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Nil

#144 of 2,804 Restaurants in Hamburg
#148 of 2,890 Places to Eat in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
St. Pauli
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Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 | 20359 Hamburg, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
49404397823
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good

Nice place to visit - small menu with unique ideas, fantastic staff and superb decor. A little pricier than most restaurants within the local area, where we are previously. My partner enjoyed her meal however I did not find mine to my taste and was a bit disappointed; quite bland and over salted on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hamburg, Germany
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42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The great reviews of this restaurant are definitely misleading. The food ranges from poor to average at best and certainly not worthy of the prices they demand for it. The duck was extremely dry, the artichoke overcooked and the wait staff extremely unfriendly and defensive when the quality was questioned. Definitely will not be visiting here again. Your time and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Location is not what you'd expect but makes perfect sense once you're seated, it magnify's the quality of everything that Nil is about: great food, beautifully cooked and presented; excellent selection of wines and the professional yet understated quality of service made this one of the best dining experiences i have had in a long time. There is a mezzanine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit - small menu with unique ideas, fantastic staff and superb decor. A little pricier than most restaurants within the local area, where we are previously. My partner enjoyed her meal however I did not find mine to my taste and was a bit disappointed; quite bland and over salted on this occasion. Despite this I could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night and had no problems booking a table with half an hours notice which was great. Once you get through the curtain at the door and past the cross faces of those sat next to it (they'll be cold from the draft) the restaurant itself is pleasant. We sat downstairs where the waiter was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were four friends that went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening that we found while doing research here on Tripadvisor. We found the people working there very attentive and helpful. We chose the four course dinner, and found especially the fried trout (course nr 2) and the flank steak (course nr 3) particularly good. But the starter was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a dinner on a Saturday evening and it was quite full, so you have to book a table, especially on the week-end. They don't have a big menu, but everything they offer is fresh and original. We had fish and some vegetarian dishes and it was great. The service was not very individualized but that's maybe because ther... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Some friends and I were looking for a nice restaurant to sample to good German cuisine - Nil was recommended to us and I'm really glad we went! The menu is not classic German, but there is a lot of choice and it's very European - with German influenced dishes as well as classics and Italian style meals. When you... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

NIL is a so called Slow Food restaurant: respect for ingredients from as much as possible local suppliers. The restaurant itself is made of 2 adjacent buildings. One for cooking classes or private parties, the other for the 'regular' customers. I was in the left building, the one for the regulars. It has a ground floor and split level. Beautifully... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Tasty fish dishes, nice atmosphere (despite the grumpy waiter who didn't even appreciate the 25% tip we left him!), upper level, outside seating, great wine selection. 3 or 4 course meals available or a la carte - nice small selection of contemporary dishes. Cocktails and liquorice ice cream are tasty treats too. Though a tad bit overpriced for my liking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant to go as couples or friends and family. The food is delicious, the wine list is very good and the decor is confortable and chick. Price is mid-range and very adequate for the whole experience. If I ever return to Hamburg, I am sure I will go there again!

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Additional Information about Nil

Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 | 20359 Hamburg, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49404397823
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > St. Pauli
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: German, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 | 20359 Hamburg, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > St. Pauli
  • Neighborhood: St. Pauli
  • Phone Number: 49404397823

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?