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 in winter always a “Grandma style” soup made by chef Sven Karge. 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 Sven Karge, 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 Sven Karge. 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 offers some seatings for a quick Espresso or an Aperol Sprizz on the way home. Our regular guests already know that there is an other “secret” behind the house: Relax in the 4Eck garden, 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.
Restaurant 4Eck is located next to the Pedestrian zone of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Klammstraße 8. Please find parking lots behind the building.
For a dinner at the 4ECk restaurant Garmisch-Partenkirchen we highly recommend a table reservation in time!
Monday I day off
Wednesday – Sunday I 11:30 am – 2:00 pm I 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday & Sunday I 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kitchen closes at 9:30 pm.
The voice of our guests...
„Cooking means more then just a job to me, it is pleasure, emotion and a lot of passion – to live it all with your team.“
Sven Karge learned his business as a cook at the hotel school in Dresden, Germany, and then moved to Austria for six years to train his skills in the region of Kitzbühel in various hotels and restaurants, amongst others the „Schwarzer Adler“. Then, in 2011, he went to France for one season to take a job as chef at the Panorama Restaurant La Table D´orientation. Here he met the Dalai Lama during the summer in the nearby Buddhistic temple. A very special and unique experience for him. The next station was in Germany again, on the island Sylt in the North sea, starting at the former „Sturmhaube“ restaurant and one year later at the famous „Gogärtchen“. There he accompanied the re-start as a sous chef and later as the chef. And in 2018 the 4ECK team was lucky to entice him to the other end of Germany, Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria. The father of a sweet 5 years old girl represents the same values that the 4ECK wants to show: Work life balance in a great team, quality in all areas, especially food for a fantastic taste, and make eating a real pleasure. His motto is: „Food should delight the eyes first, then the stomache and enjoyment should not be a sin.“
A view of Sven Karges stations of the past:
- Restaurant Gogärtchen, Sylt – Chef
- Restaurant Sturmhaube, Sylt – Sous Chef, Junior Sous Chef
- Hotel Schwarzer Adler / Restaurant Neuwirt, Kitzbühel – Chef de Partie
- La table de orientation, Monnetier – Mornex, Frankreich – Chef
- Ellmauer Alm, Ellmau, Österreich – Sous Chef
…and lots more.
We are really happy that with Sven Karge another young and innovative cook has found his way together with his family to the mountains of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Best way is to visit him at the 4ECk and ask him for more details in person. We cook daily fresh at the restaurant and everybody could watch and talk to him in a living room atmosphere.
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.