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A la Colthard/ Schwarzreiter/ Bayerischer Hof

I prepped up on Munich restaurants and Schwarzreiter came up trumps. I was concerned as it was located in the Four Seasons Hotel and hotel restaurants can lack atmosphere and attract only a business clientele.  In fact it had a separate entrance and the number of business people were outnumbered by mixed gender couples of various ages and nationalities.

I ordered a chard in apple sauce with fish roe eggs, Wiener Schnitzel and apple strudel. All were delicious. To accompany I ordered 2 glasses of the local wine.

The final bill was 71 euros which seemed reasonable for a high end restaurant.  I especially enjoyed little touches like a savoury cheese dip with bread served as an appetiser and a delicious, fresh  cucumber salad with the Wiener Schnitzel. The portions were copious and the service courteous. Schwarzreiter has taken a traditional cuisine  of Bavarian/Austrian which can be heavy and leavened  it with interesting flavours like the tangy cucumber salad or the apple compote on the chard . It  was an excellent restaurant experience.

I was impressed too by the Bayischer Hof. We knock the German efficiency but it makes for a pleasurable stay.

For example when I did not respond to my early morning call another followed 5 minutes later. There was no delay in checking in or out, the baggage arrived in my room before me. Breakfast was all set up for 6 am.

I took the opportunity to meet up with an ex-German au pair 0f ours called Annagret. She now runs the sales arm of an interior design business. Having split up with her French boyfriend she she leads a life of cheerful promiscuity and good luck to her. She said that in her office they talk of sex every hour of the day. Sounds like the old days on Vogue!!!

The only time a shadow passed on her otherwise radiant ever smiling face was when I spoke of the Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937 when the Nazis exhibited in Munich -alongside “wholesome ‘ German art – the works of Chagall and Ernst as examples of western degeneracy.

Such an exhibition would be a global blockbuster today.

Annagret’s face moved away as did the conversation. Back to sex of course!!!

I would certainly recommend Munich for a 3/4 day trip.

Daphne Colthard
About Daphne Colthard

After graduating at RADA but finding no roles Daphne went into magazine journalism with Good Housekeeping. Widely recognised as one of the country's leading restaurant and hotel reviewers, particularly by herself, Daphne is the author of "Bedded and Breakfasted", a light hearted chick novel and Grand Hotels DC: the Daffers Dictionary. Daphne lives in West London and is married to an investment banker Oliver. They have 2 boys Humphrey and Tarquin. More Posts