Five Munich restaurants named among best in the the world

These places to eat in Munich have made it onto La Liste 2020's top 1,000

Five Munich restaurants have been named among the top 1,000 in the world.

The fine-dining venues have all made it onto the 2020 La Liste, which ranks the world’s best places to eat by compiling the ratings from hundreds of guidebooks and millions of online reviews.

La Liste gives its top 1,000 a percentage score between 99 and 75.

Munich’s top scorer on the list was the Atelier restaurant at the Bayerischer Hof hotel, which got 96%.

Led by head chef Jan Hartwig, Atelier has three coveted Michelin stars.

Its five-course evening menu will set you back €195 (around $US216), and features Bavarian smoked eel, saddle of venison and raw milk cheese.

Prawn salada at the Atelier restaurant at Munich's Bayerischer Hof hotel. Photo: János Korom

And if you think that’s just not going to do it, there’s also a seven-course menu for €245 ($US270).

La Liste co-founder Joerg Zipprick said restaurants that eschewed Instagram-appeal in favour of authentic, original cuisine were given bonus points.

He said: “Nowadays, you can go from Paris to Auckland to Chennai and eat the same dishes. “We're seeing that many chefs are creating new dishes not for the taste, but for the visual aspect, for social media.

"The result is a lack of authenticity and original ideas.”

Other Munich restaurants on the top 1,000 list include:

-Tantris: Possibly Munich’s most famous eatery, La Liste 2020 gave Tantris 92.4%. It serves a range of French classics in surroundings with a 1970s theme.

Fine dinging at Munich's Tantris restaurant. Halibut stuffed with egg yolk, peas, black trumpet mushrooms, sauce mignonette. Photo: Lou Stejskal

-Werneckhof by Geisel: Reviewers are repeatedly impressed by the Werneckhof’s range of ‘creative’ Japanese-inspired cuisine, which earned 91% in the rankings.

-EssZimmer: A car showroom isn’t where you’d expect to find one of the best places to eat in the world. But EssZimmer, in Munich’s BMW Welt, is considered well and truly up there, with 90.5% on La Liste.

Alios, above the Dallmayr delicatessen, also made the list. Photo: Raniel Diaz

French and Mediterranian cuisine are served on the on the top floor of this cathedral to the motor car, and an open fireplace and cosy surroundings make it feel a world away from the futuristic facades below.

-Alois: The gourmet restaurant above the famous Dallmayr delicatessen near Marienplatz gets a score of 84.5% thanks to its fresh, modern cuisine served with top-quality produce.

It’s the sort of place you go to spend more than €200 ($US220) on a 10-course meal.

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