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“Decent Bavarian food, but no longer takes credit cards”

Altmuenchner Gesellenhaus
Ranked #1,039 of 3,853 Restaurants in Munich
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We have been coming to Munich as a group every November for the last 20 years. There's a regular trade show here. Most years we come to the Muenchner Gesellenhaus for one of our meals. It's close to the hotel. Good Bavarian food at good prices.

This time (November 2015) we noticed fewer people in what is usually a very crowded restaurant; could just be chance. The menu seemed smaller than usual. Has there been a management change? Anyway, the food was still good, schnitzel, sausages, pork knuckles, the usual stuff. No prizes for sophistication, but at around $40 per head for two courses and a couple of drinks, not bad. Service was good too.

Then time for the bill, and suddenly it's "sorry we no longer accept credit cards". OK, a few restaurants don't, but we checked and there was no sign on the door or windows. So cash it had to be, unless you have a European bank debit card (I do). This is the restaurant's choice, but they should at least make it clear before you eat. And if you come from outside Europe in a large group, someone needs to bring a ton of cash, or you'll be collecting it from each other and trying to keep track of who paid what.

There's loads of great Bavarian restaurants in Munich, so we'll probably pass on this one in future. I did politely tell that to the waiter and asked him to pass the message to his boss. I prefer to give both positive and negative feedback directly as well as on Trip Advisor.

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Thank Muttley_Van_Belgie
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

I always have at least one meal in here when I come to Munich and usually stick to my old favourites. However I tried a couple of new things off the menu this time and enjoyed the black pudding with creamed potatoes and apple very much.

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

We were visiting during Oktoberfest and were looking for a locals restaurant. Seemed the place. Ate there two nights. The haxen was good. Good sized portions! Liked the atmosphere not crowded and the band was good (probably just for Oktoberfest) Had wine, beer, Spezi(coke fanta mixed) All in all a great place to relax away from the crowds. Of course we went during the week so couldn't tell you about weekends.

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Thank iar823pilot
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

They do not take credit cards - we found out after our meal. We would not have eaten here if we knew first. However it was nice German atmosphere and good food. It was the nearest German restaurant to our hotel and on the edge of an Arabic neighborhood. The staff has very limited English and finally a cute Nigerian waitress took over and she was fluent in English.

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Thank Fireauntx
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. Modern take on German food (sausages, sauerkraut etc). Lovely beer garden. Even with English speaking waiter we were unsure of what we were ordering but all delicious. Waiter recommended great local wine. €100 for 4 - 2 courses & wine/beer. Don't accepted cards but comfortable with is leaving to get cash out and returning to pay the bill. Wouldn't get that level of service in UK.

Thank Emma R
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