German meals can be a pretty meaty affair and standard German fare includes a huge portion of meat, some humungous potatoes and a side of shredded kraut/vegetables. We recently visited Zum Franziskaner in Munich and we definitely did not leave disappointed!
The restaurant has a casual, beer garden/brewery-like layout, so if the crowd gets going you might find yourself seated with a few strangers on a long table. Food here is on the slightly expensive side but well worth it and service is prompt and friendly.
Time dwells, rushes, divides and heals (Yes that's what is written on the wall but it just sounds better in German because it rhymes)
The emblems of various regions in Germany including Oberpfalz, Schwaben, Oberfranken, Unterfranken, Regensburg, and so on and so forth
Schwammerlsuppe to start (€5,90)
Rich and creamy mushroom soup with meaty bites of three different types of mushroom
Spanferkel in Malzbier gebraten (€23,10) A total whopper of a pork dish! It is roast suckling pig served with Kartoffelknödel (potato dumplings) and Speckkrautsalat (cabbage salad). There is a "smaller portion" version of the dish available, but we were feeling peckish on the day.
A tiny plate of shredded cabbage to remind you that it's not all bad for your waistline. (But you are quickly brought down back to earth by the sprinkling of bacon bits)
Pouring on the sauce
Sinful but absolutely delicious
Crispy skin and pork served the no-frills Bavarian way
Different mustards for different dishes such as Leberkäs (German meat loaf) and Weißwürst (Bavarian veal sausage)
No prizes for guessing where the beer is produced
Outside the restaurant
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
Opening times: Daily from 9.00am to 12.00am
Location: Zum Franziskaner, Residenzstraße 9, 80333 München, Germany
Tel: 089 / 23 18 12 0
*This is a guest post by The Unc.