USINGA Restaurant

Gourmet Restaurant on Lake Chiemsee

The USINGA Gourmet Restaurant is ideal for special occasions to be remembered, anniversaries, as thanks or just for savouring excellent food.

Exalted Alpin culinary

The menu will impress discerning connoisseurs with fine Alpine cuisine, seasonal favourites and international delicacies - modern, creative and prepared in innovative ways.

Guests can choose from nine dishes in six carefully chosen courses, creating their own personal menu - naturally, with corresponding wines if desired. 

The restaurant, opened in August 2012, has its own magical charm; seating for exactly 18 guests ensures a very exclusive elegance.

Opening Times & Reservations


+49 8667 790

Menu Usinga



  • Wednesday - Sunday from 18:00 - 22:00 hrs
  • Monday & Tuesday: closed
  • Winter holidays from 20.02. - 10.03.2017
  • Saturday, 25.03.2017 Wine & Dine with winery Daniel, Geisenheim/Rheingau
  • Saturday, 01. April 2017: "Inner values" - Special menue for connoisseurs of innards
  • Summer holidays from 12.06. - 29.06.2017
  • Saturday, 08.07.2017 Wine & Dine winery Wandl Kamptal/Austria
  • 28.08. - 14.09.2017 closed because of the Chiemsee Pferdefestival
  • Autumn holidays 23.10. - 09.11.2017


USINGA's chef Gunnar Huhn

The chef
Gunnar Huhn came with his great experience and know-how in May 2013 as a real stroke of luck in the USINGA. For about eight years, the native Dresdener had made himself a name as a top chef in the 'Hospiz Alm' restaurant in St. Christoph, Arlberg. Thanks to its high-quality cooking, the gourmet restaurant was awarded with two hoods.



Ingredients and products from the region
When it comes to the selection of products, the focus is on the most valuable ingredients from the Alps region and the Chiemgau. The collaboration between Gunnar Huhn with regional is very close and friendly. This can be tasted in culinary highlights such as Pink venison on mushroom pumpkin with maple syrup, sweet onion and tahoon cress.

The Name "USINGA"
Due to the Roman roots of the estate, the gourmet restaurant was named after the Latin name of Gut Ising - USINGA juxta Lacum Chiemingo, as it can be read in his annals. The USINGA completes the culinary range of gourmet restaurants in the  Chiemgau and Upper Bavaria in an unique way.

USINGA wine experiences
Remarkable and unforgettable are the wine "experiences" in our gourmet restaurant on the Chiemsee. Our sommelier takes you on a journee around the world and impresses by his enthusiasm and his knowledge about wines, their origins, history and taste. The wines are especielly selected and correpond to each menu, they are especially tasted by the chef and the service manager, so you can enjoy the corresponding wines for each USINGA menu.

A Perfect Venue for Special Occasions

Merits in the several restaurant guides

Our Gourmetrestaurant at Lake Chiemsee was recommended and rated by:

Savoir Vivre, The Great Guide (Bertelsmann Guide), Guide Michelin, Gusto, Schlemmer Atlas and the Varta Guide.

According to the Gerolsteiner Best List 2017, the USINGA with position 537 and 161,43 points belongs to the 4,075 best restaurants in Germany. Compared to 2016, the Gourmet restaurant at Lake Chiemsee could improve by 24 positions within one year. In 2016 it occupied position number 561 and 2015 it stood on place 589.

The individual evaluations for 2017:

Guide    Points   Equivalent
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Savoir Vivre                                                                                                                            3 suns plus   Outstanding with the title of the next category
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Der Große Guide   3 hoods  

Restaurant with sophisticated cuisine

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Gusto   7 pans & 3 sets of cutlery   

Very far above the average, very good, rare or noble products - fine restaurant with good service and selected wines

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Guide Michelin   1 Michelin plate & 2 sets of cutlery  


The MICHELIN plate: a kitchen with good quality, quality products, expertly prepared: simply a good meal!
2 sets of cutlery: Good comfort.

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Schlemmer Atlas (Aral)   3 sets of cutlery with upward tendency  

Very good quality of the basic products, ideal preparation and exact cooking times as well as selected wines, cultivated atmosphere with appropriate service

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Varta Guide   3 diamonds   Stylish table culture, high-quality ambience and excellent food and drink
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totally / Gerolsteiner Best list   Position 537 v. 4.075   161,43 points