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Brotzeit (Raffles City)

The origin of Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant's name is derived from a popular Bavarian expression that translates to "bread-time" ("brot" means bread, and "zeit" means time) - having a small meal to complement a wholesome beer, which fits the culture of Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant perfectly.

Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 00:00

Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 01:00

Eve of PH: 12:00 - 01:00

Sun: 12:00 - 00:00

+65 68831534
$33 based on 34 submissions
After Work (9 votes), People Watching (9 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (8 votes)
Choo Yao Chuen

Beer & Pork Knuckles

When its German food, you have to have pork knuckles; and they serve quite tasty ones here too. Servings are generous in size and grilled very crispy. Cool place to hang out with colleagues after work, really enjoy the drinks and pork knuckles here.

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Based on 34 votes
06 Dec 2014 • 73 reviews • 0 follower

Beer & Pork Knuckles

When its German food, you have to have pork knuckles; and they serve quite tasty ones here too. Servings are generous in size and grilled very crispy. Cool place to hang out with colleagues after work, really enjoy the drinks and pork knuckles here.
28 Jun 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Lousy service

Been a fan of Brotzeit for a few years in particular the Vivocity location. Decided to try the Raffles City outlet for dinner/drinks and to enjoy the World Cup game with fellow German fans. Granted the staff may have been inexperienced for the surge of popularity during this particular night but there were some inexusable events that soured my respect for the Brotzeit brand.

Firstly it took about 5+ mins for the staff to seat us despite there being plenty of free tables at the time. The line to be seated looked more like a line to enter a night club than a restaurant.

Secondly our appetizers and main course arrived at the same time. By the time I was done with my soup, the main course was no longer hot. 

Thirdly while it may be customary for the restaurant not to serve tap water, they should at the very least fill the glasses with ice when customers order bottled water. When we asked the waiter for ice for our glasses, he only filled one. I didn't realize ice was a treasured commodity at Brotzeit that only one guest per table is allowed ice.

Fourthly we asked for the dessert menu. Not even 10mins later when making our order were we told the kitchen was closed. This made my date highly irritable as she likes her chocolate ice cream. Why were we not told the kitchen was closed or closing when given the dessert menu?

As for the World Cup game, a few minutes passed before the staff even realized it was the wrong channel. While other guests may like the restaurant music during half time, a football fan may dislike the lack of audio when the pundits are discussing the game. Also the staff were late in turning the game audio back on after half time.

All in all, I'd return to Brotzeit for the so-so food despite the poor service at this particular location but I'd certainly not return to watch the World Cup as the staff are not equipped to handle a night when Germany are playing. 

15 Mar 2014 • 388 reviews • 13 followers

My Little local Germany

Good friends and I met for a nice Friday meal to kick start our weekend with good food and company! Between the 4 of us, we shared a platter and that's good. We each had a portion of everything. As expected, the pork knuckle was nicely deep-fried. The assorted sausages also tasted good. Generally, I personally preferred the chicken ones over the somewhat porky-tasting ones. The lighter ales are also my favourite! I like how drinking much light ale just gives me a light buzz. I also discovered another drink that I now LOVE - Jäger bomb!!! This is another dangerous drink as the sweetness of the mix gives you the deception that you can down a plenty without getting slosh! Ladies, know your limit, else boys will gleefully take advantage of that situation. :/
01 Mar 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Pork Knuckle at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant Wows

A birthday celebration saw us make a beeline for Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant, an establishment that doles out an array of echt Bavarian cuisines. Ensconced in a corner of the bustling Raffles City, the non air-conditioned joint is drenched in a congenial vibe. On a Saturday it teems with families —yes, young kids incongruously relishing an evening at a bar!

We perused the menu, a pastiche of German and Italian mainstays, and we vacillated between the copious platters available to us. A waitress soon zipped past us, holding aloft a plate of a pork knuckle in its full glory. Immediately swooned over, our decision was made. We opted for the Brotzeit Platter ($88): an assortment of the pork knuckle, sausages, pork schnitzel and two side dishes —my posse of five boys gamely went with the potato wedges and fries for some carbo-loading.

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01 Dec 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Extremely bad service

I visited the Raffles City Shopping Centre outlet with my friends for dinner. We made a reservation and were shown to a table with a really bad leak from the ceiling. The water droplets were large and consistent. We requested for a change in tables, citing the leak as the reason. Their reply was, “It’s because the aircon is leaking.” Was that supposed to be an explanation, an excuse, or a request for us to repair the leaking aircon? Well, anyway, they finally let us shift. However, the only other available table was the one next to us. It was under the shelter but at the edge of it. As it was raining recently, the chairs and tables were wet. It was bad enough that they left us with drenched tables and chairs. Worse still was their rude reply when we requested them to dry them. They told us off that “there was no point in drying them since they were going to get wet again with the rain”. The rain had long since ceased to a slight drizzle. “You can either take this table or go back to the other one,” was their reply this time. Between a rock and a hard place, we went back to the table with the leaking aircon. We asked to shift the table out from under the leak. After much grumblings of “it’s just a little water”, they allowed us to shift the table, though they did not lift a finger to help. All in all, the staffs’ service and attitude were severely dismal. None existent to be exact. If there was an option for zero stars, I would've chosen that. Sadly, one star was the lowest rating provided and even that I do not think Brotzeit deserves.