The Schwabing district of Munich is a cultural hotspot in this friendly German city. When you’re visiting the area, be sure to check out some of the excellent restaurants and cafes for the best food in the city.

Popular Schwabing is older than the city of Munich itself, and as such has long been regarded as the place to go for food, drink and culture. The bohemian streets are bursting with beer gardens, cafes, bistros and classy restaurants, with meals to suit all pallets. The Park Inn by Radisson Munich Frankfurter Ring hotel in Schwabing makes an excellent base from which to explore the sights, streets, food and drink in this district.

Eat Like a Local

The hip Drugstore is a friendly mix of bar, café and bistro rolled in to one and a great place for a tasty meal in Schwabing. Head there for a German breakfast, like the ‘Bavaria’ – fried potatoes, onions, eggs, bacon and baguette. For dinner select from a range of pizza, salad and pasta or opt for more Bavarian dishes like Wiener schnitzel or Strudel.

Head to the peaceful English Garden Park to visit Osterwaldgarten, a cosy German inn with a small and friendly beer garden. Sit outside with a weizen and enjoy Bavarian favourites like pork roast, fried potatoes, and even vegetarian options.

The Zum Brunnwart restaurant in Schwabing is another excellent place to go for authentic Bavarian food, especially the Wiener schnitzel. It has plentiful seating both inside the charming restaurant and in the pretty garden, and a great selection of beer.

Fine Dining

Located by a lake in the beautiful Munich Park, Seehaus im Englischen Garten makes a perfect destination for a unique meal in Schwabing. Sip an aperitif as you overlook the water, enjoy succulent Bavarian sirloin from the grill, and finish with a scoop of cooling organic ice cream. If you’re in the mood for lots of company on a sunny day, head outside to the beer garden for a local beer.

Make your way to Le Cézanne restaurant in Schwabing-west for a seasonal menu of delicious French cuisine. From classics such as snails with garlic butter to a crusted rack of lamb served on a slate board, the delectable dishes make this the perfect place for an evening meal.

For a Michelin starred meal in Schwabing head to upmarket, elegant Tantris, often regarded as one of the best Munich restaurants. With set gourmet and tasting menus to constantly changing a la carte options, Tantris offers exceptional food and wine with impeccable service.

Light Bites

It might not seem an obvious choice but Donuts & Candies is an excellent place to visit for a sweet treat to take away. There are 60 types of freshly made donuts ready to spoil yourself with, as well as coffee, smoothies and bagels.

Another place to treat yourself is Das Gaumenspiel, a delicatessen which serves up international offerings. Visit for a tasty breakfast of croissants, brioche, eggs and ham, or fit in a delicious early afternoon tea with homemade tarts, cakes and biscuits.