Schwerin & the Mecklenburg Lake Plains restaurants

Top Choice European in Schwerin


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 Neubrandenburg

Wiekhaus 45

Easily the most appealing place to eat in Neubrandenburg is this renovated guardhouse set into the wall. Waiters zip up and down the narrow stairwell carrying huge portions of Mecklenburg specialities (start with th…
Top Choice Cafe in Schwerin

Rösterei Fuchs

The aroma of fresh coffee fills this chic cafe, which roasts its own coffee in-house and also sells beans, as well as gourmet chocolates. Drop by for an espresso or other warming drink. Breakfasts are fresh and heal…
Top Choice German in Ludwigslust

Alte Wache

With outdoor tables that face the castle, the location here is the best in town. The food, too, is excellent, ranging from soups and risotto to steaks and grilled fish. There's also a kids menu.
Cafe in Schwerin

Die Suppenstube

Light fittings made from cutlery, stripped floorboards and bare tables provide a minimalist contrast with the historic half-timbered walls of this house on the edge of the Markt. The soups here are tops, as are the …
German in Neustrelitz

Alter Kornspeicher

Not just the best place to stay in Neustrelitz, Alter Kornspeicher is also the best restaurant, with assured cooking and a seasonal menu in a range of dining spaces. They even have their own roastery, so come for a …
Deli in Schwerin

Der Käseladen Mühlenberg

A beautiful cheese store. The engaging owner will help you assemble a fabulous picnic to enjoy in the Schlossgarten.
Pub Food in Schwerin

Zum Freischütz

Overlooking Schwerin's old goat market (note the life-size bronze goat), this storied, characterful pub has an old interior that features wooden chairs dating back decades. When one collapses, there's free beer. San…
German in Schwerin

Weinhaus Wöhler

In addition to wood-lined dining rooms dimly lit by stained glass, a large beer garden and a tapas/cocktail bar, this historic (1895), half-timbered inn also offers 12 upscale rooms (€80 to €150). The seasonal regio…
Cafe in Güstrow


Much loved by locals for its rare combination of cool, classy and warmth, Wunderbar is part cafe, part bar (great cocktails!) and very much a hub of local life. The cooking consists of light meals (usually with a ve…