Bonn’s restaurants offer tasty local dishes and interesting locales to provide you with a truly authentic German culinary experience.
This Rhenish specialty is tender, marinated meat with chopped vegetables covered in sauce. Spices include pimento, cloves and bay leaf. This is an essential Bonn dish, so don’t leave until you’ve had a taste of Sauerbraten.
Herring Salad is particularly popular during the carnival season, but can be eaten all year round. It consists of bite-sized pieces of the fish mixed with beets, pickles, onions and chopped potatoes. The dressing is an oil and vinegar combo with caraway seeds. Capers and sliced eggs are an optional addition.
Rheinischer Döppekuchen (Rhenish potato cake)
Another local specialty is the potato cake. Made with bacon, sausage, onions and, of course, potatoes, you won’t want to plan any strenuous physical activities after this hearty dish!
Brauhaus Bönnsch (Sterntorbrücke 6)
This classic Bonn brewery offers terrace seating, great beer and a fun and casual atmosphere. Don’t miss your chance to eat some local fare at Bonn’s most famous brew house, Brauhaus Bönnsch.
Café Restaurant Bundeshäuschen (Oberkasseler Ufer 4)
This Bonn restaurant offers great views to go along with your traditional meal. The Café Restaurant Bundeshäuschen (Federal Lodge) is situated right along the Rhine River and all its hiking and cycling trails. You can wave to the sweating hikers and bikers as you fill up on German faves.
Both indoor and outdoor seating are available.
Parkrestaurant Rheinaue (Ludwig-Erhard-Allee)
On a warm summertime day, you can head to one of the 600 outdoor seats at the Parkrestaurant Rheinaue, located in the park of the same name. This restaurant offers international dishes with the freshest seasonal food, like asparagus or local game.
Waldau (An der Waldau)
If you really want to get away from it all, then you can do no better than the Waldau. This Bonn restaurant is found in the wooded Kottenforst, just along its border. A picturesque half-timbered house offering a tasty brunch to its guests in a serene, forested locale.