Restaurants

Top Choice German in Düsseldorf

Brauerei im Füchschen

Boisterous, packed and drenched with local colour – the ‘Little Fox’ in the Altstadt is all you expect a Rhenish beer hall to be. The kitchen is especially famous for its mean Schweinshaxe (roast pork leg) served in…
Top Choice European in Düsseldorf

Münstermann Kontor

This legendary delicatessen has spawned a buzzy bistro serving some of Düsseldorf's best seasonal and locally sourced fare. Day after day the place hums with loyalists hungry for seasonally rotating dishes that mana…
Top Choice French in Bonn

Pastis

This little bistro-deli is so fantastically French you’ll feel like donning a beret and affecting a silly accent. Dine on unfussy gourmet cuisine – paired with great wines, bien sûr – or get a superlative picnic fro…
Top Choice Cafe in Aachen

Café zum Mohren

This darling cafe just off the tourist trail is famous for its cakes, especially a wicked chocolate one called Krippekratz (local slang for 'devil') and sumptuous ice-cream cakes. Also a good spot for breakfast or l…
Top Choice German in Aachen

Am Knipp

Hungry grazers have stopped by this traditional inn since 1698, and you too will have a fine time enjoying hearty German cuisine served amid a flea market’s worth of knick-knacks or, if weather permits, in the big b…
Japanese in Düsseldorf

Restaurant Takumi

All you need to know about this hole-in-the-wall is that it's always packed elbow-to-elbow with Düsseldorf's expat Japanese community salivating over an authentic taste of home: slurp-worthy noodle soups. The Sappor…
Middle Eastern in Düsseldorf

Libanon Express

Crammed with mirrors, tiles and other decorations from Lebanon, this cafe serves great kebabs, falafel and other Middle Eastern specialities. Its takeaway is a standout among competitors counting on customers to be …
German in Bonn

Brauhaus Bönnsch

The unfiltered ale is a must at this congenial brewpub adorned with photographs of famous politicians great and failed, from Willy Brandt to, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schnitzel, Rhenish specialities and and fry-u…
Cafe in Aachen

Alt-Aachener Café-Stuben

Leather-covered walls, tiled stoves and antiques forge the yesteryear feel of this rambling cafe established in 1890 (the building goes back to 1655). It's famous for its house-made Printen, which come in a dozen va…
German in Aachen

Zum Goldenen Einhorn

You won't feel the sharp end of the namesake golden unicorn at this main square restaurant that goes one better than most of its neighbours. The schnitzels are crispier, the pork juicier, potatoes mashier… well, you…