Erfurt restaurants

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 …
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…
Bistro in Erfurt

Drogerie Bistro

If atmosphere is high on your list of priorities, you'll love this cosy little bistro in the Wenigemarkt, with its antique cash register, brass scales and fittings recalling its past as a dispensary. The short Itali…
German in Erfurt

Schnitzler

It might be difficult for any self-proclaimed schnitzel lover to pass by a restaurant that pays such unabashed homage to the crumbed cutlet. There's an enormous variety to choose from (some using seasonal specialiti…
Italian in Erfurt

Fellini

You can't beat the Fischmarkt location of this smart Italian affair, where local suits and casual tourists dine side by side. Expect traditional Italian staples prepared well – the pizza oven is wood fired, for exam…
Italian in Erfurt

La Gondola

What's so great about this ostensibly run-of-the-mill Italian joint where nary a word of English is spoken and the meals are tasty and reasonably priced, but nothing out of the ordinary? Well, you won't find a lovel…
Cafe in Erfurt

Altstadt Cafe

Chatty mothers, foot-weary sightseers and solo bookworms gather at this cheerful cafe in the former 14th-century fishmonger's house known as Kleiner Elephant ('Little Elephant'). Inside it's all bentwood chairs and …
Sandwiches in Erfurt

Henner

This upbeat bistro makes a great daytime pit stop for freshly made sandwiches with fillings that change weekly. Or there are crisp salads and interesting homemade soups such as chicken and peanut with snow peas and …