Typical Hamburg - the tips

Café Reinhardt

(Café Reinhardt / ebd.)

A café and pastry shop that prepares pastries according to old homemade recipes since 1883. Travel into the outer district of Poppenbüttel is worth for all who want to try Franzbrötchen in their traditional plate variant. The outdoor area adjacent to the quiet Alsterwanderweg invites you to relax in the green surroundings.

Poppenbüttler Hauptstraße37 (Poppenbüttel)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 6023704


Deck 7

(Deck 7 / ebd.)

Dining 75 meters above the sea level on a medieval castle? That’s possible in the the second restaurant of star chef Karlheinz Hauser, “Deck 7”. In an elegant atmosphere, the restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine and fresh products from the markets of the region. Choose the terrace with a view on the Elbe and beer garden when the sun is out. Reservation recommended!

Süllbergsterrasse 12, 22587 Hamburg (Blankenese)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 866 2520


Fischereihafen Restaurant

(Fischereihafen Restaurant /ebd.)

A Michelin guide recommended Hamburg institution. Since 1981 families, business people and a remarkable number of celebrities have gathered here (among others Helmut Kohl, Lady Di and the Rolling Stones). The team headed by family offers Hamburg classics like Labskaus and Pannfisch, aswell as their house specialty "North Sea turbot with Pommery mustard sauce". Most dishes from the lunch menu are available for under 15 euros.

Große Elbstraße 143 (Altona)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 38 1816


Kleine Brunnenstr. 1

(Kleine Brunnenstraße / ebd.)

A nameless Restaurant with unique seasonal Slow Food kitchen made with high-quality ingredients. At noon, in the Kleine Brunnenstraße 1 the menue is small but excellent. The owners receive heir organic olive oil "Puesolé" from a Spanish nature reserve and they even offer to provide it, for its own kitchen at home. (Order on website)

Kleine Brunnenstrasse 1 (Ottensen)
Tel: +49 (0) 40 3990 77 72


Kleine Konditorei

(Kleine Konditorei / Facebook)

The "Kleine Konditorei" produces Hamburg's best Franzbrötchen in the district Eimsbüttel. The bakery won the Franzbrötchen competition of the Hamburg museum, in which the twisted Franzbrötchen got the best grades in the categories "appearance" and "taste". On weekends, you can recognize the place by its long queue in the street outside. Four times in Hamburg.

Lutterothstraße 9-11 (Eimsbüttel)

Tel +49 (0) 40 6003 90 90



(Lokal1 / Facebook)

Restaurant and Deli: Robert Wullkopf and Hagen Schäfer inspire with exquisite cuisine, local ingredients and a relaxed atmosphere. The ingredients for their delicious food, comes from farms of the surrounding area, where they respect and encourage animal welfare. It’s even possible to purchase preserves and homemade specialties of the kitchen chef for the kitchen at home.

Kampstraße 25-27 (Schanzenviertel)

Tel: 040 49222266



(Lila Nashorn / Facebook)

Restaurant Nil turns ingredients from regional organic farms into fine gourmet cuisine. According to the Michelin guide, the seasonal slow food is very good value for its price. Architecture lovers should sit at the gallrey of this art-deco-style Restaurant to overlook chandeliers and the lower hall.

Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 (St. Pauli)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 439 78 23


Restaurant Ahrberg

(Restaurant Ahrberg / landundmeer.de)

An extended Elbspaziergang guarantees to make you hungry. In this case, Restaurant Ahrberg in Blankenese is like a good friend to visit: on comfy nostalgic sofas enjoy a hot soup, coffee and cake or a delicious fish dish.

Strandweg 33 (Blankenese)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 86 04 38



(Oberhafenkantine / Facebook)

The Oberhafenkantine could be the most crooked restaurant in the world. The building has survived nights of bombing and flood. It is a great place to taste the typical food of Hamburg dockers. The mixed supper dish presents a variety of local dishes in small portions.

Stockmeyerstraße 41 (HafenCity)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 32 80 99 84



(VLET / ebd.)

The VLET is dedicated to the creative north German cuisine. Kitchen chef Knut Wunderlich serves classic hanseatic cuisine in new interpretations, the specialty of the restaurant.  The restaurant is located in the historic Speicherstadt and its interior offers a careful and elegant modernization that preserves the original atmosphere of the old brick building.

Am Sandtorkai 23 (Speicherstadt)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 3347 53 75 0



(Witwenball / Facebook Jochen Stüber)

The name of the wine bar and restaurant "Wittwenball" reminds of the former dance hall, which was located there between the 1920s and the 1980s. Today the widow ball focuses on wine: There are over 30 changing open wines and 250 bottles are for sale for the consumption at home. The food is made with fresh local ingredients and the schnitzel, which is only on Sundays, is just excellent.

Weidenallee 20 (Eimsbüttel)

Tel: +49 (0) 40 53 63 00 85


(Veröffentlicht März 2016)