Top 5 London Venues with a Bavarian Twist
Ahhh October, a month when we finally have to admit that summer is well an truly behind us. Thank goodness therefore for the Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest which helps drown those post summer blues one Beer stein and bratwurst at a time. If you fancy getting in on the German themed action this month then check out our list of top 5 London venues with a Bavarian twist.
Grade II listed German Gymnasium, was originally designed in 1865 as the first purpose built gym in England. Funded solely by London’s German community for the German Gymnastics Society it was host to London’s first Olympic Games, in 1866. Located near King’s Cross this impressive building has recently been given a makeover and is now a fully functioning restaurant and event space serving Mittel- European inspired dishes.
Address: 1 King’s Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU
An Austrian themed Alpine ski lodge, located in the heart of Kensington. Comprising a restaurant, bar and disko expect Austrian authenticity and tradition at its best.
Dine on Schnitzel and fondue, with staff dresses in Lederhosen and Dirndls .
Address: Bodo’s Schloss, 2a Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT
Bierschenke is an authentic Munich Bierkeller, serving an outstanding selection of German beers and traditional, home-cooked, German food. A particular highlight is its live Bavarian oompah band.
Address: 4 London Wall Buildings, Blomfield Street, London EC2M 5NT
4. Bavarian Beerhouse
The Bavarian Beerhouse was the first German restaurant in the UK. Now boasting two locations, this Bavarian restaurant and bar is famous for having the longest Oktoberfest in the world, which runs for a magnificent 8 weeks a year.
Address: Bavarian Beerhouse “Old Street”, 190 City Road, London EC1V 2QH
Bavarian Beerhouse “Tower Hill”, The Arches, 9 crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AU
5. Tiroler Hut
Although smaller than its other Bavarian themed counterparts this venue should definitely not be discounted. It is an authentic family-run affair that combines good food, entertainment and easily transports you from the hustle and bustle of London. A highlight is the nightly performance from Joseph the owner which includes yodelling, the accordion and Tirolean cow bells.
Address: 27 Westbourne Grove, London W2