Hamburg | Restaurant Guide
While Hamburg may not be the first destination that springs to mind when planning a foodie weekend, the choice and quality available may surprise even the most devout food tourist. This is a quick list of our, meine Familie und ich, personal favourite eateries that we’ve discovered in Hamburg so far.
So when you are done cruising the Elbe and touring the Elbphilarmonie, why not grab a bite at one of these top-notch restaurants.
Kremeramtsstuben Restaurant Classic German
This was the very first restaurant I went to the day I arrived in Hamburg. It’s a cozy, traditional restaurant with a high quality classic German menu. Well worth a visit if you want to try a bit traditional German cuisine.
Henssler Henssler Restaurant SushiBar Contemporary Asian
If you are a sushi fan you will love this restaurant. The contemporary decor in colours of the Japanese flag, looks over the river Elbe. High end sushi made with locally sourced ingredients. The Henssler brother also have two other restaurants in Hamburg, Ono and Ahoi check their website below for details.
Mangold Restaurant & Bar at Gastwerk Hotel Contemporary International
You’ll come here for the creative international menu, but also enjoy the interiors visual feast. The contemporary red brick design of the restaurant and bar, built in a disused warehouse is cozy and spacious. Open for breakfast until 1 pm, followed by a three course lunchtime table menu, and dinner from 6pm.
Trific Restaurant Contemporary International
A stones through from Hamburg’s world famous warehouse district, Speicherstadt, and the Elbephilharmonie Tricif sits on the canal side in old town Hamburg. Excellent cocktails and market-fresh contemporary cuisine from the a la carte menu, or why not try the three or four course tasting menu.
East Hotel & Restaurant European & Asian
The 4 star menu at East, which is situated parallel with the entertainment district Reeperbahn, promises a culinary journey through Europe to Asia. Another incredibly designed space spread over multiple floors. East has a sushi bar, private dinning areas and cocktail bar on the upper level. At weekends the lights and music are turned up making this a trendy place for a night out or after hours cocktails.
Mash American Steak House Steaks
This Danish owned group of restaurants has a comfortable, relaxed lounge bar and restaurant has a gentlemen’s club look and feel. Enjoy views of the Elbe over superb steaks and fabulous cocktails.
Delta Bistro Steaks
You’d probably never find this restaurant if you didn’t know about it beforehand. Tucked away in Hamburg’s meat market, GrosseFleischmarkt, this place is a steak lovers paradise.
Atla Restaurant Contemporary German
This restaurant boasts the best schnitzel in Hamburg. Elegant dinning and, as with many restaurant cooking classes are also on offer.
Goldene Gans Contemporary International
Up-scale bistro cuisine at its finest. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant, everything on the menu is always exquisite. Open for lunch and dinner, and breakfast up until 11:30 am during weekdays and later at weekends.
Brasserie La Provence Classic French
This is a Parisian style bistro with and exceptional Classic French menu. Choose mouth-watering dishes from the Brasserie Classique menu or the a la carte menu. Brasserie La Provence has been voted best french restaurant six times by Hamburg’s Gastro Guide.
Zur Traube Restaurant Contemporary German
I love, love, love this restaurant not only for the fabulous food but also for the traditional dark wood panelled interior and strange but interesting carvings depicting farm labourers and the like. This restaurant is first and foremost a wine cellar and has a large choice of German and international wines.
Kleien Brunnenstraße Contemporary International
My favourite time to visit this restaurant is during the summer when you can sit on their street terrace and enjoy the warm weather, the excellent menu, and wild flowers which sprout along the streets every spring and summer. Excellent lunchtime menu, and Chefs three or four course tasting menu in the evenings with wines chosen for each individual course.
Billy the Butcher Steaks and Burgers
Billy’s has become one of our go to eateries when we want a fairly low key but high quality meal. The burgers and steaks are excellent. The super friendly staff, all fully trained butchers, will help you personally choose your own cuts of meat which are on display.
Il Locale Contemporary Italian
This Italian restaurant is another of our favourites for low key, high quality dinning. Contemporary Italian cuisine, some of the best pizzas in Hamburg at really good prices.
I’m always on the look out for new and exciting places to eat.
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