Food-lovers will find that Konstanz is heaven for those with eclectic taste. Whether your sightseeing ventures leave you craving for pizza, pulled pork burgers, gluten-free potato pancakes or a medium-rare steak, the city’s restaurants have you covered. Here are our picks of the best restaurants in Konstanz.
When Tolle Knolle opened its doors in 1992 as a concept restaurant, its founders envisioned giving the potato its second break in the German culinary landscape. Fast-forward 26 years and it’s safe to say that the idea has been more than successful. Here, the chefs whizz up all kinds of delightful meals ranging from simple to sophisticated. The versatile vegetable comes in many forms – like soups, pancakes, pizzas bases, Spanish tortillas and jacket potatoes – and also as a side to battered fish, steak, Wiener Schnitzel and more. Plus, if you’re gluten intolerant or follow a vegetarian diet, the menu still leaves you spoiled for choice.
Lovers of Mediterranean cuisine are well-advised to put La Piazza on their list of dinner locations. Antipasti, fresh salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta (their homemade ravioli is a real treat) and a whole range of pasta dishes are must-have items on the menu. But that’s far from it – the list goes on with delightful creations such as salmone alla griglia (salmon steak on spinach purée) or saltimbocca alla Romana (pork schnitzel with ham, risotto and a white wine sauce). Va bene!
This gem of a restaurant takes you on a culinary journey around the world, presenting traditional international recipes and the latest food trends. The team at Holly’s banks on high-quality and mostly regional foods, free from preservatives and additives, and takes extra care creating a well-balanced menu catering to all diets – vegetarians and vegans included. The result is delicious, starting with buttermilk pancakes, smoked salmon and muesli for breakfast, followed by salads, soups and jacket potatoes for lunch, and finally sumptuous dinner options, including burgers, curries and Flammkuchen.
If you’re keen to try some of the region’s traditional recipes, Constanzer Wirtshaus is just right for you. The restaurant occupies the light-flooded rooms of a former Officers’ Mess, erected under Emperor William II in 1899. Now, the tavern is a popular meeting point for locals and visitors of all ages, who come here to enjoy a hearty meal and a chilled draft beer. The menu is studded with some of the best dishes Baden-Württemberg has to offer: Knödelpfanne (bread dumplings) with veggies, Schwäbischer Zwiebelrostbraten (beef saddle with glazed onions and Spätzle noodles), Schweinshaxe (crispy pork knuckle) and Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) for dessert.
Your web search for Hexenküche in Konstanz will present you with stellar reviews on all platforms by people who rave about the fantastic food and charming interior. Exposed brick walls, dark wood elements and dimmed lights make for a cosy atmosphere, while the on-point steaks will send you to culinary heaven. If you don’t want to miss out on the best steaks in town, make sure you reserve a table a few days in advance if possible – walk-in guests don’t always get lucky.
This trendy locale near the Konstanz train station scores with a concept that unifies delicious, well-presented food with a hip ambience. The Euro-Asian-inspired dishes come in the form of beef carpaccio, pulled pork in a bun, buckwheat blinis with beetroot and shrimp, Thai-style oysters and gluten-free carrot cake. If you’re headed to ess/bar on the weekend, do check if they have a table available ahead of time, as it’s one of the hottest restaurants in town.
Wohnzimmer translates to ‘living room’, an aptly chosen name for this restaurant, which has created an overall vibe of industrial flair mixed with grandma’s home: slouchy armchairs and sofas, cushions and old-school lampshades, exposed brick walls, visible pipes and food presented on flowery plates and stylish slate platters. From their breakfast menu through to lunch and dinner, vegetarians and vegans are sure to find delicious meals on offer. Kicking off with typically German breakfast items, the day continues with soups, salads and sandwiches and is rounded off with hearty pasta dishes, curries, burgers and stews.