For a small city, Nuremberg (known as Nürnberg in German) has a number of good restaurants, particularly German and local Franconian cuisine. Here, we review four from our recent trip.
The Best Restaurants in Nuremberg
The Goldenes Posthorn is located just a block off the central square. It features local Bavarian, Franconian and German specialties. On this trip, we ordered a plate of 8 of the little Nuremberger bratwursts with kraut. The sausages came with a large basket of pretzels and we chased it with a Radler (a lighter beer cut with juice—refreshing).
The light wood paneling adds to the ambiance and charm. They accommodate large tour groups, so getting a table can be a bit of a challenge.
Much in the same vein, Bratwurst Roslein is on a small square about two blocks away. During the Christmas Market, this was actually the partner cities market. Inside, large tables were arranged with groups of various sizes devouring local specialties. I consumed a fatty pork shoulder with salad, a delicious squash soup and a nice white wine. This place can get very lively!
Restaurant Oberkrainer am Hauptmarkt
The Restaurant Oberkrainer am Hauptmarkt (i.e., The Terrace) overlooks the main market square and the main Christmas Market. It has the location and markings of a traditional tourist trap, but it isn’t. Service was a little abrupt, but the food was excellent. The pork medallions with mushrooms were heavenly! The Wiener schnitzel was the best I’ve ever had.
It was so good we ended up coming back a second night. On the second trip to this fine establishment, I had the Radler to drink and the beef steak with peppercorn sauce.
When we tired of German or Franconian food, we tried dinner at Sangam Indian restaurant. This lively place right on Koenigstrasse packed people in every night of the week. To drink, Laura had the Montepulciano red wine and I had the Radler. We split the vegetable samosa appetizer, which came already cut in half (four pieces) so it kind of fell apart. We both had the tandoori chicken masala (think chicken tikka masala back home), which offered some excellent spice.
On a previous trip, I had dined at Da Claudio, and it was excellent. It seems that standards at Da Claudio are still high because tables are in high demand. We tried on two different nights to get a reservation and they were completely booked up!
For a small compact city, Nuremberg offers an impressive number of excellent restaurants. After a long day exploring Nuremberg’s complicated history, these are great places to relax and enjoy yourself.
What is your vote for the best restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany?