Visitors to Munich can look forward to enjoying delicious food at a wide variety of restaurants and bars. From the humblest little sausage bar at the station to the remarkable cuisine on offer from the city’s Michelin-starred establishments, you will never find yourself far from delicious tastes and aromas. Here you can enjoy live music, local beer and delicious German delicacies as you sing along with the locals.
© Taverna Limani
Lovers of Greek food will be pleased to know that they can find all their favorite Greek dishes on the menu at Taverna Limani in Munich. The un-pretentious and family-friendly restaurant features plain wooden tables and painted chairs – just the kind of décor you would expect to find in a harbor restaurant somewhere in Crete. The delicious selection of appetizers could easily satisfy your hunger but to fully appreciate the wonderful cuisine of Greece you need to taste some of the delicious main courses which include grilled octopus and calamari, rabbit stew, moussaka and classis Gyros. You can wash it all down with the wine or beer of your choice or try some local Ouzo.
Taverna Limani, 2 Rotdom Street, 81547 Munich, Phone: +49-89-69-80-40-72
© Boulangerie Dompierre
Visitors to Munich who are craving a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth French croissant or pastry need look no further than Boulangerie Dompierre, which has five branches dotted around the city. Boulangerie Dompierre take great pride in producing their wonderful range of traditional French breads, croissants, pastries and confectionary using only the freshest and purest traditional ingredients and their bakers rise at 2am to deliver fresh batches of goodness every day. The bakery and coffee shop is the ideal place to take a break from visiting Munich’s tourist attractions and you can buy fresh croissants and bread to take home for your breakfast from 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends.
Boulangerie Dompierre, 31 Teng Street, Munich 80796, Phone: +089-27-37-44-32
© Broeding Restaurant
Presenting the perfect marriage of wine and food, Broeding Restaurant offers an ever-changing gastronomic menu of fresh regional produce paired with the perfect wine to enhance the flavors. Broeding Restaurant has been tantalizing Munich palates for over 25 years and has built up a solid following of gourmands who return time after time to enjoy one of their signature five or six-course gourmet food and wine pairings. The wines on offer represent some of the finest vineyards in Europe and beyond and the menu changes daily to make the best possible use of locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Broeding also offers a three-course After Work dinner menu served between 6pm and 8pm.
Broeding Restaurant, 9 Schule Street, Munich/Neuhousen 80634, Phone: +49-89-16-42-38
4.Chopan am Gasteig
© Chopan am Gasteig
You are always assured of a warm Afghani welcome as you step inside Chopan Restaurant, the first Afghan restaurant to be established in Munich. At Chopan you can get an authentic taste of Afghanistan’s traditional fragrant cuisine served against the backdrop of the restaurant’s colorful interpretation of a nomadic tent. The restaurant is named after the nomadic shepherds of Afghanistan and the food is a wonderful amalgamation of fragrances and spices influenced by the many Middle Eastern cultures which make up the population of the country. Expect delicious traditional Afghan dishes redolent with coriander, saffron and cardamom. There are many options for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Bookings recommended.
Chopan am Gasteig, 3 Occam Street, Munich 80802, Phone: +49-89-38-88-86-52
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Erbils Restaurant is a vegan/Mediterranean eatery conveniently located near Munich’s Ostbahnhof (East Station). Here vegan diners can enjoy a fresh menu of vegan kebabs, pita sandwiches, Turkish pide and borek (filled baked pastries similar to a sausage roll but with vegetable fillings) and a selection of cold side dishes and salads which you can choose from the deli display. After your meal you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of sweet pastries including baklava, kadayif, vegan cheesecake or carrot pie. Erbils serves delicious teas and coffees using organic oat milk. If you would like to learn how to prepare your own delicious vegan meals you can sign up for one of their cookery courses.
Erbils, 13 Breisacher Street, Munich 81667, Phone: +49-89-45-24-00-24
6.Haxenbauer im Skolastikahaus
© Haxenbauer im Skolastikahaus
Haxenbauer restaurant is located in what was once a 14th century school building. The historic old school has been extensively renovated and provides a suitably atmospheric home for this popular Munich restaurant which is famous for serving amazing pork knuckles and veal shanks – both of which are perennial Bavarian favorites. At Haxenbauer the knuckles and shanks are marinated in a secret marinade for 24 hours before being grilled to perfection on the elaborate Haxengrill. Expect a flavorsome crispy outer crust surrounding succulent and tender flesh. The restaurant also serves a variety of other popular German dishes accompanied by your choice of beer, wine or soft drinks.
Haxenbauer im Skolastikahaus, 6 Sparkassen Street, 80331 Munich, Phone: +49-8-92-16-65-40
7.Hofbrauhaus am Platzl
© Hofbrauhaus am Platzl
No visit to Munich would be complete without visiting the city’s most famous tavern, the Hofbrauhaus. At the Hofbrauhaus you can sample traditional German tavern culture – enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, freshly brewed German beer and some really great Bavarian food.
The interior of the Hofbrauhaus comprises several amazing rooms, some of which feature frescoed ceilings and traditional long communal tables. There is always some music to enjoy as you sip an enormous tankard of beer or an elegant glass of German wine. The restaurant is open daily and boasts its own bakery, butchery and confectionary to ensure you enjoy a really traditional taste experience.
Hofbrauhaus am Platzl, 9 Platzl, 80331 Munich, Phone: +49-8-92-90-13-61-00
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© Le Stollberg
If you are looking for an innovative take on classic French cuisine you need look no further than Munich’s Le Stollberg Restaurant. Le Stollberg takes great pride in serving distinguished fine-dining cuisine for the discerning palate, with or without the pleasure of a wine pairing. All the dishes are prepared using the freshest produce from trusted suppliers in Germany and France – you may select from the a la carte menu or get a wonderful overview of what is on offer by treating yourself to their four-course set menu. Le Stollberg also offers Business Lunches and seasonal specials such as their popular Plateau de Fruits de Mer (Seafood platter).
Le Stollberg, 2 Stollberg Street, 80539 Munich, Phone: +49-89-24-24-34-50
© Limoni Restorante
Limoni Restorante is a popular Italian restaurant serving fresh and innovative Italian cuisine (alongside traditional favorites) in an elegant indoor and outdoor setting. Mouth-watering pasta dishes include crab filled tortellini on a pea puree and homemade chestnut tagliatelle with deer ragout and cranberries. You can pick and choose from their extensive a la carte menu or tuck into a four or five course extravaganza featuring the Chef’s special recommendations. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of wines by the bottle or carafe – make your own choice or try the sommeliers suggestions. Round off your meal with delicious Italian cheeses or a tasty dessert.
Limoni Restorante, 38 Amalien Street, 80799 Munich, Phone: +49-89-28-80-60-29
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10.Longgrain Thai Cuisine
Judging by the popularity of Munich’s Longgrain Thai Cuisine restaurant, one must assume that the chefs have successfully mastered the exacting task of perfectly balancing the five tastes which epitomize Thai cuisine, namely sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy flavors. The restaurant consistently pleases Munich palates with fresh and tasty Thai favorites prepared using only the finest fresh ingredients and without resorting to any flavor enhancers (which are commonly used in Eastern cooking). You can look forward to delicious taste sensations such as Banana Blossom Salad or Green Papaya Salad, Thai Red Duck Curry and the ever-popular Thai Green Curry made with your choice of Tofu, Chicken, Prawn or Pork. Try to save room for the delicious Mango Rice Pudding.
Longgrain Thai Cuisine, 45 Belgrade Street, 80796 Munich, Phone: +49-89-32-66-79-82
When you feel like something a little lighter than the hearty German sausages and schnitzels on offer all over Munich you can head to Nam Giao for some fresh and light Vietnamese foods. The restaurant is family-run and offers visitors a warm welcome, friendly service and delicious fresh Vietnamese cuisine with an emphasis on salads, herbs, vegetables, noodles and seafood. You can choose your favorite ingredients to be added to a basic rice noodle bowl or even roll your own delicious rice-paper or lettuce rolls for starters. Heartier dishes include several spicy curries, crispy roast duck or caramelized monkfish served with salads or vegetables.
Nam Giao, 31 Mai Street, 80337 Munich, Phone: +49-89-59-98-80-33
Conveniently located on bustling Marienplatz, Munich’s popular Ratskeller offers a unique atmosphere which epitomizes the Munich way of life. Here in the heart of the former City Hall’s neo-gothic vaults you can look forward to enjoying traditional regional German foods such as Sausages, Schnitzels, Eisbein (pickled ham hock) and much more. The extensive menu also offers a wide selection of salads and steak, vegetarian and vegan dishes and a special menu for children. If you happen to be in town on a Sunday you can enjoy their Happy Family Secco Brunch, which is served buffet style and if you love dancing you should not miss their regular Sunday afternoon Tea Dances with live music.
Ratskeller, 8 Marienplatz, D-80331 Munich, Phone: +49-8-92-19-98-90
© Restaurant Ebert
Located on the attractive Regerplatz in Haidhausen, Restaurant Ebert is a firm favorite with both Munich locals and foodie visitors from all corners of the globe. The venue is small and intimate – ideal for celebrating a special occasion – and the innovative fine-dining menu changes every week to make the very best use of fresh seasonal produce. Each of the delicious choices on the limited menu is paired with the perfect wine in order to offer diners a memorable taste sensation in every sip and mouthful. The menu includes five courses but if you have a smaller appetite you may select individual courses on an a la carte basis.
Restaurant Ebert, 3 Regerplatz, 81541 Munich, Phone: +49-89-44-44-99-40
14.Schwarzreiter Tagesbar and Restaurant
© Schwarzreiter Tagesbar and Restaurant
Occupying two elegant areas in the prestigious Hotel Four Seasons Kempinski, the Schwarzreiter Tagesbar (Black Rider Day Bar) and Schwarzreiter Restaurant are establishing themselves as impressive locations to enjoy Young Bavarian Cuisine. The Michelin-starred restaurant is headed by Chef Maike Menzel whose four, five or seven-course menus will take you on a thrilling journey of exploration into modern Bavarian cuisine. There is a comprehensive wine list featuring great wines from Germany, Austria and France to accompany your meal. If you prefer a lighter offering you can enjoy the “Dish of the Day” in the relaxed atmosphere of the Day Bar.
Schwarzreiter Tagesbar and Restaurant, Hotel Four Seasons Kempinski, 17 Maximillian Street, 80539 Munich, Phone: +49-8-92-12-50
15.Seehaus im Englischen Garten (Lake House in the English Garden)
© Seehaus im Englischen Garten (Lake House in the English Garden)
Scenically nestled on the shores of Lake Kleinhesseloher in the 900-acre English Garden, Lake House Restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy good food in a beautiful setting. The restaurant prides itself in serving food which has been lovingly prepared using only the finest ingredients – all their meat is supplied by trusted ethical farmers and fresh produce is locally sourced whenever possible. You can choose from a varied menu of delicious soups, salads, seafood, grills, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Delectable desserts include rich and flaky Apple Strudel, Bavarian Cream or a choice of ice creams and sorbets. If you still have room you can round off your meal with a selection of French cheeses.
Seehaus im Englischen Garten, 3 Kleinhesselohe, 80802 Munich, Phone: +49-8-93-81-61-30
16.Seidelei Restaurant and Bar
© Seidelei Restaurant and Bar
Seidelei Restaurant and Bar is the brain-child of former restaurant manager and sommelier Patrick Seidel who set out to provide a comfortable and cozy restaurant where patrons can feel at home as they enjoy authentic Alpine cuisine and fine wines. The décor of the restaurant is purposely slightly rustic – plain wooden tables and plenty of wood paneling set the scene for your Alpine dining experience in the heart of Munich. The menu features a selection of light starters including a salad and a soup followed by hearty main courses of traditional Spaetzle (noodles) dishes, a daily meat dish and delicious salmon trout. The bar offers beer, spirits and a good selection of wines by the glass or bottle.
Seidelei Restaurant and Bar, 3 Reitmor Street, 80538 Munich, Phone: +49-89-25-54-22-20
17.Spatenhaus an de Oper (Spatenhaus at the Opera)
© Spatenhaus an de Oper (Spatenhaus at the Opera)
Spatenhaus at the Opera is actually two restaurants in one location. On the ground floor of the lovely old building you will find rustic décor and a menu of traditional Bavarian cuisine including several types of sausages, soups, dumplings and other classic dishes. Upstairs both the décor and the menu are a little more elegant and refined, more suited to special occasions or business dinners. If you visit during fine weather you can enjoy your meal or drink on the outside terrace – a great place to admire the Opera House and watch the world go by. It would be a shame to leave without tasting a Spaten Beer, produced by the brewery after which the restaurant is named.
Spatenhaus at the Opera, 12 Residenz Street, 80333 Munich, Phone: +49-8-92-90-70-60
© Steinheil 16
Steinheil 16 is one of Munich’s most popular schnitzel houses, consistently serving up what many regular visitors describe as the biggest and best schnitzel in Munich. The restaurant offers a casual but cozy atmosphere, friendly service and huge portions – just what the budget-conscious visitor is looking for. Besides their legendary schnitzels (which are served with your choice of fried potatoes or French fries and a side salad) you can choose a variety of other popular dishes including options for vegetarians. Breakfast is served from 10am, lunch service starts at 11.30am and you can enjoy dinner until 23.30. One serving of schnitzel is usually more than enough for two people to share.
Steinheil 16, 16 Steinheil Street, 80333 Munich, Phone: +49-89-52-74-88
© Andy’s Krablergarten
Andy’s Krablergarten is named after a popular beer garden which was owned by brewer Johan Krabler during the 1800’s. The original property was completely destroyed during World War II and in 1981 a new building was established on the site and became home to Andy’s Krablergarten. The restaurant serves a very good selection of traditional German food and is locally famous for their Cordon Bleu specialties – these are crispy and delicious stuffed and crumbed veal schnitzels with various innovative fillings. You can also enjoy traditional soups and dumplings, grills, sausages and a number to tasty side dishes. Wash your meal down with a cool and refreshing German Beer. Bookings essential.
Andy’s Krablergarten, 2 Thalkirchner Street, Munich, 80337, Phone: +089-26-01-91-48
20.TIAN Restaurant Munich
© TIAN Restaurant Munich
TIAN restaurant is a unique fine-dining vegetarian restaurant which is dedicated to serving fresh, flavorsome and nutrient-rich dishes that will delight vegetarians and easily convert carnivores. The restaurant specializes in serving seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruits in modern and innovative ways and the chefs constantly experiment with new methods and rare and unusual ingredients. A few of the delicious menu items include Gnocchi with pumpkin, chestnut and Brussels sprouts and Agnolotti with cauliflower and truffles. Desserts feature whatever is fresh and delightful and there are always beautiful cheeses to round off your meal. You many choose wine from their wine-list or opt for a food and wine pairing.
TIAN Restaurant, 4 Frauen Street, 80469 Munich, Phone: +49-8-98-85-65-67-12
21.Vinothek by Geisel
© Vinothek by Geisel
Vinothek by Geisel is located in the Excelsior Hotel where you will find a pleasant country-house atmosphere, great food and an excellent selection of wines. Wine-lovers have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of quality wines which are served by the glass to accompany your choice of meal from the Mediterranean-style menu. An inexpensive three-course set lunch is served from 12 noon – this deal includes a starter, main course, dessert and coffee. Of course, if you prefer you may choose from the a la carte menu instead. Dinner is a more elaborate affair with a much wider choice of starters, salads, soups, pastas, fish and meat dishes which are served from 6.30 to 22.30.
Vinothek by Geisel, The Excelsior Hotel, 11 Schutzen Street, 80335 Munich, Phone: +49-8-95-51-37-71-40
22.Werneckhof by Geisel
© Werneckhof by Geisel
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Munich between the English Garden and Leopold Street you can find one of Munich’s culinary gems, the Werneckhof Restaurant. Here Japanese master chef Tohru Nakamura works his magic transforming the best and freshest produce into dishes fit for royalty. The style of the cuisine is a combination of classic European Haute Cuisine tweaked by the addition of essential Japanese influences. In less than five years the restaurant has been awarded two coveted Michelin Stars together with several other prestigious awards. The price tag reflects the remarkable amount of effort that has gone into creating each and every morsel but visitors agree that the food is worth every cent. You can savor either a five or seven-course menu with or without wine pairing.
Werneckhof by Geisel, 11 Werneck Street, 80802 Munich, Phone: +49-89-38-87-95-68
23.Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger
© Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger
Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger is the ideal inn/tavern to visit if you want to experience genuine Munich-style atmosphere and observe how the locals enjoy themselves. What you can look forward to is a good combination of tradition values and modern trends and a crowd comprising both young and old, families and couples and many enthusiastic tourists. The menu features all the traditional Munich favorite dishes including schnitzels, crispy roasted ham hocks (schweinshax’n), lake trout or hearty venison stews. The inn serves a wide variety of beers and wine to please all tastes. The tavern is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and from 11am to 11pm on Sundays.
Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger, 5 Blumen Street, 80331 Munich, Phone: +49-8-92-32-38-30
© Zum Durnbrau
The historic Zum Durnbrau inn and tavern has existed in its current location for over five hundred years and was one of the few Munich buildings to survive World War II. Visiting the tavern is a little like stepping back in time and you will soon feel right at home in the cozy ambiance of the beautiful interior. The menu offers all the traditional Bavarian dishes you would expect to find in such a traditional setting including schnitzels, crispy ham hocks, various German sausages and a few Bavarian offal specialties (not for the faint hearted). You can round off your meal with a delicious flaky strudel or a Bavarian Cream with fruit sauce.
Zum Durnbrau, Durnbraugasse 2, 80331 Munich, Phone: +49-89-22-21-95
24 Perfect Munich Restaurants to Try on Vacation
- Taverna Limani, Photo: Taverna Limani
- Boulangerie Dompierre, Photo: Boulangerie Dompierre
- Broeding Restaurant, Photo: Broeding Restaurant
- Chopan am Gasteig, Photo: Chopan am Gasteig
- Erbils Restaurant, Photo: Erbils Restaurant
- Haxenbauer im Skolastikahaus, Photo: Haxenbauer im Skolastikahaus
- Hofbrauhaus am Platzl, Photo: Hofbrauhaus am Platzl
- Le Stollberg, Photo: Le Stollberg
- Limoni Restorante, Photo: Limoni Restorante
- Longgrain Thai Cuisine, Photo: wing/stock.adobe.com
- Nam Giao, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Ratskeller, Photo: Ratskeller
- Restaurant Ebert, Photo: Restaurant Ebert
- Schwarzreiter Tagesbar and Restaurant, Photo: Schwarzreiter Tagesbar and Restaurant
- Seehaus im Englischen Garten (Lake House in the English Garden), Photo: Seehaus im Englischen Garten (Lake House in the English Garden)
- Seidelei Restaurant and Bar, Photo: Seidelei Restaurant and Bar
- Spatenhaus an de Oper (Spatenhaus at the Opera), Photo: Spatenhaus an de Oper (Spatenhaus at the Opera)
- Steinheil 16, Photo: Steinheil 16
- Andy’s Krablergarten, Photo: Andy’s Krablergarten
- TIAN Restaurant Munich, Photo: TIAN Restaurant Munich
- Vinothek by Geisel, Photo: Vinothek by Geisel
- Werneckhof by Geisel, Photo: Werneckhof by Geisel
- Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger, Photo: Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger
- Zum Durnbrau, Photo: Zum Durnbrau
- Cover Photo: ake1150/stock.adobe.com