Restaurants & Bars


Hamburg - Hanseatic Specialties at Friesenkeller


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars

Hamburg - Hanseatic Specialties at Friesenkeller

klyeoh | Jun 11, 2011 10:09 AM

I went into Friesenkeller at the Alster Arcades without any particularly high expectations - after all, it's located in the heart of Hamburg's tourist district: the waters of Kleine Alster flowed by outside its windows and the Rathaus loomed impressively in the background.

But somehow, I sort of know Friesenkeller will get things right from thefirst moment I stepped in there - the way the wait-staff greet customers efficiently and warmly with smiles all round, friendliness seemingly emanating from their pores.

I chose a couple of typical Hamburg specialties:

- Aalsuppe (eel soup) to start with. It was every bit as I expected: a clear warm broth, sourish from the use of prunes, dried apricots & other fruits to flavor it, and dotted with generous pieces of smoked eel and soft potato dumplings. The portion was generous - practcially enough for two.

- Main course was the Labskaus: chopped smoked beef, potatoes, beetroot and other vegetables until it resembled a pink mush, then served topped with a couple of fried eggs, and a selection of pickled sweet gherkins, beetroot & pickled herring on the side.

Came out one satisfied customer :-)

Address details
Jungfernstieg 7
20354 Hamburg, Germany
Tel: 040 357606-20

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound