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German, European, Central European, French, Seafood
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August-Thyssen-Str. 51, 45219 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Essen we discovered this delightful castle, full of history and with a lovely restaurant. It was a stunning summer day and we expressed our preference to sit outside in one of the several empty tables on the terrace. We were advised they weren't available for reasons only known to the staff as they remained empty for the... More 

Thank Rosemary30
Hamilton, Canada
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Went there on Valentines day and partially for work. This a beautiful place to enjoy an excellent meal, great service and very nice decor. I wish that i had taken a picture of the fireplace. I would highly recommend visiting this place for a mean. Fine foods with great flavours, ranging from traditional dishes to international. The evening was topped... More 

Thank Ginodalesio
Ojai, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

This restaurant should definitely have one Michelin Star at least! Courteous service, fantastic Cuisine, great wine list!

Thank funnygermangirl
Melbourne, Australia
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

Thank Grant M
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank PBTN
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

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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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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.

Thank tonyking8652
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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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185 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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!

Thank Vierdank
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

Thank Roger S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European, French, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: August-Thyssen-Str. 51, 45219 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Kettwig
  • Neighborhood: Kettwig
  • Phone Number: +49-(0)2054-12040

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?