Restaurants

Top Choice European in Kassel

Renthof

The classy in-house restaurant of the stylish Renthof hotel (single/double €7/115) manages the balancing act of satisfying both those seeking something hearty and traditional (Wiener schnitzel, naturally) and those …
Top Choice Vietnamese in Kassel

Pho Vang

Spotless Pho Vang is a great alternative to heavy German fare, delivering authentic Vietnamese pho (noodle soup) and other traditional dishes that aren't altered too drastically to suit the European palate (exceptin…
Top Choice Cafe in Marburg

Café Barfuss

A local institution, humble Barfuss is a no-fuss, offbeat place with walls covered in coffee-sacks and an eclectic clientele of students, elderly couples and sociable drinkers. The diverse menu offers hearty, health…
Top Choice German in Hamelin

Rattenfängerhaus

One of Hamelin's finest ornamental Weser Renaissance–style buildings, the Rattenfängerhaus (Pied Piper House) has a facade dating to 1602, with older sections within. It's now home to an unashamedly tourist-centric …
German in Fulda

Wirtshaus Schwarzer Hahn

The walls of 'Black Hen Tavern' are plastered with photographs of local and family history and ring to the chatter of happy locals; it's a great spot to dine if you're seeking that authentic small-town German experi…
Spanish in Kassel

El Erni

Satisfying the locals' cravings for quality modern Spanish cuisine in an upmarket setting since 1994, this refined restaurant forces you to choose between a selection of delicious tapas to share and the main menu co…
Cafe in Göttingen

Cron & Lanz

This ornate Viennese-style cafe is Göttingen’s dignified haunt for connoisseurs of Sahnetorten (cream cakes), Obsttorten (fruit tarts) and other calorie bombs. It's also a good bet for breakfast (until 2pm), offerin…
Tex-Mex in Hamelin

Mexcal

You don't expect to find delicious Tex-Mex food in a cellar on Hamelin's historic Osterstrasse, but this bustling brick-vaulted restaurant is a winner. Locals avoiding tourist-centred German restaurants pile into ch…
German in Göttingen

Kleiner Ratskeller

The bulging, uneven walls and weathered half-timbering of this historic inn signal its venerable status, even before you learn that it's been serving food and beer since 1738 (the building itself is much older than …
German in Marburg

Bückingsgarten

Choose from two separate menus at this venerable restaurant, opened by G Dietrich Bücking in 1807 and now offering German standards alongside lesser-spotted international classics such as bouillabaisse. Dine inside …