This is a large covered beer garden in the middle of old town Passau, worth a stop for a beer or a meal. Open from 9 in the morning until midnight. The "Bavarian Lion" can serve up to 250 folks enjoying sausages, beer, and many specialties of the house.
Favorite Dish: Beer!
Probably better known as a chocolate shop, Cafe Simon also offers basic cafe-style meals.
On a busy day in town, expect the cafe to be crowded with patrons browsing for Cafe Simon's famous confections or enjoying coffee and a light meal. There are tables and booths available for seating, and the dining area is bright and a little noisy. It's more open than cozy, but it's still comfortable.
Our lunch consisted of gulash soup, lebkase topped with a fried egg, bread, tea, and beer. Everything was delicous, and the service was excellent.
On the way out, we bought chocolates for later.
Favorite Dish: We just had the one meal, described above, and we were quite pleased. The soup was red and rich, a little spicy, and just right for a December day. The lebkase with the egg was perfect for someone who likes a little breakfast with their lunch. Good texture, seasoned nicely, very palatable.
A very nice place where we had a beer during our walk through Passau, this goes all the way through from Hollgasse 22, on the artsy street, to the beautiful Danube-side views on the other side. We sat on the patio with a cold Lowenbrau or 3 watching the river flow. They had a complete meal menu as well, of course.
Favorite Dish: Beer!
Now, I've visited many beergardens around the world, this one compares favourably with any.
Large, but not too large, shady on a warm day, good variety of food (enough vegetarian choices for Mrs B) and tasty fresh beer brewed nearby (pic #4). My two visits here have been in the summer, look forward to a winter, and indoor visit too.
Very happy to revisit here, could even consider living here!
Smaller beergarden close to the railway station, didn't notice any food on sale but a good stop for a beer,(pic#5)
Restaurant, with a lovely beergarden, belonging to the Innstadt Brewery.
Both enjoyed a lunchtime meal in the beergarden here, Mrs B very impressed by her vegetarian choice, tasty salad for me along with good beer (made next door).
Busy city centre restaurant with a large beergarden, ideal for us on a warm evening.
Fast and friendly service, food very tasty and beers from the local Innstadt brewery made this an enjoyable evening.
Happily revist here.
Once home to the Peschl brewery, beer is now made elsewhere but definately a good place to visit. Terrace for good weather, interesting to watch the cruise ships loading for their sailing later in the day, indoors looks tempting too.
Anyway, food very tasty, Mrs B happy with the vegetarian choice me very contant with my wurst salad and helles beer.
Enjoyed our visit here.
We were directed to this restaurant by the owner of the hotel we were staying at, which was only a few metres away.
The Wirtshaus "The Green Tree" is located in one of the narrow cobble-lanes that run parallel to the Danube in Passau's old town. The decoration is rather rustically uninspiring, but it is pleasant to sit in one of the tables on the streets when the weather is nice.
The staff is very friendly but insufficient at busy times, so service can be rather slow.
Favorite Dish: The specialities of the restaurant are vegetarian dishes, but they also have fish and meat dishes. Skip desserts here and go somewhere else, as the choice is limited and the quality very low.
Located on the site of the Hacklberg brewery, this Wirsthaus is worth a visit. There is a huge beer garden, an outside patio, and an inside restaurant. The beer is great, and the menu does have authentic German dishes on it, but be prepared to be a meat eater! Although the menu was only in German, the waiters were able to explain the dishes in English without a problem.
Favorite Dish: Out of the dishes we had - my favourite was the "Bierbrat", which although sounds like a sausage is anything but. There were two large pieces of roasted pork in a dark gravy and it came with a large potato dumpling. The flavour was amazing and everything was cooked exactly right.
We found this wonderful little spot when we were heading to the Dom and happened to go up a tiny wee street. The restaurant is small and cosy - two little rooms off a slightly bigger entrance room, very mediterranean in feel, and when you walk in you can see the chef cooking out in the open. The food was fresh and hot and flavourful - the middle portion is big enough to really fill one up. The staff were very helpful and they speak English so you dont have to worry about not being understood if you don't speak German!
Favorite Dish: We both went with pasta which was perfectly cooked and fresh from the pan.
Next to the castle Veste Oberhaus you will see a rather modern restaurant, built in the 1950s of red bricks. In my opinion it looks terrible against the castle, BUT it is certainly a great place with a perfect panorama-view.
Bring a lot of time, as the service is really a bit slow and the choice of food and drinks is also not special, BUT who cares about that, when you may have such a great view.
Favorite Dish: I was there on a sunny afternoon and wanted to have coffe and some cake. I even got a great table directely at the fence, but after having to wait for more than 10 minutes, I gave up waiting and went to the other cafe in the INNERcourt of the castle - see my next restaurant-tip !!
Restaurant Piräus is a nice greek restaurant, next to the old townhall and I had a great dinner there some time ago.
When searching for a restaurant serving food late at night, after 10.00 p.m. the choice of restaurants is really limited and in restaurant Piräus you may order food still untill shortly before 11.00p.m.
The restaurant is open daily : 11.00a.m. - 11.00p.m.
Favorite Dish: I had Tsaziki, a greek farmer' salad and a spinach-stroodle. And I had first a light white wine with the food and a glass of Samos for desert. Samos is a really sweet and also very strong wine with about 16% of alcohol. 1/8 of a litre of that wine will make sure, you are not allowed to drive any more.
NO problem for me, as i had my motorhome just around the corner...
Inside the old townhall of Passau you may dine in the historic building and outside in the garden-restaurant just below the beautiful, giant frescos on Rathausplatz, that you may see on my picture.
Favorite Dish: I had breast of turkey with Gorgonzola-sauce, noodles, salad and a local beer and it was simply delicious.
From the terrace you also have a great view on the Danube and the ships passing by !
The Gourmet-restaurant "Kaiserin Sissi" is umong the 400 best restaurants of Germany, and while other places simply carry the names of celebrities in order to attract new customers, This restaurant once had the empress of Austria - Sissi - dining there and staying in the Hotel "Wilder Mann" for 8 days .
This restaurant is certainly the best place for a romantic lunch or dinner in Passau.
The restaurant is open daily after 06.00p.m.
Sundays and holidays also 11.00a.m.-02.00p.m.
The restaurant is always closed on Tuesday !
Favorite Dish: Try the game specialities, they were my favorite !
This lovely and romantic cafe is in the innercourt of Veste Oberhaus, close to the entrance of the museum.
The cafe is less crowded, but it has also a few great tables directely facing the city of Passau - like shown on my picture.
Favorite Dish: I had a coffee and a tasty apple-cake and I was lucky to get one of the 3 tables inside the niches facing the city of Passau.
All the other tables in the cafe will have no view of the town , but there are also a few tables in the innercourt of the castle.
The cafe is run by a young couple still working with great enthousiasm and they have a nice menu as well.