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Everyone knows about Munich’s love of beer gardens, particularly during Oktoberfest. People may not be as aware of its impressive array of award-wining restaurants within this German city. Here are our favorites.
If you wish to dine while keeping your finger on the pulse of Munich’s urban landscape, then Restaurant 181 is the place for you. It is based in the Olympic Tower, so finds itself in one of the most famous areas of Munich. At the epicenter of this revolving restaurant is distinguished Bavarian chef Otto Koch. He has over 20 years’ experience in being a head chef, having previously trained at various prestigious French dining establishments including the renowned Taillevent in Paris. The menu is divided into two sections: the avant-garde, and the signature dishes. If you are ready to broaden your horizons, then try terrine of goose liver with popcorn, or if you want to sample one of Koch’s emblematic dishes, then go for the turbot on stone. Restaurant 181 has been awarded one Michelin star and 17 out of 20 points by Gault Millau.
The head of this gourmet restaurant is TV chef Andreas Schweiger. He has worked at various German Michelin-starred restaurants in his long career, as well as at the prominent The Dorchester in London. With such sterling experience, it is no surprise that Schweiger² is the proud recipient of one Michelin star. It stands out as Munich’s smallest Michelin star restaurant. A friendly environment buzzing with creativity, the venue is popular as Franziska Schweiger, the restaurant’s experienced pâtissier. Between Franziska and Andreas the restaurant maintains an innovative menu that delights diners. Their cooking exhibits the best of German and French cuisine as well as soul food.