ODINS - Viking Restaurant Review with John Hyatt
To celebrate Norsevember, a world-wide online event celebrating all things Vikings (books, comics, games, movies, history, food, drink...), I'll be hosting a series of special posts with a few of my Viking-minded friends from around the world. The topic: Viking Restaurants from around the world!
John Hyatt, host of the Gifts of the Wyrd Podcast, took some time to share about his favourite Viking-themed restaurant, ODINS Haithabu in Busdorf, Germany. Beyond the historic building and the incredible menu, ODINS is also a brewery, meadery, and winery! The All-Father would be pleased, I'm sure. Here are John's responses to the Norsevember Restaurant Review Questionnaire!
Rate each category on 1 (low rating) - 5 (high rating):
Food Menu ★★★★★
Which Norse god are you most likely to find hanging out here?
Definitely Odin. This place is filled with feeling good about eating and socializing.
What did you order and how was it?
Housegemachte Nudeln. It was excellent. The right amount and great flavor. I also enjoyed a few glasses of ODINS bier (beer) and ODINS met (mead). Both excellent!
What was the best part of your experience at ODINS
We were there in October and arrived in the evening about 8 p.m. The restaurant was moderately occupied and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. Lighting was perfect and the decor makes you feel welcome and like you just entered a little cottage in the woods.
What is one thing ODINS could do to make the experience even better?
I really don’t have a suggestion for this. I had a great time as it was.
Fun fact: ODINS has left the 'I' unlit on their sign so if you go at night you'll only see OD NS, as shown in the picture below from John's last visit...
So the next time you find yourself in Germany, go grab a brew at ODINS!
More Norsevember restaurant features to come!
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Joshua Gillingham is an author, editor, and game designer from Vancouver Island, Canada.