With a cuisine as varied and impressive as the city itself, Frankfurt is one of Germany’s most popular culinary destinations. Offering way more than the simple sausage and kartoffelsalat combinations generally associated with German restaurants, Frankfurt is home to an outstanding array of both traditional and contemporary. Check out our updated list of this city’s ten best cultural restaurants below.
For those looking for some truly traditional Frankfurt dishes, there’s no need to look any further that Atschel. The platters of simple home-style cooking here include the city’s namesake frankfurter sausages, pickled pork knuckle, boiled ox-breast and schnitzel all served with a good dollop of sauerkraut and a hunk of bread. The only thing missing is a glass of cool apple wine and, of course, they’ve got that in abundance too. A cute little tavern, the wooden floors, long communal tables and art nouveau balloon lamps are everything one would expect from such a place and that little bit more. Great all year round, the tavern is incredibly cosy in the winter and the outdoor garden terrace is a real treat in the summer.
Atschel, Wallstrasse 7, Frankfurt, Germany, +49 69 61 92 01
With a name meaning Body and Soul in English, Leib und Seele cooks up a variety of hearty, filling dishes inspired by an abundance of international cuisines. Breakfast is an array of egg-based dishes, breads and jams, salami platters, fruit salads and croissants catering to every nationality of tourist as well as the regular local patrons. Each day, there is a different lunch special; Tuesdays, for example, it’s chilli con carne and Fridays it’s chicken fricassee with basmati rice. The dinner menu continues the international yet familiar theme with dishes including mushroom schnitzel, roasted salmon fillet and baked potatoes with various fillings. Leib und Seele is undeniably the perfect choice for families where everyone fancies something different.
Leib und Seele, Kornmarkt 11, Frankfurt, Germany, +49 69 28 15 29