Bochum restaurants range from local German fare to international cuisine from all over the globe.
Westphalian cuisine — and Bochum’s — is well-known for its strong international flair, and less known for its own unique dishes (as Berlin with Currywurst or Bavaria with Weißwurst). There is a wide variety of international foods that you will find here. However, be sure to try one traditional Westphalian dish, the Pfefferpotthast, a stew of pepper beef and onions.
Livingroom (Luisenstraße 9-13)
This Livingroom is surely one of the most popular Bochum restaurants. With a versatile menu that includes a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian meat and fish, you are certain to feel the international flair of the stylish Livingroom. The white, airy walls are covered with modern art. And you can choose your seating according to your mood. Pick from the bar area, a comfy lounge, a casual dining hall and a ritzier fine dining section.
Strätlingshof (Altenbochumer Straße 64)
The Strätlingshof is found in one of Bochum’s oldest buildings. You’ll be able to taste its unique Australian-inspired food in a comfortable dining atmosphere. Fresh ingredients are always used in these fusion feasts, so be prepared for some delicious menu offerings.
Dönninghaus (Kortum Straße 18)
For a tasty meal on the go, you couldn’t do better than the Dönninghaus. This kiosk is open all-day, even into the late hours of the night, serving up delectable Currywurst, German sausage cooked with curry spices and covered in ketchup. This meal is a staple for those craving a late-night snack after one too many beers. ;-)
Taverna Avli (Luisenstraße 14)
This Bochum restaurant was one of the first Greek restaurants to open in the city. Taverna Avli cooks up delicious fresh gyros with plenty of meat and vegetables.
In the summer, you have the option of eating out-of-doors at the restaurant’s beer garden. And if you’re lucky, you may catch an occasional guitar performance by one of the Taverna’s hosts.