discover heidelberg’s best restaurants


Last updated Aug 13, 2023

In Heidelberg, not only a charming old town awaits you, but also numerous culinary treasures. From traditional rustic taverns to trendy rooftop bars, Heidelberg has something suitable for all tastes and occasions. To help you in your gastronomic quest, we’ve put together a list of our top 6 restaurants in Heidelberg city.


1) a traditional tavern in the old town - wirtshaus zum nepomuk

This tavern is a must-visit for lovers of traditional cuisine and a cozy atmosphere. Here, seasonal dishes are served in a quaint setting, exuding the charm of bygone eras. Under the motto "Simple, regional and down-to-earth," numerous classics such as schnitzel, onion roast beef, cheese spaetzle, beef roulades, and trout specialties are on the menu. A wonderful selection of regional wines completes the culinary experience. Located at the old bridge, guests can dine on the outdoor terrace on sunny days to enjoy the beautiful view of the Neckar River.

Address: Neckarstraße 2, 69117 Heidelberg

Website: Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk

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2) refuel at heidelberg castle restaurant - the backhaus & schaff's schlossweinstube

After an extensive exploration of the historic walls of Heidelberg Castle, the Backhaus is the ideal place to grab a bite to eat. The old castle bakehouse is located in the restaurant, giving the place a special flair and a rustic atmosphere. The menu features authentic Palatinate dishes such as tarte flambée, ravioli, and many other local delicacies. In good weather, the terrace is a perfect spot to dine and enjoy a beer while admiring the castle.

Those seeking something more extravagant will find it next door at Schaff's Schlossweinstube, a restaurant with a Michelin-star chef. The à la carte menu here is seasonally tailored, and guests can choose between 3 or 5 courses. Vegan options are available upon request.

Address: Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg

Website: The Backhaus & Schaff's Schlossweinstube

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3) a piece of italy in the heart of heidelberg - casa mia

Looking for a great Italian restaurant or pizzeria in Heidelberg? Then Casa Mia is the place for you! The traditional Italian restaurant in the heart of Heidelberg blends tradition with modernity - both on the menu and in the restaurant's decor. From homemade pasta dishes and crispy pizzas to delicious antipasti, Casa Mia offers a wide range of Italian specialties and impresses its guests with its fresh, seasonal menu. And the best part? The Italian restaurant is only a 15-minute walk from our aparthotel.

Address: Schillerstraße 28-30, 69115 Heidelberg

Website: Casa Mia

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4) brewery, inn, and beer garden in one - the kulturbrauerei

This family-run restaurant is located directly in Heidelberg's old town, making it convenient to reach all popular sights on foot. Heidelberg’s Kulturbrauerei is therefore the ideal starting point for a hearty meal before or after your sightseeing tour. The kitchen offers a combination of classic regional and Mediterranean dishes in a traditional setting. Guests can look forward to creamy cheese spaetzle, hearty venison, traditional sauerbraten, and much more. Those who want to learn more about the art of brewing have the opportunity to participate in a brewery tour and sample Pilsner, Porter, and Co.

Address: Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg

Website: The Kulturbrauerei

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5) trendy sushi and rooftop cocktail bar - schilling roofbar

Above the roofs of Heidelberg you’ll find the fabulous Schilling Roofbar. The unique location not only offers a spectacular view of Heidelberg’s old town and the picturesque Neckar valley, but also a first-class selection of sushi and cocktails. Enjoy a refreshing spritz on the rooftop bar and watch a romantic sunset and the sparkling city lights. Prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home? No problem. On the website, you can order Mynori Vendor boxes for delivery.

Address: Alte Glockengießerei 9, 69115 Heidelberg

Website: Schilling Roofbar

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6) heidelberg's sweet temptation - zeit für brot

For a sweet conclusion to your culinary experience in Heidelberg, we recommend a visit to Zeit für Brot. This charming café in Heidelberg's old town focuses on sustainability and local ingredients, and boasts a tempting selection of fresh bread and sweet pastries. A special highlight here are the cinnamon rolls which come in various flavours such as apple and cinnamon, walnut and maple, or white chocolate and raspberry. The glass-fronted bakery even allows you to watch the skilled bakers at work.

Address: Hauptstrasse 14, 69117 Heidelberg

Website: Zeit für Brot

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Still looking for accommodation in Heidelberg? Our aparthotel is located close to the main train station and next to Heidelberg's old town. And the best part: all our studios and apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, so you can prepare delicious meals from the comfort of your own home.


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