The most beautiful Restaurants on the waterfront

Restaurant Engel

(Restaurant Engel)

Right on the Elbe, on the Teufelsbrück ferry terminal, NDR TV chef Tarik Rose wields his mouth and knife in his restaurant Engel. The gourmet restaurant initially shines with its unique location on a former viewing platform, directly on the Elbe. But chef Tarik Rose and his right-hand man Nkarang Sanyang know that they cannot rely solely on their ambience and convince with classics in a modern guise in their cuisine. At the same time, they always keep an eye on French culinary art. For lunch, you can try their liaison of fine cuisine and home cooking in a reasonably priced three-course menu.

Fähranleger Teufelsbrück

Tel: +49 (0)40 824187


Zum Alten Lotsenhaus

(Zum Alten Lotsenhaus)

The restaurant has existed for over 200 years and was originally a clubhouse for the pilots' fraternity, whose task was the voluntary rescue of pilots who had lost their way on the Elbe. Due to its high popularity as a meeting place, it was then converted into a restaurant at the beginning of the 19th century. After renovation, the Old Pilots' House now shines in new splendour with stylish wooden furnishings, while the tradition of good North German cuisine continues to be duly preserved.

Övelgönne 13

Tel: +49 (0)40 8 80 01–96



(CHAPEAU! / Webseite)

CHAPEAU! is the counter-world to stressful everyday life. What began in 2011 as a pop-up dinner under the name "Cirque de Cuisine" has been CHAPEAU in Winterhude since 2013. Here, time and space are served up as a treat. The cuisine of the popular restaurant combines continental boulevard with modern steak n' burger cuisine.

Moorfuhrtweg 9

Tel: +49 (0) 40 27075444

Coast by east

(coast by east / ebd.)

he Coast by East restaurant has an absolute dream location on the Elbe with an unobstructed view of the Elbphilharmonie. Along with their signature modern Asian cuisine, the  “Sky-Frame“ windows that open completely, and the green facade make this restaurant a real eye-catcher

Großer Grasbrook 14

Tel: +49 (0)40 3099 3230


Bootshaus Alster

The Bootshaus Alster invites you not only with excellent food, but also with a new, discreet ambience on the pontoon belonging to it. The focus is on excellent sushi & steak specialities from some of the best suppliers in the world.

Ballindamm 14A

Tel: +49 (0)40 337227

Lakeside Restaurant

(The Fontenay)

High above the Alster, flooded with light and spectacular panoramic views over Hamburg – this is the Lakeside Restaurant. The creations at Lakeside are delightful while being unconventional and bold, thanks to unexpected flavour combinations. Chef Julian Stowasser‘s dishes are easy for guests to understand and aren‘t overdone in any way, yet boast a high density of flavours and complexity. In March 2021, Julian Stowasser‘s team was awarded a Michelin star by the renowned Guide Michelin.

Fontenay 10

Tel: +49 (0)40 6056 6057 40


(Rive / ebd.)

Rive Fish & Faible stands out for its seafood and its perfect location between the Elbe and the Altona fish market. The large panorama windows offer a great view of passing container giants, cruise ships, and the hustle and bustle of the harbour. On top of that, the exquisite and experimental cuisine is sure to capture the heart of any seafood lover. This is the place to enjoy a truly delicious evening

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 1

Tel: +49 (0)40 3805 919

VLET Kitchen & Bar

(VLET Kitchen & Bar)

Located at the Alsterarkaden and with a fabulous view of the city hall and the water, Vlet offers international cuisine with Hanseatic influences in a modern atmosphere.

Jungfernstieg 7

Tel: +49 (0)40 3501 8990


(Christian Spahrbier)

In the Alsterperle, you can enjoy the view over the Alster in their cosy outdoor space accompanied by a beer and some delicious treats. The open-air pub is the counterpart of the Strandperle on the Elbe and a popular destination, especially on warm days.

Eduard-Rhein-Ufer 1

Tel: +49 (0)40 227 482 73

Entenwerder 1

(Entenwerder 1)

This is an insider tip among Hamburgers. At Entenwerder 1, beautiful breakfasts, seasonal delicacies, Craft Beer, and great coffee from the neighbouring Public Coffee Roasters are all served on a floating pontoon. The view over the Norderelbe is free.

Entenwerder 1

Tel: +49 (0)40 7029 3588


(Strandperle / ThisIsJulia Photography)

The Strandperle in Övelgönne offers a real holiday feeling - with cool drinks, fish sandwiches, and homemade cakes. Here, you can sit on simple wooden chairs with your feet in the sand and enjoy the view of the passing ships

Övelgönne 60

Tel +49 (0)40 880 1112


(mhp Hotel an der Alster GmbH)

On the ninth floor of Hotel Le Méridien, the Heritage Restaurant offers a wonderful panoramic view of Hamburg's Alster lake and fine cuisine between modernity and tradition. In a noble, restrained ambience, you can dine on dry-aged steak from the 800-degree oven or handmade cheese by Volker Waltmann.

An der Alster 52

Tel: +49 (0)40 6056 6057 40

Am Kai

(Am Kai / Webseite)

Directly on the Elbe at the fishing harbour you will find the restaurant "Am Kai" in a popular location. The menu is changed according to the season and offers international cuisine, our own sushi creations, but also classic fish and meat dishes. An exquisite selection of wines (80 varieties) is also part of the varied offer.

Große Elbstraße 145 b-d

Tel: +49 (0) 40 380 377 30


Biergarten Süllberg


After a day trip to the Elbe, a little slice of Bavaria awaits you in the beer garden on the Süllberg at the height of 75m, with a breathtaking view to match.

Süllbergsterrasse 12

Tel: +49 (0)40 8662 5277

VLET Kitchen & Bar

(VLET Kitchen & Bar)

Located directly at the Alsterarkaden and with a fabulous view of the town hall and water, VLET Kitchen & Bar offers international cuisine with Hanseatic influences in a modern atmosphere.

Jungfernstieg 7

Tel: +49 (0)40 3501 8990


(Carls / Webseite)

This piece of France is in a dream location right next to Hamburg's new landmark and with a total of three different gastronomic areas: Brasserie, Bistro and Salon Privé & Bar. In the Brasserie, guests can enjoy North German delicacies with a French accent. For visitors with little time, the bistro offers delicious snacks. The Salon Privé & Bar offers space for 50 people and can be rented for meetings and private parties.

Am Kaiserkai 69

Tel: +49 (0)40 300 322 400

Ti Breizh

(Am Kai / Webseite)

The great location makes the restaurant a nice destination, both for visitors to the Hanseatic city, who should not miss the harbour and the historic dike road, and for Hamburgers, who always like to take a "detour to Brittany"! With its unique combination of gastronomy, maritime fashion boutique and changing exhibitions, Ti Breizh offers the opportunity to get to know Brittany in all its facets.

Deichstraße 37

Tel: +49 (0)40 37 51 78 15



On a peninsula between the canals, the Wasserschloss opens up an oasis of good taste for gourmets. Seven days a week, you can feast here from morning to night. Under the roof of the most photographed building in the Speicherstadt, gastronomy and a trade office are combined.

Dienerreihe 4

Tel +49 40 558982-640

Fischereihafen Restaurant

(Fischereihafen Restaurant)

The restaurant, which has already hosted Angela Merkel, Lady Di and Muhammad Ali, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021. The philosophy of the operating Kowalke families is based on honest quality, personal presence, a family atmosphere and a healthy price-performance ratio. "Every guest is welcome here and is treated like a king," says owner Dirk Kowalke. Tip for summer: try the weekly changing lunch menu and look forward to a dreamy harbour view from the outdoor terrace.

Große Elbstraße 143

Tel: +49 (0) 40 38 18 16

ÜberQuell Brauerei

(Überquell Brauerei / ebd.)

In the listed building of ÜberQuell, brewery, gastronomy and get-togethers are lived. On the almost 600sqm terrace, people sit together and enjoy pizza and handmade beer. ÜberQuell is all about transparency. As soon as you enter the building, you have an unrestricted view of the kitchen and can watch the pizza makers at work. The walls are decorated with numerous changing exhibitions by various artists in collaboration with the Millerntor Gallery. A large table in the middle seats 40 people.

St. Pauli Fischmarkt 28-32 (St. Pauli)

Tel +49 40 334421260


Hamburger Elbspeicher

(Hamburger Elbspeicher)

The Elbspeicher offers a direct view of the Elbe, harbour cranes and the famous Dock 11 by Blohm and Voss. The menu features genuine regional specialities. For example, if you order a "Hans Albers", named after the Hamburg-born actor, you will be served fillets with Büsum prawns, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes. In summer, guests can enjoy the fine weather on the sunny terrace.

Große Elbstraße 145 b-d

Tel: +49 (0) 40 - 38 22 42