Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Weimar

Gretchen's Cafe & Restaurant

Located on the ground floor of the Familienhotel, and thus family-friendly, this passionately locavore cafe offers great alternatives to the Thuringian standards available across Weimar. For those intent only on sna…
Top Choice German in Erfurt

Zum Wenigemarkt 13

This upbeat restaurant in a delightful spot (an 18th-century house on the small marketplace at the eastern end of the Krämerbrücke) serves traditional and updated takes on Thuringian cuisine, starring regionally hun…
Top Choice Japanese in Erfurt

Ginkgo

Behind an unassuming storefront down a side street off Domplatz, you'll find this purveyor of authentic Japanese sushi, run by the engaging Mr and Mrs Saburi. Their story is a fascinating one: be sure to enquire if …
Top Choice International in Weimar

Anna Amalia

Inside the Hotel Elephant Weimar, this Michelin-starred restaurant makes the most of regional produce and the talents of Italian chef Marcello Fabbri. Dress to impress, expect the full treatment, and leave plenty of…
Barbecue in Erfurt

Faustfood

Despite its casual, student-y vibe, this rambunctious grill house is a great place for traditional Thuringian grills (Rostbrätel and bratwurst), plus more international meaty treats such as spare ribs, steak and che…
German in Erfurt

Zum Goldenen Schwan

This authentic inn serves all the usual Thuringian classics, but if you’re up to mounting your own Man vs Food challenge, try something called Braumeisterpfanne (beef, chicken and pork steaks with bacon, sausage, sp…
International in Weimar

Anno 1900

Actually receiving guests since 1890, this elegant art-nouveau pavilion isn't just pretty – there's also talent in the kitchen. Fish is a highlight – perhaps Zander (pike-perch) with a ragout of bacon, beans and pot…
Korean in Weimar

San

If you find yourself inconveniently craving kimchi in Thuringia, this cosy little Korean has you covered. The bibimbap comes in hot stoneware, with sesame-scented rice, shiitake mushrooms, various veggies, beef (opt…
Vegetarian in Weimar

Tara Indian Dhaba

Vegetarians rejoice! In the heart of meat-loving Thuringia, veggies (and even vegans!) can choose from a decent and delicious selection at this friendly Indian dhaba (low-key restaurant). With dark timber tables and…
International in Weimar

Residenz-Café

The locally adored and perfectly situated ‘Resi’ is a Viennese-style coffeehouse that always has something to offer, no matter where the hand's on the clock. The 'Lovers’ Breakfast' (for two) comes with prosecco, th…