Quick lunch: a beer (Bitburger) and an apfelschorle (mix of mineral water and apple juice). A well filled sandwich and a Mosel-Toast (ham and peach on toast with melted cheese). A tomatosoup with whipped cream and a goulash soup.
All quick and quite delicious. We paid about 18 euro for 2 persons.
Favorite Dish: When I went to the toilet I found inside the most wonderful cakes. Pity I didn't see them before. I'd already lunched quite enough :-)
In search of a light meal after an early wurst and roll wore off we found this place above the Marktplatz. The specialties were brochettes (kebabs) and other grilled meat and fish with tasty sauces offerred.
Favorite Dish: The meat brochette had more flavor (well marinated) than the usual German cooking we had been encountering (perhaps that explains the higher prices for these than the "German" items on the menu).
"Burgschenke" is the name of the restaurant and terrace inside the Reichsburg of Cochem. There you have a perfect view on the valley of the Mosel / Moselle. Enter through the same door as to the ticket-box.
"Burgschenke" is the traditional name, although it should rather read "BurgschÄnke" today.
This restaurant is open daily 09.00a.m. - 06.00p.m.
between mid of march and beginning of November
Favorite Dish: The menu is rather restricted to Goulasch-soup, sausages, cakes and coffee and ice-cream of course.
The best thing is certainly the perfect view on the eastern part of the Mosel-valley and the village of Cochem.
The "Restaurant zum Onkel Willi" is in the back of Cochem, just opposite of the ground-station of the chairlift to Spinnerkreuz.
I had an excellent lunch there with great food and perfect service, although the restaurant was quite full.
They also have a terrace, facing the street and the cable-car.
Favorite Dish: I had turkey-breast with mushrooms, cheese-sauce and roasted potatoes. It was served in a pan and was really delicious !!
You have to climb up the hill or take the chair-lift in order to get to the cafe at Pinnerkreuz. That cafe is the very best place to have coffee and a cake and enjoy the perfect panorama-view of the Mosel - valley including the castles of Cochem and the ruins of Winneburg castle / about 10km north of Cochem.
This cafe depends totally on the weather-situation, so they had just 1 waiter for the whole cafe, and he was running up and down the steps to the tables quite quickly, BUT still he needed quite a long time to bring my order. But of course I mainly came to enjoy the perfect view and did not care a lot about the speed of the service.
Favorite Dish: I had a strawberry-coup with icecream and really enjoyed it. This is certainly a good place for people who have a lot of time.
Schlossbergterasse is a small restaurant or rather a snack-bar, with a nice garden , about halfway between the village of Cochem and the Reichsburg Cochem.
From the garden-restaurant you will have a perfect view on the castle and the surrounding vinyards .
Favorite Dish: The choice of food and drinks is a lot larger in Schlossbergterasse than it is in the restaurant of the castle, called "Burgschenke". Also the prices are quite low !
We booked half board at our hotel for a supplement of 15 euro per person, which was a very good deal! Dinner consisted of soup or a first course, salad buffet, main course (meat or fish as per guest's choice), dessert, and a selection of cheeses.
Not only the cuisine was outstanding and very refined, also the restaurant itself was very nice with beautiful table decoration and fine table linens.
They also offer à la carte meals and the restaurant is open to non-residents also. Prices were around 30 euro for a 3-course à la carte dinner (excl. wines).
Favorite Dish: There was not one dish I didn't like. From the spinach soup, over the pike-perch fillet in rucola sauce, to the fillet of deer ... everything was just delicious. Not your usual German cuisine!
Their wine list is huge: dry/medium/sweet whites, dry/medium/sweet reds,Eiswein, liquors, ...
Thanks to VT member CliffClaven for the following info:
"Cochem is one of the most popular destinations along the Moselle.
Did you see the Alte Thorschenke (hotel and restaurant) which dates from the 14th century?"
the restaurant weinstube is a good german restaurant on the moselpromanade. local german fare with an excellent mosel wine selection. good beer selection as well.
Coffeehouse right next to Reichsburg with beautiful view.
Favorite Dish: Mimi: Cappuccino
Mimi ate an unknown cake, very tasty.
Mine is apple pie, very sour.