Food & Drink

How to completely own Oktoberfest in London

Published On 09/25/2013 Published On 09/25/2013
Jason Allen
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1. Backhaus 175 Ashburnham Road, Richmond, TW10 7NR

Here you'll find all manner of teutonic baked goods, from go-to pretzels and strudels, to the more obscure cameroon doughnuts (made from "quark-dough" and covered in cinnamon).

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2. London Fields Brewery 374 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3SB

Conceived by a pair of barley-pop enthusiasts over a pint of the very thing they're so enthusiastic about, Fields is housed in an open East London space with its own outdoor seating area, where they'll be crafting six different beers, a number whittled down to after an initial "experimental mass fermenting effort" -- oddly not a euphemism for uni.

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3. Bavarian Beerhouse 190 City Rd, London, EC1V 2QH

Labeling themselves as "the UK's only German restaurant chain", the BB offers traditional pork shanks & knuckles, oompah bands, and waitresses in dirndls alongside a huge selection of Teutonic draught beers.

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4. Octoberfest Pub 678-680 Fulham Road, London, SW65 SA

A pub that "celebrates Oktoberfest all year around", the OP's menu has traditional pork knuckles & shnitzels & 85 German beers, while also holding poker tournaments & pool competitions during the non-october months.

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5. Escapade Fancy Dress & Party Store 45-46 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AJ

North London's finest fancy dress outfitters, Escapade will outfit you with everything from steampunk to The Stig.

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6. The Wurst Club 56-57 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3PD

It's well-known that Germans produce the best wurst & easiest to swallow pils, so consume them together along with more meaty & wheaty Teutonic delights in a nice-smelling WC: The Wurst Club, a snug fast-casual foodery in The City.

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7. Stein's 55 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UX

This Bavarian beer garden sits alongside the Thames in Richmond, and offers Munich beer and Bavarian sausages.