Eat and Drink in Dortmund
Dortmund is home to a huge number of various places to eat for both budget travellers and tourists who prefer gourmet cuisine. During their walk around the city vacationers will surely see a huge number of small stalls that offer Dortmund’s traditional food is simple and hearty. Local dishes include Westphalian Grünkohl – ham and cabbage soup – and Pfefferpotthast, a stew made with peppered beef and onions. There are a number of traditional German restaurants in the centre of the city near Alter Markt and along Wallring, just outside the centre. International food is well-represented in the city, with a range to suit all tastes and budgets.
Dortmund has always had a lot to offer culinary. This can be admired even in the museum. So the Westfalenmetropole is the location of the German Cookbook Museum and, of course, there is also the Brauereimuseum Dortmund. After all, Dortmund was once known as "Europe's Beer Town No. 1" and the local tradition drink almost everywhere in the world.
A quaint spot for a coffee break or takeaway cakes and buns, Café Kleimann is a charming family-run business full of delicate ladies nibbling and chattering away with each other. No better or worse than anywhere else, the two things that should be noted here are their to-order cake range, include chocolate sponge mobile phones and the toilets that clean themselves, occasionally when you’re still sitting on them, and usually just before the automatic air freshener over the door quirts you in the face as you leave.
In our Mercure Hotel Dortmund hotel restaurant we serve international specialities and regional Westphalian cuisine with changing culinary specials. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our attached conservatory with a summer terrace. Whether you come for a business lunch or a candlelight dinner, the choice of meals and drinks at our restaurant will please you. Enjoy!
At Mongo's Restaurant you are a kitchen chef! With our all-you-can-eat classic Mongo's Total you can endlessly try and combine! Simply imagine the ingredients for your individual dish at our buffet, the food market, as often as you want again and again. For each course choose one of our diversified homemade Mongo's marinades: Whether European mild or asian fiery, pure vegan or vegetarian, always gluten- and glutamate-free - you have the choice: There is something for everyone!