Being so close to the German border, a trip over to ‘the other side’ is a great way of spending a Saturday. Once there, finding somewhere to eat is probably also a good idea, not least because it is typically cheaper than in Denmark. We always ask people from the area for recommendations of where to eat. This is what we have tried, and liked.
Restaurant Italia, Solitude
This restaurant is not actually in Flensburg. To visit you have to drive a bit further round Flensburg Fjord to an area called Solitude. However, it has been the most consistently mentioned restaurant by all. As the name indicates, it is an Italian restaurant, serving pizza, pasta, meat and fish.
The area it is located in is very picturesque. Do take a walk down to the water before or after your meal, or eat on the terrace if the weather is good. The food arrived quickly and was eaten just as quickly. The Italian friend we took there pronounced the pizza ‘as it should be’. If planning to visit on a weekend, do book. We called around midday for dinner that day and were told they are full after 7pm.
Another regularly mentioned restaurant, this time in the centre of town. We tried this one when I had family over visiting. You have to go down into the ‘cellar’, as the name implies, but the atmosphere is quite charming. The restaurant’s main attraction is its meat. Service was quite slow and not very attentive, but the food made up for it.
Im Alten Speicher
This is one of the latest we were recommended. Located in one of the alleyways off the main street, it is in a very ‘hyggelig’ location. The decor inside continues on this theme.
Besides a mainly meat-based regular menu, they also have a seasonal menu. When we visited this was all asparagus based, and we both opted for something off this one. The food was great, as was the service…and they had English menus. A place to revisit when looking for great atmosphere with good food.
We were taken here by some friends of ours. As you probably can guess, it is a Greek restaurant a bit closer to the border than the town centre. The food was good at decent prices, and you also get an Ouzo with it! What’s not to like? Again, would recommend booking. The place was full when we went there.
Have you visited any of these restaurants? Or have any others you would recommend?
Restaurant Roma, near to the Galerie shopping mall. Nice place, good food, reasonable prices.
The Mexican place at the Rote strasse, delicious, spicy food, a bit germanized, but still good.
Next to it, there is a nice coffee shop, where you can buy cakes as well.
Cafe Central, more like a cafe than a restaurant. Their kitchen is traditional German, schnitzel, bratkartoffel etc.
Marien cafe is located on the other side of the fjord, really nice coffe and tea selection with amazing cakes.
Thanks Csaba. We haven’t tried any of these places. On to the list they go. Especially Marien cafe, with amazing cakes 😀
Yes, Marien Cafe is a really nice place. I was very happy when we found it, because I missed those proper creamy cakes in Denmark. 🙂 A small hint: it used to be full on weekends, especially on the early afternoon. If you want a table, make a reservation. http://www.marien-cafe-flensburg.de/frontend/
There is an Italian restaurant on the Grosse Strasse, San Marco – the food is really good, but the waitress was simply rude, I don´t know what was wrong with her. She simply throw the bill on the table without a single word, then took the money after 10 minutes, and throw the change on the table without a single word, she did not even look at me. I did not tip her when I left. 🙂
Having been there a few times, I can recommend the restaurant “Feuerstein”, located fairly close to the Nordertor on Norderfischerstraße 2 – 24939 Flensburg. They have a big, wood-fired oven in which they bake pizzas and prepare other pasta dishes as well. I have never been there on a busy night, but it might make sense to reserve a table in advance.
Another little hint, if you are going somewhere close to the north end of the harbour/pedestrian street – you can always find free parking in a small courtyard behind the Duburger Strasse 8, with entrance approximately here: http://goo.gl/maps/bIuFl. It looks a bit shady at first, but I learned about it from a local and have used it a number of times, never experiencing problems.
Great tips! Thank you – and we will try and see if we can spot the parking spot next time we go.