We went to this Italian restaurant with our seven-year-old, efficient German and Italian-speaking waiter, calm atmosphere, generous helpings, good pizza and just as good pasta dishes, would definitely go again. Child got lollipop at the end!
Sendlinger Str. 28, 80331 Munich
+49 89 2609377
Google map: bit.ly/TnSLPy
Café/restaurant. We went there with kids for a lovely Sunday brunch. It had a peaceful and colourful atmosphere, delicious pancakes and perfect cappuccinos.
While most people head, not unreasonably, to the Hofbrauhaus, this provides a typically local experience smack bang in the city centre. Not to be confused with the Augustiner-Bräustuben or the Augustinerkeller (who sell the same beers), it manages to be both enormous and cosy and has traced its beery origins back to 1328. In the style of Munich's Art Nouveau period, it's a vast sprawling beer hall (including the gorgeous domed Mussel Hall) that stretches way back to a gorgeous courtyard - the Arcade Garden - that's particularly pleasant in summer. Service is ultra efficient and the beer is - appropriately enough for a pub linked to an abbey - heavenly.
Neuhauserstrasse 27, 80331 Munich
+49 89 23 183 257
Google map: bit.ly/QuzsTY
All S-Bahn lines to Karlsplatz/Stachus or Marienplatz
Underground: U4 + U5 to Stachus/Karlsplatz and U3 + U6 to Marienplatz.
I think even non vegetarians would be impressed with this restaurant. Regular meat eaters might be put off at the thought of going to a vegetarian restaurant but those concerns will be quickly put to one side once you've stepped inside.
The place has a very contemporary feel with its high ceiling arches, tiled floor and trees growing in huge pots. It's bright and you get a sense of the vibrant atmosphere as soon as you enter. There are rows and rows of busy tables served by staff that have a great knowledgeable of the menu and speak very good English. There are also English menus available.
It was our third visit here last year and the standards of the food have remained consistent. The soups for the starters are always a little unusual but are very tasty and hearty (and there's plenty of it.) The mains are very much the same and everything tastes very fresh. The food is very creative without being pretentious. I would recommend this to any 'foodie' type whether a vegetarian or not.
Trendy poseurs' restaurant but excellent food and bags of atmosphere. In a modern block by the opera house and Maximilianstrasse. You need to book at weekends.
A traditional bräuhaus, with a lively atmosphere at the weekend, and especially around Oktoberfest time. In the summer, there is a small beer garden too, and you can get traditional Bavarian food in the evening. Try the Hefe Weisen Dunkel (dark) beer for a change from the typical lager-style beers.
Kapuzinerplatz 5, not far from Goetheplatz underground station
Lovely park to go to when you're a bit sick of the often touristy Englischer Garten (however nice it is there too). Little lake in the middle, with a good restaurant and biergarten, where you can regularly catch a bit of live music, in the middle of that.
Up four flights of stairs and with a most unlikely stag symbol outside (the building was once used for the processing of game animals) this proved to be a very pleasant, bright space with good vegan food. The night before we had been to Munich's most famous veggie restaurant, Prince Myshkin, where the food looked divine but unfortunately didn't taste quite so wonderful. This was better.
Ledererstrasse 3, 80331 Munich
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