NICE INTERIOR , SEEMED A LITTLE LIKE A RESTAURANT IN A OLD RALWAYSTATION.
It is Prefered MEETINPOINT FOR STUDENTS .
The main dishes you ll have all around eggs .
Brekfast until 18.00 h.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was GRATIN POTATOES WITH GORGONZOLA AND SPINACH .
At this very stylish place you can get different kinds of coffee, cookies, brownies, bagles and chiabatta.
There are just about three or four small tables inside but in the summer there are tables outside as well so you can have a really large coffee and watch the people passing by.
By the way: Espresso machines and coffee is sold at the Gloria's as well and you can also get a coffee-to-go
Favorite Dish: There is always a 'Coffee of the Day', you can get it as regular coffee or as latte. -Very yummy!!!
Once upon a time there was a very talented chef in a big and expensive restaurant. He had to prepare all those fancy dishes for his guests: caviar, lobster, steaks...
But when he came home late at night he could not stop thinking of fries, sausages, cole slaw and homemade hamburgers.
Something had to be done about that. He thought and calculated and suddenly came up with a brilliant idea: "I am going to quit my job here at the restaurant and have my very own fastfood place!"
And so it was done.
Favorite Dish: Here at the Profi Grill you can get the best fastfood in town.
I always invest € 2,10 for 'Pommes Spezial' which is fries with a wonderful homemade (warm) sauce and loads of onions. Delicious!
Schnitzel is great as well, fried in a pan and not in oil.
Nice ambience. You can choose between rustic beer pub and more modern restaurant. The dishes also are different depending on the place. In the pub you find more rustic regional, cheaper food, in the restaurant dishes with a modern touch, inspired from regional, asian and mediterranian kitchen. But at both places the food is good. You can also get the beer from the local Fiege brewery there.
The restaurant and also the pub are nice made, you feel yourself good there. Sometimes the service isn't that fast but always friendly. In summer you can sit outside in the nice beergarden. The tram and bus station are in front of the restaurant
Favorite Dish: Last time I had grilled Manchego cheese with ham, rucola and sesame honey: wonderful. But don't expect huge portions in the restaurant! They are also not that cheap but were always great tasting. In the pub the portions are a bit bigger, a bit cheaper but I've also been in pubs where it's cheaper and you get bigger portions. Nevertheless I can recommend a visit in the Hopfengarten.
A nice evening meal here with very friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant has an outside patio area which is nice on a warmer evening.
Food was good though took a while to arrive. Not badly priced with mains around 15 euro. Tapas dishes at around 4 to 5 euro.
Not sure about Spanish 'authenticity' though. Appears to have a bowling alley in the basement.
A nice evening, recommended.
Favorite Dish: Shared a tapas of olives and another of patatas bravas, which seemed a bit plain as fried potatoes with some plain tomato sauce go. Main course was better, steak done rare. Very good quality meat with fried potatoes and a side salad.
The menu is actually quite long with a good selection of meat, fish and chicken main dishes as well as the tapas.
Woodpecker's outside of Oberhausen, Germany
Zur Grafenmühle 147, 46244 Bottrop, Germany - 02045/410048 *
A pretty cool roadhouse aux German interpretation 'American'-style. Very pleasant pub/restaurant with an extremely friendly staff. The ambiance has much American memorabilia and supposedly the restaurant has very good food - and big burgers. We went only for drinks the night I visited, which were more potent than usual as I've found in Germany as I am used to strong drinks coming from the Pacific Northwest and the mile high Denver. I went with a Long Island Ice Tea and a B-52, both very good, though weaker than their American counterparts as they contain less alcohol in the mix. Woodpecker's seemed to be very busy, lots of cheery people, and the wall screen was playing "Happy Tree Friends" - quite nice! My friends from Germany wanted to show me this American roadhouse since they will be bartending there some day in the near future. A very good experience! As far as roadhouses go, I'd give it a 5 star (out of 5). From the patio space and the fact it's nestled nicely into the woods off the highway, looks like a very popular hangout joint for the outdoors and travelling folk, including motorbikers. Great place!
The Avli is a Greek restaurant in the city centre but nevertheless there is a wonderful terrace where you can enjoy the tasty Mediterranean food that is served.
Favorite Dish: I have only been there once so far and had a platter of mixed starters which I shared with my friend. It was delicious and I would always order it again.
The main dish, which I took from the regular menue, was also very nice but next time I might try some of the fish that is offered on the display as a daily special. We will see.
Well, now I have been there twice and I do not really want to go again.
My purse got stolen from my coat's pocket! What a hassle!
Food was again very good but...
Have to change my rating from 'Very Satisfied' to 'Somewhat Unsatisfied'.
Because of his wonderful position in the Weitmarer wood and the picturesque Intérieur, the "Forsthaus" is an established address in Bochum since years. It enriches the Gastro scene around a café and forest restaurant of the special kind. Now after the luxurious restauration the house shines in new glance.
During my time in Bochum, we went to eat at the Theatre there (Schauspielhaus) almost every day for lunch. The theatre has good fresh and reasonably cheap food. They never have the same thing twice, i.e. they don't hav a fixed menu. Every day there are about five dishes that you can pick from, between 2-5 Euros. There was always something I liked. Usually, one whole weeks has a "motto", i.e. one week will be salad week or rosti week or pasta week etc. which, however, doesn't mean it's monotonous.
On Fridays, if you go with four people, you can all draw matches and one of you wins a free lunch!
You pay first for what you pick, then you go to the counter to pick it up.
Bochum has this whole quarter adjacent to the city centre that is called Bermuda Dreieck (Bermuda Triangle). It is a fairly fancy quarter of Bochum and the Ruhr-region in general, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and cinemas. In the summer it's amazing - everyone's sitting outside in the beer garden and bars drinking and chatting and watching people walk by. It just has a really pleasant atmosphere.
My favourites were the Cafe Sachs, Cafe Extrablatt, Cafe Tucholsky and the Divan Turkish restaurant where we sat many night with people from the Arabic course smoking Nargilah.
This is a Bavarian restaurant is in a small corner in the city, the place decorated as a typical Bavarian and play awful Bavarian music. However, they serve one of my favourite Bavarian beers which is Paulaner Roggen.
Favorite Dish: What else, the schnitzel of course.
*On Wednesday they have special offer, schnitzel for 5 Euro.
This place has been in Bochum for over 30 years now.
The traditional Italian food that is served at the Gallo is just excellent -creative, fresh, and very tasty! There is a large choice of pasta, pizza, fish, and meat dishes. The selection of wine and grappa is outstanding and the service very attentive.
Can you ask for more?
Favorite Dish: In addition to the regular menue there is always a choice of seasonal dishes.
I can highly recommend the four course 'meal of the month'. I tried it in October and it was just wonderful.
The Spitz is one of my favourite places to hang around in the city.
The place is open all day and till late at night and never really empty. All kinds of drinks are served: Coffee and tea, juices, various kinds of beer, wine, cocktails and shots.
The Spitz also offers breakfast, a daily lunch and a full menue with small snacks, very nice salads and regular meals. Of course you can also get cake with your coffee in the afternoons.
Favorite Dish: I really like the Blaeck Maex, which is a very dark local beer. If you don't like the dark ones, try the regular Fiege, which is brewed only a block away from the Spitz.
The Absinth is nice small beergarden shaded by wonderful old trees close to the centre of the city.
Home-made food, nice salads and lots of vegetable dishes are served at the Absinth; in addition to the regular menue there is always a 'Today's Special'.
A very relaxing atmosphere and fair prices make the Absinth a popular spot for students and other young people.
Favorite Dish: Fried eggplant. -It's coming with Turkish bread, garlic sauce and a tremendous amount of fresh greens.
This small place located in a building back yard. It is very local and I think only the people who live near by or student knows it from the university. Anyhow, the food was very good here and I also had a weizen beer.
Favorite Dish: Try the daily menu, it will be fresh, good and cheap.