Restaurants

Top Choice Bavarian in Munich

Fraunhofer

With its screechy parquet floors, stuccoed ceilings, wood panelling and virtually no trace that the last century even happened, this wonderfully characterful inn is perfect for exploring the region with a fork. The …
Top Choice International in Munich

Tantris

Tantris means 'the search for perfection' and here, at one of Germany's most famous restaurants, they're not far off it. The interior design is full-bodied '70s – all postbox reds, truffle blacks and illuminated yel…
Top Choice Cafe in Munich

Marais

Is it a junk shop, a cafe or a sewing shop? Well, Westend's oddest coffeehouse is in fact all three, and everything you see in this converted haberdashery – the knickknacks, the cakes and the antique chair you're si…
Afghani in Munich

Chopan

Munich has a huge Afghan community, whose most respected eatery is this much-lauded restaurant done out Central Asian caravanserai style with rich fabrics, multihued glass lanterns and geometric patterns. In this cu…
Vegetarian in Munich

Prinz Myshkin

This place is proof, if any were needed, that the vegetarian experience has well and truly left the sandals, beards and lentils era. Ensconced in a former brewery, Munich's premier meat-free dining spot occupies a g…
Italian in Munich

Refettorio

The latest recruit to Munich's army of Italian eateries is this colourful, fresh-feeling and utterly 21st-century place near the opera and the Residenztheater. The interior is a striking affair, every table and chai…
Afghani in Munich

Lemar

Lemar provides an excellent introduction to this little-known but tasty cuisine, serving scrumptious Afghan dishes such as spicy lentil soup, chicken kebabs, fried basmati rice with raisins and pistachios, and mantu…
Bavarian in Munich

Wirtshaus in der Au

This Bavarian tavern's simple slogan is 'Beer and dumplings since 1901', and it's that time-honoured staple (the dumpling) that's the speciality here (the tavern even runs a dumpling-making course in English). Once …
Afghani in Munich

Bamyan

The terms 'happy hour', 'cocktail' and 'chilled vibe' don't often go together with the word 'Afghan', but that's exactly the combination you get at this exotic hang-out, named after the Buddha statues infamously des…
European in Munich

Königsquelle

This Munich institution is well loved for its attentive service, expertly prepared food and dark, well-stocked hardwood bar containing what must be the Bavarian capital's best selection of malt whiskies. The hardly …