Hofbräuhaus Berlin

German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Popular with coach tourists and field-tripping teens, this giant beer hall with 2km of wooden benches does not have the patina of the Munich original but at least it serves the same litre-size mugs of beer and big plates piled high with gut-busting German fare.

The roast pork, sausage salad and Weisswurst (veal sausage) are perennial menu favourites. A brass band and Dirndl- and Lederhosen-clad staff add further faux authenticity.