Restaurants

Top Choice German in Speicherstadt & HafenCity

Vlet in der Speicherstadt

Right by the pedestrian bridge, Vlet has three different menus (plus a children's version) and the recurring theme is the intersection between contemporary flair and German traditional dishes – options include labsk…
Top Choice German in Altstadt

Deichgraf

In a prime setting, with the water on one side and long street-side tables on the other, Deichgraf excels in Hamburg specialities cooked to a high standard. The menu changes seasonally and much of the food is source…
Top Choice German in Altstadt

Laufauf

A bastion for northern German and Hamburg cooking, Laufauf is something of a Hamburg institution. The Hamburger pannfisch (locally fried fish), bratheringe (fried herring), labskaus (a meat, fish and potato stew wit…
Top Choice International in Altona & Elbmeile

GaumenGanoven

We love this place. A fun, brick-lined setting is the backdrop for little morsels – rather like tapas or antipasto (here they're called 'dinger') – that you take, eat and then tally up when you're done. It works on …
Top Choice International in St Pauli & Reeperbahn

Clouds

Arguably St Pauli's most prestigious table, Clouds, on the 23rd floor of the Tanzende Türme, is an elegant space with marvellous views out over the city. The menu is dominated by steaks and a few French touches; you…
Top Choice German in Altstadt

Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher

Despite its tourist-friendly location, the knick-knack-filled dining room and warm service at this restaurant, in a 400-year-old canalside building, make you feel like you’re dining in your Oma’s (grandma’s) house –…
Top Choice Italian in Hamburg

Anna Sgroi

Lauded chef Anna Sgroi has taken the foods of her southern Italian childhood and elevated them to culinary heights. A seemingly mundane dish like stuffed artichokes is sublime, and that's just to start. While never …
Top Choice Cafe in St Georg

Café Gnosa

With its abstract art and in-house bakery, Café Gnosa draws an affable gay and straight crowd in St Georg. The curved glass windows give it an art deco vibe. There are outside tables, and serving breakfast until 4pm…
Top Choice Seafood in St Pauli & Reeperbahn

Fischbrötchenbude Brücke 10

There are a gazillion fish sandwich vendors in Hamburg, but we're going to stick our neck out and say that this vibrant, clean and contemporary outpost makes the best. Try a classic Bismarck (pickled herring) or Mat…
Top Choice International in Altona & Elbmeile

Bullerei

One of the coolest dining spaces in the city, Bullerei inhabits a converted former slaughterhouse with lovely high ceilings and a real buzz that bounces off the walls – don't come here for a quiet romantic dinner. S…