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“What a nice surprise”
Review of Grune Gans

Grune Gans
Ranked #938 of 3,770 Restaurants in Munich
Cuisines: European, German
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Munich is not, to put it mildly, at the forefront of gastronomic trends, so to find a place deliberately setting out to give a 70's feel is not, perhaps, likely to excite! And a look at the menu will not dispel any concerns. It looks as though it hasn't changed in decades! We ate on a Friday night, without having made a reservation, and were surprised at how few other diners there were. There is a small choice for each course of the set price three course menu. Some of the dishes wee not available, including the cheese platter which we were told had run out the night before and not been replenished. So it all augured rather badly.

But we were very pleasantly surprised by the food which was delicious and well presented. The ham and melon starter, for example, came with four different types of melon. The duck breast was tender and tasty, perhaps a bit overwhelmed by an over reduced gravy. The vegetables were particularly good, notably the potato dish which was flavoured with cumin and put us in mind of Rajasthan!
Desserts were traditional but delicious, and we were very pleased to find a Rioja with a bit of bottle age and at a reasonable price.

So it all goes to show that old fashioned food can be delicious if well cooked and presented. Highly recommended and very good value.
I should perhaps say that the service was very slow. Over an hour before the main course arrived. Some may not be troubled by this, and it was the holiday season so I cannot say if Otis a perennial problem.

  • Visited August 2013
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heiden
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“out of the ordinary”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

This is the place where you dont go to eat something , but you rather go for dinner. The restaurant proposes an excellent menu which is completely fresh made. Also the interior is classic with lots of charm. Ideal place for a special night out where you like a treat.

  • Visited August 2012
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Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very fine food in a 70's atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We had lovely quailbreast with kolrabi, lamb with creamy potatoes, peach in Champagne cream... Everything (home)made with care. The place has kept it's 70's charm.

Visited December 2011
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US Virgin Islands
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Intimate and still going strong after 30 years”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

The small and intimate restaurant had ben visited by movie and theater stars all the time. The food is excellent the pre fix menu a great value with attention to all details. Certainly a must to visit. Make reservations early. We will be back

Visited October 2011
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