I first visited Terrine some years ago when they were new on the Munich restaurant scene but were even then demonstrating the class and attention to details that have since earned them a Michelin star.
Originally called "Bistro Terrine," this wonderful little café/restaurant is hidden away in Schwabing and not always easy to find.
Nevertheless, it is well worth the effort and continues to get rave reviews and great ratings. The young staff is friendly and, even if you don't know a word of German, the menu is continental comprehensive, the creations original and perfect.
Wines, thanks to Christina Krenn, the adorable sommelier in the Blue Sneakers, are carefully selected and served with just the right touch of informality and class.
Everything that came out of the kitchen was perfect.
There remains a close business tie-in between Terrine and Tantris and this is certainly a positive thing, but each is an entirely different experience. While there are contrasts between the two, they represent a core level of attention to grand cuisine and service not usually found in any restaurant. I had dinner here on the night of my arrival after more than 24 hours of flying and train and then dinner the next night at Tantris and found both occasions to be grand in every way.
If you go, make and keep your reservations and have the address ready for your taxi driver, as they may not know exactly where this little gem is. By the way, it's right in the same courtyard group as Tantris' Chef Hans Haas' cooking school.
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