Gourmet Restaurant Königshof is located in Hotel Königshof in central Munich at Karlplatz. Hotel Königshof is owned by the Geisel family that started already in 1900 with a Löwenbräu beer tent at the Munich Oktoberfest. In 1938 the family purchased the Hotel Königshof and today three brothers of the family manage four hotels as well as a vineyard and wine store.
You sit in a main lavish dining room with oak panels, white tablecloths, bronze chandeliers, silver cutlery and everything else you can expect from a formal luxury restaurant. The service is on top level and the food is what to expect considering the price level, with tender meat and perfectly cooked poultry and fish, but we would have appreciated a bit less formality and more humour brought to the dining room. A good dinner should be something memorable, fun and joyful and not just taste delicious.
Chef de Cuisine Martin Fauster does all he should do, but he could do more than just cook. Join the Restaurant Manager and Sommelier and come out to the dining room occasionally and check with the guests what they think about the cuisine is a good start to add personality. We think it will be difficult for Gourmet Restaurant Königshof to survive in the future unless they relax a bit more.
They can still keep the formal and traditionally posh style, but we are sure they will be much more remembered by their guests if they can bring in some more humour and personal touch. People’s attitude towards fine dining is changing and becomes more demanding with a bigger international crowd than it used to be. There are other restaurants in Munich who already do this very good, like Tantris so of course Gourmet Restaurant Königshof can do that as well.
There are several good restaurants in and around Munich and Gourmet Restaurant Königshof is a good choice, but do not expect any surprises. You will have a traditional French and German haute cuisine that in most cases is made close to perfection, but you should bring good company or you might risk falling asleep when you get too bored.
Images courtesy of Gourmet Restaurant Königshof
Written by Andy