Restaurants

Top Choice Bavarian in Passau

Heilig-Geist-Stifts-Schenke

Not only does this historical inn have a succession of walnut-panelled ceramic-stove-heated rooms, a candlelit cellar (from 6pm) and a vine-draped garden, but the food is equally inspired. Amid the river fish, steak…
Top Choice French in Regensburg

Café Orphée

Claiming to be the Frenchiest bistro east of the Rhine – it really is like being teleported to 1920s Paris – this visually pleasing, always bustling eatery is bedecked in faded red velvet, dark wood and art nouveau …
Top Choice International in Regensburg

Storstad

If you are looking for something a bit more creative on your plate than hunks of pork and dumplings, book a table at this 21st-century gourmet restaurant. The menus feature rare ingredients for Bavaria such as lamb,…
Top Choice Bavarian in Regensburg

Dicker Mann

The 'Chubby Chappy', a stylish, tranquil and very traditional inn, is one of the oldest restaurants in town, allegedly dating back to the 14th century. All the staples of Bavarian sustenance are plated up plus a few…
Top Choice German in Regensburg

Historische Wurstkuchl

Completely submerged several times by the Danube's fickle floods, this titchy eatery has been serving the city's traditional finger-size sausages, grilled over beech wood and dished up with its own sauerkraut and sw…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Passau

Culinarium Passau

Choose between seasonal and Mediterranean menus with paired wine and a regularly changing à la carte menu at this gourmet, evening-only restaurant with leaping brick vaulting on the southern side of the Inn. Diners …
Cafe in Passau

Diwan

It's all aboard the high-speed lift from street level to this trendy, high-perched cafe-lounge at the top of the Stadtturm, with by far the best views in town. From the tangled rattan and plush cappuccino-culture so…
European in Regensburg

Leerer Beutel

Subscriber to the slow food ethos, the cavernous restaurant at the eponymous cultural centre offers an imaginatively mixed menu of Bavarian, Tyrolean and Italian dishes, served indoors or out on the car-free cobbles…
International in Regensburg

Haus Heuport

Enter an internal courtyard (flanked by stone blocks where medieval torches were once extinguished) and climb up the grand old wooden staircase to this space-rich Gothic dining hall for eye-to-eye views of the Dom S…
Italian in Regensburg

Spaghetteria Aquino

Get carbed up at this former 17th-century chapel, where you can splatter six types of pasta with 24 types of sauce, and get out the door for the cost of a cocktail in Munich. The all-you-can-eat buffets (€7) are a c…