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.
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.
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.
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.
Loacted inside the Scholastikahaus which is a heritage building, the Haxnbauer im Scholastikahaus is a popular restaurant that is known mostly for the pork knuckles. This dish is crispy and chunky- a pleasure for the taste-buds. Down them with copious amounts of beer and wine for a great meal. The restaurant is also the perfect place to hold meetings and occasional events can be seen conducted here. Apart from the pork knuckles, the Isar Salad and Potato Pancake with Smoked Salmon are other good options to try out.
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.
An exquisite restaurant in Altstadt, Restaurant Pfistermühle offers traditional German cuisine that is redefined and customized to suit today's palate. The restaurant has four vaults which date back to the 16th century and gives the restaurant a touch of the old-world charm. The food is a bit pricey but is definitely worth the experience. Some must-tries include the Goat cheese-pear tartelette, the Roasted saddle of veal and the Bavarian ox fillet from the grill. Enjoy sipping a glass of wine or try one of their specialty beers with the sumptuous meal at this exquisite restaurant.
This palatial restaurant is located at the edge of the Münchner Platzl, where it serves lavish breakfast spreads to its well-heeled clientele. Christened after Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso, Schuhbecks Orlando serves its signature breakfast that comes laden with treats such as sausages, ham and cheese, fresh loaves of bread and butter. There is also a fruit plate and crudites plate for those who prefer more health conscious options. Schuhbecks Orlando also has a beautiful terrace which is ideal for breaking bread on sun-drenched mornings.
Schuhbecks in den Südtiroler Stuben is a culinary institution that works under the able leadership of superstar chef Alfons Schuhbeck's. A proud recipient of one Michelin star and many other acolades, Schuhbecks in den Südtiroler Stuben welcomes patrons into an ambiance that is sure to leave a mark on your memory. Drenched in plush upholstery, elegant seating spaces and brightly-lit interiors, the dining room looks nothing less than a stage awaiting a prolific act. The act in the form of exquisite German cuisine comes to your table, each of the dish is created with utmost attention to details and plated with sheer panache. The wine list is decadent with entrants from Germany to all of the Mediterranean region. If you wish to indulge, there surely cannot be a place better than Schuhbecks in den Südtiroler Stuben.
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.