Secret Tips

Having cooked at both Barrafina and Beaufort House, as well as his own restaurant in Berlin, Alexander Thiel is now executive chef at the German Gymnasium in London where he has relaunched the first-floor space as a temple to home-cooked German cuisine. With a heavy emphasis on the seasonal underpinning of German cooking, he turns out delicate plates of soused herring with apple, vast Wiener schnitzels and delicious spƤtzle. We talked to him about the best places to eat the classics of German cuisine.

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