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The Park Café, located close to the Botanical Gardens, is always reinventing itself. At some hours of the day, it comes across as a chic restaurant, at others, as a happening bar featuring the brightest stars in the DJ firmament. The coveted beer garden is a great place to enjoy the weather and cool off with beer classics. At any time, Park Café prides itself on the quality of its offerings, musical, gastronomic, or otherwise.
A comfortable and typically Bavarian beer garden, Wirtshaus in der Au is also one of the most famous restaurants in Munich. Although its furnishings are contemporary in style, it still retains all the charm of traditional Bavaria, serving the original Munich Schweinsbraten mit Kruste (roast pork and crackling). A popular feature here are their dumplings, which they claim are the largest in the city. The clientele is in fact a good cross section of Munich's population, as the venue is popular with local residents, business people, students and the hip and trendy.
One of the veteran restaurants in the neighborhood, Preysinggarten has built up a fine knowledge of not just local flavors but also impeccable service. It has been serving the neighborhood of Haidhausen since it opened in 1893. A wide range of breakfast options include scrumptious American eggs to yummy German sausages. The extensive menu also features a range of Mediterranean dishes, alongside pizzas, pastas and traditional fish plates to choose from. A small playground adjacent to this restaurant makes it a popular venue for families with little kids.
The tower which gave its name to the beer garden was built in 1789 as a viewing point and bandstand in the heart of the English Garden. Unfortunately, what we see today is only a reconstruction, as the original was destroyed in 1944. However, the musical connections have remained. There are over 7000 seats at Chinesischer Turm, where customers can relax and enjoy a Mass (a liter of beer). Tradition permits you to bring your own food along, but the food is quite decent and is sure to leave you satisfied.
Olé Madrid allows diners to get swept up in the flair and drama of Spain. The restaurant serves up authentic Spanish tapas, cocktails and more. The restaurant, fashioned after a Spanish Taverna offers guests a chance to enjoy a Traditional Flamenco show with their meal. To book tickets for the show, look up their website. Meanwhile, share a typical Paella, and get transported to Spain by the sights, sounds and scents of Ole Madrid's authentic atmosphere.
Several little portions of delicious food. That's the best part about a tapas bar, you aren't stuck with a portion of two dishes! The restaurant menu features an extensive wine list, with some excellent selections. The service is quick and efficient, with polite and professional staff.
Augustinerkeller is one of the most frequented traditional beer gardens and Bavarian restaurants in the city center serving big glasses of exquisite beer and authentic traditional culinary delights. The restaurant boasts of a cozy and old-school European decor, ideal for enjoying a sumptuous meal. The beer served in the sun-bleached beer garden is reputed to be one of the best in Munich. Students, business people, locals and tourists alike find this heritage place incomparable.
Not very far from Leopold street, Kaisergarten is a great place to soak up Bavarian culture. While the indoor dining space is a cozy spot to relax and unwind, the leafy garden area, dappled in sun, invites revelers to taste authentic Bavarian food and chug on regional beer. The Wiener Schnitzel and the Kaiserschmarrn (Austrian dessert) are surely to be tried. A sublime ambiance, jolly staff, gorgeous Bavarian food and a reasonably priced menu, are all what make this eatery a desirable dining spot.
The cuisine at Nymphenburger Hof is cosmopolitan, yet still displays clear Austrian tendencies. This is a pleasant, rather small restaurant that is exceptionally beautiful in the summer when guests can sit outside in the charming flower garden. A pianist performs several times a week.
Vapiano is a convenient dining out concept. On arrival, you're given a chip onto which you place your orders when you're ready. These orders are sent directly to the chefs, visibly industrious behind their glass wall, and the handy little gadget beeps on your table when the food is ready for you to pick up. Anything else you order is also added to the chip, and when you're ready to leave you can hand it over and pay the total recorded at the counter. The food mainly consists of pizza and pasta, but light bites and starters are also on the menu. There's a good selection of wine, liqueurs and soft drinks, as well as "Vapiano First Aid" medicinal concoctions.
Situated on the banks of Kleinhesseloher lake in the middle of the English Garden, this restaurant with adjoining beer garden is a favorite with locals, students and tourists all year round. Guests can relax with a beer and watch the sun slowly disappear behind the lake. If you get peckish, you can order from the restaurant menu, although this does tend to be quite pricey. Students will be pleased to know that you can bring your own food to the garden. Football fans may even get lucky and see the stars of Bayern Munich football club celebrating their latest victory here.
Dine at one of the oldest Spanish restaurants in Munich. People who enjoy authentic Spanish fare frequent this place a lot. The menu features traditional food such as Paella and Pollo al Ajillo. Tapas is also served, and is a great way to get a taste of several dishes. For the wine lovers, the restaurant features an extensive list of imported wine with something for every palate.