Restaurants

Top Choice European in Heidelberg

'S' Kastanie

A panoramic terrace provides sweeping views of the river at this gorgeous 1904-built former hunting lodge with stained glass and timber panelling, set in the forest near the castle. Chef Sven Schönig's stunning crea…
Top Choice German in Speyer

Rabennest

A half-timbered, green-shuttered building houses this timber-panelled, two-storey winery, which serves Palatinate vintages and specialities such as Leberknödel (liver meatballs in beef broth) and Pfälzer Bauernsteak…
Top Choice German in Heidelberg

Zur Herrenmühle Heidelberg

A flour mill from 1690 has been turned into an elegant and highly cultured place to enjoy refined ‘country-style' cuisine, such as saffron-crusted dorade royale with baby spinach and creamed potato, beneath weighty…
German in Speyer

Domhof-Hausbrauerei

Just beside the Kaiserdom, this historic brewery has a courtyard beer garden shaded by chestnut trees. Regional specialities, some prepared using the three beers brewed on the premises (light, dark and wheat), inclu…
German in Worms

Schnitzelhütt

No fewer than 27 varieties of pork or chicken schnitzel are served at this exposed brick-and-timber city-centre restaurant with barrel tables: Gorgonzola-topped, Dijon mustard-doused, slathered in sherry-cream sauce…
Diner in Heidelberg

Joe Molese

Sandwiches – like pastrami, tomato and honey-mustard vinaigrette; brie, arugula and truffle oil; or wild smoked salmon with lemon juice and olive oil – are the standout at Joe's, but it also has fantastic salads, ch…
Pizza in Heidelberg

Unter Freunden

Pizza al taglio (by the slice) is the speciality of this hip whitewashed space. Toppings include pear and gorgonzola, mortadella (Italian sausage) with artichoke and buffalo mozzarella, and hummus with figs, aubergi…
Fusion in Heidelberg

Weisser Bock

Dark-wood panelling, linen-bedecked tables and low lighting make an elegant backdrop for newly interpreted classical dishes. Each is prepared with fresh ingredients that play off each other: scallop tartare with was…
Cafe in Mannheim

Café Prag

A former tailor’s shop and cigar store, built in 1902, is now an arty cafe with Jugendstil woodwork, cranberry-red walls and a pre-war Central European feel. Smooth jazz on the stereo makes a perfect backdrop for en…
Cafe in Speyer

Maximilian

Always buzzing, this local favourite by the Altpörtel serves 12 different breakfasts, from traditional German spreads to eggs Benedict and French toast, various lunch specials, and an à la carte menu spanning sausag…