As I am in the lucky position to call Hamburg, one of the prettiest cities of Germany, my home for three months, I’ve teamed up with Jennifer from Discovering Legacies to go on a culinary food spree through Hamburg’s restaurant scene.
It’s nice for a change to let someone else cook for you, especially while travelling and discovering foreign and new cultures. In order to experience that in Europe you don’t even have to travel too far. In fact, Germany’s food culture is regionally very diverse already and has a lot to offer.
So stay curious for what’s about to come. As a matter of fact I myself am not quite sure yet how this will continue ^^
For steak and meat lovers
For a start let’s talk meat. Jennifer and I visited the Meatery steak restaurant Hamburg* which is located at the beautiful SIDE Hotel Hamburg. The dark interior was a little tricky for my camera, comfort and atmosphere-wise, however, it’s very lovely. Cosy lounge chairs and a huge and modern roof top terrace complete the picture. Oh, and don’t miss the extraordinary toilets that could be directly from the scene of a Wes Anderson movie.
The staff is super friendly, attentive and competent. We got a little excursus on steaks, dry aging (the huge dry age cabinet in the entrance is quite impressive) and steak preparation before we decided what we’d like to eat.
In case you’d like to have small selection of different starters or main courses the kitchen staff is flexible and will prepare something delicious to your taste. All in all we really enjoyed the warm and cosy atmosphere at the Meatery.
Food & Beverages at the Meatery Hamburg
We started our evening with two different aperitifs, which couldn’t harmonise better in my opinion: A fresh gin basil smash, with an intensive basil taste and a fruity, not too sweet raspberry rum shrub with vodka.
My favourite was definitely the gin basil smash, while Jennifer preferred the raspberry rum shrub.
Time to eat!
Our starter plate consisted of osyster gratiné with spinach (the first time I actually liked oysters – go give it a try!), beef tartar, avocado and tuna tartar (of which the latter two were definitely my overall favourites) and a bite of ox tail (never tried it before and was pleasantly surprised). The food was accompanied by a Riesling for Jennifer and a strong yet fruity craft beer from California for me.
And now for the main course
Now followed the highlight of the evening. The reason we actually came here – Argentinian beef filet and dry-aged New York cut, both medium. The meat was so soft and tender, it literally melted on the tongue. I personally wouldn’t need more than this straight from heaven meat with a little salt and pepper to be truly satisfied. Nevertheless we tried a selection of different sides and sauces of which my recommendations would be the pepper sauce, crisp oven roasted fries and fried wild mushrooms.
For the sweet tooth
As we are absolute dessert lovers we couldn’t skip the last course despite begin rather full already. The dessert came with pear basil ice cream, whisky thyme ice cream, candied olives and a delicious lemony cream. Well. What can I say? Awesome. Whisky is slowly becoming one of my new passions, basil is always right and the olives and cream were quite interesting additions.
Resumé Meatery Hamburg
If you’re looking for high quality steak in Hamburg, there’s no way around the Meatery.
The Meatery is settled in the upper price category. Yet cost – result is in balance here. The meat quality is not comparable to mainstream (steak) restaurants and worth its money. You definitely get the biggest bang for your bucks.
Starters from 8 – 20€
Entrées from 32€
Other important stuff
Vegetarians can choose from a selection of different starter or a quinoa burger
- Dry-Aged Steak, medium
- Avocado and tuna tartar
Website Meatery Hamburg
from Hamburg Central Station take the U2 to the stop “Gänsemarkt”
Who has been here already? And who wants to go? I’m curious 🙂
*A big thanks to the Meatery Hamburg for providing me with a free meal. However, this post represents my own opinion and wasn’t recompensed elsewise.