Forty five years ago, Munich developer Fritz Eichbauer (born 1928) made his dream of having a French cuisine gourmet restaurant in Munich a reality. The Tantris opened in 1971 in a building built by Eichbauer in Munich’s Schwabing borough. In its forty five years spanning history, the Tantris only had three chefs Eckart Witzigmann (from 1971-1978), Heinz Winkler (1978-1991) and Hans Haas (1991-present). In 1974 it became the first German restaurant to be awarded two Michelin Stars and 1981 it became only the second restaurant in Germany with three Michelin Stars. Currently it has two. It is currently managed by Fritz’s son Felix Eichbauer. The building where the restaurant is located is under preservation orders since 2012.
The Tantris is a gourmet temple and the birthplace of German gourmet cuisine. It has always been lauded for its relaxed and cheerful mood following the “You’re allowed to laugh here!! motto, which fits well with the Munich lifestyle.
For well over two decades, the “master of simplicity”, Chef Hans Haas is creating naturally and simply prepared plates with emphasis on flavour. Year after year his work earns recognition by the most renowned restaurant guides worldwide. Michelin writes: “The cult retro-look is part of the Tantris, just as the Frauenkirche is part of Munch. The classical cuisine is inalienable from this gastronomic top-address.” The wine vault of the restaurant contains over 35.000 bottles of the finest drops. Below is an interview with Tantris sommelier Justin Leone, the Canada born Germany’s Sommelier of the Year 2013.
We find the prices at the restaurant very reasonable for a restaurant of this category, history and skill. A full 3-course lunch menu with two glasses of wine costs less than €100. You can have a look at the current menu here.
Address: Johann-Fichte-Straße 7