The restaurants below are organized alphabetically and divided into four different price ranges.
Expensive (over 100 €)
Moderate (50 to 100 €)
Inexpensive (up to 50 €)
This is the average price for a three-course menu per person without drinks.
The Landhaus Scherrer gourmet restaurant stands for exclusivity and rich tradition. This top gastronomic address is the culinary temple of Hamburg society and of numerous celebrities, gourmets and everyone who wants to see and be seen. The star chef Heinz O. Wehmann spoils his audience with his interpretations of the classics of northern German cuisine. The house specialty is Vierländer Duck, which you can also order at home.
Address: Elbchaussee 130, 22763 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 88 30 700 30.
Le Canard Nouveau
Le Canard Nouveau, a gourmet restaurant with modern, spartan décor, developed from the fine cuisine of Le Canard on Elchaussee . that looks a bit cool overall. Chef Norman Etzold deliberately focuses on the essentials in his culinary compositions, so the description of the dishes on the menu such as cod / artichoke / bacon, veal tartar / lemon / turnip and Norway lobster / pimento / tarragon has no playful touch.
Lovers of haute cuisine can enjoy international specialties with a fantastic view through the spacious panoramic windows of the port of Hamburg or in summer from the terrace on the Elbe. Classy, separate rooms are available for closed groups.
Address: Elbchaussee 139, Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 88 12 95 31.
The Haerlin restaurant is located in the Grand Hotel Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten . As you would expect from its location alone, the ambience of the two Michelin-star restaurant, managed by chef Christoph Rüffer, is classy and dignified. Soft pastel shades in beige and gray dominate the interior. Large mirrors, lamps and glass showcases with gold alloy set noble accents without being intrusive. In this environment, guests dine the original and creative haute cuisine by Christoph Rüffer, who designs the menu in a varied and creative manner and comes up with many surprises.
Address: Neuer Jungefernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 34 94 33 10.
This classic, retro-modern restaurant, housed in a beautiful house and which was a shoe store in the 1950s, is one of the city’s most popular restaurants and is on everyone’s lips. It serves new German cuisine every evening. Main courses include pink roast duck breast with green asparagus, grilled fjord trout with Fregola sarda and a pound of heather asparagus with parsley potatoes. Dessert such as mascarpone cream with berry compote or sorrel ice cream gives the good meal a fitting end. Credit cards are not accepted.
Address: Neuer Pferddemarkt 5, 20359 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 439 78 23.
In this versatile restaurant bar, which is connected to the Museum of Hamburg History, you can enjoy modern German dishes. The furnishings consist of Gothic installations, artistic chandeliers, Art Nouveau fittings and a winter garden with palm trees, potted plants and heating stands for the winter. Sundays there is a varied brunch with hot and cold dishes. Tables should be reserved at least three days in advance. Card payment is not possible.
Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 317 47 66.
The Fischerhaus is one of the most popular and largest fish restaurants in Hamburg; The rustic restaurant on the lower floor is traditional and made of dark wood. The upper floor with the Hafenblick restaurant is modern with light wood and, according to its own information , offers the most beautiful view of the port of Hamburg. The Hafenblick pampers its guests with classics such as goldfish fillet “Müllerin Art”, plaice fillets and Hamburg pancake. The rustic relies on dishes such as mackerel or green herrings with fried potatoes, spaghetti with herb pesto or breaded pork schnitzel. The Panorama Lounge event room is located on the third floor.
Address: Sankt Pauli Fischmarkt 14, 20359 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 31 40 53.
Houses of Parliament
The Parliament is Hamburg’s oldest restaurant with a traditional atmosphere and hearty and regional dishes. In the former Ratsweinkeller, Otto von Bismarck von Friedrichsruh already enjoyed his favorite dish: farm duck. This dish is still on the menu today. Despite the tradition and long history, dishes from the modern kitchen are served in the bright and splendid dining room in the basement of the Hamburg City Hall. In addition to vegetarian food, there are typical North German classics such as Labskaus and North Sea plaice as well as dishes from Alsace and popular meat dishes such as sirloin from the leg of beef. The restaurant is also a popular location for weddings, birthdays or corporate parties.
Address: Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 70 38 33 99.
Old Commercial Room
The traditional, sailor-style, very popular Hanseatic restaurant next to the Michaeliskirche makes the best lab chaus and is also a hot tip for other specialties of the city. The menu mainly includes delicious fish dishes with plaice, sole, matjes, smoked eel, wild salmon and prawns. If you don’t like fish, you can concentrate on the meat dishes of the house. You can choose from beef fillet steak, pork knuckle and veal schnitzel. Even vegetarians don’t have to go hungry in this place.
Address: Englische Planke 10, 20459 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 36 63 19.
The small but fine Café Mimosa is located in the middle of the St. Pauli district. In addition to delicious and homemade cakes, the café serves soups, salads, pizza and pasta dishes for lunch from Wednesday to Friday. In the morning you can have breakfast here from 10 a.m. A mixed or vegan breakfast and various types of cheese are available for early guests. There is also pure brioche, with butter and jam or with berries or with orange and lemon sorbet.
Address: Clemens-Schultz-Straße 87, 20359 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 320 379 89.
Lobster Pedersen Hamburg
This business located at the harbor has been around since 1879. Hummer Pedersen still supplies some of Hamburg’s best restaurants with lobster and seafood. At a significantly lower price, you can enjoy the same delicious fish dishes in the in-house Hummer Pedersen Bistro as you can only find them in the fine restaurants. Some locals are even said to eat here every day.
Address: Große Elbstraße 152, 22767 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 522 993 926.