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It was a hot day when I visited Celle. About 33 deg. C in fact. It is no surprise that when I reached the Old Town, the first thing I was looking for was ice cream. Eiscafe Venezia was the very first ice cream cafe I saw and I wasted no time in getting myself inside and seated. The atmosphere was very old worldy and charming, the staff pleasant and efficient.
Favorite Dish: The ice cream was to die for!!! The menu was huge with so many different varieties of sundaes that I was blown away and didn't know where to begin. I went with a strawberry creation which incorporated many different forms of strawbery flavour (ice cream, topping and fresh fruit) lots of chantilly cream and wafers and I was more than happy.
Updated Feb 4, 2013
This is a pleasant place to sit with a coffee and read a bit.
It's hard on the neck but fun to try to decipher the old, carved inscriptions on the beams everywhere.
Die Butterhanne has quite a few, just look up!
(Sorry if my spelling is incorrect, I was not expecting to find this lovely town on my way to Hamburg and I didn't take notes. This small page is really just a place to keep my great souvenir of Celle. Thanks!)
Written May 10, 2011
I said earlier that I stopped in Celle by chance. Needed lunch and was sure I'd find good food here. I was right! In my limited German, I asked a local where I might find an excellent restaurant for lunch. Gosh! he was so nice, I almost invited HIM to lunch! but his wife was there... To be fair, she's the one who said "Schulze Restaurant" and I'm feminist enough to give her the credit due to her...
Kidding about the guy... uber-handsome but that's all I actually SAW that he had going for him... OK, I'll give it a rest!
Anyway, I went where he sent me, minutes away (everything's close in the Altstadt.) Believe it or not, the Chef came out on the terrace with his toque on, to see what I'd like! When I asked what he'd suggest as starters for a lunch alfresco on Schulze's nice terrace (just being polite... haha!), he hesitated and kind of "sized me up" -- I encouraged him by saying enthusiastically "Ich liebe alles!"
... I know that sounds childish to people who speak German, but saying that made me mighty proud. Just saying "Ich liebe dich" makes me proud and lord knows we hear THAT often enough! Watch out for German flirts, gals!
Chef proposed vinegared pork muzzle, yes! a favourite dish! It was beautifully presented, with good crusty rolls to get the sauce. This was a warm, sunny day so I had a beer with my meal, for a change: Betz's Celler Pilsener... "das gönn' ich mir!" haha... the treat for me!
After the lil snout, I had the tastiest potatoes ever (a specialty in the area, I saw adverts for Lüneburger Heide's "famous" potatoes everywhere as I drove across fields.) Also green asparagus in a fresh salad. Green asparagus to me are tops! Love white ones too but green ones are, err... tastier? Green ones are finger-licking good! White ones are so classy I hardly dare lick my fingers where they're served.
Service was most attentive and done with a smile, which was heartwarming... as this quaint town comes across as orderly and serious at the first hello. Even the houses look like béguinages for stern widows. But not complaining AT ALL, I was welcomed warmly at Schulze's and the coffee demi-tasse was the perfect finishing touch. Danke to der Chef! (hope I got *that* right!)
Favorite Dish: Appetizer courses, special local potatoes prep. Perfect beer to go with food. Tastiness of everything.
Updated Apr 30, 2011
Address: Neue Strasse 36. Old Town (Altstadt)
Attracted by the local Celler beer advertised outside and a good choice for our evening meal. A small and comfortable bar - room with friendly and helpful service. Both enjoyed our food, enough vegetarian choices for Mrs B and Celler bier tasty too.
A good place to visit.
Written May 27, 2010
Address: Kleiner Plan 7
The whole street in the oldtwon was full of restaurants so we had difficulties to decide what to eat. You find everything from typical german kitchen to italian or chinese kitchen and much more here. In the summer you can sit outside almost everywhere.
Written Jan 20, 2004
A top place to stop for lunch. Downstairs to the "cave" for us! friendly and comfortable with good tasty food and a couple of decent beers to go with it. Enjoyed our short visit here.
Written May 27, 2010
Address: Schuhstr 10
not only restaurants but as well a good ice cream here next to the "restaurant street". A possibility to sit outside and enjoy the sunny weather.
Written Jan 20, 2004
1 Review and 7 Opinions Friendly hotel close to the railway station and just a few minutes walk into the centre. Comfortable...