15 favourite wine places in Hamburg 2024
Our Hamburg ambassadors, top sommeliers Rienne Bilz and Maximilian Wilm, have created the wine lover's guide to the best spots for wine drinking in the city!
Phone: +49 040 31171222
Address: Deichstraße 37, Hamburg
The word ‘buddels’ is a typical term for ‘bottle’ in the northern part of Germany. Restaurant Buddels is located in Deichstraße (pronounced ‘Dykestrasse), the last remnant of old Hamburg. Most buildings here date from before the 19th century. Buddel offers a small menu, but one that has a strong focus on local products. There’s a lunch menu as well. Must dry: the different variations of tarte flambée. The wine list has a strong focus on German wines with a lot of small and lesser-known producers, plus a nice selection of natural wines, and everything at a fair price.
Phone: +49 040 30384280
Address: Große Reichenstraße 27, Hamburg
Estancia Steaks is a family-owned steak restaurant near the Town Hall in the city centre of Hamburg. The venue is a little hidden in a beautiful building called Afrika Haus. In summer they have tables located in the historic backyard of the building. It’s also one of the few places in Hamburg recommended by Star Wine List which is also open for lunch. The owners, the Berg family, have run this restaurant since 1977; Philipp and Claudia took over the restaurant from Philipp’s parents a few years ago. They always offer a nice selection of different beef cuts from all over the world. Australian...
Phone: +49 40 34943310
Address: Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, Hamburg
Haerlin is the two Michelin star restaurant located inside the iconic Vier Jahreszeiten (Four Seasons) Hotel. This is a classic Hamburg place to go for celebrating special occasions. If you are part of the high society of Hamburg, you will have dinner here regularly. It has a fixed spot among the best-loved fine dining places in the city and a loyal following. It is the classic old school fancy, also with views of the Alster Lake. The Haerlin dining room is plush with regal fine linens, fancy Nymphenburg porcelain sculptures and a floor-to-ceiling glass display cellar. Christoph Rüffer has wo...
Phone: +49 040 82274160
Address: Baron-Voght-Straße 179, Hamburg
Hygge Brasserie & Bar is a cozy restaurant and bar located within Hotel Landhaus Flottbek in Hamburg-Klein Flottbek. It's a 25-minute ride from the city center to get there, but the journey is totally worth it. ‘Hygge’ is a Danish term for coziness, and the restaurant is located in a beautiful old horse stable. In the middle of the restaurant is a warming fireplace. During summer you can have dinner in the garden as well. The food menu is big, which is a problem because everything on it sounds tasty and worth ordering. Fortunately, sharing is no problem and a lot of dishes are available in sm...
Phone: +49 40 30068369
Address: Am Kaiserkai 56, Hamburg
Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Germany 2023
Located in the Hafen district, around the corner from the Elbphilharmonie, this wine restaurant has a great view over the harbour and a relaxed wine bar vibe. Kinfelts owners Maximilian Wilm (Best Sommelier Germany 2019) and Kirill Kinfelt (a local Michelin Star chef) wanted to create a fun, relaxed place to enjoy great wine. The food menu is “international casual fine dining” meaning you can get pasta, regional specialities and steaks. The menu changes often; however, the local favourites like truffle pasta keep a fixed spot on the otherwise very seasonal menu. The restaurant's design is fl...
Phone: +49 01579 2352009
Address: Elbchaussee 130, Hamburg
Landhaus Scherrer is a Michelin-starred restaurant with a long history in Hamburg Altona. The Landhaus Scherrer also has a Green Michelin star. The food is very classic, with a lot of regional products, and they are particularly famous for their roast duck. The wine list is mostly classic, as it’s focused on Germany, Burgundy, and Bordeaux, but the sommelier always has other interesting wines from all over the world to show. The wine menu is presented on the iPad and offers a great depth of vintages. There is a bistro in the same building that offers classic German dishes, but which also g...
Phone: +49 040 38644700
Address: Eppendorfer Weg 287, Hamburg
Poletto Winebar is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Hamburg Eppendorf. It’s open seven days a week, and also offers lunch from Monday to Friday. They serve classic Italian food. The must-try is the Fritto Misto, of different deep-fried fish and seafood, but asking for the homemade pasta is also highly recommended. While the wine list has a strong focus on Italian wines, you’ll also from a huge selection from other regions, including Germany, Burgundy, and Austria. Altogether there are more than 900 different labels available. Polettos is also famous for their deep range of vinta...
Phone: +49 040 4397823
Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 5, Hamburg
Restaurant Nil is a traditional establishment in Hamburg-St.Pauli, at the Pferdemarkt. The restaurant opened in 1989 and is still owned by the two founders, Elisabeth Füngers und Steffen Hellmann. The restaurant extends over three floors. They offer a set menu which changes every month, while the a la carte menu changes from day to day. The food is classic but very tasty. The wine selection is well done, with a nice mixture of classics and modern producers, mainly from Europe. There are always nice surprises to be found, too.
Phone: +49 040 60902050
Address: Isekai 1, Hamburg
Restaurant Stüffel is located near a small ‘Fleet’ in Hamburg - Eppendorf; Fleet is the local name for all the small rivers that run through the city of Hamburg. Ondrej Kovar worked in different Michelin-starred restaurants all over Germany and Austria before opening Restaurant Stüffel in 2015. The food is modern and regional, but they always serve classic dishes like Wiener Schnitzel or roasted duck in the winter months. In the summer you can sit outside on the beautiful terrace and enjoy the view of the small river with boats. In the restaurant basement, they also have a small wine bar fo...
Phone: +49 040 72005349
Address: Oberstraße 3, Hamburg
Reichlich is a family-owned restaurant in Hamburg-Hohe Luft. Clemens Reich and his sister Sophia opened it in December 2022 with Sophia as head chef and Clemens managing the service and the wine list. Clemens and Sophia are from Austria and the food menu has a strong Austrian touch. You can choose a four-course menu for 59€. They also open for lunch and on Sundays, when you can get an amazing Wiener Schnitzel. Another must-try is the Cordon Bleu. The wine list, not surprisingly, has a focus on Austrian wines. Reichlich is a very good example of the fact that a wine list doesn’t has to be bi...
Phone: +49 40 60566050
Address: Fontenay 10, Hamburg
The fine-dining restaurant Lakeside is located in The Fontenay Hotel by Alster Lake in the middle of downtown Hamburg. The restaurant has a very ambitious young chef, Julian Stowasser, and offers modern world cuisine with a strong focus on classic French cooking techniques. The food is elegant and beautiful. The Lakeside offers a fabulous view of the city through the large glass dining room at the top of the hotel. The interior is clean, light, modern and intimate with the focus being the fabulous view. The restaurant offers a 7-course menu with corresponding wine pairing. The location is ex...
Phone: +49 040 43213230
Address: Osterstraße 92, Hamburg
Vineyard is a wine shop with an integrated wine bar in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. It has an industrial charm, with the tables located between the wine cases; you sit next to the bottle. The food menu is small and offers mostly classic wine bar food like cheese and charcuterie. Beef Tartare is also a classic dish of Vineyard. All ingredients are supplied from local producers around Hamburg. Every bottle in the wine shop can be consumed in the wine bar. You just pay the shop price plus a corking fee of 11,90 €. There is a nice selection of organic and biodynamic producers from Germany and Europe to...
Phone: +49 40 37029728
Address: Paul-Roosen-Straße 29, Hamburg
“Wine without a dress code” is the motto at this very relaxed wine bar that doubles as a wine shop. Stephanie Döring, the owner and the sommelier, is a great believer that wine is for everyone. She has set her wine bar up to be accessible for all; to teach people about wine in a non-pretentious way. More experienced wine drinkers come for the lesser-known funky stuff and the relaxed vibe. Novices often book a tasting or can ask the experienced staff for recommendations. They have a nice selection of charcuterie and cheese to enjoy with the wine. Weinladen is set up as a shop in the front, so...
Phone: +49 40 53630085
Address: Weidenallee 20, Hamburg
Austrian Wine List of the Year Germany, presented by Austrian Wine 2023
Witwenball is a wine restaurant located in the stylish alternative neighbourhood of Eimsbüttel. The owners, Julia and Axel Bode, have a fantastic sense of style; the interior is relaxed and bold, featuring fun wallpaper, plush blue and orange velvet chairs, walls of wine and a lovely bar in the middle of the dining room. The location is a local hangout, with neighbourhood folks having dinner or a glass of wine. This is a place where the guests on the terrace know the people that are walking by, and people stop for a chat. It is part of the community feeling in this neighbourhood. Witwenball...
Phone: +49 040 87973368
Address: Dorotheenstraße 180, Hamburg
W die Weinbar is a small wine bar and wine shop in Hamburg-Winterhude. A cozy place, it’s located in a beautiful neighborhood at Dorotheenstraße, between small restaurants and shops. The food menu is small and offers classic wine bar food like cheese, ham, and charcuterie, but there are always some small dishes with a seasonal touch as well. The wine list offers 800+ labels with a strong focus on France and Germany, with additional wines from all over the world. The wine list offers notes about ratings and points from different wine critics.