Top 10 Best Gourmet Hotels & Restaurants In Bavaria

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Bavaria, in south-eastern Germany, offers some of the finest gourmet dining in the world, set amidst stunning countryside, rolling hills, and sparkling lakes. Bavaria’s best chefs offer fine dining in award-winning restaurants. In this review, we share 10 of the best gourmet hotels and restaurants in Bavaria.

Forget the traditional beer, sausages, and lederhosen for which this region is traditionally associated. Munich, the Bavarian Alps, and its endless, charming medieval villages are home to some superb culinary dining opportunities. To taste the very best of the area, stay at a hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant, or visit a gourmet restaurant and stay nearby. Read on for our guide of the best in Bavaria…

1. Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg

Ideally located at the gateway to Munich and a mere five-minute walk from Lake Starnberg, lies the Four-Star Superior, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg. The service here is exceptional, and the cuisine nothing short of extraordinary.

The 126 rooms and suites at this gourmet hotel are comfortably decorated. All feature free Wi-Fi and free use of the minibar and Nespresso® coffee machine. Tucked on the 5th-floor, you’ll find a delightful spa with a Finnish sauna, steam room, and a gym, which benefits from stunning, panoramic views of Starnberg. But it is the fine dining that should attract you to this beautiful hotel, and you can select a package offering seasonal and culinary-themed specials.

Savor the culinary arts in the gourmet Michelin-starred hotel restaurant, Aubergine, managed by Maximilian Moser. The Aubergine is the hotel’s gourmet restaurant and has been awarded a Michelin star, joining the ranks of the best gourmet restaurants in Bavaria. It also has 1 toque and 14 points from Gault Millau.

Aubergine offers incredible culinary experiences in a relaxing atmosphere. The chefs here continuously prepare special and out-of-the-ordinary meals. The extraordinary food creations, made with excellent ingredients, always focus on one product and bring it to its culmination with corresponding aromas, textures, and colors. Every four to six weeks, they create new seasonally inspired dishes for you with lots of attention to detail. This is a great way to discover excellent ingredients in a completely original way.

For excellent but less gourmet dining, Restaurant Oliv at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg serves classic meals created with high-quality ingredients. Enjoy an after-dinner drink or two at the Hemingway Bar with its rather English ambiance and the largest rum collection in southern Germany.

2. Berghotel Schlossanger Alp

In front of the impressive scenery of the Allgäu mountains, embedded in the wild and romantic landscape of the foothills of the Alps, Barbara Schlachter-Ebert celebrates in her stylishly decorated restaurant in the Berghotel Schlossanger Alp a close connection to her homeland, a love of cooking and enthusiasm for pleasure. The chef masters down-to-earth preparations and typical local dishes as well as fine gourmet arrangements rich in finesse.

Top chef Barbara Schlachter-Ebert uses regional products to create down-to-earth, aromatic delights. Her restaurant, the “Berghotel Schlossanger Alp”, is at an elevation of 1,130 m. However, guests are happy to make their way through the rugged Allgäu countryside to taste her delicious creations and to enjoy breathtaking views of the region from the restaurant. Sadly you can’t stay overnight, Berghotel Schlossanger Alp is a restaurant which is not part of a hotel.

3. Herrmann’s Romantik Posthotel

This family-run hotel is located in a former coaching inn in the beautiful Frankenwald area. The plush rooms and suites are decorated traditionally, and one of the suites has a rather fabulous whirlpool spa.

Dine on creative gourmet cuisine at the Michelin Starred Alexander Herrmann Restaurant. You can even improve your own cooking skills at a gourmet workshop. There’s also a laid-back bistro with a terrace. Other amenities include a bar, an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room.

4. Storstad in Regensburg

This restaurant is not part of a hotel but is well worth visiting. Surrounded by Swedish interior design, above the rooftops of Regensburg, you will discover one of the finest award-winning restaurants in Eastern Bavaria at “Storstad”. Here, brilliant chef Anton Schmaus magics up wonderful creations, including red curry soup with banana and coconut or king crab with mussels, green curry, and passion fruit.

5. Restaurant 181 in Munich

Restaurant 181 is situated 181 meters above to ground in the city’s striking Olympic Tower. Naturally, the views across Munich are stunning, with the restaurant slowly revolving to ensure a truly 360-degree experience.

Dinner is spread across two sittings, with the sunset dinner taking place at 6:00 pm with three courses delivered as the sunsets. The Feinschmecker Menu, which is served later, is a more fine dining experience, making use of seasonal ingredients.

6. Tantris in Munich

Tantris in Munich is located in the heart of the Bavarian capital. In the former kitchen of top chef Eckart Witzigmann, chef Hans Haas creates simple but excellent dishes. His two-star restaurant is in 44th place in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”. With no hotel connected to this restaurant, you will once again have to stay elsewhere when you eat here. Why not try the Mandarin Oriental Munich, which is featured below?

7. Hotel Goldene Traube

This hotel is situated in the heart of Coburg, a beautiful North Bavarian town. The individually styled rooms are brightly colored with huge windows and a contemporary vibe. Upgrade for a balcony or opt for a suite to gain a sitting area.

The acclaimed Michelin starred restaurant, Esszimmer, serves haute cuisine, and there is also a grill-style restaurant that offers steaks and seafood. Other facilities include a luxe spa and a fitness center.

8. Herrmann’s Romantik Posthotel

This family-run hotel is located in a former coaching inn in the beautiful Frankenwald area. The plush rooms and suites are decorated traditionally, and one of the suites has a rather fabulous whirlpool spa.

Dine on creative gourmet cuisine at the Michelin Starred Alexander Herrmann Restaurant. You can even improve your own cooking skills at a gourmet workshop. There’s also a laid-back bistro with a terrace. Other amenities include a bar, an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room.

9. Das Freiberg

This trendy boutique hotel offers a mountain retreat in the picturesque Allgäu Alps. All the 19 chic room and suites have private balconies which overlook the valley. There’s also a maisonette, flat, and penthouse for an altogether superior room experience.

The Michelin starred restaurant, Maximilian, serves creative and innovative cuisine in a relaxed setting. Relax in the year-round heated outdoor pool and visit the wellness spa to enjoy a massage.

10. Mandarin Oriental, Munich

This stunning, luxury hotel is housed in an ornate 1880s opera house in the heart of Munich. The rooms are elegant and contemporary with Asian influences; opt for a suite to gain a living room and terrace. Some also benefit from whirlpool tubs.

Matsuhisa Munich offers Nobu Matsuhisa’s renowned New Style Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, with a menu that has an emphasis on seafood, featuring signature dishes such as the legendary Black Cod and Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi with jalapeños, alongside Peruvian Rib Eye Anticucho, as well as traditional Japanese sushi.

The restaurant offers a semi-private dining section with space for up to 10 guests. In this intimate setting, guests can experience Omakase, a bespoke culinary experience exploring the chef’s choice of tailor-made menus. Matsuhisa Munich also features an exclusive eight-seat live cooking counter where skilled chefs prepare a variety of Nobu’s famous Japanese-Peruvian dishes.

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