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 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 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 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 Seafood in Stralsund

Fischhalle

Choose your pleasure (smoked fish for a picnic, or a sit-down meal) from the glass-fronted counters, order up, get a beer and wait for your meal's arrival at a picnic table inside or out. This uber-casual fish bar h…
Top Choice European in Schwerin

Buschérie

Although historic and half-timbered, Buschstrasse is very much the modern bistro. Enjoy seasonal foods of the region with a few French inflections at an outdoor table with the Dom seeming to loom overhead. From main…
Top Choice German in Stralsund

Speicher 8

Simply roasted fish is one of the stars of this excellent casual restaurant in an old turreted building right on the waterfront. There are great tables out front; inside it's all glass and exposed wood. Celebrate yo…
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 …