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 Seafood in Hamburg

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 Modern European in Hamburg


The heart of Northern Germany's slow food movement beats in this exquisite bistro. Menus change daily and always reflect what's in season and fresh. Preparations are simple, allowing flavours to shine. There's summe…
Top Choice German in Hamburg


You can smell the curry and see the crowds from two streets away at this very popular venue for that beloved German fast food, the Currywurst. Locals agree that the versions here (and at a second stand across the st…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Hamburg

Eiscafe Eisliebe

Some of the yummiest ice cream you’ll ever taste is scooped from this little hole in the wall (look for the queues). On any given day, you’ll find around a dozen of its handmade, all-natural flavours. Fresh berry cr…
Top Choice Modern European in Hamburg

Altes Mädchen

The lofty red-brick halls of a 19th-century animal market have been upcycled into a hip culinary destination that includes a coffee roastery, a celebrity chef restaurant, and this beguiling brewpub with a central ba…
Top Choice Cafe in Hamburg


Even if you miss the morning at this cheery spot which mixes affability with pastel style, you can still sit outside and catch the afternoon sun. Baked goods are fabulous and egg dishes are all-organic. The coffee? …
Top Choice Cafe in Hamburg

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.
Top Choice Bakery in Hamburg

Konditorei Holger Rönnfeld

Sweet offerings abound at this aromatic and traditional bakery. Try a nussecken, a crunchy, nutty, triangular-shaped pastry.
French in Hamburg

Café Paris

Within a spectacularly tiled 1882 butchers’ hall and adjoining art-deco salon, this elegant yet relaxed brasserie serves classical French fare like croque-monsieur (toasted ham-and-cheese sandwich), croque-madame (t…