Heidenkampsweg 34 , Hamburg, DE, 20097
- Phone: (49) 40 2388230
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The Alsterpavillon is now run by the Alex chain and boasts folding glass walls, ten open-plan kitchens and space for concerts, exhibitions and functions for up to 800 people. The original pavilion was built in 1799 and has always been popular with day-trippers, shoppers and sun worshipers. Located opposite Jungfernstieg shopping street, this is a great place to stop by for a coffee, beer or any other cocktail. There are wonderful views over Lake Alster which are fantastic.
The Alster Lake, the romantic centre of Hamburg s downtown, has a long history of lifting tired shopper s spirits. So what better place to sit down and enjoy a meal than Mio- café and bistro, sitting on the very edge of it? On Mio s menu, you can find all the traditional pizzas and pastas of a casual Italian restaurant, along with a good selection of brunches- an absolute must in these parts. On Sundays and Saturdays, they also offer a brunch buffet from 09:00 to 13:00. To top off your meal, or just satisfy your sweet tooth, Mio also offers a selection of cakes, coffee and, of course, Italian gelato. -Eva Oladottir
The Friesenkeller embodies all that is good about north German restaurants- a cozy, rustic ambience and a fine selection of rich and tasty northern German specialties at reasonable prices. The dishes are presented on a somewhat unusual, but unique menu which resembles a newspaper. The emphasis is on fish dishes, with plaice being a popular choice amongst regulars. Guests can sit outside on the banks of the canal during good weather and enjoy the tranquility of Hamburg's waterways. Friesenkeller is also a great spot for organizing private parties, family functions and business programs and/or events.
You will find this excellent Italian place behind an unattractive stairwell and the fact that every service, from the cloakroom to the bread and butter, must be paid for might irritate or cause some new guests to wonder. Nevertheless, it must be mentioned that in addition to sophisticated cuisine this place has a very stylish interior, a posh wine list and staff who are almost affectionate. They really make a visit worth your while.
On a long nice shopping tour of the city centre shops and arcades you will need a break at some point. The Cappuccino at the Hof-Passage is a good location for such a break. You sit aside from the hectic life and the bustle but you are yet right in the middle of it, as the café and restaurant provides a good view of the restless shoppers. The café is usually very busy, so the noise level is not exactly relaxing. But the menu is very nice. In addition to the hot drink which gave the place its name, there is a choice of sophisticated hot meals to supply you with the energy you need for another round of shopping. Tagliatella with salmon and Chinese mushrooms, fresh fruit with vanilla ice-cream and cream
The Tao Chinese restaurant is situated in Hamburg's exclusive New Town and offers a high class and rather expensive cuisine in keeping with its location. The interior is plain and classy and creates a calm and friendly atmosphere. The waiters and waitresses are very unobtrusive. The menu is a mixture of traditional Chinese dishes and modern, sometimes original creations, which are very nicely arranged. The seafood mix, king prawns and Chao Tse are recommended.
Decorated in feudal style, this restaurant, located in Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, has firmly established itself at the top of Hamburg's culinary premier league with two Michelin stars. Huge windows provide great views over beautiful Lake Alster, a piano player tinkles in the background and the wine list is simply unbeatable. All this could easily deflect interest from the food - if it weren't for the creative and refined dishes rustled up by chef Hans-Peter Engels, holder of numerous Gault Millaut and Michelin awards.
Doc Cheng's restaurant is located by Alster Lake and is highly recommended when it comes to quality Eurasian dishes. The portions are a little small and may not make it a necessity, but the beautiful surroundings invite a walk after dining here. The restaurant's Asian interior is of a high standard, oaks and the warmd hues of the light up the place in great elegance and exoticness, just like at the exclusive hotel next door. The clientele is varied due to the moderate prices. This restaurant at the Vier Jahreszeiten hotel is not a mainstream Eurasian place, but a place where exciting new creations in Asian cooking are made. There is a fine choice of exotic teas, sophisticated wines and nice beers.
Cafe Condi is the perfect place to start your day with a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day. Located in the elegant and upscale Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Cafe Condi's buffet is laden with goodies and pastries such as apple strudel, and is also noted for its 'Jahreszeiten breakfast'. The chef doles out lip-smacking and local favorites with the help of fresh and healthy ingredients. The cafe also opens its doors in the afternoons if you want to grab a quick bite and replenish yourself for the day ahead.
Located in the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Wohnhalle is the epitome of British fine dining, with its luxurious, vintage English country house setting, antique armchairs, oil paintings, a warm fireplace and an overall lavish but comfortable atmosphere to boot, giving the restaurant a feel of a bygone era. Brighten up your afternoon with a cup of hot, delicious tea, scones, eclairs, fruit tarts, egg and cucumber sandwiches and much, much more. Wohnhalle has won the prestigious 'Golden Teacup' award for serving its guests with the finest tea; from 'Morning Dew Tea' to 'Nurbong', the eatery has it all. Hop in if you have the money, and do remember to come smartly dressed.
This restaurant does not cultivate an image of posh French cuisine. You can get both sophisticated or plain cooking here at very reasonable prices. The wine list is somewhat poor, a bit expensive and not comparable to a French one, but a visit to this popular place near Gänsemarkt is definitely worth your while. The seats are usually quickly taken, and you can watch the chef at work, preparing such lovely treats as duck, veal or fish, while you anticipate your meal. A great visual and sensory treat.