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.
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.
This famous pub draws people from all over the globe. Its unique charm comes from Bavarian music and its notable architecture, which attests to its history. Tasteful beer and schmankerl complete the offer at this lively beer hall. 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. Any trip to Munich will be incomplete without a visit to Hofbräuhaus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schwarzreiter Tagesbar & Restaurant in Munich is one of the best places in the city to savor some truly contemporary Bavarian masterpieces. The decor is upscale, featuring elaborate chandeliers, elegant floor fabrics, and intimate seating areas, making it a great place for special occasion dining. Some of their specialties are the Bavarian Prawn, Lugeder Duck, Buckwheat Spaetzle and Buffalo Camembert. Do try the cocktails here.
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.
Part of the legendary Hard Rock Cafe chain across the world, the cafe in Munich is popular with locals and tourists alike. Expect to find some of the city's coolest bands performing before a fun-loving audience who know their music well. The choice of wines, beers and cocktails is varied while the resident chef does a great job with the sumptuous food served up with freshness and flavor. Hard Rock Cafe can also be rented out for private parties and celebrations so check the website for more details on those and upcoming events.