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Where to eat and drink – Bahnhofsviertel; Frankfurt: Germany
Guten Tag Kaptain Kenny readers,
Today I present to you Frankfurt’s Red Light District or in German, Das Bahnhofsviertel. (The train station district.) This area is totally going through the process of gentrification right now and we happen to live right in the crux of it. This is your insider’s guide to the best 10 places to eat at and drink at in Frankfurt’s centre.
Below you will see 8 places you simply have to visit either to eat or drink at. These are places that you probably wouldn’t find if you were just here as a tourist. These are locally known, cool establishments which really will impress you.
Bento Boutique – http://bento.boutique/ (Frankfurt’s best sushi owned by the nicest small-business owner on the planet! Her tuna and salmon will melt in your mouth like butter and the design of the place is trendy and cute too.)
Eat Doori – http://eatdoori.com/ (This would have to be my favourite Indian restaurant in town! It’s quite new but it’s always pumping with patrons and the vibe is great. High industrial ceilings, a huge space and noisy so you can bring a big group of people. The novelty of ordering your food and attaching the order with a clothes peg above your table is pretty cool!)
ABER – http://www.aber-frankfurt.de/ (Minimalistic design, small and intimate – the perfect place for a date night. I believe their menu changes from week to week and their food is really delicious!)
Bella & Rosa – http://www.bellaundrosa.de/ (A novelty/speciality organic grocery shop with coffee and bottled juices and smoothies available. Cool design, hidden location and something only locals would know about!)
Walon & Rosetti – http://walon-rosetti.com/ (Great place for after work drinks and there are lots of nice variations of gin. I’ve eaten there twice and both times I was very happy with the food. Go for the spinach and pine nut salad with sliced rump steak. YUM. You’ll probably need to make a reservation as it’s always pumping inside.)
**** Update: went here on the 6th of Sep 2016 & had a terrible experience with the waitress and food**** Maxie Eisen – http://maxieeisen.com/ (Soups, salads, pastrami sandwiches – this place is always full. They serve alcohol until late at night too and because it’s on the corner, people tend to flock here in summer when the nights are long.)
Chez Ima – http://www.imaworld.de/ (Definitely my go-to place when I have visitors in town or if I’m craving a good piece of steak! Nice vibe, great interior design and a good range of drinks too.)
Sadly I wasn’t able to photograph two other places in this area as they were closed while I was wandering around. However, they are also must-dos!
Club Michel – http://clubmichel.com/ (This is a restaurant which never has the same food twice. It’s been set up in an apartment so it’s extremely cosy and a really great space. The staff are always friendly and the food is epic. As far as I know, you can only make a booking if you receive their weekly newsletter with the weekend’s menu. To get the newsletter, you need to sign up for it on their website. Bit of a process but totally worth it. We go almost monthly!)
Montana Pizza – http://www.montana-pizzeria.de/ (Brought to you by the same guys who do Fletcher’s Burgers. These pizzas are unreal. The Pacman oven was specially imported from Naples and all their ingredients are fresh. I really love the Parma ham, rocket and parmesan pizza.)
I walked into another bar called Plank which is a place I often go to with friends and asked a woman there if I could take some photos for this website. She rolled her eyes at me & as I didn’t feel too welcome, I walked out.
After showing you the must-sees in this area, I’m going to do another more general post on Frankfurt. There are so many other places in Frankfurt which are worth seeing but these locations aren’t in the Bahnhofsviertel. (For your immediate reference, Sachsenhausen, Nordend, Westend and Bornheim are the most ‘popular/wealthy’ areas but in terms of creativity and value for money, the Bahnhofsviertel is certainly the new hip area.)
As usual, I hope you enjoy this series of photos. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch – I respond to all messages!
Also it’s worth mentioning that after having lived here for many years, these are just my personal favourites. Of course there are many other great places which aren’t on this list & which I probably don’t know of. Why don’t you leave some of your personal favourites in the comments for me? 🙂