Brauerei Schuhmacher is a brewery beer hall selling its own Alt beer.
It's in an unassuming street away from the tourist hot spots, but less than ten minutes walk from the main train station.
The number of locals drinking and eating there testifies to the quality of both the beer and the food. While the food will win no awards for sophistication, it's hearty, tasty and served in big portions.
In short, it's a traditional beer hall (in this location since 1871), minus the tourists and at a very reasonable price.
Only one hour south of Munich by car or train, nestled on the banks of the river Isar, 'Cafe Solo' is in the heart of Bad Tolz, Bavaria. This friendly English speaking bar and restaurant serves fresh dishes from around the world, I can recommend the enchiladas which are fabulous as is the 'steak vital' - succulent pork loins served with rice.
Alternatively just sit back and relax on the covered heated terrace overlooking the bridge and the quaint old town of Bad Tolz, sipping down an ice cold weisse beer.
Bad Tolz a spa town which dates back to the 12th century, is famous for it's beautifully painted murals that bedeck the shops and hotels on either side of the 'car free' main street. It is only a 10 minute drive to the ski slopes of Lenggries and views of the alps can be seen from several vantage points in the town.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation with fine hotels, guest houses and lots of self catering (ferienwohnung) accommodation.
Villa Spicy is located few steps from the Champs Elysees. We stopped there after a long afternoon walk on the Champs Elysees and it looked nice.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and our meal. Very fresh food with good seasonings.
I've had a lot of meals in Paris, some good and some mediocre, and this place was one of my best in Paris.
They show a great attachment to quality, and was a good value for around 50 euros.
Early on in the day it is great for chicharrones (ask for a quarter - un cuarto) and a cool beer from the bar. Then later in the afternoon sample some of the tapas (it is pretty economically priced as it is a public bar.) Try arranque (tomato, bread, garlic dip typical of Rota) and orteguillas (fried seaweed) and enjoy the sunshine or sit in the shade of La Merced tower. About 5 tapas and one 1/2 ración came to 20€ (feeding three hungry people).
Mercado Publico, c/Libertad, Rota
Google map: bit.ly/eifvXv
It is a bar that a friend recommended to me. It's nothing fancy and you can either sit at the bar or in one of two rooms with tables. We ordered four tapas (carriada, espinacas con garbanzos, pisto con huevo, and champinon a la plancha) with five drinks and it only came to 15 euros. Great home-made Spanish food.
C/ Herbolarios, 17 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 215 177
Google map: bit.ly/g3boVW
Very good Scottish restaurant. Pleasant interior, attentive service and very good value pre theatre menu and tasty food. Has other branches.
Beautiful, cozy vegetarian restaurant with a candlelit, cozy atmosphere. You can relax in the stunning interior, while listening to the score from Amelie (well, when I was there anyway). The food is delicious and you get traditional Polish food, vegetarian style! A real treasure!
Hitchcock's is a former brothel and situated in the historic old town of Hull.
When you visit Hitchcock's you are treated to something likened to a surrealist mystery tour.
The interior rambles it's way in a confusion of rooms situated on several levels creating natural havens and hideaways where couples or groups of friends can gather together to savour not only the delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine that's on offer, but also the atmosphere created by a mixture of eclectic and eccentric styles mixed in with a quirky collection of thrift store curiosities.
The menu for the evening is chosen by the first person to book for that particular night. And they can choose menus based on the cuisine from a particular country. The food is absolutely delicious, especially the desserts, and as it's a buffet you can eat as much as you want!
It's certainly the best vegetarian restaurant I've ever been too by far!
Naam is an incredible vegetarian restaurant on Vancouver's 4th Avenue. It serves amazing vegetarian fare 24 hours a day, in vast quantities, and has won several awards for doing so. It's kind to both tastebuds and finances!
Vegetarian restaurant, run by the Hare Krishnas in Wellington. Staff are super friendly and food is absolutely delicious. Offers buffet style Indian food, where you can choose the size of your plate to suit your hunger levels. You never know what might be there from one day to the next, but some goodies include, delicious dhals, puris, rice, salads, tofu steaks, chickpea curries, halva etc. You can also have a takeaway, so can take your fab grub out to enjoy by the waterfront on a sunny day.
Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64(0) 472 2233
Google map: bit.ly/hjwTJg
After days of picking out fish in my 'vegetarian' salads, and getting thoroughly bored of pasta with tomato sauce, it was a joy to find Il Margutta. The huge vegetarian buffet meant that I finally got to enjoy Italian food. And the beautiful, quiet location, tucked away near the bustle of the Spanish Steps, was magical. I half expected Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn to stop by.
Taking the vegetarian restaurant theme a step further this is a vegan restaurant that doesn’t cook any of its food with two locations in Toronto; the original in the up and coming Junction neighbourhood and a new location in the swanky ‘Yorkville’ area; home to the stars when they are visiting for the film festival. Skeptics (as I once was) approach the restaurant with a certain level of trepidation however turn into converts to this new way of eating. The menu is varied offering lighter lunchtime fare such as salads and wraps through to the more substantial entrees including Pad Thai, Pasta and Pizza all of which are filling and warming even on the coldest Toronto winter’s day in spite of them not being the images of steamy plates of food which such dishes conjure up. The real treat is the end of the meal – a selection of organic teas which are served with ‘traditional’ desserts such as ‘chocolate brownie’ or ‘cheesecake’. Quality food which appears to have been made with thought and care with absolutely no compromise on taste makes this a real hidden gem.
This family run, vegetarian Indian restaurant on the backstreets of Bradford has exceptional food - flavours I had never tasted before in my life. The staff are friendly and accommodating and have not let their recent stint on Gordon's Best Restaurant go to their heads. They also do take outs and a deli.
The Bonnington Cafe is a homely, community-run, vegetarian restaurant in South London. The ex-squat cafe is tucked in a delightful square behind the heavy traffic of South Lambeth Road. If you find it, you will be treated to more of an experience than just a meal. Each night there is a different chef who gets to run the restaurant so the food varies. Prices are very cheap (three courses for £13) and the food is made fresh on the premises every day. Often there'll be local musicians who play in the evening to entertain you too. Overall a little gem of a place that maintains the hippy spirit of its beginnings.
An amazing vegetarian restaurant in Siem Reap. Fresh tasty food, best food I've had ever, and I'm not even a vegetarian!
Street 26 off River Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
From Old Market, cross the bridge and turn left,
follow the river and turn right at the second street.
(+855) 063 965210
Interesting restaurant. Vegetarian only, and you pay what you feel your meal was worth. All food is organic and locally sourced, and despite the unusual - and potentially bankrupting - ethos, the food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Highly recommended!
There are three restaurants in Melbourne: St Kilda, Fitzroy and Footscray
This meat-free eatery in the heart of London is my current favourite for a face-scoffing session – and coming from a life vegetarian, that’s something.
What makes Tibits special is the fact it’s a buffet. This means the variety of dishes you can have on your plate is much wider than in your average restaurant. The food is incredibly fresh and colourful, making it hard not to overload. Curries, salads, stir fries, grains, pulses, seeds, steamed and fried vegetables, pasta, tofu and cheese are all present, but the abundance of choice doesn’t mean for a second that the quality is compromised. Since it’s all good, wholesome stuff, I usually decide that it’s OK to indulge myself a bit.
My plate piled high, I go to the till to have my dinner weighed and pick up my free bread roll. It usually comes to about £8. It’s the same procedure again with desserts – although my quirky dad likes to put his on the same plate as his main to save time (he doesn’t mind at all if his soya yoghurt runs into his lentil dahl).
The drinks are OK value considering you’re in the centre of town. I usually wash it all down with one of their posh herb teas.
Despite the buffet set-up, Tibits maintains the relaxed feel of a normal restaurant thanks to an attractive décor and unobtrusive lighting and music. It’s very spacious, and there are toys in the downstairs bit for the children.
The staff, mostly young and European, seem happy in their work and are helpful and smart.
Overall, Tibits is a relaxed and classy joint where you really will enjoy your food.
Gorgeous, good value and amazing range of vegetarian and vegan food. There is a nightly programme of live music ranging from jazz, folk to more contemporary styles. Henderson's of Edinburgh is also an arts venue housing Janet and Mac Gallery and there are regular exhibitions, openings and charity events. It is a cultural hub, home to many monthly community meetings including the Scottish animal welfare society.
In this meat-crazed nation, meat is simply a synonym for beef. Amid the ravenous carnivores and the natives who proudly boast that they have the highest consumption rate of beef in the world hides a hidden gem of vegtastic proportions. Among all the steakhouses and asados, tucked innocently down a leafy alleyway in the town of Bariloche is El Vegetariano, a haven for the humble vegetarian.
Serving freshly squeezed juices, a truely mouthwatering seasonal menu and divine puddings this place has caught the eye of even the most hardened meat eater. On our visit we dined on a seasonal lunch platter of five different delights, the courgette fritters were particularly scrumptious. Washed down with a mixed fruit juice and an indulgent tiramisu. The menu changes daily, but our lunch time habits did not.
730, 20 De Febrero, Bariloche
Google map: bit.ly/i534F9
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