“Ella” was the pet name Wassily Kandinsky gave to his friend and fellow artist, Gabriele Münter, and this stylish ground-floor bar and restaurant in the new wing of the Lenbachhaus Musuem is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-Expressionism tipple. Once you’ve ticked off the excellent Blaue Reiter collection upstairs, kick back with a spritz at the luminous onyx bar or on the spacious terrace and enjoy top notch views onto Munich’s neo-classical Königsplatz. The Norman Foster designed space is all about light and warmth, with generous windows, blonde wood flooring and wall paintings by local artist Thomas Demand. While the museum’s collection focuses on German modernism, Ella looks south of the Alps with a focus on Italian wines and fresh twists on classic Italian dishes. It’s a great spot for weekend brunch, as well, open Saturday and Sunday from noon on.
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 9am-1am; 9am-8pm|