Munich – China Moon Terrace

Alfresco Dining, City life, Good food, Munich, Rooftop Bar

When you think of the Mandarin Oriental, you think of excellence, quality and great service. So when I tell you that the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, based in the heart of Munich, has a rooftop terrace and restaurant, you will get everything you think of with the name. The terrace is located on the top of the 8th floor of the building. It has an amazing 360 degree view of the city, where you can view everything from Maximilianeum to Frauenkirche.

The terrace has a lounge area on either wing, and a restaurant in between, overlooking the pool and unobstructed views of Marienplatz and beyond. Now the menu is not extensive and don’t be fooled by the name China Moon, it is not Asian cuisine, but it is a great option for meat and seafood lovers alike. The drinks are priced at around €20 on average for cocktails, which is expected from a 5 star hotel. The food, like the drinks, is priced on the higher side, but if you are accustomed to rooftop restaurants, you will know that it’s hard to find one that provides quality food combined with a great view and service. However, China Moon for me has that in abundance. The quality of food is outstanding and the staff are very helpful in choosing the right dishes to suit your taste.

What I loved most about the terrace was the atmosphere, particularly as it was a weekend. The people around you were either hotel guests, or on business, and everyone was dressed to impress. Even though there was an error with my booking, the staff were helpful and made sure I was accommodated. This was great service, as only being in town for one day meant I did not miss out on that amazing sunset. So if you are heading over to Munich this summer I would advice you to check out the rooftop at the Mandarin Oriental.