Deutsche Eiche, Reichenbachstraße 13, 80469 München
The "Deutsche Eiche" ("German Oak") is a more than 150-year old traditional Munich restaurant. It is also one of the oldest meeting places for artists and culture enthusiasts in Munich.
Starting in 1974, the "Deutsche Eiche" would become the "second living room" of world-renowned German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Lavish and wild movie parties and celebrations have taken place at the "Eiche" since then. The "Deutsche Eiche" even appears as a filming location in the movies "Satansbraten" ("Satan’s Brew") and "Lola". To be near his regular hangout and to be in close proximity to Armin, the waiter at the Eiche, who was the love of his life, Fassbinder moved into an apartment opposite the "Deutsche Eiche", which now serves as office space for the hotel.
Today’s restaurant, which used to be known for its heavy, Bavarian cuisine earlier on, has adopted a more progressive nutritional approach after successful modernization and expansion efforts. Although traditional dishes like "Schweinebraten" (Roast pork) are still on offer, the menu has been complemented with modern and smaller dishes as well. Tasty daily lunch specials are offered at friendly prices, also including vegetarian options. Besides the special menu, which is updated every day, guests can also enjoy a variety of classical choices with internationally known dishes. Freddy Mercury’s favorite dish "Angel Hair" is much-loved by guests and is also a great alternative for vegan guests.
Irrespective of whether you visit us for lunch, just a small in-between snack or for dinner, we very much look forward to welcoming you at our restaurant. We especially recommend the seats next to the windows when the weather is pleasant. Additionally, the "Deutsche Eiche" is the home of Munich’s most beautiful roof terrace. You will never forget the sensational all-around panorama of Munich’s Old Town with all its sights and the silhouette of the Alps.