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February 6, 2007updated May 15, 2020

The 5 Best Restaurants in Munich

By Chris Boyle

With internationally recognizable restaurants becoming established in the rapidly growing city of Munich, the elite traveler has such a variety of cuisine to choose from that you will feel you have the world at your fingertips.

Restaurant 181

Cuisine: Gourmet

Style / Ambiance: As the name suggests, Restaurant 181 is situated 181 meters above to ground in the city’s striking Olympic Tower. Naturally, the views across Munich are stunning with the restaurant slowly revolving to ensure a truly 360-degree experience.

The food is certainly a match for the location. Dinner is spread across two sittings with the sunset dinner taking place at 6pm. For this, the restaurant have devised a dedicated Sunset Menu, which is stripped back to three courses and designed for those wishing to take in the views at the most beautiful time of day. The Feinschmecker Menu allows for a more fine dining experience and is served from 8pm onwards. The offerings change regularly to make best use of seasonal ingredients.

Schwarz & Weiz


Cuisine: Traditional & international

Style / Ambiance: This extraordinary restaurant is split across three spacious floors and features impressive architecture throughout.

While the ambiance is perfected to deliver a modern touch, the Schwarz & Weiz restaurant hosts an international mix of tastes. The perfect place to impress a client, this gastronomic kitchen serves both local and international cuisine to a sophisticated crowd.

Andreas Donnerbauer, Executive Chef

+49 89 599 482 952

Bayerstrasse 12, 80335


Cuisine: Bistro

Style / Ambiance: Located in the Charles Hotel, Sophia’s sits next to the city’s Old Botanical Garden, taking on a botanical bistronomy culinary concept.

Michelin starred chef Michael Hüsken is behind the menu here, which places the focus on local and seasonal produce with the integration of some more exotic flavors and ingredients. The interiors here are light-filled and elegant with modern decor.

Michael Hüsken, Executive Chef

+49 89 544 555 1200

Sophienstrasse 28, 80333


Cuisine: Fine Dining

Style / Ambiance: A true piece of art in terms of restaurant architecture and design, Tantris boasts a striking Asian theme of contrasting reds and blacks along with oriental sculptures by famous architect Justus Dahinden.

Along with artwork throughout, natural materials complement this venue’s aesthetic. Perfected by Mr. Hans Haas, one of the most renowned chefs in the country, Tantris has held two Michelin stars since 1974, the longest period of any restaurant in Germany. A product of Fritz Eichbauer, this restaurant is now owned by his son, Felix, who can take care of your reservations. VIP visitors can expect a séparée for a maximum of 26 guests and the garden salon can host up to 54 guests. There is also the possibility to rent out the whole restaurant for a maximum of 160 guests. Previous diners have included Woody Allen, Christina Aguilera and Yves Saint Laurent.

Felix Eichbauer, General Manager

+49 89 361 9590

Johann-Fichte-Str. 7, 80805


Cuisine: International

Style / Ambiance:
Head chef Jan Hartwig, restaurant manager Talisa Bernthaler and their teams turn culinary perfection into a fine art. This two Michelin starred restaurant represents a true tribute to international gastronomy that exudes the luxurious and tasteful flair of a creative and inventive cuisine combined with an intimate atmosphere.

Tucked away behind a mobile wall designed Dirk Vander Eecken, you will discover a cozy private room and a terrace nested in Amur maple, known as the silent garden.

Head chef: Jan Hartwig

Restaurant manager: Talisa Bernthaler

+49 8921 200

Promenadeplatz 2-6, D-80333

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