More mediterranean than Italian, this was some of the best pub grub I've eaten in Germany, or possibly anywhere. The food was top notch, the pasta was perfectly al dente and the aromatic pesto just sang through the beer. All I wanted was a simple dish, and I think it says a lot that they could make something so simple taste so good.
The location is also excellent, on the busy Glockenstrasse, in the center near the Porta Nigra. You can sit in the snug at the back by the bar, or at the front near the large bay windows and people watch.
A super little bar/cafe in a very convenient location, right by the railway station.
It's quite small inside (there's a covered patio area outside for smokers, with space heaters) and the staff are extremely friendly.
I was drawn by the home-made cakes and I wasn't disappointed: the huge piece of cheesecake in the photo was superb. And very reasonably-priced as well: 'kaffee und kuchen' (coffee and cake) came to less than 5 euro.
And games too: they have a regular chess night (Mondays), bingo, backgammon..and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays they show Champion's League football matches live.
And free wifi and W-LAN, of course.
This is a very comfortable place with absolutely no pretensions to being anything other than it is. Highly recommended for a cake or a light snack (toasted sandwiches, baguettes, light breakfasts etc).
If I lived in Trier, I'd be a regular. :-)
Our seminar dinner in December 12 was held here. I’d walked past plenty times as its on the way into town from the ERA, so my curiosity was satisfied.
I looks nice from the outside, and its fine inside too apart from being (as far as I could see) a series of private dining areas - presumably for for tourists mostly.
We had a fixed menu and the potato soup, fried chicken & tiramisu were good - not exciting, but then if you’re catering for 30-40 foreigners best to pay safe.
The place is owned by a local vineyard so in different circumstances we might have been tasting quite a few. We were each rationed to 2 glasses. Enjoyed them.
Company was good too, so a pleasant evening.
Favorite Dish: Chicken, I suppose. Or can I go for the wine?
If I remember correctly this place is labelled “touristy” by my guide book. Well last night I was so cold by the time I’d walked into town from the hotel, I wasn’t too choosy.
It was busy. I didn’t see many locals in there. My food was good, and so was the service.
For €26 I got a main course, dessert and coffee, plus a beer and a glass of (excellent) local red. Yep, red wine in the Mosel.
Pretty good value. With the £ at €1.30 its a bit difficult to judge, but still.
Favorite Dish: The mixed red berries for dessert.
Is it Italian if it sells pizza? Not sure. Pizza with chanterelles?
The place is tiny. 4-5 tables outside. About the same inside.
Well, the pizza was small & expensive (€8) but really good. Truly home made. Served with garlic, chilli & anchovy oils.
The wine - Kräutwingert Riesling. Also not cheap, but great (and I'm not a Riesling drinker, at all).
Two exceptional extra elements. First, sitting outside to eat at dusk in late September. Second, doing that "in the shadow" of the cathedral as the setting sun shone on it. Wonderful.
The German word for it is Gemütlichkeit. It doesn't translate well.
Favorite Dish: Pizza, I suppose.
Cafe Calchera is an Italian Ice Cafe, and a cosy location yet very crowded with almost every seat taken. Haven't had ice cream there but a very tasty sandwich and coffee. Calchera is known as the oldest Italian Ice Cafe in Trier.
If the weather cooperates, Cafe/Restaurant Hauptmann's is a perfect spot to have breakfast at their outdoor tables. Very nice area without any traffic. Their buffett provids with a nice selection of different juices, fruits, breadrolls, cereals, yoghurts, scrambled or fried eggs etc.
Been there for just a cup of coffee which was quite good, hot and creamy. Cafe is comfortable close to Porta Nigra Gate what means it's the perfect spot for that see and to be seen thing, for those that are into that. Near by is also the tourist information, train and different bus stations.
This restaurant has a nice outdoor area right by the cross on the market square. We enjoyed beers and wine befire having dinner. Nicole had the nudeln, what seemed to be a fusion of German and Italian. I had the Wiener Schnitzel. Both dishes were good and the service was better than average. Two glasses of wine, two beers, two dinners for 46 Euros.
Favorite Dish: Wiener Schnitzel
The Zum Domstein isn't only great for lunch and supper. It's also a good place to go after visiting the cathedral (just behind it) for tea and home-made apple strudel, with or without a splodge of home-made ice cream. Friendly waitresses. Good for families. Plenty of local people.
Favorite Dish: Apple strudel
I'm sorry that I forgot to note the address of this restaurant but it is reasonably easy to find in a side street off the main square. Inside or outside dining is available. The theme is very local but the food comes from everywhere.
Favorite Dish: Naturally, I chose the Australian Barramundi, grilled with chips and salad. Absolutely delicious and the strudel was one of the best I had in all my 2009 trip. Good service friendly staff and all up with a glass of the inevitable red was 23 euro. Well worth a visit.
New Minton's is situated in Jakobstrasse and fronts on to a little square with a beautiful old tree in the centre. There is an extensive outdoor area to dine or drink or inside if you prefer. The service was efficient and friendly and the price was right for my budget.
Favorite Dish: I chose a steak with chips, salad and mushroom sauce, just like I have at home. It was mouthwatering and at 14 euro for the steak and 4 euro for a glass of good dry red, it was a bargain as well.
We were fortunate to be in the company of our good friend from Heidelberg, who had recently spent a special weekend in Trier with her girlfriends for her 50th birthday; so she suggested the restaurant/wine bar. As always, we weren't disappointed with her choice.
Spacious setting, with tables widely apart from each other. The sevice was excellet, including suggestions made when requested, which turned out perfect. All the food was artistically presented and delicious.
Favorite Dish: I had the rack of lamb, which was superb! very tender and delicious, good portions. see photo
the zum domstein is a large restaurant at the hauptmarkt. they offer typical german fare but also have a "roman menu". the roman menu are dishes from ancient trier. a very interesting place to eat when in trier.
I liked this restaurant. It was very nice inside, but when I wa there i sat outside in the sunshine.
Favorite Dish: My dish was a typical wienerwurst with some good German beer. It ws a really a delicious meal and I love the German sausage. i want to eat it more. And swallow it done with a cold German beer.