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Munich Cricket Club

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Munich Cricket Club

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A Bavarian beer hall in Victoria.

Sometimes, timing is everything. ‘You should have been here last night – I had 350 people all swaying and singing to the oompah band,’ our waitress explained. She’d clearly noticed our disappointed little faces peering from the corner of this cavernous underground bierkeller. Along with the smattering of other Friday evening patrons, we were wondering what all the fuss was about.

Still, we soldiered on regardless. Quality German lager came in two-pint steins at around £10 a pop – you can get smaller, but why would you? The food was suitably rustic: schnitzel, sauerkraut, sausages and spätzle abound (as do less alliterative bites like potato salad and goulash). Plumping for sausages, we were recommended a platter (with fries, sauerkraut, potato salad and pretzels) for around £20. We couldn’t finish ours, but made a sufficient enough dent to suggest we liked what we had. Of London’s increasing number of Bavarian beer halls, this is probably the biggest. But the best? You’ll have to come in on Thursdays and get some tuba parped into your ears to find out.

By: Dave Faulkner

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Address: 1 Abbey Orchard Street
London
SW1P 2LU
Transport: Tube: St James's Park
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £40
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Opening hours: Mon-Sat midday-11.30pm; Sun private hire only.
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tastemaker

Hidden Gem!

We had our team's christmas party here and it was fabulous! Prices were very reasonable and we were able to get a great selection of german food platters, our own 30l Keg- this kept the boys entertained for far longer than it should have, plus, wine, bottled beer and prosecco ! There was 40 of us so we were given our own chalet which opened up onto the main room. The band that played was fantastic and the staff were very attentive! By the end of the night we were all up on the tables dancing and it's fully encouraged, unlike some other places- would recommend! 

Tastemaker

The second German I have ever been to in London, I think it edges out Katzenjammers but only just! The subterranean drinking hole plies you with steins (and regular pints) of nearly every German beer you could think of. They also have pretty cool ticketed events, I’ve not been to one myself but have heard they are a good craic.


This place is hidden right off Victoria Street and down the stairs to a basement area.  My friend and I found it by accident one night and have been back quite a few times.  The prices are extremely reasonable for Westminster area and there is a 2 For 1 on all cocktails from 5-8 most days which is amazing. I would recommend the espresso martini. The inside is decorated like a ski lodge and has plenty of seating room and space, even though it can get quite crowded some nights.  Service has always been fast and friendly and food is good with large portions.  The pretzel and cheese dip is a must try.  

Tastemaker

Hidden from the crowds near to St James' park; Munich Cricket Club has nothing to do with cricket or any sport in fact.

The stairs lead you down to a room filled with long wooden benches and staff dressed in lederhosen serving steins and bratwurst.

My friend and I were pretty hungry so we decided to go for the sausage platter and the pretzel and cheese dip as a side. The cheese dip was incredibly strong; too much so for us but the platter was very generous, with four types of delicious sausage, enough fries to feed a family, sauerkraut and potato salad. This easily would have fed 3 people but we managed to make our way through the majority of this feast before us.

Not a fan of beer, I decided to go for a cocktail as it was happy hour and this is where I was disappointed due to the lack of flavour.

It was pretty empty but apparently this was normal for a Tuesday, and Thursday onwards is when it apparently becomes 'crazy'.

Our total bill came to £40 which was more than reasonable and I'll definitely be going back to see what Thursday nights have to offer!


After visiting a fair share of German themed bars in London I stumbled across the Munich cricket club online and I have to say this is the one bierkeller I've enjoyed the most. It has good affordable food & beers like the traditional bierkellers mostly do (sausages, schnitzels etc) and the portions were generous. A plus point for me was their german themed cocktail list which suited me as I'm not really a beer drinker but didn't feel as left out as usual when enjoying an apple strudel martini. The friendly floor staff which I have to say has a lot of (the right kind) of banter made our night, they were very welcoming and super relaxed, but not lazy, and although they were busy they made sure we felt like we were looked after and made us feel very comfortable. My favourite part of the night was when the waitresses (all dressed in traditional german dresses might I add) got our whole group (18 people) dancing and singing on the tables along with the oompah band and we didn't stop until the band finished playing. Myself, who would mostly feel akward at situations like this felt like it didn't matter because everyone in the venue follows and you feel like your amongst friends and everyone around is up for a laugh (even the manager jumped up on the table to join the staff members and guests for a singalong) it was hilarious and we only wish the band would've played longer. The oompah band played mostly covers of pop songs and typical singalongs which worked pretty well with the mood of the place, My german friend was expecting some traditional stuff but I reckon she was the only one disappointed. So to wrap it up... If you're looking for a place to go with a group of friends to let loose, laugh out loud, experience something different and make memories, the Munich cricket club should be on the top of your list. We've already booked ourselves in for another visit!

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