Eat and Drink in Dresden
Germany is known for its good food. From informal finger food to down-to-earth home-style cooking and the subtlest dishes, there is something of everyone. Each state and region has its own food and drink specialties.
Dresden is known for its incredible beauty and charm, which makes it one of the favorite destinations for those looking to experience Germany’s best cuisine. Full of youthful energy, art galleries and theaters, the city is also well catered for, here tourists can taste hearty Saxon cuisine.
You should definitely enjoy some typical hearty Saxon cooking and the rare wines of the winemakers around Dresden. Choose one of the romantic spots on the "Elbhang" (the hillside along the river) for this. In the baroque palace in the inner Neustadt area you can taste the specialties of neighboring Bohemia, and in fashionable locations in the outer part of Neustadt you can find culinary offerings from all over the world. Warm summer days are best to spend at one of the many beer gardens along the Elbe.
More a German Pub than restaurant, it's a place to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Sitting within reach of the open kitchen you’ll be able to greet our chefs and watch the magic as they prepare your food. Our idyllic courtyard is it's own attraction, nestled within the Neustadt, the sounds of the fountain make for a unique beer garden experience.
In the heart of hip neighborhood Neustadt, and in particular the Kunsthofpassage, a courtyard complex with colorful buildings and cozy cafes, Lila Sosse is a shabby-chic venue which serves German tapas. Cheese spaetzle with fried onions and herring tartar with beetroot arrive at the table in glass jars. With an intellectual and relaxed atmosphere, Lila Sosse is a perfect snapshot of modern Germany’s lifestyle.
Have a really hearty Saxon meal at Watkze Ball & Brauhaus, a 100 plus-year-old restaurant, ballroom and brewery. According to Dresden inhabitants, this place is a must. Alongside traditional interiors and walls decorated with old photographs of Dresden, customers will have the opportunity to try the regional specialities, such as the pork neck in beer sauce with mushroom goulash, and taste their own in-house beer. When the weather is fine, Watkze Ball & Brauhaus set up a lovely beer garden on the banks of the Elbe.