Where to Eat in Munich, Germany

Munich’s culinary identity extends well beyond schnitzel and wursts with sweet mustard. Small-time Italian joints, fresh takes on alpine classics and a market stall switching up spuds all make our hotlist.

Jacket potato dish at Caspar Plautz
Photo credit: Liska Henglein


Caspar Plautz

This low-key market stall in the city's historic Viktualienmarkt is putting a serious spin on good old spuds. The trio of dungarees-clad, moustachioed chefs behind Caspar Plautz are keen to promote rare potato varieties, and plate up one simple dish with endless variations: baked potatoes with zany toppings. The menu changes often, but past options have included avocado with grapes; burrata, tomato and pesto; pickled radish with wild garlic blossom; and trout ceviche, speckled with orange-peel sriracha. Kartoffel has never looked so cool.


Viktualienmarkt Abt III, Stand 38, 80331

Park Café's bar in Munich


Park Café

Munich summers are spent outdoors, wandering one of Europe's largest urban parks, sipping cold beer under chestnut trees and, on Sundays, lounging at the Park Café as jazz musicians serenade your late-morning brunch. Swerve the indoor dining rooms for a seat beneath the cobalt parasols if the weather's playing nice. A menu of German classics (think schnitzel, sauerkraut and weisswurst) pairs with the typical München morning sipper, a malty weissbier (wheat beer).

Chef Roberto Careri at Trinacria Feinkost


Trinacria Feinkost

Munich has long been regarded as an Italy in extremis - a southern European city stuck on the wrong side of the Alps. There's evidence all over, but particularly in its restaurant scene, which plays judiciously with la dolce vita. For sophistication, head to Tambosi, in the Old Town; for ambience, try this Haidhausen spot across the river. Chef Roberto Careri plates up Sicilian favourites in an atmospheric dining room crammed with vintage Italian curios. The menu is distinctly Mediterranean and veg-heavy - refreshing after a week spent scoffing wurst washed down with weissbier.


Balanstrasse 25, 81669

Main photo credit: Liska Henglein

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