Radeberger Baurerei Ausschank: "worth a peek but not an eat" Radeberg Restaurant Tip by richiecdisc
Radeberg Restaurants: 1 reviews and 5 photos
The Radeberger Baurerei Ausschank is certainly an atmospheric old restaurant set in an impressive hotel that surely is the town of Radeberg's key architectural feature. With a lot of old world charm and enough wood to make a campfire-building boy scout's mouth water, I immediately forgot about its Dresden counterpart which I assumed would put this closer to the actual brewery eatery to shame. Of course such potential comes with correspondingly high expectations which are rarely lived up to. We enjoyed a few beers prior to our scheduled tour and returned afterward for a meal that was disappointing at best.
Favorite Dish: All the great décor in the world cannot save an eatery from poor food. After all, you do come to a restaurant to eat. The service was spot on and it was somehow hard to fathom that the meal did not live up to its setting but that it did not. I ordered Schweinshaxe (€9.80) even though it is a Bavarian specialty. I hadn't had it in some time and nothing else on the menu really interested me. It was reasonable enough in price and when it came out it was obviously ample and looked good. Actually, it wasn't truly bad but lacked the crunchy skin that is the meal's hallmark feature. I was trying to enjoy my meal as best I could since I was being treated to the tour and meal but soon realized that my meal was one of the better ones and that everyone else was even less happy with their food than I was! The special of wild mushrooms was particularly bad and my wife and her sister had both ordered it only to be served tough and bitter specimens that must have been sitting around for some time. So much for special.
So, the place is definitely worth a peek and while there you may as well have a Zwickelbier (€3.10 for .5L). This is truly the reason to come here. It is an unfiltered version of Radeberger's signature Pilsner but the hazy look does more than just make for a different appearance. The lack of filtering brings out a fruity character to the otherwise bitter hoppy beer but it still retains a nice dry flavor and clean finish. It is only available here and in the AusschankSpezial in Dresden. You will get one for free at the end of the tour if doing it but this is still an atmospheric place to have another before returning to whence you came.
Address: Hauptstraße 62, 01454 Radeberg
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Right in Radeberg's old town, in the Kaiserhof Hotel.