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This most famous pub draws people from all over the globe. Its unique charm comes from the Bavarian music and the handful of regulars who gather at the bar. Beer and schmankerl (roast pork with trimmings) complete the experience. In the summertime, locals head towards its wonderful courtyard, while the Festsaal room hosts a Bavarian evening with music every night, which costs a few Euros for admission. The meals and beer are perfect for a group of friends. Established in the 16th Century, this has become a local landmark. Your trip to Munich will be incomplete without a visit to Hofbräuhaus.
Augustiner am Dom is a popular tourist haunt that serves generous servings of traditional Bavarian fare with fresh frothy beer. Delicious classics like the Bavarian loaf and roasted pork beckon are great choices for food lovers. The inner courtyard houses a Beer Garden, where one could enjoy freshly brewed beers. Set right next to the Frauenkirche, it is easy to locate.
Almost hidden under an archway on a quiet side road, you'll be surprised at how spacious Cafe Mozart is. This is a perfect anytime venue - from breakfast with friends under a skylight to a good old group night out. Comfy enough to stay put for the whole evening, the size of this place enables a spontaneous gathering without reservations. The food ranges from the light and simple to hearty schnitzels and burgers at very reasonable prices.
A bistro-style restaurant, Atelier Gourmet serves French dishes with a modern twist. Ingredients and flavors that are inherently French come together in unique combinations at this restaurant. From mains that combine duck and pomegranate to desserts that are a mix of traditional and inventive, the restaurant strives to push the boundaries of French cuisine. Reservation is recommended as they can accommodate just a limited number of patrons at one time.
The tower which gave its name to the beer garden was built in 1789 as a viewing point and bandstand in the heart of the English Garden. Unfortunately, what we see today is only a reconstruction, as the original was destroyed in 1944. However, the musical connections have remained. There are over 7000 seats at Chinesischer Turm, where customers can relax and enjoy a Mass (a liter of beer). Tradition permits you to bring your own food along, but the food is quite decent and is sure to leave you satisfied.
Augustinerkeller is one of the most frequented traditional beer gardens and Bavarian restaurants in the city center serving big glasses of exquisite beer and authentic traditional culinary delights. The restaurant boasts of a cozy and old-school European decor, ideal for enjoying a sumptuous meal. The beer served in the sun-bleached beer garden is reputed to be one of the best in Munich. Students, business people, locals and tourists alike find this heritage place incomparable.
Although Blue Nile lacks romantic ambiance, this simple restaurant is an excellent introduction to Ethiopian cuisine. The dishes are prepared according to traditional recipes without making any concessions to the European palate. It will take a moment to adjust before you get used to the dining experience, since you will have to learn to eat with your fingers! The pleasant staff will help you out if you are struggling. After a couple of glasses of honey wine, all your inhibitions will disappear. The fact that many Africans eat here speaks volumes about the quality of the food.
Tantris, one of the most highly renowned restaurants in town, offers fantastic contemporary international cuisine paired with an excellent wine list. The main room, decorated in red and black, sets a dramatic scene for their enticing cuisine. The philosophy of the house is that food is the basis for happiness, and judging by the delighted faces in the restaurant, their dishes deliver. There is also a terrace and garden room, which are available for functions on Sundays and Mondays. The food consists of set meals and a-la-carte options that one can savor at a leisurely pace.
Take a break from the traditional Bavarian and continental cuisine and get adventurous with oriental flavors at Champor. A brainchild of Kiren Alt, that was established in 2004, this restaurant serves authentic cuisine prepared in the Malaysian flair. Feast on tantalizing dishes of Asssam Chicken, Tamarind Duck, Prawn Sodhi, Lemon Grass Beef Curry and more, that are a beautiful blend of herbs and spices. Visit this eatery with your friends or family and enjoy from their special menu. The adjoining garden offers an idyllic space to dine in.
Relish the taste of Bavaria at this cozy and comfortable restaurant, with dishes like roasted pork in a dark beer sauce and sausage salad. The menu at Alter Wirt changes often and is replete with traditional German flavors and ingredients like potatoes, beef and beer. The Beer Garden that extends outside the restaurant serves a range of regional beers, along with many other varieties of drinks. Enjoy a delicious meal with a couple of drinks in true German style at Alter Wilt.
Hirschgarten was originally a game enclosure built by the Elector Karl Theodor at the end of the eighteenth century. A small part of the historic enclosure has been preserved and can be seen from the beer garden. With 8,000 seats, the beer garden is the biggest in the city, and is also one of the most pleasant because of its peaceful location and numerous chestnut trees. It was converted from a hunting house to a restaurant in 1970, when the garden was also built.