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Hauptstraße 184 69117 Heidelberg

Flames shoot up constantly from an oven that is used for the Flammkuchen.  These are large, thin-crusted, and delicious.  If you have never had Flammkuchen (also called Tarte flambée), it is sort of like a very thin pizza.  The menu features a large variety of this regional specialty, along with other conventional dishes found in a German establishment.


The atmosphere at Bierbrezel is rustic and old-fashioned.  Seating chiefly consists of dark oak wooden tables, benches, and chairs.  Surprisingly, the plates used for the Flammkuchen are also wooden.  Each table is lit by a small illuminated candle, with a dim chandelier hanging up top.  The inferno coming from the oven is the only brightly lit spot.  Although I am not particularly fond of such dark places, this restaurant is a good place for romantic get-togethers.  The amount of seating is also suitable for large parties.


The 7,50 € Bier Brezel Flammkuchen is topped with Crème fraîche, chunks of turkey breast, onions, and cheese.  Sprinkled on top is a dash of oregano.  Served straight from the oven on a cutting board, this dish works really well.  The combination of the sour Crème fraîche, the slightly salty turkey meat and cheese, and the sweet onions complement each other nicely.  Add the aromatics of the oregano and you will savor this culinary experience.  The texture is also distinctive – the crispy crust combined with the soft, gooey cheese is brilliant.  The only negative, of course, is the onion aftertaste you get after eating such a dish.

The espresso here is simply ordinary.  A cup comes with a tiny packet of sugar and a cookie.  Simply put, the sugar is not enough.  It would have also been nice to have brown sugar instead.  The wrapped cookie is, however, a delightful treat after an overall great meal.

Bierbrezel boasts specializing in beer since 1752.  Having been here that long, it’s no wonder that the chefs here know how to make their dishes the right way.



Situated in front of the large church on the Hauptstraße, Bier Brezel is a German restaurant offering a wide variety of traditional cuisine, such as schnitzel, flammkuchen, and pretzels, as well as a large selection of alcoholic drinks.

Overall – 4 stars

  • Bier Brezel Flammkuchen (mit Crème fraîche, Putenbrustwürfeln, Zwiebeln und Käse)– 4.5/5
  • Espresso – 2/5
  • Service – 5/5



Written by geschmack

December 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

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