Herman ze German Villiers

Restaurants, German Charing Cross
Herman ze German Villiers
Rob Greig

This mini-chain specialising in authentic German sausages certainly boasts a pretty good reputation - we gave the Soho branch a glowing review, and all three venues, including this Villiers Street branch, are usually pretty busy.

Most people are heading down for the wurst, brought in from the Black Forest where they're made by a butcher called Fritz - it could hardly get more German. There are three types available: a bockwurst (a smoked pork sausage), a bratwurst (a minced pork and veal combo) and a chilli beef sausage, made with pork, beef and a hit of chilli. 

You can order them in a roll or with a salad, and you can jazz them up with things like mustard, jalapenos, crispy onions, sauerkraut, cheese and curry sauce. Schnitzels, veggie options and sides of fries, potato salad and coleslaw also feature.  


Venue name: Herman ze German Villiers
Address: 19 Villiers St
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross tube/rail or Embankment tube
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This place does a good sausage! It provided me with some much needed sustenance last night after a few too many vinos. A bockwurst with all the trimmings is a winner (especially the crispy onions). Only downside was the chips, rather dry and reminiscent McCain's oven chips.


I walk past this all the time and finally stopped in. Ordered vegetarian just to try it and I have to say it was excellent. It was hard to tell it was veggie. Staff was friendly, it's tiny so there's not much seating.


We happened upon this little version of the restaurant almost by chance, on a Sunday night at 9 it was proving quite a challenge to find something an increasingly hangry husband would enjoy!

That goodness for Herman! The sausage was delicious, I had the curry wurst and you could choose to have 1 or more sausages in varying price increases- the small was enough for me! Loads of frites and enough sausage- as it was quite rich!

Hubby had the bockwurst in a bun and you could choose whatever toppings you wanted, he wolfed it down.

The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, considering the time of night and it was quite busy still too!

For some fast food that is a little but different to your usual burger fair, and for portion sizes that are very good considering the price- go here!!


I am a sucker for curry wurst, that is why my head has always turned when walking past this branch of Herman Ze German. A true frankfurter right here in the heart of London? Sure, bring it on. Unfortunately, I was out of luck on my visit, as both the sausage and the fries were so massively salty I couldn't even finish my plate. It looked gorgeous, so I was a bit heart broken. I also prefer street food version of it, with good old ketchup dusted with curry powder instead of that dense sauce they present you with. I'm afraid will have to keep looking for that perfect german snack in town!


I love zee Herman ze German! You don't have to be German to love a good frankfurter. Their fries aka chips are amazing!! I go here or the Soho branch for takeaways all the time. Keep up the good work, guys!


If you're an German expat you surely have come across the urge to dig into the famous "CPM" (Currywurst, Pommes, Mayo) and Herman ze German is the place to grab it. The price is reasonable and their menu wipes every potential homesickness in a blast. Although I'm a vegetarian I love to go there and happily savour the veggie sausage option. The best bit about the Charing Cross location is, that you can take your food and wander down to the Thames and enjoy your meal. Don't forget to get a drink as well - my favourite is the coke/lemonade mix ("Misch Masch"), but all variations of the Hamburg based Fritz-kola are worth a try.


SAUSAAAAAAAGE! Honestly, I don't have much to add to this. If you're into your sausage and curry, it would be hard for this place to disappoint you. I have only visited the Villiers Place and Old Compton Street restaurants which don't show any difference in terms of menu or quality. The prices are reasonable and it's usually fairly quick to be served. I like, and very much so!

If you want a hearty bratwurst in London then look no further. This place does exactly what it says, great sausages in fantastic brioche or bread rolls, with your choice of toppings. The crispy onions and jalapenos are excellent additions, if I may say so. And at £5.95 including fries, there really is nowhere better to go for lunch/light dinner in Soho.

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Good cuisine to be found here. The food is without doubt amazing although there's a slightly limited selection of alcoholic beverages available. All said though this is a great place to visit for a lunch or dinner, and the staff are very friendly too

I was looking for proper German sausages to eat not only in Christmas and then I luckily discovered Herman Ze German while walking in Embankment one day. These guys make very delicious, gluten-free sausages in 4 different types. I either go for bockwurst (smoky pork) or currywurst but they also have bratwurst (pork and veal), chilli beef (beef and pork), and leberkase (oven baked pork). You can have the sausages on their own, in a freshly baked roll or with healthier chips with no extra fat. Try also the yummy crispy onions! Besides, staff is friendly, prices come reasonable, you can even grab a loyalty card and have your tenth sausage for free as I did recently! It’s open everyday till late as an alternative to bad quality fast food such as the odd kebab van you have to rely on after binge drinking on Saturday nights.