Kloster Kreuzberg: "a heavenly place to eat & drink" Klosterkreuzberg Restaurant Tip by richiecdisc
Klosterkreuzberg Restaurants: 1 reviews and 2 photos
Kloster Kruezberg has a simple indoor restaurant that serves typical Bavarian fare at very reasonable prices. It is a beer hall style place with long wooden benches and tables so you'll likely share your spot in heaven with other like-minded individuals. Don't expect a quiet romantic candle-lit meal.With all the great beers on offer, it is necessary to eat heartily and to be perfectly honest, German beer was made to be enjoyed with food, and no food goes better with it than their own sauce-oriented dishes. On our first trip there, we enjoyed the monks' very own Klosterkäse, a spicy white cheese that went perfectly with their house-made pretzels. We also had a plate of house-butchered cold meats which were also a great accompaniment to their range of beers. This was €5 in 2001 and from their website has increased to €6.40. If the size has remained the same, it is still excellent value and more than enough for two people.
Everything is self-service, which makes for an even more affordable outing as no tipping is expected. You basically go up to the self-service area, order and out comes your food very quickly. The same thing goes for the beer though that is from a separate window just off to the side of the food area.
We were quite happy that in 2009 the weather was much better than on our first visit and the biergarten was not only open but in very full swing. There is a nice small section within the courtyard of the monastery which was very atmospheric, and a larger more open one just outside the stone arched doorway.
Please note that while you can get a beer at 8 in the morning, you will not be able to get one after 8 at night. It is open for 12 hours, 8-8. One of the nice things about staying in the monastery is you can get a beer to go and bring it to your room!
Favorite Dish: On our recent visit in 2009, we wanted something hot so opted for the Schweinehaxen with Klößen (€7.90). This is a huge knuckle of pork with two huge dumplings. We found one of these was big enough for two people especially since we had shared a starter of their very tasty Obatzn, a delicious cheese spread which is again great with their home-made pretzels and great fodder for their beer.
The real bargain is their delectable beer and to be fair the real reason I was drawn to the Kloster in the first place. Their noted Dunkles Bier comes in a stone krug for €4.40 a liter. It is a fantastic blast of chocolatey malt but with a long bittersweet semi-dry finish. I tried their equally nice Weissbier and Pils on my first visit in 2003 but stayed with the Dunkles the whole time in 2009. There is evidently a special Christmas beer (Weinachts-Bock) only available that time of year so I guess a late December visit is in my future. :)
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Part of the monastery complex, everything is nice and close.
Price: less than US$10