I admit I’m not a lover of Bavarian food. I guess it’s one too many encounters with meat-feasts and greasy spätzle.
There are a couple exceptions – my mother in law’s cooking and Paulaner am Nockherberg. The food here is very authentic, high quality, and the ambiance is terrific. Whether you’re inside enjoying a meal, celebrating during one of the fests, or lounging under the chestnut trees at the biergarten in the summer, it’s always a great way to spend a day the Bavarian way.
Despite the Nockherberg biergarten consistently being voted the best in all of Munich, and being featured in the Bayern München team photos, it still remains a locals’ secret. That may be part of the reason local celebrities also frequently can be spotted there during warmer months and at the restaurant year-round. This is a place you can virtually always have your own table, since there are 2,000 seats!
As a side note: it is completely acceptable to bring your own food to the biergarten, although drinks must be purchased there. So you can always soak in the ambiance with the food of your choice.
It is also possible to arrange a tour of the brewery for € 8 per adult. Pre-booking on the provided link is essential.