Sooooo delighted to have find this gem so close to where I live . . great coffee, good wifi, friendly service and great location . . my friend who is a feng shui expert tells me it's energetically fabulous too. . so whats not to like!Just waiting for the range of Pukka teas (http://www.pukkaherbs.com/) to arrive now and it will be a 10 out of 10!Rosalind
Well, I really don't understand what the fuss is all about. I am German, from the Baden area (next to the Alsace) and was just happy that I could drink an authentic German beer (not brewed especially for the UK. The UK Becks is completely different from the German version!)
I haven't yet tried the food, but after I saw that it is all being imported from Germany, I want to go and eat there. It is Bavarian, as the name of the place says. It is not aiming to represent the whole of Germany, which would be ridiculous. As ridiculous as saying Somerset represents the whole of the UK.
As for the location, I sort of understand it is in a bit of a blind spot there, but being of a slightly advanced age I don't fancy going to the Harbourside on a weekend and be surrounded by an army of drunk and rowdy people. From that point the location chosen suits me better.
It is what it is, prices are higher, but I'd pay a pound more happily for a good beer. Most places are homing in on the £4/pint mark anyway. (I remember the outcry when pint prices reached £1.20!)
As for the atmosphere: has any of you ever been to the real Oktoberfest in Munich or a similar Volksfest in Germany? Then you will understand the lay-out! At least that is my understanding of concept applied in Bristol. It's not about being cosy in a corner with your friend, there are plenty of places where you can do that.
Just eat, drink and be merry.
By the way, why are all the pubs abroad Irish, but never English?
I for my part will go next week to enjoy the Oktoberfest there.