Alexander’s German Eatery
Time Out says
Institutional German eatery Bei Otto has been churning out some of the most impressive Bavarian flavors in Bangkok for nearly 30 years. When we heard that one of the driving forces behind this long-standing restaurant was opening his own establishment, we were overwhelmed with excitement, but we also had high expectations. We were not disappointed. Alexander’s German Eatery is a revelation, serving a splendid procession of home-style German fare.
Tucked on Soi Ekkamai 12 (an alley that has seen a recent mushrooming of modern Instagrammable joints), Alexander’s German Eatery is one part beer bar, one part restaurant. The bar setting starts out in the patio, which has been filled with communal tables that can accommodate many an Oktoberfest celebration, and continues inside with a counter made from chest-sized beer barrels. The main dining room is upstairs, a homey space reminiscent of a chalet in the European countryside, complete with fake chimney, taxidermized deer head, and pictures of Bavarian landmarks.
Owner Alexander von Wnuk-Lipinski is probably the city’s best ambassador for authentic German fare. His schweinshaxe (pork knuckles, B520) moves away from the fried versions—an abomination to Germans—that are usually served at other Bavarian-style joints. At Alexander’s, the pork knuckles are roasted to reveal crispy skin but tender and juicy meat — it’s one of the best we’ve had in Bangkok, served alongside white cabbage salad. The pork tenderloin is another must, and is the perfect pairing to spätzle (B380), the beloved egg pasta that’s traditionally served in the southern German town of Swabia. Cheese lovers can indulge in the intense flavors of the baked camembert (B390), which comes with a crispy crust and hints of cranberries. To wash down it all down, we suggest a pint of Munich favorite Hofbräu lager (B240/0.5 liter). Favorite German sweets, like apple strudel with vanilla ice cream, are the perfect way to finish off your meal.
The food is nicely done and the service is friendly, delivered by dirndl-clad staff. A meal at Alexander’s German Eatery promises an authentic Bavarian dining experience, whether you’re looking for serious eats or a fun, beer garden-style evening.
Soi Charoenchai (Soi Ekkamai 12)
|Opening hours:||Open Wed-Mon 15:00-24:00|