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“Great food and drink”
Review of Ratskeller

Ratskeller
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Ranked #1 of 895 Restaurants in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$44
Cuisines: German, Central European, International, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Zentrum
Description: Anything but ordinaryThe Ratskeller Leipzig is known for its tradition, reliability, creativity, flexibility and last but not least for its distinctive cuisine. Our young and dynamic team is looking forward to welcoming you at our restaurant. We assure you, that we are doing everything to make you feel comfortable, welcome and you will have more than just a pleasant stay at Ratskeller Leipzig.Where can you find us? Ratskeller Leipzig is situated in the new town hall, which was built on the foundation of the old Pleissenburg by the architect Hugo Licht. Due to its central location there are many sightseeing spots and transport hubs just nearby, e.g. the main train station within walking distance.7 Arguments why you should be choosing Ratskeller:- 7 rooms and 700 seats- Unique events like climbing the highest city hall tower of Germany and having a spectacular view over Leipzig- Professional and friendly staff- Up to 600 chargeable parking lots in an underground car park- Three coach parking lots directly in front of the Ratskeller – charge free- A cuisine influenced by modern elements and local traditions- Awarded the seal of approval “Service quality Saxony Level 2”
Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

We had dinner at 19:30 (reservation). The staff generally spoke English and they were really nice! Food was great and affordable. I had the half duck, perfectly cooked with crispy skin! Beer was also very good, the gose here is more floral than Bayerisch Bahnhof and is delicious!

Only complaint is service can be a tad slow, but it did not hurt the experience!

Final note: the bathrooms are unbelievable when you consider the prices of the food/drinks... really punching above it’s weight in that regard, the complete opposite of a rip off!

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank Robbie C
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2021
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Toll, lieber Robert, dass wir Sie mit unserem Haus, unserer frischen Küche und der selbstgebrauten Leipziger Gose begeistern konnten und bedanken uns vielmals für Ihren Besuch und die ausgezeichnete Bewertung hier auf TripAdvisor.

Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie Ihr Weg bald wieder einmal nach Leipzig und zu uns führt und wünschen Ihnen bis dahin eine gesunde und glückliche Zeit.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen nach Swords
Ihr RatskellerTeam und Ingo Winkler

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Reviewed 17 September 2021

The Ratskeller has numerous very positive reviews and it is hard to understand. Their main attraction, the beer, is practically undrinkable. I tried two different sorts and I did not succeed in finishing any of them. For dinner I had the speciality "Gepökelte Schweinshaxe" which is th knee of a pig. It was a huge ortion and could have been for two persons. It was OK, although the meat somewhat to the dry side. Price of 18 Euros is OK. Service at this very busy place was fine, althugh it took some time to get allowed to pay. No one asked for corona pass; strange at such a crowded place.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Thank Mikael B
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2021
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Sehr geehrter Mikael B, vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch und Ihre - doch recht forsche Kritik.

Wir lassen heute zum allerersten Mal Ihre Worte unkommentiert und verweisen gern auf über 4.000 begeisterte Einträge, Bewertungen und Rezensionen unserer Gäste aus aller Welt in den verschiedensten Portalen.

Nur eine Bemerkung sei uns gestattet: Natürlich fragen wir unsere Gäste nach der 3-G-Regel. Warum Sie hier nicht befragt wurden können wir uns leider nicht erklären.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Ihr RatskellerTeam und Ingo Winkler

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Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

I did not expected that the restaurant will be so amazing. Of course, beer is a crown of this restaurant, but food made me crazy. I recommend to everyone who live in Leipzig or travel to use the chance to visit this place.

Date of visit: September 2021
1  Thank dlimbetov
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2021
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Lieber Yerkin, wir bedanken uns ganz herzlich für Ihren Besuch, das schöne Foto, die tolle Rezension hier auf TripAdvisor und die Empfehlung.

Wir sind stolz und glücklich, dass wir Sie mit unseren selbst gebrauten Kellerbieren und mit unserer frischen Küche begeistern konnten.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen nach Almaty
Ihr RatskellerTeam und Ingo Winkler

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Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Great service, delicious food and great selection of German beer. The waiter was very nice to us. We felt welcome and comfortable. 100% family-friendly.

Date of visit: July 2021
1  Thank GrandTour44822129689
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2021
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Klasse, lieber César, dass wir Sie mit unserem Haus und unserem Angebot begeistern konnten. Vielen Dank für Ihre ausgezeichnete Bewertung und für Ihren freundlichen Besuch.

Wir freuen uns, wenn wir Sie schon bald wieder einmal bei uns willkommen heißen dürfen.

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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

if you are not a sucker tourist and do not speak german, DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT! There is only a menu in German and the waiters are not willing to help you. The food is basic and the mineral water served is the most expensive in the world!

Date of visit: September 2020
4  Thank andreluizevangel2017
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ingoonko, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2020
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Sorry, lieber André Cunha, aber wie die „feine englische Art“ klingt Ihre Kritik für uns leider nicht. Uns fehlt die Lust, auf Ihre bösen Bemerkungen zu antworten. Da viele Gäste gerade die schlechten Bewertungen und die Antworten darauf lesen, wollen wir für diese das gern trotzdem tun:

In unserem deutschen Restaurant existiert natürlich auch eine englische Speisekarte und unsere Servicemitarbeiterinnen und -mitarbeiter sprechen gern auch spanisch, englisch, vietnamesisch mit unseren Gästen. Nicht immer perfekt, aber immer mit Herz.

Zu den Punkten „einfaches“ Essen und unser eigenes Tafelwasser laden wir alle Gäste ein, sich darüber selbst ein Bild zu machen. Und wenn dann doch mal ein Fehler passieren sollte, dann freuen wir uns, wenn Sie uns direkt darüber informieren. So können wir dann alles tun, Sie doch noch von uns zu begeistern.

Wir wünschen Ihnen zukünftig mehr Glück bei Ihren Restaurantbesuchen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen nach London
Ihr RatskellerTeam und Ingo Winkler

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