This popular Gasthaus in an historic half-timbered building at the edge of the Schwäbisches Bauernhofmuseum offers a lengthy menu of traditional Swabian dishes. The list includes Allgäuer Hochzeitssuppe, a meaty wedding-feast soup (€4.30); Allgäuer Zwiebelrostbraten, roast beef with onions and little Spätzle dumplings (€14.80); Kässpätzle with Allgäu cheese, served in an iron skillet (€8.20 for a huge portion that can easily be shared by two people), and a tempting array of cakes and tortes.

Eat indoors in the woody, well-decorated dining rooms or outside in the beer garden under the shade of chestnut trees. Entry to the restaurant is outside the museum entrance, so you don’t have to buy a museum ticket to eat there.

Contact: Museumsgasthaus Gromerhof Museumstrasse 4, 87758 Illerbeuren, tel. +49/8394-594, fax 1470, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rating: Quality 15/20, Value 15/20