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Apels Garten

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$8 - US$22
German, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 May 2019 via mobile

This is one of the strangest places I've ever eaten. Like a museum of bad taste. Vax figures in renaissance clothes mixed with plastic flowers and bamboo. The food itself was not bad at all. Juicy pork schnitzel with pan fried potatoes and vegetables.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Cozy family-friendly atmosphere, clearly popular with the locals. Great food from our soup appetizer to our dessert. The duck was to die for.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Delicious, all you can eat duck with tasty vegetables on the side. Wonderful food, nice ambience, and speedy service. They also make accommodations for people who are intolerant to gluten.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 13 September 2017

OK, so the translation from German to English isn't as good as in the vernacular, but if you love duck dishes this is excellent. We were staying in a tourist apartment across the road, saw the video on you tube and thought it was worth...a try. Our third Saxon meal this week and the best. I had the dail special meal, beetroot soup with smoed trout and dill, followed by roast duck, potato balls and the best red cabbage so far (previous have tasted of spice! , this tasted of cabbage!) , R had potato soup with smoked sausage and exceptional calves liver snd onions. We were ravenous and that helps with this style of cooking. A lovely evening.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I live just next door so naturally I come here a lot. Great traditional German food and decent prices. Also large variety on the daily lunch menu. The staff is super friendly and very quick!

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a real treat! We're staying in Leipzig for 1 month and have a flat just around the corner from this place. It came highly recommended from our church pastor - a long-term ex-pat from England - who said this really was the...place to eat! We haven't eaten out here much yet, but it's hard to imagine he was wrong... We had mains and puddings and felt very full after. We felt there was a good choice of dishes in the menu for us, and between us we can be quite picky. I had the Zanderfilet ('pike-perch filet') and my husband one of the typical saxony "house specials" pork escalope coated in cheese and egg. The meat and fish were perfectly cooked. The vegetables were fresh and very flavoursome. We enjoyed lots of lovely sauce and gravy with each dish respectively and complimentary bread (baguette), served with delicious tomato-quark spread, to mop up the extra juices. We felt the prices were extremely reasonable - €45 for mains and puddings with one alcoholic aperitif and a tea with dessert. We were offered a menu in English which was really helpful for my husband (who had no German). The staff all obviously spoke English but didn't insist on speaking English to me once they realised (something I have experienced elsewhere and is sad when you're purposely trying to practice your German!!) The staff in general were excellent - attentive, helpful, knowledgeable and professional without being stuffy or formal. We really enjoyed reading about the history of the restaurant from the info pages in the menu. Finally, it was such a joy as visitors to find somewhere doing such a good job of serving high quality, freshly produced local food and showcasing the traditional cuisine of the region in a fine dining setting.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Good food, reasonably priced in an historic old house. Outdoor dining in warm weather. Little English spoken, but as I'm fluent in German, it's not a problem. Many good pork / fish dishes. For aperitif, ask for Goethe's Trunk, a delicious sparkling drink.

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

This is German food at its best. Great dishes, good size, very tasty. Service is nice and attentive. The ambiance is a mixture between East Germany and antique but still pleasant. The have outdoor seating.

Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely family meal for my Aunts 90 th birthday liked cordon blue and wild boar the derrières were also really tasty I can recommend

Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a lovely restaurant situated a little outside the center. It was founded just before the Wende. It is quite traditional and was instantly popular. The food is mostly local but with some lighter sorts of dishes. This type or food may not be...your cup of tea if you don't go for heavy German food, but everything is well prepared, the staff are friendly and helpful. All in all it is a much better experience than some of the more famous tourist traps in the inner city. And it is only a ten minute walk away. I have been going here for years when I want to take someone to some place "nice". Trip Advisor lists it as expensive, but I would say prices are only moderate for a really nice "celebration" sort of restaurant. If it is October, look for the "ente ohne ende", unlimited servings of roast duck, a good choice even if there is an "ende".More

Date of visit: July 2014
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Apels Garten is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5