Rio De Janeiro’s Carnival, Spain’s La Tomatina festival and New Orleans’s Mardi Gras are top contenders on the bucket list of the world’s best events to hop on a plane to. However, if you’re looking for a festival that is soaked in culture, cuisine and… beer, then look no further than Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
This year, for the first time, UK travellers can bypass the queues and secure a coveted spot in one of Oktoberfest’s bustling tents with OpenTable. The world’s leading online restaurant booking platform will make your trip that bit easier, with details on each of the tents food and drink offering and a straightforward booking process, to give travellers peace of mind before jetting off.
But before you head straight for the local German beer or dance with the world renowned Oompah bands, make sure to dine in traditional Bavarian-style with authentic dumplings, tasty pretzels and grilled sausages that the festival is also renowned for. OpenTable has selected the best bookable tents for you at Oktoberfest with authentic dishes and drinks to suit all tastes:
If you book a table as this Oktoberfest favourite make sure to try a traditional chicken and duck roaster. This tent also caters for veggies!
Enjoy a feast of Bavarian meat loaf, grilled sausages, roast pork, bread dumplings, sauerkraut and pork tenderloin at this tent with a side of traditional entertainment and cabaret.
This returning favourite is where visitors can enjoy delicious patisseries including the iconic Krapfen, Kuchen and Auszogne. These traditional German pastries are similar to doughnuts but made with sweet yeast.
This Oktoberfest, family-run favourite has been part of the festivities since 1906. It’s known for its poultry-specialities, irresistible lunch menu and delicious vegetarian options.
Book a seat at one of Munich’s most famous restaurants run by butcher, Vinzenzmmurr. With over 100 years of tradition, this picturesque tent isn’t the only reason to book a table here, with the high-quality meat and dumplings also drawing in a crowd.
This tent is known as the pastry-paradise amongst the Oktoberfest line-up and run by one of Munich’s most renowned bakeries. This beautiful enchanted-style tent is a great place to start the day with their special, made up of 7 variations of scrambled, fluffy pancakes topped with powdered sugar and served with apple sauce.
Head here for a traditional Munich “Weißwurst” breakfast, which entails two Bavarian white sausages, one Bavarian pretzel and a glass wheat-beer or prosecco.
Soak in the cozy atmosphere of Oktoberfest ‘Zum Stiftl’, whilst enjoying a cool Paulaner beer and culinary delicacies such as traditional grilled chicken and Allgäu Cheese Spaetzle.
Fish lovers should ensure they book a table in this tent with OpenTable recommending the surf and turf with seasonal vegetables, risolee potatoes and green salad. A perfect lunch spot with some traditional live music!
The stand out dish at Glöckle Wirt is the oven-fresh, knuckle of pork in a famous Franziskaner Beer sauce. You can thank us later!
This family-run tent, inspired by a wooden mountain hut, is known for its crispy Bavarian farm duck, acoustic music and cowbell-performers.
Head to OpenTable quickly to secure your spot – benches are filling up!