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Nil

#135 of 3,063 Restaurants in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
St. Georg
International, German
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Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 | 20359 Hamburg, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
49404397823
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 10:30 am
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed 6:00 am - 10:30 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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 food & nice ambiente but make it non-smoker

We had dinner with friends at this place - conveniently located in an area with tons of bars and similar. Sitting on the patio on a late summernight nothing could be better. We were all happy with our food and the service was friendly and efficient. BUT at our neighbour tabel the guest were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Anna E
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the 4-course menu with wine and it was absolutely great! We would define the food as modern german slow food. It was really delicious and great value for money. The restaurant was nicely decorated and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We can definitely recommend this restaurant! Overall a wonderful experience.

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Thank travellingcouple2013
Basel, Switzerland
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been one of my favourites in Hamburg for many years. The atmosphere is both hip and lively, the German cuisine is creative and consistently very good, the waiters are very professional. I came here many times and was (almost) never disappointed. I can recommend it wholeheartedly. Book ahead, it's almost always full.

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Thank MajorMum
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Not value for money at all. Food very boring. We took 4 dishes menu and didnt get anything special. In the first second we came, the waiter said that we have table only for 2 hours (which we knew already when we booked a table by phone) and this already made the atmosphere very rush. The waiter had to consult... More 

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Kosovo
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Food is good, the place is nice with. fine selection of wines service was a bit slow But otherwise a nice place for a business dinner.

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Thank Keyser S
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had dinner with friends at this place - conveniently located in an area with tons of bars and similar. Sitting on the patio on a late summernight nothing could be better. We were all happy with our food and the service was friendly and efficient. BUT at our neighbour tabel the guest were smoking one cigarette after the other... More 

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Thank Anna E
EWFO
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Service was lousy. When we booked for 1830 we were told that the table was booked again at nine. We ordered the four course meal. All plates were brought to us in high speed. We when we asked after the second course (it was 1915 by then) whether it would be possible to take it a bit easier the waiter... More 

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4 Thank pietervdberg
Basel, Switzerland
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The location is a bit unusual not being in the city centre, - rather on a ring road - but still quite easy to reach by underground. There were green shady trees opposite the building which made the restaurant look attractive. Nice decor, delicious fish courses and helpful staff - it was my daughter's first attempt at oysters and neither... More 

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1 Thank Lis S
Hamburg, Germany
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Thank bigdawg2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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1 Thank McPhabbsResponse
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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