Munch in Munich: Restaurant Suggestions

Though I was only in Munich for three days, I still had enough time to try a few restaurants in the city. Here are my four recommendations!

Ratskeller

Two words: Potato Soup! The best potato soup I’ve ever had. It was so delicious I wanted the bowl to be as bottomless as Mary Poppins’ purse! Besides the soup, I ordered a Munich side salad which had a variety of fresh vegetables accompanied by potato salad and a Black Forrest cake because it’s important to always leave room for dessert! Though I didn’t order an official entree, I tried my mom’s Iceland Sea Bass Filet and it was very good, like everything else! Neither of us were disappointed!

I was greatly impressed by the variety of options and overall atmosphere of the restaurant. The cozy and earth toned decor and warmly dimmed lighting paired with the fact it is beneath New Town Hall, gave off a cool, underground secret spot vibe. The kitchen was quick but not too quick that you wondered if your food was fresh. The waitstaff was very welcoming and spoke both German and English! It was very nice to be able to still have a personalized experience even though we didn’t speak the local language. The menu had vegetarian and vegan options and was available in many different languages! I thought it was really nice that the restaurant made sure every guest would feel comfortable and included while searching for a dish to enjoy. The restaurant also had smaller portion sizes of dessert so you could taste test and not have regrets from being too full and wasting food!

Would definitely not miss eating at Ratskeller while you’re in Munich!

Address: Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany

Donisl

With an outdoor beer garden with a front and center view of Marienplatz and New Town Hall, this restaurant is a must visit. There are seats inside and behind the restaurant as well. My mom and I sat in the back outdoor seating area and although it didn’t have the center city view, it was a pretty alleyway that allowed us to see people walking by and gave us a quiet, relaxing environment after spending the whole day on the Castles of Germany tour.

The menu had a variety of traditional Bavarian dishes as well as modern foods that all sounded very delicious. I liked the balance of tradition and modern eating to ensure all guests had something they would enjoy. I went the traditional route and had the Four Munich Pork Rostbratwuerstl
with sauerkraut and my mom went the modern route with the Salmon Burger and fries.

There was also an extensive beverage list with non-alcoholic beverages as well as many types of wine and beer. There were even beer tasting packages available incase you couldn’t decide on just one! We didn’t do the beer tasting, but if I make my way back to Munich, I’ll definitely be game to try a few more beers. I don’t remember which one I ordered but I do remember how refreshing and crisp it was!

Now dessert. You didn’t think I would forget about that did you? Even though I was full, I made sure to squeeze in room for some milk-cream apple strudel with bourbon vanilla sauce! It was pretty good! I would say the one I had at Hofbrauhaus was better, but I would still recommend giving it a taste if you have yet to try apple strudel in Munich!

Address: Weinstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany

Hofbrauhaus

My favorite sight and restaurant in all of Munich! You not only get the Bavarian experience but also the best taste of Bavaria. I’m sure there are other great places throughout Bavaria that I didn’t get to experience, so please leave recommendations below and maybe I’ll get a chance to visit them in the future! But for now, this was the best of the best for me!

Picture this, you’re surrounded by wooden tables and medieval light fixtures with a cold beer and pretzel in hand with an oompah band playing in the background. You’re looking at the menu with so many delicious options. You decide to go for the traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut. While you wait, you look out into the outdoor beer garden with flowers and sunlight hitting the doorways just right. This is the german experience. And Hofbrauhaus is where you can experience it all: the history, the beer, the tastes, the sounds; Bavaria.

Definitely eat here whether it be for lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed!

Address: Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany

Viktualienmarkt

What started as a small farmers market in the center of Marienplatz has since grown to a large market that is now a few streets away from the center of the city. With a beautiful outdoor beer garden shaded by trees and a variety of food stands and restaurants galore, you will not go hungry.

Some of the stands include a coffee shop, quiche and baked good store, bratwurst, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh squeezed juice, meats and cheeses, several handiwork and souvenir stands as well as surrounding restaurants. Even if you aren’t hungry, walking or sitting around the market is a great way to emerge yourself in the culture of Munich!

Address: Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 München, GermanyAddress:

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