Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Dresden

Little India

Bright, minimalist and informal, this fantastic Indian restaurant is a world away from most in Dresden, and its popularity is obvious (be prepared to wait for a table when it's busy). The large menu (available in En…
Top Choice German in Dresden

Restaurant Genuss-Atelier

Lighting up Dresden's culinary scene is this fantastic place that's well worth the trip on the 11 tram. The creative menu is streets ahead of most offerings elsewhere, although the best way to experience the 'Pleasu…
Vegetarian in Dresden

brennNessel

This popular, largely vegetarian gastropub in a miraculously surviving 350-year-old building is an oasis in the otherwise empty and anodyne streets of the Altstadt. Indeed, reserve for lunch if you'd like to eat out…
International in Dresden

Raskolnikoff

An artist squat in the 1980s, Raskolnikoff now brims with grown-up artsy-bohemian flair, especially in the sweet little garden at the back, complete with a bizarre water feature. The seasonally calibrated menu showc…
German in Dresden

Lila Sosse

This jumping joint puts a new spin on modern German cooking by serving intriguing appetisers in glass preserve jars. You're free to order just a couple (the fennel-orange salad and carp with capers are recommended) …
Italian in Dresden

La Casina Rosa

Everybody feels like family at this neighbourhood-adored trattoria with its warren of cosy rooms (plus small summer garden out the back) and feisty pasta and pizza, plus seasonally inspired specials. Menu stars incl…
German in Dresden

Böhme

An easy-going but quietly elegant place, with bare-brick walls and interwar period furniture, Böhme's menu celebrates the produce of the Free State's fertile lands, turning traditional staples, such as red cabbage, …
Saxon in Dresden

Sophienkeller

The 1730s theme, complete with waitresses trussed up in period garb, may be a bit overcooked, but the local specialities certainly aren't. It's mostly rib-sticking fare, such as the boneless half-duck with red cabba…
Vietnamese in Dresden

Anamit

Not your typical Vietnamese three-table eatery (a ubiquitous feature of any east German urban landscape), this is a large and atmospheric establishment with stylishly subdued decor. The menu reads like a jungle-trai…
International in Dresden

Ladencafé Aha

Dine outside on the pavement in front of the impressive Kreuzkirche, or retire to the cosy interior of this charming vegetarian-leaning health food cafe. There's a great menu, full of fresh regional produce and plen…