From housing hay bales to high-class cuisine, this colonnaded hall was once the stables of Munich’s royal residence. Now packed full of pretty, young things, Brenner boasts a luxurious location off Maximilanstraße and an impressive vaulted and pillared interior. With inside capacity for 450 people as well as a scenic terrace looking toward the Bavarian state opera, it’s a big, bustling, brasserie-style place, where the terrazzo flooring and wrought iron elements do little to soften the noise. The triad offering of bar, pasta and grill promises Mediterranean flair and not a mention of sauerkraut, with homemade linguine and spaghetti and an array of meat and fish served hot from the open fire. Service is attentive and good, the guests are glamorous and the whole experience can be a welcome reprieve from the carb-laden jostle of the traditional Bavarian locale. We highly recommend booking in advance.