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Top five gourmet restaurants in Munich


Munich’s varied restaurant scene is one of Europe’s finest and the ideal place to embrace edelfresswelle (high class gluttony). The city boasts a number of Michelin-starred restaurants and its menus cover a spectrum from local specialities to gourmet international cuisine. High-end restaurants can be found throughout Munich; the cosmopolitan Schwabing district has the most eateries while Marienplatz is known as the home of traditional Bavarian cuisine.

Das Kranz

Organic produce is central to Das Kranz; this chic, minimalist restaurant updates its menu every week to make the most of seasonal local ingredients. The high-quality raw materials ensure that every dish features strong, authentic flavours and the homemade dishes are especially delicious, with pasta and cakes made fresh each day. Even the drink selection is environmentally friendly, featuring a range of organic wines and fruit juices. Expect to find dishes such as gratins made with goat cheese, and beetroot risotto with fresh horseradish.

Das Kranz, Hans-Sachs-Strasse 12, 80469 Munich, +49 (0)89 2166 8250

Restaurant Mark’s
Located at the top of a sweeping marble staircase, Restaurant Mark’s boasts one of Munich’s most luxurious dining rooms; high ceilings, ambient lighting and large windows give the room a light and airy feel while white linen tablecloths and soft piano music add a sense of tradition. Chef Simon Larese presides over a modern French menu enhanced with Asian spices that uses seasonal ingredients imported from Brittany and Normandy. The selection is updated regularly but every meal begins with an amuse-bouche and ends with a serving of delicious handmade sweets.

Restaurant Mark’s, Mandarin Oriental Munich, Neuturmstrasse 1, 80331 Munich, +49 (0)89 2909 8875

Restaurant Tantris
Chef Hans Haas’s natural talent, inspired ingredient selection and inventive flavour combinations have helped to make Tantris one of Germany’s leading restaurants. From outside, the restaurant is an unassuming concrete structure, but the interior is striking, with a bold colour scheme, ambient lighting and Asian-influenced décor. The menu changes each day depending on the fresh, seasonal ingredients available but always takes its inspiration from classical French cuisine. Be sure to try the restaurant’s signature dish of roasted scallops with a sweet mango and apple marinade.

Restaurant Tantris, Johann-Fichte-Strasse 7, 80805 Munich, +49 (0)89 361959

Restaurant Königshof
Restaurant Königshof offers one of Munich’s grandest dining rooms; with its oyster white oak panelling, ornate chandeliers and candelabras, it’s a suitably opulent setting for chef Martin Fauster’s gourmet cuisine. His inventive menu is devised each morning, based on the finest ingredients available and the latest flavour trends; expect to find unusual combinations such as pheasant with cabbage and Perigord truffle or Breton lobster with cauliflower, lychee and honey bread.

Restaurant Konigshof, Hotel Königshof, Karlsplatz 25, 80335 Munich, +49 (0)89 551360

Forum
With its chic yet warm and welcoming interior, Forum has been one of Munich’s most popular restaurants for the past 20 years. The versatile setting is suited to any time of day, whether you’re seeking brunch, a business lunch or just a raspberry caipirinha at the bar. Chef Sven Gerlach focuses on regional classics that make the most of high-quality, locally sourced seasonal ingredients served alongside a well-thought-out selection of fine wines. Typical dishes might include Viennese schnitzel with fries or fragrant rosemary chicken with creamy mashed potato.

Forum, Corneliusstrasse 2, 80469 Munich, +49 (0)89 268818

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