Hamburg | Restaurant Guide
While Hamburg may not be the first destination that springs to mind when planning a food lovers weekend, the choice and quality available may surprise even the most devout food tourist. Here is a quick list of our, Meine Familie und ich, personal favourite eateries that we have 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 restaurant was the very first I visited the day I arrived in Hamburg. It’s a cosy, traditional restaurant with a high quality classic German menu. Well worth a visit if you want to try a bit of 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 brothers 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 cosy and spacious. Open for breakfast until 1 pm, followed by a three-course lunchtime table menu, and dinner from 6 pm.
East Hotel & Restaurant European & Asian
The 4-star menu at East, 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 dining 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.
Atlas Restaurant Contemporary German
This restaurant boasts the best schnitzel in Hamburg. Elegant dining 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
A Parisian style bistro with an 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 intriguing carvings depicting farm labourers and the like. This restaurant is first and foremost a wine cellar and has a wide 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 wildflowers 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.
El Jardin Vino y Tapas Contemporary Spanish
El Jardin offers a tantalising contemporary twist to its tapas menu, with an excellent wine menu and fabulous cocktails. A must for tapas lovers.
Restaurant Marseille Contemporary French
Delicious French cuisine in a bistro-style setting on the banks of the Elbe river.
Barcelona Tapas Traditional Spanish
A casual ambient offering high-quality traditional Spanish tapas plus Spanish wines and a selection Vermouths.
Billy the Butcher Steaks and Burgers
Billy’s has become one of our go-to eateries when we want a relatively low key yet high-quality meal. The burgers and steaks are excellent. The super friendly staff, all fully trained butchers, will help you can choose your cuts of meat which are on display.
Il Locale Contemporary Italian
This Italian restaurant is another of our favourites for casual, high-quality dining. Contemporary Italian cuisine, some of the best pizzas in Hamburg at reasonable prices.
I’m always on the look out for new and exciting places to eat.
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