The food is mainly Aberdeen Angus steak served with baked potato with sour cream as well as garlic bread and an inclusive salad to start. The range of steak is wide and includes all your favourites such as filet, ribeye, etc. There’s also a good range of light fare, including salads, fish courses, and burgers. They also offer a good range of business lunches, and the best thing is that you just want to eat a baked potato with garlic bread or a small salad then you can do without the pressure of ordering a full meal. Lots of people do just order snack food that cost less than 5Euros for a soft drink, potato and salad. The average price of a steak meal (filet) is around 16Euros which includes salad, garlic bread and jacket potato which is excellent value as you don’t really need dessert! If you do, the restaurant offers a great range of local desserts such as the famed rote grutze (berries) and apple strudel.
The range of drinks is also very good and reasonably priced, with local beers, German wines, as well as some more internationally renowned and well-known names.
My favourite meals: the fresh salmon (frischer lachs) and the filet steak (filet mignon) are always wonderful.
The atmosphere is always lively in the Blockhouse and the setting is rustic German with comfortable tables that accommodate a wide ranging number of people from singles who can sit at the bar and talk to other diners as well as the bar man to larger group tables that will easily accommodate 8 or 9 people. The restaurant is busiest between 12noon and 2pm and from 6 until 9pm when people finish work and the shops close but the service is always fast and if you do have to queue for a table then a complimentary glass of orange juice or wine is usually served which keeps people smiling!
If you don’t speak German don’t worry as they have English menus as well as child friendly menus and activities to keep the kids happy! Guten apetit!
Manchester, United Kingdom
May 9, 2005
From journal Historic Hamburg!