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.
Housed in the basement of the gothic Town Hall building in the heart of Munich, Ratskeller is a good place to stop by for a sumptuous lunch or a leisurely romantic dinner. The menu is solely inspired by traditional Bavarian cuisine, so you can sample some really great local dishes which are interspersed on the lengthy menu. If you're a first-timer then go for the Ratskeller Potatosoup, Nuremberg Style Bratwurst, Scweinebraten, Entenbraten or Beef Goulasch. Pair the food with German beer and wine, and round it off with a helping of something sweet. The cellar's arched ceilings and woodwork add to the charming ambiance as do the sounds of soft Bavarian melodies.
Located directly opposite the Opera House and considered to be one of the best places for good Bavarian cuisine, Zum Franziskaner offers culinary classics like homemade Leberkäse (meatloaf) and Weißwurst (veal sausage) as well as a selection of international dishes. The Bavarian decor sets a charming ambiance, and the amicable service adds immeasurably to one's dining experience.
Located in the iconic Olympiaturm of Munich, Restaurant 181 is unique in more than a few ways. With an amazing view of the entire city, this revolving restaurant led by the award-winning Chef Otto och, serves gourmet continental meals fit for any special evening (or afternoons, the lunch menu is quite nice too). Whether it is a business or a romantic occasion, Restaurant 181 will provide an unparalleled setting that will surely make it unforgettable. Although the menu can be a little pricey, the ambiance and Otto Koch artfully designed recipes pretty much make for it.
Fill your stomach with hearty German fare and wash it all down with a chilled, refreshing beer. In Germany, the laws are strict on preservatives used in beer, so you can be assured that the full glass in front of you is as fresh as it gets. Hofbraukeller is a traditional beer garden that operates on a self service system. A true beer lover's haunt.
A heritage spot dating back to 1883, Löwenbräukeller is a landmark which functions as a beer garden and restaurant. It is an idyllic venue for casual dining and an event venue reserved for special occasions, festivals and live football match screenings. The old building retains its earlier charm but has undergone renovations to accommodate even more guests. Traditional Bavarian dishes are served in the restaurant along with classic drinks like Radler, Russ and Apple Spritzer.
The concept behind the Brenner Grill is what really makes it stand out in a city full of fantastic restaurants - you can sit in one of three parts of the restaurant - the steak grill, the pasta bar or the bar / cafe at the front, but order anything from either of them no matter where you sit. And all cooking happens on an open grill in the center of the premises, so you can see exactly how your meal is made. The menu range is relatively small but the food is all very good; be careful though, as getting a steak and a few side dishes (which are priced separately) can end up deceptively pricey. The restaurant is big, with an overall capacity of 300, making it a good choice for a group.
For an evening of German fun, come down to Wirtshaus Ayingers. This restaurant offers you the best of both worlds: excellent beer, delicious food! Try out the 6 beers-on-tap that change often. The food is more like a prix fixe menu but is a really good selection of authentic German delicacies. The rustic yet elegant wooden decor of the restaurant creates a perfect vibe for a cozy yet exquisite dining experience.
The brainchild of internationally recognized and multiple award-winning chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Matsuhisa Munich serves a fine blend of contemporary Japanese and Peruvian cuisines, taking guests on a gastronomic journey that they'be never been on. The place looks like a chic sushi bar, featuring an open kitchen, elegant furnishings and a private dining area that has to be booked in advance. Known for their sushi, make sure to try their Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeno, Spinach Salad Dry Miso, Black Cod Miso.
The name could not be more Bavarian, and the restaurant could not be more Italian. The owner crossed the Alps from Italy to open the doors of Osteria Der Katzlmacher in Munich. The menu is prepared daily according to fresh ingredients available. Let the host suggest your order. It is not a place to go for standard Italian fare like Spaghetti Bolognese, but for lesser known and definitely more exciting Italian and Mediterranean delicacies. It is a real feast for the senses with a warm décor, Italian music, fine wines, and a joke or two with the hosts.