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 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…
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 with artichoke and buffalo mozzarella, and hummus with figs, aubergine and pecorino, p…
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…
Bakery in Heidelberg

Gundel

Gundel's bakery section has 30 kinds of bread and rolls, as well as delectable pastries. It's a great stop to stock up for a river or forest picnic; alternatively you can dine in at the wicker-chair-filled cafe, whi…
German in Heidelberg

Schnitzelbank

Small and often jam-packed, this cosy wine tavern has you sampling the local tipples (all wines are regional) and cuisine while crouched on wooden workbenches from the time when this was still a cooperage. It's thes…
Gelato in Heidelberg

Gelato Go

The Hauptstrasse is sprinkled with ice cream shops but Gelato Go trumps them all (hence the constant queue out the door, even in winter). In addition to the classics, flavours span sea salt caramel, crème brûlée, le…
Cafe in Heidelberg

Café Weinstube Burkardt

Charming Burkardt's has a superb selection of wines from the Heidelberg region available by the glass, and first-rate food, such as risotto with asparagus and mushrooms or apricot and lamb ragout. The courtyard abut…
Burgers in Heidelberg

Die Kuh Die Lacht

This sleek burger joint's 19 different, all-natural burgers are handmade on the premises. Choices include chicken caesar, barbecued beef, a Mexican burger with beans and corn, as well as veggie options including a t…