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Im Eimer

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German, Bar, Central European, European
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Old Sir Lowry's Village | 4.5 kms from Somerset West Main Rd, Somerset West, South Africa
+27 21 858 1488
12:00 - 10:00
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Gordons Bay, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit after living in the area for years. Rustic atmosphere with quaint personal touches. Good value meal and courteous service

Thank Robert K
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of four "oldies" visited this restaurant on a beautiful Cape Sunday. The beers and wine were cold, our food was good German fare but the wait was very very long. We had pre booked the Shweinerhaxe as requested on the website but it still took two hours before our food arrived. Our waitress was very apologetic and fortunately... More 

Thank Jaluka123
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. The resturant has a very spezial atmosphere and you feel like a little bit of germany in south afrika.

Thank Saskia S
Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Looking for somewhere to have lunch on Boxing Day we were pleasantly surprised by the fact that Im Eimer was open for normal trading hours. Driving in it looks like an old farmyard but the restaurant is decorated with interesting ornaments and we had a pleasant enough lunch. The restaurant has a pub kind of feel to it, the service... More 

Thank R4E2016
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had one of our Dinner Club evenings here, and were really grateful for being shown this place. Really awesome food, cosy atmosphere and all round great place. I can imagine Sunday afternoons would be very popular here.

Thank AndrewLewisZA
Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The live music was good and the atmosphere was very nice. Unfortunately that's where the good ends. I ordered one meal (pork schnitzel) and was given a different meal (chicken schnitzel). Not wanting to wait longer than I already had (rather long), I accepted the meal but requested to be charged for this and not the more expensive meal I... More 

Thank Saber101
Canggu, Indonesia
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This fun whacky pub is great for a meal and drinks, especially with a group of friends. A fun place full of little quirky surprises. Prices are very reasonable. a lot of German food is on offer and you can have a full big meal for under R 100.

Thank safaripro2015
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Or simply a great time spent with family and friends, enjoying German beer and delicious food. The Oompah Band never disappoints (which our little boy is especially taken to), and neither does the service. We keep going back for all of the above reasons and can only recommend the restaurant to Germans and South Africans alike - and of course... More 

Thank Marilyn B
Somerset West, South Africa
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Every now and then we get a craving for some Currywurst or other German fare. This is where we go. Now don't expect white tablecloths and small portions on big plates served with a flurry by polished waiters. The restaurant is very rustic, decorated with a lot of trinkets and odds and ends - but we like it. The food... More 

Thank AK7130
Somerset West, South Africa
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very special, traditional and rustic. Ideal for friends and family, Good food and Beer!! Their traditional German dishes are the best in town.

Thank SABLEnet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Sir Lowry's Village | 4.5 kms from Somerset West Main Rd, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 858 1488
Im Emier brings German dining to you with traditional German dishes such as Currywurst, Eisbein and a variety of different schnitzels. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a large fireplace inside for those cold winter evening and a great beer garden for those hot summer days. Recently, they have broadened their scope, offering weekly spit-braai's and potjies on a Sunday afternoon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?