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Food and restaurants in Altstadt-Lehel

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Bavarian Restaurant
“Also in this case we find ourselves in front of one of Munich's bivalent attractions, as the Hofbrauhaus is not only the oldest pub / tavern in Munich but also a super place when it comes to eating and drinking excellent beer! Apart from being a gigantic estate, with an immense ground floor with decorated roofs, it enjoys a large courtyard with trees and balconies used as a restaurant. All the rooms to run are full of customers at every hour! Here we ate delicious food and drank excellent beer, open for both lunch and dinner! Not to be missed! Among other things, the Hofbrauhaus is right in front of the Hard Rock Cafe in Monaco, you won't want to miss a ride around here!”
  • 164 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The beer garden Chinesischer Turm is located in the English Garden (Englischer Garten), Munich's largest park area. With a size of 417 hectares, the English Garden is larger than Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York. Due to its close distance to the university, the beer garden often attracts a young crowd, mixed with park visitor including many tourists. In 1789, on Great Elector Karl Theodor's initiative, the creation of the English Garden began with his plan to convert a former hunting area located at the Isar into a recreational nature. In 1790 the Chinese Tower (Chinesischer Turm) was built. The Chinese Tower is a pagoda-style, all-wooden tower with five storeys. The 25-metre tall tower has a diameter of 19 metres at ground level and six metres at its top level. The Chinese Tower was destroyed during World War II in 1944. In 1952 the tower was rebuilt to its original and current style. The Chinesischer Turm beer garden is the second largest beer garden in Munich and has about 7,000 seats in the self-serviced area and about 500 seats in the serviced area. Guests in the self-serviced area can sit on regular beer garden benches, some of which have back rests. The benches are arranged around the tower. The food stalls offer traditional beer garden food such as Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Hendl (roasted chicken), Schweinshaxn (roasted pork knuckle), Obatzda and Auszogne. The beer served is Hofbräu and a Maß Hell (lager) costs €7.90 (May 2016). A highlight of Chinesischer Turm is the yearly Kocherlball which is held in memory of the cooks and servants of the noble families of the 19th century. In the late 19th century, up to 5,000 Munich servants met during the summer months every Saturday morning for a dance at the Chinese Tower. Usually they met before work between 4am and 5am. Today the Kocherlball takes place on the 3rd Sunday in July between 5.30am to 10am (if the weather is bad a week later). The ball attracts thousands of participants, many of which wear historical outfits and Bavarian costumes. Depending on the weather, the beer garden is open from 10am to 11pm. In Winter, End of November till December, 23rd, a christmas market is held here. PS: Don't eat there anything except a Brezl because the food is not the best ;) Rather go for a Beer!”
  • 147 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
“As bavarian as it can get. Good choice of delicious beers and traditional bavarian food. and a very popular and nice beergarden. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Café
“Best breakfast on a way to Oktoberfest. Take off at Sendlinger Tor and enjoy 2-min walk. Fresh juices, bio ingredients and the best coffee. Don’t forget to ask for oat milk 🥛 ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Trattoria/Osteria
“if you want a good Pizza you can try this one its good cheap and verrrry big”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
“Nice location in summer to sit outside Sweet little tarts and best almond cake in town”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“yound and hip, interesting food, lovely terrace in summer, music and drinks later in the evening, beautiful location”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
“As a local I would generally avoid the area around Marienplatz (with a few exceptions), as it is way too touristic and full of bad and overpriced restaurants. However, this well-known place is quite a gem and offers an amazing view over the city center, as well as the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus in German). The highlight (as you have probably guessed from the name of the café) is that you can watch the Rathaus-Glockenspiel from a very nice point of view. Also the restaurant is very romantic and has a nice ambiance, so it’s a great place for a date night. My girlfriend and I discovered it exactly this way by chance, by asking our friends for a romantic place in Munich to have dinner. As the restaurant is open the whole day, you can also visit and have breakfast, brunch, lunch and just coffee and cakes. The menu is changing, but expect an international/European food selection. Keep in mind that the price level has a premium due to location, and always reserve a table in advance.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“My absolute favorite spot in the city, you can get an overall view of the city, and even see the alps from there! While sipping on your cold or warm drink, I recommend the Chai. It is a bit tricky to find the entrance, but find the university, and start asking for the rooftop cafe, its worth the adventure. ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Café
“Nice location in summer to sit outside Sweet little tarts and best almond cake in town”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
“As a local I would generally avoid the area around Marienplatz (with a few exceptions), as it is way too touristic and full of bad and overpriced restaurants. However, this well-known place is quite a gem and offers an amazing view over the city center, as well as the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus in German). The highlight (as you have probably guessed from the name of the café) is that you can watch the Rathaus-Glockenspiel from a very nice point of view. Also the restaurant is very romantic and has a nice ambiance, so it’s a great place for a date night. My girlfriend and I discovered it exactly this way by chance, by asking our friends for a romantic place in Munich to have dinner. As the restaurant is open the whole day, you can also visit and have breakfast, brunch, lunch and just coffee and cakes. The menu is changing, but expect an international/European food selection. Keep in mind that the price level has a premium due to location, and always reserve a table in advance.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
“authentic south Italian kitchen even for budget travellers... pizza and pasta it its best! for lunch (extra menu) and dinner -- really good!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“Great little Italian place, both for breakfast and dinner. Can be very full at night, but very authentic and amazing food!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“Nice location close to the flat directly at the English Garden. Great to sit outside in the sun, spacious inside and outside A nice selection for breakfast and super juices”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“Another great schnitzel restaurant. Again, it's a big meal, enough for two.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Prob my favorite location: I have been there for so many times over the years and done business deals. Berlin-style cafe, inexpensive and relaxed. Ideal for students and travelers.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“Nice location in summer to sit outside Sweet little tarts and best almond cake in town”
  • 38 locals recommend
Plaza
“breakfast with a view over Marienplatz! good quality / price but very crowded at times!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“Eine der ältesten und besten Konditoreien die ich kenne. Sehr guter Kuchen! One of the oldest cake shops from Max-Vorstadt. Here you can buy the best cakes in town. Walking distance. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“weil es dort unglaublich guten Kaffee und kleines französisches Gebäck gibt.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Baguette und Croissant gebacken mit in Frankreich gemahlenem Mehl. Ein bisschen Paris in München...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 4 locals recommend