it looks like we are able to re-open the “Secret Garden” (outside area) on May 14, 2021. There are still some facts that need to be clarified, for example the incidence value has to be below 100, and we do not know the conditions for the re-opening by now. Furthermore, the weather has to be nice because there is no option for the inside restaurant at the moment. But we plan! We do the garden furniture set-up, umbrellas, working on the menu and the online reservation system is open for booking (please see below). In case we will not be allowed to open we will cancel all reservations free of charge. But at the moment we are just looking forward to see you again!
4Eck – the living room of Garmisch-Partenkirchen
During the day the 4ECK is an innovative bistro, coffee shop and restaurant with some extraordinary food and drinks: seasonal, fresh, from the region, even sometimes vegan or gluten free meals, mixed salads, sweets and snacks, smoothis without any artificial additives, home-made ice tea during the summer and signature drinks. Sustainability is our big theme for the restaurant 4ECK here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, also and above all for the take out packaging. The whole menu is even available for take out food.
4Eck – Relaxed food pleasure in the evening
In the evening the 4Eck changes to a casual fine dining lifestyle restaurant in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It is still the excellent food and creativity of chef Jörg Heid, combined with selected wine and special drinks. The menu is small but exquisite with always new culinary surprises, depending on the market offers and season. It is possible to choose your individual signature menu or eat á la carte and there are also always some special recommendations and seasonal offers from chef Jörg Heid. We will cook what we – and especially our guests, of course – want, everything but standard! To bring it to the point: 4ECK food is young, fresh, sassy and innovative but sustainable and honest.
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…
Restaurant 4Eck is located next to the Pedestrian zone of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Klammstraße 8. Please find parking lots behind the building.
We kindly ask for your understanding that at the moment bookings for the restaurant are only possible with a pre-reservation. We will cancle reservations free of charge in case we have to close again due to Covid-19 or weather circumstances.
Opening hours from May 14, 2021
Monday: day off
Tuesday – Sunday: 12 – 6 pm (outdoor area only)
The voice of our guests...
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 leaded 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.