February 24, 2003
There is also a full selection of non-alcoholic, alcoholic, and hot drinks. The potato meals and salads are around 6-7 Euros and the main meals are around 8-12 Euros. There are English menus available (with humorous translation errors) but, if you know any German I suggest asking for the German menu too, since it lists all the drinks. The desserts we sampled were the brownies (good for chocolate lovers) and the apple strudel. The latter was just average.
I've eaten at this restaurant eight times because the food here is so fantastic and the decor so charming. The waitstaff is really nice and speak some English. Normal tipping is around 10% rounding up to the nearest Euro or so. If you pay by credit card, you'll need to pay the tip in cash.
Reservations are possible but not required though, they're a good idea after 8pm on Friday nights if you want a meal. Also, this place can accommodate large groups (with advance planning). They even have a separate room up the stairs for private parties. The only downside is that there is no non-smoking section and everyone here smokes. This may be the norm in Hamburg.
Look for the sign on the arch leading into a driveway off the main road. The driveway takes you not just to the restaurant but to limited parking as well. In the warmer months, it looks like there is an excellent outdoor garden to sit in.
From journal A Cold Breeze through Hamburg