Top Choice Bistro in Lübeck


This narrow, elongated bar leads through to a garden out the back. Enjoy bistro fare amid chic, retro-minimalist style. The long drinks menu goes well with tapas choices. Sandwiches, salads and pasta, plus a gorgeou…
Deli in Lübeck


This classic deli has been serving all manner of fresh and smoked seafood for decades. There's no better place in town to assemble a picnic.
German in Lübeck


In the historic seafarers' guild hall (1535), Lübeck’s most atmospheric – if not best – restaurant is a veritable museum. Ships’ lanterns, old model ships and revolving Chinese-style silhouette lamps dangle from the…
German in Lübeck


The air is redolent of hops at this traditional German brewery. Get a stein of the one house brew, the superbly sweet, cloudy Zwickelbier, and tuck into a sizeable schnitzel or other traditional fare. There are outs…
German in Lübeck

Kartoffel Keller

One of the oldest traditional cellars in the city still open to the public, Kartoffel Keller has a lovely vaulted ceiling as well as some appealing outdoor tables in summer. It does get a bit touristy and it does lo…
European in Lübeck


Glossy, richly grained timber lines the walls, tables and even the alfresco courtyard of this sleek, stylish restaurant. The good-value top-end lunches are popular and feature pasta, seafood and salads. The menu is …
Cafe in Lübeck


This prim little corner cafe makes its own fabulous range of chocolates using top ingredients from around the world. There are a variety of coffees and liquors that you can enjoy amid the luscious smells inside or a…
European in Lübeck

Die Zimberei

Take one historic Hanseatic merchant's house, mix in three beautifully restored ballrooms and season with restored elegant gardens. The result is this excellent restaurant which serves modern takes on local meats an…
Cafe in Lübeck

Finder's Cafe

In a restored merchant's house that dates back to 1569, this fine little cafe does quiches, cakes and good coffee. Ask about tours of the building at 2pm and 3pm Saturday, and about occasional live performances.
Cafe in Lübeck

Café Niederegger

Milky marzipan coffee, marzipan ice cream and a host of other sweet and savoury snacks and light meals are served at the cafe inside Lübeck’s iconic marzipan shop.