Westend Factory A Remarkable Address for Fans of Steak and Fish

Thursday, November 02 2017

Permanently closed!!!


Opening Times

Monday till Saturday 12-2.30 and 6-10.30


Westend Factory
Garmischer Straße 2
80339 Munich-Schwanthalerhöhe
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+49 89 51 96 67 11

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“The West End is the next big thing,” Munich scene spotters have been saying for a while now. The former working class quarter does indeed play host to a number of exciting— at least gastronomically-speaking— addresses. These include well-known hunts like Marais Soir, brand new joints like Izakaya, and restaurants that fall somewhere in between, like our newly discovered Westend Factory.

The steak restaurant in Sheraton Westpark Hotel at Heimeranplatz admittedly does not have the most scenic location. But if you hurry- as we did- from the metro exit directly to the restaurant door, you don’t have to bother with the view of high-rises and the Mittlerer Ring.

The Westend Factory has presented an industrial-inspired look since October 2016. The menu uses a sharing concept with the focus on one thing: Meat! And not just any, but the particularly tender wares of a local butcher in Rosenheim. New head chef Frederic Kerkhoff explains how they prioritise regional suppliers and seasonal ingredients.

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Nearly all suppliers are located in the near vicinity, allowing for a correspondingly short travel time for the produce. “From meat and fish to apple cider vinegar- we have specialists we know personally for everything,” Kerkhoff lists excitedly.

The Bavarian focus at Westend Factory should also be strengthened further under Kerkhoff in terms of the dishes offered. “For one that includes more traditional cuts of meat, such as the ever omnipresent t-bone steak, as well as offering dishes that have long disappeared from other restaurants’ menus.”

He wants to help his guests try new things and at the same time rediscover almost forgotten dishes from their childhood. Thus, you can find bold creations on the menu, such as the “Veal Head / Veal tongue / Garden Vegetables / Wild Herbs” and favourites from grandma’s kitchen, like apple cake- here combined with craft beer zabaione and frozen yogurt.

Curious, we take part in the experiment and order a set menu from the daily recommendation. A preliminary oven-fresh loaf of spiced bread lands on our table with the dip and knife to serve ourselves.

The following appetiser trio of the aforementioned veal head, a red beetroot tartar with goats cheese, and Bavarian ceviche is not just generously portioned, but delicious to boot.

That leads to us- despite our ravenous hunger at the beginning- having hardly any room for the main dish of Bavarian porterhouse steak, which also arrives at the table on a cutting board with a meat fork and knife for cutting. A ring of cute enamel dishes containing mashed potato, vegetable potpourri, sauces, and wild herb salad surround the dish.

The presentation is incredible, and the quality so great that we couldn’t do without at least sampling everything. The finely paired side dishes leave a particularly good impression on us, but unfortunately we have to return the lion’s share of the meat- it was excellent, but just too much for us.

A glance at our neighbouring table confirms our suspicions: the men are in seventh steak heaven here at Westend Factory! And they probably aren’t having any problems with the generous portions laid out for sharing.

We’ll definitely be back- hungrier than every and with more guests in tow!

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