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US$10 - US$40
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German, Brew Pub, Healthy, Grill, Beer restaurants
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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2. excellent Saxon meal
2. excellent Saxon meal
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3. Good food, great beer and...
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"Perfect evening in historical german beer cellar."
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first restaurant in Leipzig cause I read some good reviews here. I wasn't disappointed. Excellent beer (Dunkles Kellerbier) and I tried for the very first time Schweinshaxe, I was so full but very happy with the service. I recommend it to the...people coming here. The only thing I didn't like was that apparently, bees love beer too hahaha, so they can be annoying.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Lieber Carlos Ríos, wir haben uns über Ihren Besuch auf Ihrer Deutschlandreise sehr gefreut und bedanken uns für Ihre gute...More

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Reviewed 25 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!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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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...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very taste food and friendly staff! Highly recommend to taste grilled duck Lena is nicest and coolest person in the planet 😁More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Lieber Filatowlo, wir danken herzlich für die netten Worte, die super Bewertung und Ihren Besuch. Wir freuen uns, dass wir...More

Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Location In the basement of the town hall. Has outdoor seating. Food & Drinks I ordered the Burger at €18. I do not eat pork. Our waitress volunteered that they could serve a beef only burger. This was much appreciated. It was very nice. Our...friend ordered the small Pork knuckle at €15. It was really good to see a smaller portion available for those with a smaller appetite. Again it was very good. My husband ordered the Roast Chicken at €22. He was disappointed as it was a bit sinewy. We drank the local brew, the Gose at €4.20 and the Pinot Blanc at €26.90 a bottle. All the drinks were good. Service The waitress was efficient, open to adjustments & friendly. Her English was very good Overall The food was in the main, very good. Beautiful room with a lovely atmosphere. We would returnMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2022
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Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch und die gute bewertung, liebe/r BigWorldLotsToSee. Schade, dass wir Sie nicht auch mit unserem Leipziger...More

Reviewed 17 June 2022 via mobile

Jason and the rest of the staff were kind and efficient. The setting—around the fountain in the Burgplatz right outside the Neues Rathaus (& in its cellar… obviously!)—was delightful on a warm summer evening. The menu is extensive, high-quality, and well-described (I only had wine...and the house kräuterliqör, both great), but hope to come back to try their beers.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2022
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Klasse, lieber Christian C, dass wir Sie mit unserem Biergarten rund um den Rathausbrunnen, unserem herzlichen Jason und unseren Getränke...More

Reviewed 8 June 2022

I visited as part of a corporate event and have to say that the food was excellent. The house beer wasn't to my liking although the white wine was very nice for German wine. Very atmospheric and the staff looked after us very well.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2022
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Vielen Dank, lieber Brian7392! Wir haben uns über Ihren Besuch mit Ihrer Firma und die ausgezeichnete Bewertung sehr gefreut. Schade,...More

Reviewed 27 September 2021

This is one of a number of brasseries in Leipzig specialising in copious local cuisine, which when it arrived was fine for the price. But it is a big operation, and perhaps we hit it on a bad night, for our food took 90 minutes...from order to table . the norm for such food in such places seems to be about 10 minutes. Waiter was very apologetic - blamed the IT system, and did give me a beer as compensation, but even so....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2021
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Lieber Christopher K, wir bedanken uns für Ihren Besuch und Ihre offene Kritik. Für die lange Wartezeit bitten wir Sie...More

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.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 17 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...More

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.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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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...More

Reviewed 3 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.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Ingo W, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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...More

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!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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ingoonko, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 18 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...More

Reviewed 27 August 2020

This is our regular whenever we visit Germany. Excellent service and great choice of food and beers. Reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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ingoonko, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020
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Vielen Dank für Ihren (Wieder-)Besuch und die sehr gute Bewertung, lieber Jo S. Wir freuen uns, dass wir Sie als...More

Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

I’m surprised this place is so highly rated! The food is average at best, the service is rather slow and not paying a lot of attention. To me this is just another tourist trap and absolutely nothing special, just the same food as everywhere.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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ingoonko, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2020
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Ja, das überrascht uns jetzt aber auch, lieber Bart D: Bei uns gibt es zum Großteil Speisen aus der Region...More

Reviewed 14 March 2020

Visiting Leipzig to watch football. Found this excellent typical restaurant through tripadvisor. We had 2 local specialities and they were both large portions and delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ingoonko, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020
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Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch und die super Bewertung, lieber jimmy_strauss! Wir hoffen, dass Sie vom Ergebnis des Spiels nicht...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Right in the heart of the city centre and down some steps after you go through the big wooden door, is an amazing place full of tables and chairs, room after room of them, merchandise for sale and an amazing array of beers and other...alcohol in a packed bar. Fantastic service. Food is amazing and definitely recommended. Can only imagine it sometimes gets very loud and full of atmosphere. Highly recommended for all the right reasonsMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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ingoonko, Inhaber at Ratskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020
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Lieber AnselmColom, wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir Sie anlässlich Ihres Leipzig Besuchs (Champions League?) bei uns begrüßen durften. Ebenso...More

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Liebe/r Tobybritt2011, vielen Dank für Ihr freundliches Interesse an unserem Haus und Ihre Frage. Selbstverständlich haben wir glutenfreie Gerichte und Speisen in unserem Angebot. So sind zum Beispiel alle unsere Soßen ohne... More
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Ratskeller is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4