Em Höttche: Beethoven danced here
This pub right next to the old city hall was originally built in 1389, and served its purpose until October 18, 1944, when it was more or less totally demolished by bombing. From the pictures in the City Museum seems that after the bombing only a bit of the front wall was left standing.
It was rebuilt, however, it what I assume is the original style, and is now (again) a nice place to go after the opera and have a glass or two of Kölsch, which is a typical kind of light beer served especially in the Cologne-Bonn area.
They advertise the fact that Ludwig van Beethoven danced here with the local girls when he was growing up in Bonn.
Klein Bon(n)um: Klein Bon(n)um
Top quality pub grub in a wonky, wood panelled bar that's smoke and smell free. It's a little out of the centre, but very popular with the locals. And that's probably its only down side, is that the locals seem to get preferential treatment. But not by much. The food is great, and the menu has original items and great variety. Everything from traditional German dishes to Mexican inspired vegetarian food (surprisingly spicy by German standards).
Granatella: Ice-creame café
It seems a regular ice-cream café and possibly it is but for me was a little amazing place where I tried few types of ice-cream. The owner was behind the counter and I told her that I want an ice-cream so much but I have problems with my throat. Just at the second she told me that in this case I should eat lemon ice-cream. I tried lime and lemon and my throat didn’t hurt me:)
- School Holidays
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
We visited the Restaurant Rohmühle on a Sunday morning for a brunch VT meeting. Rhineroll had us a table reserved which is necessary as the restaurant was full.
The restaurant is located on the Rhine river outside the city center.
Drink prices are above average.
Favorite Dish: The brunch had a set price and you can help yourself from a buffet. Sweets are put on later on. There is a whole variety of hot and cold food and plenty for vegetarians. The brunch cost Euro 12.90 per person, an 0.2 l orange juice from the bottle Euro 3.20, a cup of tea Euro 2.80 (in August 08).
Rohmuehle: Great venue for Sunday Brunch VT meeting!
My host RhineRoll (Win) suggested this marvellous venue for a mini VT meeting Sunday brunch.
Set on the banks of the Rhine, this old warehouse has recently been redesigned into a popular, trendy, cafe bar restaurant and has a lovely terrace area for al fresco dining - unfortunately it was a little damp when we visited but we had a great time nonetheless.
Favorite Dish: There is a fantastic choice of food here - there was so much I can't remember exactly what was on offer - things like, bread rolls, croissants, warm salads, pasta, olives, aubergine salads, scrambled eggs, salmon, cold meats, sausages, bacon... there was so much! And THEN we had PUDDING! Check the menu for the full list!
- Women's Travel
- Road Trip
- Food and Dining
Cafe Rohmühle: Italian Flavoured Sunday Brunch On The Rhine
Located on Bonn-Oberkassel's Rhine promenade in a wonderful conversion building, this fairly new establishment has quickly managed to become a popular place for going out. Sunday brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM, very popular with Bonn residents of all descriptions. Great garden terrace looking over the Rhine promenade. Good for taking family and friends, not so good for a romantic dinner as the interior is one big room with rather narrow aisles between the tables.
Favorite Dish: The Italian Sunday brunch is a sure recommendation! For about EUR 12 per person, drinks not included, you can choose from bread rolls, Italian grilled vegetables, scrambled eggs & bacon & sausages, fruit salads.
- Food and Dining
Bonnsch: Bonnsch Beerhouse
A wonderful little German beerhouse in the heart of the city which offers surprisingly good food and it's not all sausages and sauerkraut. Bonnsch brews its own beer, a form of Kolsch but without the yeast filtered out. It makes for a beer with a bit more bite. They even have their own glasses, which turn the typically dainty 200ml Kolsch glasses into something you can get your fist around, hand grips and all.
The food is good, hearty fare, with even a few options for vegetarians. Their speciality is a kind of French pizza called the "flammkuchen". A very thin base, tasty toppings, served on a wooden platter. Very good.
It gets very popular in the evenings all through the week, so make a reservation.
Ristorante-Pizzeria La Vita Bonn (Steinofenpizza): The best Pizza ( Steinofenpizza)-best italian Rest
This is for us the best itaiasn Restaurant in Bonn: Ristorante La Vita-Bonn-Dottendorf, Kessenicherstr. 165, Tel.0228-235045
Favorite Dish: best original Pizza !, fresh fish, handmade Pasta, good for families, really nice ambiente, exposition with and about the great italian actrice " Sopia Loren "
there was a reportage about this Restaurant la vita in Bonn in the ZDF. You can see on the Homepage of the Restaurant La Vita Bonn
They speak: french, italian, spanish, portogese, english, german
Il Gambero Rosso: Authentic Itallian in the Center of Bonn
Family run restaurant (Not a Franchise or chain), with all that is great about Italian food: simple dishes with great ingredients.
3 of us went to have a solid Italian meal after a long day at the office.
the food was great, the service was friendly.
for some odd reason the wine menu was very limited, but the actual collection was fabulous. we indicated that we were interested in a specific price range, and the waiter ended up bringing is wines in roughly the same range. We got "last" bottles of 2 great wines.
Favorite Dish: Tomato soup was great.
Medallions of Veal were very nice.
We asked for a collection of Anti-Pasti and had some great stuff: Carpacio, Potato Salad (seemd to be from the Salento).
clear emphasis on the menu of sea food (daa, look at the name of the place).
will definately go back to taste other items on the menu.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Business Travel
Unfortunately as we had an earlish flight and a late breakfast we did not join the clan for brunch although we did pop by to say our farewells.
Sunday brunch was an all you can eat buffet for a reasonable Eur 11
Em Höttche: Gorgeous Rhine fare
We were taken here by Basti (dewisri) after she had shown us a bit about Bonn after the Wineroll meeting. We wanted a typical Rhine style restaurant to try some local food, and this couldn't have been more perfect. There has been a "gasthaus" here since 1389 and being in the most central part of Bonn, lots of interesting things have happened here as the menu will tell you whilst also bragging that Beethoven once danced here...The place burnt down after a bomb raid during WWII but was rebuilt in its original style. Now the usually cheerful waiters serve you from a long list of Rhine specialities for all tastes. A bit more expensive than the average German restaurant, it is worth it for the ambiance, even if I find it a bit silly to charge extra for a bit of bread to go with soup. You can see more on the interior in my travelogue below.
Favorite Dish: The Sauerbraten was fantastic...mmmm....
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
- Wine Tasting
Bierhaus Machold: Brewpub
This is the place where we finished off the Saturday part of Wineroll after an intense day of wine tasting in the Ahr valley. Thus, it was late and we were tired, but still managed to have fun. Just not finish all the food on the enormous plates you got here! The food is a "light version German" with yummy salads and schnitzels but the main reason to come here is for the beer which I think they brew in the hall next to the restaurant. They also serve a Sunday brunch which we never tried.
- Arts and Culture
- Beer Tasting
- Food and Dining
Zum Treppchen: Traditional student`s restaurant and pub
Should not be missed if you are visiting Bonn: a student's hang-out since 1883!
Also favoured by people from the neighbourhood.
Remarkable is the wooden paneling, the typical rhineland long counter with barstools, tables in two rooms, summer beer garden in the backyard.
Ask for the picture with the portrait of young Beethoven.
Favorite Dish: Typical pub with local cuisine, superior to ordinary pub food, very tasty and varied, good beer on draft, not cheap but valid for money.
- Study Abroad
Rietbrocks wine house: Rietbrocks winehouse
The wine bar is ver atmospheric and I believe there are many stories to tell about politicians that have had good times here!! The food is a fine mixture to suit all tastes and of course they have an extensive wine list.
The manager and staff are polite and friendly, we were given a complimentary grappa to finish the night with. In typical VT style we made a fair amount of noise but no complaints that I know of.
There did not seem to be a specific non-smoking area but that could have been we did not request one. It was also very good value for money.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed a snitzel with side salad and sate potatoes. The flamkucchen, a traditional german thin pizza ooked nice but rather on the small size
Bahnhöfchen Beuel: Only Good For A Beer
This restaurant right on the Beuel Rhine promenade is popular with walkers and cyclists taking a break on their riverside outing. As with so many restaurants in scenic places, prices are above average whereas the food is below average. The culinary experience is not enhanced by unattentive staff serving the mediocre food. Okay for a beer break during the walk, but don't come here to eat.
- Hiking and Walking