A small guide of
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Schlachte / Weser
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Quarter Ostertor


The small restaurant guide for the city of Bremen

A selection of our recommendations for the old part of the town

As visitor you normally stay only some hours or a few days in Bremen, so you need some actual and reliable recommendations from people living in Bremen for good meals at a fair price in a nice atmosphere.

Following you will find some good restaurants in a list, as we would like to have it as well on our trips to other cities. We have personally tested these restaurants and can recommend them with a safe conscience.
If you want to eat delicious, but not expensive, you should choose the lunch table "Mittagstisch", which is typical, tasty and costs little more money than you would spend in the next fast food restaurant.

Restaurant am Deich

Evening restaurant with a creative cross-over cuis
28199 Bremen SÜD Alte Neustadt
Am Deich 68 / Phone: 0421 - 597 96 82

A real insider's tip, a little bit off (500 m from Boettcherstreet), accessable over two Teerhof pedestrian bridges. Culinary surprises are guaranteed, in the kitchen there is someone, who cooks not only good, but also with fun and imagination and with Asian inspirations. The prices are moderate, the bottle of wine you get is settled per glass. Open from 6 p.m., reservations recommended on weekends.
Opening hours: Di-So ab 18 Uhr

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Bremer Ratskeller

Historical town-hall restaurant
28195 Bremen CITY MITTE Altstadt Dom / Markt
Am Markt 11 / Phone: 0421 - 32 16 76

This town hall cellar-restaurant is always worth a visit. Go down to the historical hall in the basement vault, where you can sit at long tables in front of huge, old wine barrels. Here you dine traditionally Bremen / North German dishes and drink a very good wine.
Opening hours: Mo-So 11-24 Uhr

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Stäv - Ständige Vertretung

German, Bremian and Rhenish cuisine
28195 Bremen CITY Altstadt Böttcherstrasse
Böttcherstrasse 3-5 im Flett / Phone: 0421 - 32 09 95

In this large rustic restaurant you get good and hearty regional cuisine from the Rhineland and Bremen, you drink "Koelsch" from Cologne in small, slim glasses or Beck's, brewed just on the other side of the river 'Weser'. STÄV, the former "Permanent Representation of West-Germany" in Eastern Germany (till 1990) is a quaint place with hundreds of photographs of the German and Bremian political history 1945 - 1980. In summer you sit outside just below the chimes of the Boettcherstreet.
Opening hours: Mo-So 11.30-24 Uhr

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Restaurant with German and Mediterranean cuisine
28195 Bremen CITY MITTE Altstadt Schlachte
Schlachte 15-18 / Phone: 0421 - 165 55 99

Spacious restaurant with a large 'beer-garden' at the river promenade and restaurant-mile called "Schlachte". There are a lot of competitive restaurants (as usual not all are really good). LUV has a menu for (almost) all tastes, from local and substantial to exotic, at an 'appetizing' price level.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 11 Uhr - open end, Sa, So 10 Uhr - open end

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German and Mediterranean cuisine
28195 Bremen CITY MITTE Altstadt Schnoor
Schnoor 38 / Phone: 0421 - 32 66 21

The Schnoor, where the small houses tie up as on a string, is a popular tourist district. Inside 'Katzen-Cafe' you find an almost Parisian atmosphere with a bit of plush, outside on the terrace it's airy and romantic, during summer always well attended. A cozy atmosphere and traditional dishes at reasonable prices.
Opening hours: Mo-So 12-24 Uhr

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Italian Pizzeria, Restaurant selfservice
28195 Bremen CITY MITTE Altstadt
Knochenhauerstrasse 16/17 / Phone: 0421 - 168 38 4

A restaurant chain specialized in fast Italian cuisine, in pasta, pizza, salads and antipasti, freshly prepared in an open kitchen. A well styled ambience with self-service at reasonable price.
Opening hours: Mo-So 10 - 01 Uhr

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Grashoff's Bistro

Exclusive Gourmet and Wine Bistro (Gault Millau)
28195 Bremen CITY MITTE Bahnhofsvorstadt, Contrescarpe
Contrescarpe 80 / Phone: 0421 - 147 49

Bremen's best restaurant in the city is undoubtedly Grashoff's Bistro. Here you eat excellent (recognized by Gault-Millau!), slightly more expensive, but reasonable in price, unfortunately very cramped space and closing at 7.30 p.m.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 12-19.30, Sa 12-15.30 Uhr

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Don Carlos

Spanish cuisine
28203 Bremen MITTE Ostertor / Viertel
Ostertorsteinweg 74/75 / Phone: 0421 - 70 53 56

Large selection of tapas and Spanish dishes, popular Sunday brunch buffet (reservation!) and appealing atmosphere. You enter a modern Spanish bodega to get into a light and bright conservatory. Reasonable prices.
Opening hours: Mo-Sa 11-24, So 10-24 Uhr

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