Saturday, March 24, 2007

Brotzeit, Vivo City

I didn't really know what to expect of Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant (#01-149-151) which was opened towards the end of October 2006 in Vivo City. There hasn't been much that is notable about German cuisine on this sunny island beyond the pork knuckle and larger variety of sausage offerings (which I was sure is but a scratch on the surface compared to what's available in Germany). So I came here not expecting very much except good beer

First impression of the place is that service was very spotty and almost, dare I say....... atrocious? Having been opened for almost half of a year, teething issues of running a restaurant should have been more or less have been ironed out. Reservations were poorly handled and I'm still not quite sure if it was allowed for the outdoor seats. There seemed to be disagreement between different staff about this matter. To top it off, I was hit by a really sad attempt at jest from the serving staff about getting me to share a table that has already been occupied by 3 ladies. I didn't think it was funny at all. Not a tiny bit. I've never been a proponent of numbered ratings for anything because quantifiability is subjective and three dimensional, but here's a 3 out of 10 for service.

The redeeming quality of Brotzeit was probably the food and drinks. The variety is comparatively, larger than Paulaners which actually did not have that much to choose from. Food portions which were local sized. Not that I had expect anything different. Speaking of which, Brotzeit does serve Paulaners brews so I don't know if there's a relation between the two.

The pork knuckles had a fragrant crispy skin and meat that wasn't excessively fatty which works for me. Apart from the beers and sausages is the fladen which are the German pizzas. I don't really know what about the pizzas here that makes them German. I'm quite sure I can find similar pizzas. It tasted quite like the regular thing making them pretty boring in comparison with what Magma offered in the way of cream cheese instead of the regular tomato base on the crust.

I could be back again for the selection of the menu. The draw of this place apart from the food were a variety of drinks (read as beer) that was available on tap and bottle. The service crew needs some work but otherwise, here's not bad for a hangout after work.


Junie said...

eh.. meaning to say u went alone?

LiquidShaDow said...

Actually I wasn't, was with 2 other people.