s’Wirtshaus am See in Friedrichshafen is a Swabian-bavarian Restaurant with a beer garden right at Lake Constance. In a prime location hearty, but also healthy meals, as well as a daily Breakfast, are served. What I immediately noticed in their menu, there are marks for Vegan and Veggie dishes. That’s so cool and helpful! s’Wirtshaus am See offers both a lot of meaty dishes as well as a lot of meatfree ones and so I’ve chosen the vegan Salad plate with grilled mushrooms for 9,90 €. The prices at this Restaurant/Beer Garden are in general a bit higher, but you pay for the location, too. Their Beer Garden is located right at the Lake, overlooking the harbour of Friedrichshafen, and the atmosphere is wood-heavy and for sure you can find checked tablecloths and cushions.Typical bavarian. But back to the prices, 3,90€ für one 0,4l (400 ml) non-alcoholic drink, in my case iced tea, is just way too expensive.
After about 20 minutes my Salad arrived, I already got the drink minutes after I ordered it. Usually, when ordering a salad plate, you receive a mix of green salads, carrots, cucumber, probably Potato salad, corn and peppers and as I ordered it with grilled mushrooms, some of them on top. What I received as “Wirtshaus-Salatplatte” was a plate with each about 50% Salad and 50% cooked mushrooms and onions. The Salad consisted of green salad and some tiny radish sticks – I wouldn’t even call this a mixed salad at all. What I couldn’t find and taste was a salad sauce – maybe why the salad is called Vegan – so most of the salad was seasoned with the water/juice coming out of the champignon and onions. Maybe, I don’t know, they just put half a kilogram of ‘shrooms on the Salad so in comparison it wouldn’t be seen as too costly.
So no, this Salad wasn’t a joy to eat and I’m not sure if I’ll ever eat there again. The location is still nice and tourists will definitely enjoy it, but as a local, I don’t need this tourist-trap atmosphere.
Tip: Close to s’Wirtshaus am See you can find a bakery/café called “Schwarz”. They offer customizable Salads (you can choose different toppings like warm cheese or grilled fruits), which I will try soon.
Address s’Wirtshaus am See in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance
Opening hours: daily 9am – 11pm
Menu – Wirtshaus am See in Friedrichshafen
And now, in comparision, their “Braten with Spätzle and Kartoffelsalat” (Roast with spaetzle and potato salad), to what it looks like on their Website.