Not Ricks place but a German place. No Sausage jokes coming up or German sausage puns either.
I found Stein's in Richmond by the power of Searching online. Top rated on Google, I was stubborn and went for it. I had no idea what was being served or the venue or even arrangement, but all were fine and on a nice early Spring day, it worked perfectly.
Located on the river Thames near Richmond, Stein's welcomes passer-by's to long benches and a covered outdoor area.
The procedure is quite straight forward. Find a table yourself, grab a menu and then when you want, go up to the counter and order food and drinks.
As a German place called Stein's, one thing I was happy to see was the beer everyone was having. Stein's in fact. I was slightly jealous as I declined the alcohol. but I was driving so avoided the drinks.
It was just three of us this time (Laura, her dad and I) and between the three we just ordered one main dish each. These are below.
Currywurst mit Bratkartoffeln £ 10.90
Large smoked spicy pork sausage, served with homemade curry sauce and pan-fried potatoes
Nürnberger Würstchen vom Grill mit Sauerkraut und Kartoffelbrei £12.40
Original small pork sausages (portion of 5) from the famous Bavarian town of Nürnberg, filled with spices and herbs, full of flavour, served grilled with Bavarian-style sauerkraut and potato mash
Münchner Bratwurst mit Bratkartoffeln und Salatgarnitur £ 11.90
Pork sausage from Bavarian capital Munich, filled with spices and herbs, with a mild flavour, served grilled with pan-fried potatoes and salad garnish
Keeping it simple is something that Italians do well. Here the Germans have kept it simple with a few basic items but then packing in flavour into each. The sausages are full of different herbs and spices and grilled tonne served with a plate full of potatoes.
The price point is fair enough too and the portion size keeps your stomach happy and wallet not so light.
GOOD TIMES: Sausages and More Sausages. I also like the added flavour and heat of the curry wurst.
WATCH OUT: I am not a fan of sauerkraut sorry- so I kept away.
OMG: Steins are GREAT and coupled with a spring day and the lively and lovely vibe of the outdoor beer fuelled venue.