Hamburg - Eating
Hamburg is one of Germany’s best cities for eating shellfish and fish. In the morning the fishing boats head into the harbour with the night’s catch. Fish, wholesome stews, ethnic food and traditional German home cooking such as ”Birnen, Bohnen und Speck”- pears, beans and bacon – are dishes which are not to be missed. Hamburg has a wide range of restaurants and below are a few.
Hard Rock Cafe Hamburg
In a city that has hosted the early gigs of Liverpool’s original “Fab Four,” Hamburg once again claims rock residency with Hard Rock Cafe Hamburg. Located near the banks of the Elbe River in one of the city’s most historic buildings, the Landungsbrücken, nestled in the port near local landmarks, including Old Elbe Tunnel, the Old Warehouse District and the Harbor City, Hard Rock Cafe Hamburg is a must-see destination for visitors and locals alike.
Cox is one of Hamburg’s most fashionable restaurants, serving German food with a French touch. The chef uses spices from all corners of the world and the food is beautifully presented. The restaurant is simple but luxuriously decorated in red leather. A popular place with a professional staff.
For more than two decades the residents of Hamburg have been making a pilgrimage to the restaurant which is famous for its food and mango ice cream. Shalimar is open every day from 6 p.m-12 a.m, which is unusual in Hamburg where most restaurants are closed on Sundays.
Fresh fish and shellfish from the day’s catch are prepared at Fischküche. What’s more, it all takes place in a corner of the restaurant where the guests can see what is being cooked.
Restaurant Haerlin is led by Chef Christoph Rüffer and as earned not only one but two Michelin Stars and 17 Gault Millau points. His combination of classic French cuisine with Mediterranean element is one of a kind. While you enjoying the amazing food, be marveled by the view over Hamburg´s Inner Alster Lake.
Dialog im Dunkeln
This is a place where you will experience a culinary journey in a completely dark restaurant. You will be served four course surprise dinner by a blind service staff, all you need to do is to enjoy the taste of the food in the dark. The restaurant is located inside the museum Dialog im Dunkeln.
A very popular restaurant so book in advance!
For quality fresh fish and shellfish head over to restaurant Hummer Pedersen. The well prepared food is served by attentive and friendly staff at fair prices. On the menu you will find dishes like fish soup, fish burgers and salmon fillet with vegetables.
Ristorante Portonovo offers authentic Italian cuisine and the food is served in a busy but friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is beautifully located next to the lake with a stunning view. The food is well prepared with a modern twist and the chef is only using fresh seasonal ingredients.
It opened its doors in January 2010, serving modern Japanese cuisine in a cosy environment. Here you can indulge yourself in dishes like sushi, tempura, miso soup and exclusive fish dishes. Serving both lunch and dinner.
This authentic German brewery/restaurant is located on the harbour, a typical beer hall serving hearty fresh German food. Here you can enjoy homemade sausage with kraut and drink their own beer brewed on the premises.
Butcher's - American Steakhouse
Great quality meat is prepared at Butcher's in a typical American steakhouse's atmosphere. The restaurant is situated in a small building in the centre of Hamburg. The food is served by attentive staff in a cosy setting with open fireplace.
Shin Shin is a Chinese restaurant serving food with good quality and big portion too. This is a white table cloth restaurant which serves the food in bowls and on big plates. The professional staff is serving food at affordable prices. The menu offers tasty dishes like Leg of lamb à la Szechuan, Grilled pork neck and Duck with sweet - sour sauce.
Tschebull is located in the shopping district in Hamburg, a real gem serving authentic food from Austria. If you are feeling very hungry, do not worry, the efficient and friendly staff serves big portions. There is also a good selection of wines, many of which can be had by the glass.
A family-run business with a rich tradition, it has been writing history for over 100 years and it all began in 1904. Schlachterbörse is a well-known restaurant and even the celebrities’ drop by regularly. The attentive waitress serves high quality German food and excellent wine, all to ensure you will have an unforgettable evening.
A restaurant beautifully located by the harbour with a stunning view over the water, serving fish and shellfish full of flavour. It has a perfect balance between culinary tradition and modern style. This is a first class restaurant with an excellent wine list, attentive staff and delicious cuisine.