Konigshof is in a smart boutique hotel in the centre of Munich. It has a very attractive dining room on the first floor, overlooking the busy Karlsplatz. Although the room has a low ceiling it has picture windows overlooking the place, allowing lots of natural light. Tables are well spaced and chairs are classic and comfortable. The wine list is vast, and not just in terms of choices - it is physically so large that they bring it on its own little table so you can read it comfortably. Prices are quite fair, with a 2005 Fritz Haag Spatlese trocken at EUR 50, but with top end French wines at only a little above retail price in some cases.
We had the tasting menu. An amuse-bouche of a tempura of cod and jellied cod was impressive in technique, the tempura light and the jelly working well (18/20). Crayfish were tender, served with a base of sorrel and very delicate cucumber, thinly sliced and flavoured with a dressing, also served with a little bacon (16/20). Better still was superb grilled tuna on a bed of delicate Chinese noodles with a tomato and olive vinaigrette (18/20). Fillet of sea bass was fresh and perfectly cooked, served with lovely baby morels (18/20). Breton lobster avoided any hint of chewiness and was served with glazed chicory and pink grapefruit (17/20). The cheese board was in good condition, with mostly French classics such as Brie and a ripe Munster, but also some others such as a Gorgonzola (17/20). A dessert plate of chocolate was classy, with fine chocolate cake, superb fondant and an excellent mousse (18/20). Coffee was less good, being a little stewed (12/20). Service was impeccable and the sommelier excellent. Bread was not made on the premises but is from a local baker and warmed up, but it was still very pleasant (17/20).
Michelin gives this one star in 2007 but Gault Millau gives it 18/20. In this case I would say Gault Millau 1 v Michelin 0. This was clearly two star cooking. The tasting menu was EUR 120 for the food.
Further reviews: 12th Jul 2018