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#151 of 2,819 Restaurants in Hamburg
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St. Pauli
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Neuer Pferdemarkt 5, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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502 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fashionable bar and restaurant in a converted shoe shop. Our concierge recommended this interesting restaurant and he was right. We enjoyed the food immensely. We had potato soup with white truffles, as an appetizer a cold salad with Atlantic cod, squid and cauliflower - very unusual combination but tasty. As main course we selected venison with baby turnips and potato... More 

1 Thank Ota R
Zurich, Switzerland
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217 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We had Dinner in the garden. The dishes where well presented and tasty. The mint pea soup was delicious. Asparagus with sauce Hollandaise was fab. Cheesboard was small but a good selection. Nice wine list!

Thank Eveline R
Weimar, Deutschland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Friendly staff and service. The food was bitter/ ok but unfortunately not worth the money in comparison to other restaurants for the same price.

1 Thank vettpolmer
Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This restaurant may be a little expensive, but it is certainly worth it. The portions are generous, the service very friendly, and the ambience is good.

1 Thank Niels N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I am 47 years old. First time in my life that I get a lecture from the owner of the place, (French by the way, like me!!!) who came to my table after I had pay the bill, and asking for tip, saying that it was common in Germany to tip, and he said that French were not doing it!!!... More 

1 Thank Boilley
Steffen H, Inhaber at Nil, responded to this review

Dear M.Boilley, I have to apologize for the inacceptable behaviour of our employee. Please be assured it will not happen again. By the way, he is not the owner. Best regards Steffen Hellmann More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

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.

1 Thank travellingcouple2013
Basel, Switzerland
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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.

1 Thank MajorMum
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

3 Thank Soagat
Steffen H, Inhaber at Nil, responded to this review

Dear Soagat, I'm sorry you didn`t feel well in our place on Saturday. The waitress you're mostly complaining about helps once our twice a week. She speaks only little english and she is simply not able to announce our food in english. Wich we don't expect from our staff. Maybe the whole trouble was just a language problem? When I... More 

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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

1 Thank Keyser S
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

1 Thank Anna E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
International, German, European, Central European, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 5, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > St. Pauli
  • Neighborhood: St. Pauli
  • Phone Number: 49404397823

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