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Hugenpottchen

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August Thyssen Strasse 51, 45219 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49-(0)2054-12040
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very rustic with a "fine dining" touch...

The Hugenpöttchen is a "simpler" sibling to the hotel Hugenpoet's great restaurant "Nero" in the bierstube style, but with clearly a high ambition and modern accents. A very good four course dinner were presented at my visit, with at seasonal (fall) theme ; ingredients like cranberry, root beats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • German first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We really loved returned to this superb Schloss set in lovely park grounds not far off the Rhur. Peaceful and quite the staff really try to loop ok after us.....they have main,y German guests so language can be a challenge for some of them. The menu and wine lists are great we ate there four nights sometimes inside sometimes on... More 

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent food for a good price. Nice ambiance. Both for business or for a romantic private dinner. Good service with a smile. I liked the wines even when I normally don't drink German wines.

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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The place (kind of a castle) the restaurant is located is just amazing. I was with my wife and as soon as arrived we asked for a glass of rose wine, and some more came during the entire dinner. The food is good, probably not the best i ever had, but very good. The cost, very very fair, which makes... More 

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Essen, Germany
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112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unless you can walk in here with very obvious signs of affluence, don't bother . One experience was enough for us, very offhand staff and service and all at a very high price.

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Düsseldorf
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Restaurant is in a very nice location, arriving in a castle still surrounded by water. We went there on a rainy Monday evening, early september and the place was quite crowded. It can be a good sign, and indeed it was confirmed by the quality of the place. We started with panfried scallops, tasting good but unfortunately a bit too... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Hugenpöttchen is a "simpler" sibling to the hotel Hugenpoet's great restaurant "Nero" in the bierstube style, but with clearly a high ambition and modern accents. A very good four course dinner were presented at my visit, with at seasonal (fall) theme ; ingredients like cranberry, root beats, apple and mushrooms. You'll like it here. Price/performance excellent!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Not only the ambience of the arival is special as you are in an old Watercastle, but also inside the restaurant you feel something special. Everything is perfectly designed and the staff is really nice. What is most important the food is very good, too. Even with kids in every age you can go there and feel welcome. I`ve been... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

ambience par excellence in a quaint castle environment---unexpected, modern cuisine for this part of the world----could you be in Paris? delightful presentation only to be surpassed by the flavor and taste of the food. We were four happy diners from two countries!

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

The restaurant was busy, but service was very good. We both had the lamb, which was cooked to perfection. For dessert, we asked for the apple fritter and two spoons, and they served it on two plates as well, which was a nice touch. The prices are reasonable, especially considering the quality.

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prague
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Recently I spent two nights on a business trip to duesseldorf in the schlosshotel hugenpoet. The huggenpoettchen is the more casual restaurants of this relais and chateaux hotel. It was Really surprising what we ate there. Everything was very fresh, with unique sauces influenced by the cooking know-how of the mother gourmet restaurant in the same complex. Brasserie like atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: August Thyssen Strasse 51, 45219 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Kettwig
  • Neighborhood: Kettwig
  • Phone Number: +49-(0)2054-12040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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