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As the bohemian centre of Munich, Schwabing is home to many of the city’s most exciting and unusual restaurants. A popular spot for locals and tourists alike, this lively borough has a rich history as well as a bustling student community. Here’s our guide to the 10 best restaurants that you simply cannot miss when visiting Schwabing.
If a high end meal is what you are searching for then look no further than Tantris. Enjoy their extensive cocktail menu and five course evening meal in one of the many rooms designed by the famous architect Justus Dahinden. Surrounded by the glistening ruby red interior, you can enjoy your food knowing that you are about to be served a Michelin star meal in luxury that would be difficult to replicate anywhere else in the world.
Contact: Tantris Restaurant GmbH & Co, Betriebs-KG, Johann-Fichte-Str. 7 +49 (0)89 / 36 19 59 – 0
Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian, a carnivore, or flexitarian, Hostaria Rò e Buni caters to all. This Italian restaurant’s menu boasts organic and locally sourced meals that will delight even the fussiest of eaters. With a wide variety of traditional Italian food, Hostaria Rò e Buni is a vegetarian’s heaven in a meat-centric city.
Contact: Kaiserstraße 55, Munich 089/335 380
If you have exhausted your appetite for Bavarian food try Passaparola, an intimate Italian restaurant that is a hit with the locals. With arguably the best pizza in Munich, friendly staff, and real Italian chefs, this is one Italian restaurant you will want to visit again and again.
Contact: Kaiserstraße 47, Munich +49 89 38889590
Lemar is the creation of two Afghani brothers who set out to introduce their culture and food to the people of Munich. The Schwabing restaurant opened in 2007 and was the second of their three branches around the city. Lemar has grown from strength to strength and continues to serve traditional and delightfully fresh Afghani food.
Contact: Viktor-Scheffel-Straße 23, +49 89 397677
Situated in a former19th-century mill, St. Emmeramsmühle is the perfect spot for traditional Bavarian food. With a large beer garden, hearty portions, and friendly atmosphere, this Bavarian restaurant is a great place to take a break from the crowds of Schwabing and relax in the idyllic surroundings of St. Emmeramsmühle.
Contact: St. Emmeram 41, Munich +49 89 953971
Arts ‘n’ Boards offers clients a real taste of the bohemian roots of the Schwabing borough. The international menu provides us with an array of dishes, all carefully created by a team of young and innovative chefs with a keen eye for detail and a collective fondness for the unusual. In a restaurant born out of a love of surfing and art, you can expect to enjoy your meal with an eclectic crowd surrounded by pop surrealism.
Contact: Belgradstraße 9, +49 89 30658490
Serving American beef cooked on a lava stone grill, this steakhouse will satisfy even the most ravenous carnivore. Their meat only comes from grazing cattle who have been bred without hormone enhancement, and their menu provides simple yet delicious dishes that work alongside the steakhouse’s no-frills approach. This grill serves consistently good food with the perfect dash of style and sophistication.
Price: mid-range to fine dining
Opening hours: 5:00pm – 1:00am
Watch out for: The surf and turf
Isses offers a unique take on Mexican classics in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The menu is far removed from the usual tortilla-wrapped meals that we have come to expect from Mexican restaurants; at Isses you can enjoy unexpected yet undeniably delightful combinations of fresh vegetables and meat. Remember to top it off with one of their many scrumptious cocktails.
Contact: Elisabethstrasse 12
Nudo means naked, transparent and open. These are the qualities that this pasta bar was founded upon and that its owners and staff endeavor to maintain in the daily operation of the restaurant. Nudo only uses seasonal produce and works alongside producers to create a nutritious, delicious and completely sustainable menu. Whilst the dishes are simple, they will taste all the sweeter knowing that you can enjoy them with a clear conscience.
Contact: Amalienstr. 53, +49 89 55 06 00 19
This Bavarian restaurant sits in the heart of Schwabing and offers a unique take on traditional cuisine. Outside the art nouveau style restaurant is the popular beer garden. Here you can enjoy regional classics in the shade of the chestnut trees that frame this beautiful Schwabing landmark.
Contact: Kaiserstrasse 34, +49 89 34 02 02 03