Hamburg’s gourmet cuisine is distinguished by high quality, an appreciation of tradition, and excellent regional ingredients. Visit these nine Michelin-starred restaurants to experience the best fine dining that the city has to offer.
The modern and exclusive The Table in the HafenCity district is Hamburg’s first, and only, three Michelin star restaurant. As hinted by its name, this one-of-a-kind restaurant has only one table—a curved, dark cherry wood counter that seats 20. The guests can freely look into the open kitchen where the star cook Kevin Fehling and his team create exceptional dishes that combine the traditional with contemporary, imaginative interpretations inspired by world cuisine.
The famous restaurant Haerlin is located in the luxury hotel Vier Jahreszeiten (Four Seasons) on the shore of Lake Alster and boasts two Michelin stars. The plush interior serves as a beautiful backdrop to exceptional seasonal menus inspired by French and Nordic cuisine. The Executive Chef Christoph Rüffer is unafraid to experiment with textures and aromas, providing an outstanding culinary experience to every single guest.
The two-star restaurant Seven Seas in the Hotel Süllberg is perched atop a hill overlooking Hamburg’s picturesque ‘district of stairs’ and the River Elbe. The elegant restaurant is under command of chef Karlheinz Hauser who masterfully blends traditional French cuisine with diverse and exotic influences from across the seven seas. In the summer the restaurant’s gourmet terrace is the perfect location for a romantic candlelight dinner under the starry skies.
Gorgeous views of the River Elbe and double-Michelin-starred gourmet cuisine can also be enjoyed at the Jacob’s Restaurant in the Hotel Louis C. Jacob. The speciality of the chef Thomas Martin is French cuisine with German, Spanish and North African accents. Don’t expect the pompous and the superfluous here, the restaurant’s trademark is authentic, straightforward dishes prepared with the utmost attention to detail and only the best ingredients.
The Se7en Oceans restaurant is proof that excellent cuisine can be found even in unlikely places such as shopping malls. Located on the top floor of the Europa Passage shopping centre, the gourmet restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star five consecutive times. The stunning panorama across the Lake Alster is accompanied by exceptional French and Mediterranean dishes created by the chef Frédéric Morel and his team. As hinted by the name, the restaurant’s speciality are fish and seafood from the world’s seven seas.
The restaurant of Landhaus Scherrer has been a trademark of fine dining in Hamburg for over 35 years. The chef Heinz Otto Wehmann, who has been in charge of the star-rated restaurant since 1981, was one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine in Germany. The 19th-century building delights the guests with a classic and elegant ambience in which to enjoy outstanding food created from fresh north German ingredients and excellent wines from the restaurant’s ample wine cellar.
The small restaurant Piment in Hamburg’s beautiful Eppendorf district is a delight. Patrons can choose between two menus created by the star chef Wahabi Nouri, who is known for conjuring innovative tastes and aromas often inspired by his Moroccan roots. Those seeking a special dining experience can partake in Mr. Nouri’s masterclass and learn valuable lessons for cooking high class meals as well as handling quality ingredients and spices while preparing and enjoying a superb meal.
The star-rated restaurant Trüffelschwein—literally meaning ‘truffle pig’—offers an extraordinary and elaborate fine dining experience. After learning the trade from some of the best cooks in Germany, the chef Kirill Kinfelt now invites guests to enjoy a creative and vibrant cuisine in his own restaurant. The dishes combine the best of French cooking with international flair, and the excellent wine menu, curated by Jana Kinfelt, puts emphasis on German wines.
The restaurant Petit Amour in the multicultural Ottensen district is one Hamburg’s youngest Michelin-star rated addresses. As hinted by the name, the menu created by the restaurant’s chef Boris Kasprik professes his love for French cuisine. The seasonally changing menus put the highest emphasis on the quality of products and mixes traditional French cooking with modern preparation techniques inspired by the Japanese culinary style.