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Nil

#125 of 2,923 Restaurants in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
St. Pauli
International, German, European, Central European
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Neuer Pferdemarkt 5, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 4397823
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is ordinary, nothing special, a bit called atmospheric, food was ok, service is fair, reasonable prices

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Thank hisham T
Wettingen, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A very warm welcome helped us to forget that we were totally drenched with rain. Very nice recommandations, food was great.

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Thank Hans_Perret
Barcelona, Spain
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great experience. Lovely staff and make sure you book it isn't very big. Good location for drinks after food

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Thank Melchior O
Wayland, Massachusetts
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512 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

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1 Thank Ota R
Zurich, Switzerland
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254 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank ROSSIEVELINEPIERO
Weimar, Deutschland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Niels N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank travellingcouple2013
Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank MajorMum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, German, European, Central European
Meals
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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 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
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: +49 40 4397823

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