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“Average pub food, really unprofessional waitresd”
Review of Bootshaus

Bootshaus
Ranked #139 of 225 Restaurants in Giessen
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

I liked coming here before on my annual trip to meet friends and colleagues for a conference. Food is ok, standard German pub food, sometimes a bit greasy, but the view and atmosphere are great. Yesterday's waitress was frankly a disaster and I would let her go! Bored/ uninterested attitude, minimal conversation with us, really really she didn't want to be there. Clearly no training in gastronomy. When I joked with her that the portions were so large we couldn't finish them, she actually said "that's a shame" and made a face!!?? Unacceptable!

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Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

A Cosy beergarden with Great views to the river lahn - Staff friendly but sometimes a bit Slow - Food average - try the Typical bellschou

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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good atmosphere, nice seatings, very good and quickly service, many facilities for river tours etc, have also oom for private parties

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Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have always liked the Bootshaus for its views and that you can watch people punt and row on the river. I like the new looks too but I don't think the food has improved much. Starters were "hessische Tapas", with a "Greene Sosse" that was too runny, a fried sausage that only tasted salty and greasy, a "Spundekaes" cheese that was probably bought ready-made and a moderately good "Handkaes mit Musik" (if you like that type of strong cheese). The main was supposed to be a pork meat skewer (meat was nicely cooked) with a creamy mushroom sauce, but there was nothing resembling a creamy sauce. Instead a gravy that tasted suspiciously of glutamate (probably ready-made). The salad was mostly green leaves with a tiny bit of grated carrot and cabbage hidden somewhere underneath. Some dressing, which is always a bonus. My partners main had a very nice dark beer sauce that came with the meat (pork). The "Spaetzle" however that came with both dishes also looked very generic/ ready-made and were supposed to be buttery. Well, they had actually been in the pan way too long and were dried out. Possibly afterwards added a bit of butter, but that really couldn't hide the bad cooking in the first place. So, overall, I am underwhelmed, and if it wasn't for the nice terrace and view, I am not sure I would recommend the Bootshaus at all. Prices are ok, by the way.

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Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to stay when its nice weather and you not up for too fancy food. This is the best place to sit outside in Gießen, next to the river, just lovely.

Usually pretty busy during summer days so you better be here before 6 PM to get a seat. Worst case, you can always just grab a beer and sit somewhere around the area and just enjoy the beautiful view and atmosphere.

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