I’d been wanting to try Brotzeit for a while now as I always walk past it on my way to Somerset MRT as it’s located just on the outside of Somerset 313 shopping centre. Brotzeit is a German restaurant (if you hadn’t already guessed from the name) and it serves a variety of different types of food from the different regions of Germany. It is well known for it’s Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle so last Friday I went there for lunch with a friend to try it. We also got a plate of Breaded Camembert and Buttered Spätzle and shared everything.
The Breaded Camembert came out first to start and came with a cranberry dipping sauce. It wasn’t oily and the breaded exterior was light and crunchy with the Camembert hot and delectably oozy. The cranberry sauce that came with it was unlike any cranberry sauce that I’ve ever had with fried Camembert. It had a slightly creamy texture and the cranberry flavour wasn’t as strong or as sweet as I would have liked it to be and therefore didn’t compliment the Camembert well.
Our Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle came out next together with the Buttered Spätzle on the side. The Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle was humongous! It came with salad, potato salad, sauerkraut and a gravy boat full of homemade gravy. The crackling on the Pork Knuckle was delicious and crunchy although a little bit hard on certain areas and the pork was fairly tender but a little overcooked. The sauerkraut was tangy and went well with the pork and the potato salad was good but maybe a bit to vinegary and needed some salt to balance the dish as a whole. The gravy was light and good for dipping the dry parts of the pork into.
The spätzle (egg noodle) was lightly buttered, thick and chewy. Although good, we barely managed more than a couple of bites of it because we were so full from all the pork! It’s a good thing that we didn’t order two main courses and had instead decided to share everything!
For drinks I had an iced latte which hardly had any coffee in it at all and was very milky and my friend had a pint of Paulaner Weissbier which in hindsight I probably should have got, after all you can’t go wrong with beer! 😉
On the whole it was a very satisfying meal, big portions and really tasty. We got a table outside which was fresh and airy due to the huge fans they have above to keep everyone cool. Although it was busy during lunchtime and the tables are quite close together, it didn’t feel too crowded as there is a lot of space on each table. They also have seating indoors on the second floor for people that prefer to sit inside. I actually didn’t realise this until later on when I looked up as we weren’t offered the choice of a table indoors when we first got there. It was fine by me though because I prefer sitting outside anyway.
The only downside to my meal at Brotzeit is the service. The waitress that served us most of the time was quite pleasant and efficient however at the beginning when we first got to the restaurant and were trying to get the attention of someone to order, I tried to call one of the waitresses who was passing just near me and she looked right at me and then proceeded to continue straight past me without even a hint of acknowledgement. On her way back past my table I again politely tried to call her and she again looked at me and completely blanked me! So if you’re dining at Brotzeit and see the waitress in the photo above then it may be best to avoid her and save you the trouble!
Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading my review of Brotzeit German Restaurant in Somerset 313, please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or would like to leave your own review of the restaurant! 🙂
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-27 313 @ Somerset, Singapore 238895
Tel: 6834 4038
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 12am