A Beginner’s Guide To German Cuisine: What To Expect At An Authentic German Restaurant

Author: The Bauernschmaus Restaurant | | Categories: Austrian Cuisine , Austrian Food , Austrian Restaurant , Authentic German Food , Comfort Food , European Cuisine , European Food , Family-Owned Restaurant , German Cuisine , German Restaurant , Great Beer Selection

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If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, you might want to consider trying out an Austrian/German restaurant. These establishments offer a taste of traditional German cuisine and are perfect for those who want to explore new culinary delights. In this blog, The Bauernschmaus Restaurant will take a closer look at German cuisine and what to expect at an authentic German restaurant.

German cuisine: Germany has a rich culinary history that is influenced by its neighboring countries, including Austria. Traditional German cuisine is hearty, comforting, and filling. It’s known for its sausages, bread, and beer. 

The atmosphere: When you walk into an authentic German restaurant, you’ll notice the cozy atmosphere. Many of these restaurants have dark wood interiors, low lighting, and a warm and welcoming ambiance. You’ll likely hear German music playing in the background, and the staff may even be dressed in traditional German clothing.

The menu: The menu at a German restaurant is sure to have something for everyone. All of the food and drink that you love are available, but you’re going to get them with a German twist. Most of these dishes are going to have their own unique flavor, but you can still find most of your favorite food and beverages when you dine out.

The beer: German beer is famous around the world, and an authentic German restaurant will have a wide selection of beers to choose from. Whether you prefer a light Pilsner or a dark and malty Bock, you’ll find something to suit your taste. Don’t forget to try the Radler, a refreshing mix of beer and lemonade that’s perfect for a hot summer day.

The etiquette: When dining at a German restaurant, it’s important to know a few dining customs. For example, it’s usually customary to greet the staff with a friendly “Guten Tag” when you arrive. Paying the bill and tipping is done at the table with the waiter or waitress who served you. The food server carries a money pouch to take care of the financial transaction. You have to ask for your bill by saying, “Zahlen bitte!”


Dining in an authentic German restaurant can be incredibly enjoyable. While there are some differences, much of the experience will be similar to dining in a normal restaurant. Do make sure to prepare so you know what is different so you can keep from being surprised by those few but very significant differences.
The Bauernschmaus Restaurant is family-owned and operated and has been serving the Edmonton area for over forty-five years. We serve authentic Austrian and German cuisine in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Portions are quite satisfying, but if you still have room, treat yourself to one of our delectable desserts that are all made in-house. We offer a broad range of imported beers, and our wine list has options to suit every budget. We welcome you to a dining experience like no other! We cater to customers from across Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Nisku, Leduc, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, and the surrounding areas.
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