If you want a break from traditional German food, head to Restauration Fischer for a delightful treat. Operated by a Michelin-starred chef, the restaurant is the home of flavorful Italian fare. Set in a cozy space, the eatery can be easily missed if you weren’t specifically looking for it. However, don’t let that deter you from trying out this fabulous place. The refined decor, subdued lighting and romantic ambience sets the mood for a pleasant fine dining experience. The quiet, upscale atmosphere also make the restaurant a great place for a formal, business lunch. Diners are offered three different menus: Classic, Sea and Land. If you are confused about what to order, feel free to ask the server. The wait staff is friendly and quick to the table, well-schooled on the menu. Grilled prawns served on balsamic lentils and Quail served on risotto with asparagus are few of the local favorites. The dessert selection is quite incredible too. Opt for the classic Creme Brulee or go for the creative pina-colada inspired Stewed Pineapples served with coconut ice cream. The chef serves the food and sweet treats quite tastefully too, transforming the plates into inspired pieces of art. You can even relish the savory meals with a drink from the bar menu. Local wines, craft beers and cocktails are the highlights.
Established in 1859, Konditorei Café Beer is one of the most reputed cafes and dessert spots in town. Owned and run by the same family that founded it, it may not have a grand decor to boast of, but it surely is known for its decadent confectioneries which includes tarts, cakes, petit fours, pies and chocolates. This airy and spacious cafe daily bakes exquisite cakes, decadent pastries and more that will surely tempt you. The wide variety will spoil you with choices. They also serve delicious coffee and alcoholic beverages. Drop in for a sweet indulgence.
Housed in an impressive 16th-century building, Ristorante Minneci Leonardo offers a modern take on the rich Italian cuisine in a classic setting. Delicious innovative culinary creations that are created from the finest of seasonal ingredients can be enjoyed here along with a variety of Italian wines. You could either relish the food inside their cozy intimate setting or on the porch in the company of some beautiful flowering plants.
Bratwursthäusle Roasted Sausage House is the oldest restaurant in town, existing since 1313 and is conveniently located opposite the town hall and next to the church of St. Seebald. Come here to try some of their famous sausages. In the summer you can sit outside on the terrace or in front of the restaurant. The roasted sausages are filled with spices such as Caraway seeds and Thyme and most manufacturers also put in that obligatory touch of garlic! The delicacy is best eaten with 'Kren' (Horseradish), potato salad or Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage). If you are in a hurry then order 'Zwei im Weckla', which simply means 'two in bread roll'.
The deceptively small Zum Spiessgesellen is a charming spot to devour authentic Bavarian grub in a wonderful setting. Located on a busy street in the city, the restaurant features three spacious dining areas, each done up in tasteful furnishings and décor. Be it the fully-stocked bar that serves as the focal point or the dark wood dining booths, Spiessgesellen's interiors truly complement its eclectic culinary offerings. Legendary staples like roasted sausages, Bavarian-inspired beef goulash and Sauerbraten populate its exhaustive menu. To wash down those generous portions, the eatery proffers a fine selection of wines and ales. Apfel-Brotauflauf, a decadent pudding made of apple bread, is a great choice for dessert.
As the world's oldest Bratwurstküche, or bratwurst restaurant, Zum Gulden Stern is the place to indulge in a taste of the local bratwurst. Prepared using age-old recipes and grilled to succulent perfection over a beech-wood fire, these sausages are served alongside soups, sauerkraut and sides prepared using ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. Unlike most restaurants, the bratwurst served at Zum Gulden Stern are neither boiled nor fried before being placed on the grill, thus sealing in the authentic flavor of this local specialty. Saure Zipfel is another popular dish on the menu, featuring sausages cooked in a marinade of onions and Franconian wine. The restaurant itself boasts a rustic charm and is housed inside a 14th-century building in Nuremberg's Altstadt. Traditional to its very core, the food served at Zum Gulden Stern is as authentic as it gets.
To taste authentic Nuremberg cuisine, Der Schwarzer Adler is a lovely choice for some flavorful local delights. The restaurant is very cozy yet elegant with its wooden interiors, curtained windows and carpeted flooring that lend it an old world European charm. The menu, a la carte as well as prix fixe, comprises of seasonal dishes made with freshest of locally sourced produce. Awarded with one Michelin star and 15 Gault Millau points, the restaurant's outdoor beer garden adds to the complete dining experience.
Under the massive wooden ceiling, regional cuisine such as Franconian farmer's duck is served.