Maximilian Wilm's 10 best wine places in Hamburg 2023

Top sommelier Maximilian Wilm is Star Wine List's ambassador for Hamburg in Germany. Here he shows the way to his favourite wine bars and wine restaurants in the city. Check out the venues not to miss!

  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.