Find classic Bavarian fare plus new dishes with a twist that you can pair with your favourite local wine or beer.
We’ve got the top Bavarian menu items for foodies to enjoy along with a litre of beer at a few local favourite establishments that explore a range of tastes from Japanese cuisine to classic burgers and more.
These suggestions feature some top spots with Michelin ratings and include a restaurant that rotates to give you 360° cityscape views.
Whether you’re a lover of wine, beer or cocktails, traditional or exotic menus, we know the best restaurants in Munich for you.
Top Munich restaurants
Fine dining is truly at its finest at Broeding once two wine lovers joined forces and created this incredible restaurant back in 1990.
Since opening, a different six-course menu is designed and served daily with chosen fine wines as suggested pairing options.
Owners Gottfried Wallisch and Manuel Reheis share their innovative dishes with some of their favourite wines from Austria along with stories about how each culinary treat is created.
Schulstraße 9, 80634 München
Servus Heidi is a contemporary Bavarian Inn that welcomes diners with their cheerful staff and down-to-earth atmosphere.
Choose to dine in the restaurant, beer garden or on the terrace while enjoying modern southeastern German fare.
Here, you’ll find the classics and modern twists alike that stay true to their Bavarian roots.
Landsberger Str. 73, 80339 Munich
Dine 181 metres above it all for panoramic views of the city lights. Restaurant 181 is located in the Olympic Tower and revolves 360° for stunning vistas of the cityscape.
It has been awarded one Michelin star for its unique food creations invented by Bavarian chef Otto Koch.
The menu is split into two parts: avant-garde and signature plates.
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 7, 80809 München
Little London Bar & Grill
Come here for light cuisine that is modern and refreshing. The menu is inspired by the British colonial period to create dishes with fresh ingredients, many that feature meats from around the world.
Or hang out at the 11-metre-long bar where you can sample drinks from their large selection of rum, whiskey and vodka.
If you’re a gin lover be sure to book a private gin tasting.
Tal 31, 80331 München
A favourite among locals, its central location makes Café Cord the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. Booking in advance is advised because of its immense popularity and great prices.
The modern, trendy and comfy decor is inviting with a relaxed atmosphere.
Sip on some cocktails from their extensive list or enjoy the lunch and dinner menus featuring dishes from around the world.
Sonnenstraße 19, 80331 München
Geisel Wine Bar
Wine lovers mustn't pass on this incredible spot.
Here you’ll find a selection of wine from around the world with 800 bottles to choose from featuring up to 20 grape varieties.
Even for non-wine lovers a visit is in order for a unique take on Bavarian cuisine that is Mediterranean-inspired.
Schützenstraße 11, 80335 München
Fresh meat and fish are cooked on the bamboo charcoal grill for lunch with trendy tapas that have a modern twist for dinner.
This Japanese restaurant serves up a contemporary menu with dishes that are both artfully presented and taste amazing on the palate.
The terrace and classy Asian decor make this place the perfect spot for a relaxing evening of great food.
Wittelsbacherpl. 1, 80333 München
Hans im Glück
Translated to “Hans in Luck” and named after a Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, this small local chain restaurant is worth a visit.
Their enticing burgers are made fresh to order along with cocktails that you can enjoy while a DJ spins some chill tunes.
Salads, sparkling wines and decadent desserts are also on the menu.
Leopoldstraße 250, 80807 München
Ranked as one of the favourite places in all of Munich to grab a beer you’ll find Augustiner, a local favourite.
You can enjoy it in the huge beer garden or inside, eight metres underground in the house cellar which used to be the beer’s original storage space
To compliment your litre of beer, Bavarian-style menu favourites are served.
Arnulfstraße 52, 80335 München
Owner Stefan Gabányi is the author of several whiskey books so it’s no doubt that this stylish cocktail bar has amazing drinks.
The beverages, chill atmosphere and entertainment schedule bring in an artsy regular crowd. Here you’ll find everything from poetry to dance, chamber music and jazz.
Don’t miss this hot spot close to the Oktoberfest grounds.
Beethovenpl. 2, 80336 München
Food tours and cooking classes
Head to the Bavarian alps or stay in town for group or private tours that include Bavarian cuisine and beer.
Munich food and cultural tour
Munich beer and food evening tour
Bavarian Alps brewery and food tour
Food and drink deals in Munich
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Feature image: Servus Heidi