Mandarin Oriental, Munich collaborates with gastronome Maximilian Gradl for its new cocktail bar, Ory

Mandarin Oriental, Munich collaborates with gastronome Maximilian Gradl for its new cocktail bar, Ory

Hong Kong, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Munich has opened Ory, a chic new cocktail bar serving avant-garde drinks in a contemporary setting.

Conceptualised by gastronome Maximilian Gradl, Ory is operated by his company Barschaft B17 GmbH, which includes Munich’s award-winning Herzog Restaurant & Bar in its portfolio of venues. Ory has been designed by acclaimed architect Özgür Keles and his studio, Selektiv.

Within Ory’s eye-catching dark green and gold interiors, featuring brass fixtures, wood panels, red velvet seating and large potted-plants, guests will find a welcoming yet sophisticated atmosphere. Gelato containers at the bar and a filtered water fountain in the centre of the room are among Ory’s distinctive features that break the mould of traditional cocktail bar design.

Ory’s unconventional drinks menu is divided into four categories: Ory Classicsfeatures newly interpreted versions of famous cocktails, using different textures, such as coconut sorbet instead of cream or syrup. Ory Signature Drinks includes playful creations like the Royal Hawaiian, a traditional tiki cocktail of gin, almond, lemon and pineapple, refined with a roasted almond and Tonka orgeat and topped off with champagne. Ory Apero is a creative and light-hearted aperitif menu and Ory Highballs completes the quartet with refreshing versions of Gin and Tonic and other old-style favourites.

Supplementing the cocktails are a sophisticated and seasonally changing wine collection and selection of champagnes, including Krug by the glass poured from a magnum bottle. Imaginative bar food dishes inspired by international comfort food, like Ribs Don’t Lie, pork ribs refined with plum, cilantro and lime, or The Coconut Knight, French toast with coconut milk and pineapple-rum marmalade, feature on Ory’s dining menu.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Maximilian Gradl and his extremely talented team,” said Dominik G. Reiner, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Munich, “With their distinctive approach to personalised service and innovative cocktails, we are confident that Ory is a perfect fit for us, and will be a popular destination for our guests.”

Ory opens daily. Reservations can be made for parties of up to four people by phone +49 89 58 80 54 57 or email to

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About Barschaft B17 GmbH

Founded in November 2017, Barschaft B17 GmbH is a group of gastronomic entrepreneurs from Munich led by CEO Maximilian Gradl and his four partners. Their Munich-based venues, such as the award-winning Herzog Bar & Restaurant, Café Vorhoelzer and Zephyr Bar, each boasts ground-breaking food and beverage concepts and design. Their expertise and creative flair are evident at Ory, where guests can sit at the bar illuminated by a striking, fan-shaped light installation on the ceiling, made specially for this space.


Perfectly located in the very heart of Munich’s old town Mandarin Oriental, Munich is surrounded by the State Opera, the famous Hofbräuhaus and the exclusive Maximilian shopping mile. Within this lively, cultural and enticing environment, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is an elegant gem, marking a symbiosis of timeless, sophisticated charm and traditional Bavarian elegance, combined with modern design, contemporary luxury and subtle oriental accents. Guests are awaiting the highest levels of personalised service, as well as a selection of exclusive restaurants and bars. The hotel’s elegant and spacious 48 guestrooms and 25 suites offer the finest in international luxury and, along with the stunning rooftop, feature views that stretch across the picturesque surroundings of the old town.


Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 31 hotels and seven residences in 21 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

Isabelle Winter
Marketing & Communications manager
+ 49 (0)89 29098 819

Source: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group