The Best Restaurants In Hamburg – A Guide For The 1st Time Visitor

As Germany’s second largest city and also one of the largest ports in Europe, the city of Hamburg attracts large number of tourists. The restaurants in Hamburg scene are renowned for its diversity, creativity and top notch quality.

Not to disappoint you are the city’s multifaceted eating spots. Sitting on the ends of the broad spectrum of exquisite dishes are the delicious seafood dish and scrumptious international cuisine.

Let’s have a look at some of my favourite restaurants in Hamburg which are definitely going to satisfy your taste buds.

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Address – Mühlenkamp 16, 22303 Hamburg, Germany

Unlike its neighbourhood this cosy restaurant is certainly the ideal place to feel the seaside atmosphere. Located around the Mühlenkamp the eatery is suitable for those looking to relinquish a delectable dinner with family & friends or spend a romantic candlelit evening with their better half.

Try one of their well known super fresh fish specialties or taste a bit of all by ordering one of their outstanding mixed plates. For those willing to have an affordable yet high quality lunch, get surprised by their special menu served from Monday until Friday between 12pm and 3pm.


Address – Eulenstrasse 38, 22765 Hamburg, Germany

Finding a place that serves an excellent vegan food is a difficult task, but Leaf has proved it to be a myth. With its both international and German inspired cuisine and cosiness, this restaurant has grown to be a love for all irrespective of you not being a vegan.

Consisting of certified organic ingredients the restaurant’s ever changing menu is ought to impress you. Give yourself a memorable evening experiencing the restaurant’s diverse flavours and complex textures.


Address – Rothenbaumchaussee 31, 20148 Hamburg, Germany

The simplicity of ingredients, use of olive oil and above all the social dimension of the dining experience, is what sets apart the German cuisine from the Greek and Mediterranean. Here every meal is an occasion to meet and greet with family or friends around the table.

On the menu is a wide selection of dishes served in the pleasant atmosphere of this outstanding family-run restaurant. Relinquish a complete Greek experience as you share some meze and wash them down with ouzo or tsipouro with your loved ones.


Address – Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

One of the Germany’s leading gourmet restaurants in Hamburg, Haerlin, is a proud bearer of 2 Michelin stars, 19 Gault Millau points and top rated by leading magazines. On the menu are Mediterranean and Francophile cuisine prepared exclusively with fresh market and seasonal products of the highest quality.

The head Chef Rüffer believe in taste more than the visual appearance of the dish yet his dishes are very creatively and affectionately arranged for the discipline. Hop in and enjoy the unique view over Hamburg’s Inner Alster Lake as you savour some tantalising flavours.


Address – Eduard-Rhein-Ufer 1, 22087 Hamburg, Germany

Offering its customer a respectable refreshment stand on the easternmost tip of the Outer Alster is the pocket friendly Alsterperle. Apart from the taste its location at the widest point of Alster Lake and blissful views makes this a huge success.

Enjoy the picturesque skyline of central Hamburg as you gulp in some delectable choices from the menu.


Address – Willy-Brandt-Straße 47, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Carrying forward the very old German tradition of the small brewery is the Groeninger cellar. Dominated by a vast copper vat and long wooden tables embracing the theme is the ambiance of the cellar. Savour the specialty of the house, the excellent beer from the micro-brewery as you take in the spectacular views of Speicherstadt on the opposite side.

Accompanying the fine brewed beer are varied platters that are mostly based on meat and fish and have to be pre-booked. One can even be their guest on Saturdays and try hands on barbecuing hunks of meat or sausages.

With this finishes a food trail through the German delicacies but there’s much more on the plate. Going through the above restaurants in Hamburg will not do the justice to the much varied dishes the city has to offer but covers the must try outlets. Leaving the rest to be explored by you…happy travelling.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal is a civil engineer by profession & started travel blogging to share his experiences while traveling to new places without any planned itinerary, as it adds up to more adventure & exploring more about the city. He also loves photography to capture natural views with no or minimal filters.

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