I was in Bonn for 4 days to attend a trade show (PHOTOKINA). Our first night we asked the concierge at the Hotel if he could recommend a typical restaurant where we could try typical German food and beer. He recomeded us this place which was conveniently located 10. minutes walking distance from our hotel.
We got there and the place was quite full (good sign). The waiter, who was indian, hardly spoke english but we managed to understand him and ask what he could recommend to us. We decided to have the Herring salad as appetizer and for main course we had the roast pig and sausages with Sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.
One thing that I liked about the restaurant was that they give you a basket with several kinds of mustards and horseradish for your meal..something I love...mixing horserdish with mustard for meats...
The typical beer (or most popular) was the Gaffel - Kolsch beer. It was quite good and we had many mugs that night. We decided not to order any wine since the wine list in the restaurant was quite limited and with the meal we were having we thought beer would be the best to drink it with..
Herring with salad in rye bread. Very fresh herring. It went well with the onions.
I guess this is the most typical dish in Germany? Roasted Pig (crispy) with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut (translated from german it literally means sour cabbage). Probably the best sauerkraut Ive tried in my life...the pork was not oily at all (i think it was baked not fried) and went very well with the mustard and Horseradish..
E had this dish of 4-5 kinds of sausages also with Mashed potatoes and Sauerkraut. I ony tried the blood sausage which was very good but too rich to have another bite of..the restas per E were very good and lean.
This was the only 'german' meal we had since the other days we were in the trade show complex and all we could eat was self service fast food....