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Rheingauer Straße 3, Eltville, Germany

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dougal dougal
70 reviews
Aug 04, 2006
The Gelbes Haus is a very traditional German restaurant situated in a cobbled courtyard on the road down to the castle.

Housed in a very ancient looking building it has an even older looking wooden wine press located just outside the door - although I wouldn't fancy trying to press grapes in it as it has seen better days.

Immediately inside is a large, sprawling main room but the best tables are to be had (in the summer months at least) out on the terrace at the rear.  Spanning the length of the building the tables here afford a wonderfully picturesque view of row upon row of vines stretching down to the riverbank in the middle distance.  The terrace is completely covered so should be accessible even if it’s raining as long as the temperature holds up.

There is an extensive wine list, heavily drawn from the local area and later in the evening you can linger on the terrace over the usual selection of wines and beers.  They did however ask us to move inside after 11 in the evening as apparently the neighbours had complained about he noise from the restaurant in the evenings.

Although there was quite an extensive menu there was disappointingly little for the vegetarian.  I’m used to having limited options in Germany but this was more scarce than usual.  In the end I had to plump for Spundekase which although nice wasn’t very filling.  A thick cream of herb soup made an excellent starter however and everyone else seemed very happy with their meat orientated dishes.

The service was a bit slow at times although we were in a large group but that aside it’s worth a visit if you’re a carnivore but less appealing for a ‘weirdo’ vegetarian like myself.
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