The 4Eck is a cosmopolitan casual lifestyle & fine dining restaurant on two floors in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and values a cozy living room atmosphere. In summer, the “secret garden” surprises our guests with a mountain view behind the house, which turns into a small magic forest in winter. Our menu is cosmopolitan, seasonal, fresh, sometimes vegetarian or vegan, always surprisingly different. Sustainability is a major topic for us in all areas. Recycling, upcycling, avoiding waste, avoiding plastic wherever it is possible, to name just a few. We’re certainly not perfect, but we do our best. Head chef Jörg Heid prefers shopping at local farms, from farmers or fishermen in the Zugspitze region or at the weekly market in Garmisch. The ground floor with the open kitchen is mostly lively and there is a lot to see, if you are looking for more peace or would like to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, we recommend choosing room KARO on the first floor. Jörg’s menu changes frequently and always offers new culinary surprises, depending on the market and the season. Each guest can put together the menu of their choice from the various individual components. The cuisine of the 4Eck restaurant in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is constantly being recreated and, as many guests tell us, is simply different, sometimes cheeky, fresh, innovative – but always processed sustainably and cleanly. We´re looking forward to welcome you to our living room, which feels like home!
Restaurant 4Eck is located next to the Pedestrian zone of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Klammstraße 8. Please find parking lots behind the building.
Current reservation rules
- To fix your reservation we kindly ask for credit card information. In case of a cancellation 24 hours or less before arrival or a no-show we might charge your credit card with a fee of € 50 per person.
Opening hours till September
Monday – Saturday from 6 pm
Subject to change without notice!
The voice of our guests...
4Eck - The secret Garden
The 4Eck regular guests already know that there is a “secret” behind the house: Relax in the 4Eck “secret garden” from May to October, away from the daily trouble in the pedestrian zone on the patio with view to the mountains, listen to the idyllic church bells of St. Martin during your lunch break or join the afternoon with home-made ice tea in our deck chairs. In the evening we serve sommer night menus with candlelight and lanterns and in spring and autumn we offer cosy blankets. During the winter month the Secret Garden turns into a magical light forest.
Jörg Heid – Chef at 4Eck
„It´s my passion to treat our guests with detailed love in taste an presentation”, says Jörg Heid about himself. He is a team player who loves cooking and with discipline and and passion he is doing magic among the food.
Travelled around the world…
It was a long way that led him to our 4Eck restaurant and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In his biography you will find Melbourne, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland as well as Canada, not to forget his homebase, Franken in Germany.
…and finally arrived in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
From now on the Bavarian mountains and the region around the Zugspitze will be the new home of chef Jörg Heid. By the way, he arrived newly engaged at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, so we had two good reasons to celebrate while signing the contract with him. Congratulations and welcome to the couple!
The last years of chef Jörg Heid:
- Banff Park Lodge, Canada
- Imperial und Fränkness by Alexander Hermann, Nürnberg
- The Press Club, Melbourne, Australia
- Huka Lodge, New Zealand
Relais & Chateaux, Les Grandes Tables du Monde
- Restaurant Wonka, Nürnberg
16 Gault & Millau
- Restaurant Koch und Kellner, Nürnberg
1 Michelin Stern, 16 Gault & Millau
- The Dolder Resort „The Restaurant”, Zürich by Heiko Nieder
2 Michelin Sterne, 18 Gault & Millau
We are happy to start chapter 2 of the 4Eck story now with another young, innovative and sympathic chef who wants to enrich the gastronomy of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. If you want to know more about Jörg Heid, join our “living room” at the 4Eck, try the new food creations and talk to Jörg himself in the front cooking area.
4Eck I the story
Kerstin Schumann Ishizuka and Uschi Glas – not searched and yet found. During our common work at a hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen we found out how good we act as a team and complete each other in every possible way. It was a strong connection for month and the result was the wish to stay together. There were a lot of possibilities but at least we decided to have our own project. A common base but with enough room for our own passions. We were sure from the beginning that it should be no hotel because we needed more freedom for other activities and creativity. A restaurant, yes please, but something very new, everything but standard. So we started collecting ideas about what we want to have, how it could be, what is important to us. Fresh food, no artificial additives, made with love, comfortable take aways, smart meals, being a trendsetter – that were the first mood cards written by us. And more and more we found out what it should be: an innovative Bistro and Coffee Shop during the day and a casual lifestyle restaurant in the evening. The day time food should be an appetizer for more of this innovative and healthy kitchen and animate guests to come back in the evening to 4ECK restaurant to consume more of it in a relaxed atmosphere.
The 4ECK team is looking forward to guests who want to treat themselves good. In all areas of the 4ECK sustainability is important to us. No plastic, reusable packings and bags, fair trade products and lots more. Over months we went to various gastro and hotel fairs to check the best items for our restaurant. From the basic idea it was a long and hard way to reach the goal. Kerstin Schumann Ishizuka did in over 700 lessons in Munich her business coach and trainer certificate. Uschi Glas worked full time as a marketing manager and prepared her own wedding planner business at the same time. The motto of both was „the day has 24 hours and the night“. Each free minute was invested in the 4ECK project. Location scouting, site inspections, authority, paper works, business start-up consultation, writing business plans, calculations, work agency and lots more. Hard work, emotional time, but we never doubted our partnership. From the moment of the idea till today we never stood still, everything came to us at the right moment and showed us that we are on the right way. We still have a lot of ideas for the future, even for the seminar room on the first floor of the 4Eck, so we highly recommend to follow us on our social media accounts to keep in touch.