’m surprised to have had the best Knackwurst ever in Hansdorf, Southern Australia! The restaurant German Spoon was a very pleasant surprise. I loved it. And I loved the staff....Please give the German Spoon a try.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2022 via mobile

Shared the Spoony German feast and Haloumi Salad. Plenty of tasty German fare for the three of us. Lovely local wine. The service was excellent; helpful with advice of local wine & wineries. Would definitely recommend & go back for more!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Nice little restaurant with quality meals but vegetarian options seriously limited. The fast service was good and the ambiance fine.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2022

Not impressed with what this restaurant calls "knackworst " definitely not knackworst..food was very average for the price..better off with a ham sandwich.. Hahndorf has definitely gone the tourist trap trail..very sad as was here 10yrs ago..was lovely..

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Great variety for all appetites and budgets,wide variety,awesome staff that still served us even though it as very close to closing time and did not rush us at all.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

There are better places in this restaurant in town. We ordered one of the pretzels and it came out frozen have the manager did fix this by bringing us another one however it is the kitchen’s responsibility to make sure that food is put on...a customers table is actually cooked. And speaking of food not cooked the sausage platter had mash that was cold through. We ordered a chicken schnitzel I’m pretty sure we got pork. However my son said the hot dog he had was the best ever. I would avoid, there are better places in this in town. Also any German restaurant that has Indian curry and pizza on the menu should of been alarm bells for me.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

This place has the most amazing share platters. We have been back so many times. The service is excellent and the food is fantastic. Traditional German food, great wine list, cheap kids menu.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021

We ate lunch here about 1 month ago and it was great. The staff were all very friendly and the place was quite full for midweek. It is what you would expect to have in a town so well known and given that we could...not fault it at all. Food was delivered quickly and we ate indoors. You could eat outside although it was a little cold. Parking could be a problem on a busy weekend. That aside I have no problems in recommending it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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There's a mixed meat share platter and the thin red sauerkraut with cab merlot jus yum!
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German Spoon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4