Traditional Franconian food in Nuremberg can be found in many restaurants. We present here two restaurants that offer Franconian cuisine with regional seasonal products.
Both restaurants are among the city’s traditional family-run establishments and offer excellent Franconian food in Nuremberg.
A restaurant tip in Nuremberg leads to the restaurant Steichele near the Jakobskirche. Since 1897, now in the 5th generation, the Steichele family has been running the traditional restaurant here.
Over the years, the family has expanded and developed the business from a beer tavern more and more. Hotel rooms and new guest rooms were created, which fortunately survived the Second World War almost unscathed. Later followed a wine bar, a meeting and banquet room and more hotel rooms.
Over the years, guests have been offered selected wines from Franconia, Rhineland-Palatinate and South Tyrol. But wine from their own cultivation is also sold at the “Steichele”. Since 2012, Bernhard Andreas Steichele has been running the business, which received an award in the Slow Food Genussführer in 2013.
How do you become “Slow Food” certified and what does it mean?
Since 2013, there has been the Slow Food Genussführer, which evaluates inns and restaurants according to special criteria. The evaluation focuses on three criteria:
Good: The food used should be tasty, nutritious, fresh, wholesome, stimulating to the senses and satisfying.
Clean: In the production of food, care should be taken not to harm the earth’s resources, the ecosystem or the environment. No harm should be caused to humans, nature or animals.
Fair: The restaurant must ensure that in all areas, i.e. from the producer to the restaurant, work is carried out under fair conditions and appropriate payment.
Only those who implement these three principles on a daily basis, do without flavor enhancers and convenience products, and then entertain guests in an appealing setting are included in the Slow Food Genussführer Deutschland. Special attention is also paid to the use of regional products and the cultivation of regional recipes.
You can recognize Slow Food restaurants, which must be re-certified every year, by a seal with a red snail.
My tip for good Franconian food in Nuremberg
I immediately felt at home as soon as I entered the rustic guest room. Large wooden tables with benches and chairs are placed in such a way that one does not immediately have the feeling of sitting at the neighboring table.
We were at the “Steichele” for lunch and a look at the menu quickly showed, hearty regional cuisine is the focus here. From the “Franconian liver dumpling soup”, the pork shoehorn to the Nuremberg bratwurst, there was a varied offer. I even discovered a small offer for vegetarians on the menu.
From crispy farm duck to fillet of matie, we ended up with a wide range of Franconian food on our table. Everyone enjoyed it, the portion sizes were more than sufficient by my standards, and the price-performance ratio was right.
At the end of the visit I took a look at the “historic restaurant”. In the oldest area of the restaurant (Batzenhäusle) even the original form and furnishings in the southern German-Italian baroque style still exist. Traditional chandeliers hang there and even the original carvings of the last century have been preserved.
I found the view into the wine cellar of the restaurant, which is located on the opposite side of the street, particularly exciting. In a former air raid shelter, with still original lettering on the walls, the large wine offer is stored well protected and cool. A great idea to use the existing space in this way.
Opening hours restaurant:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.30 -23 h
Sunday, Monday: closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-21.15 h
In June – August: 12-14 h and 17:30 – 21:15 h
Romantik Hotel & Restaurant Rottner
Just outside the city center, in the district of Großreuth near Schweinau, lies the Romantik Hotel & Restaurant Rottner.
After a leisurely walk from the subway, you arrive in a very village-like part of Nuremberg. Even from the outside, the inn looks very inviting. The half-timbered building is about 300 years old and in front of it I discover a beer garden under trees. A converted barn offers space for events.
Gastronomic offers in the restaurant Rottner
Restaurant Rottner is a family business in the fourth generation and has various gastronomic offers.
In summer (May-September) you can enjoy a freshly tapped Spalter beer and hearty regional Franconian food in the Nussbaumgarten in Nuremberg
The Waidwerk restaurant is the farm’s gourmet restaurant and has been awarded a Michelin star. Valentin Rottner offers tasty menu compositions here, which also include the self-hunted game.
The gourmet restaurant offers upscale and regional seasonal cuisine. I was able to convince myself of this offer during a visit.
Franconian food in Nuremberg
Before heading into the guest room, we were drawn to the establishment’s quaint aperitif bar. Around a rather low counter are carved wooden joint chairs, which were surprisingly comfortable. With a drink, we started the very cozy culinary evening.
The gourmet restaurant has two guest rooms. The guest room with a traditional painted wooden ceiling looks cozy and inviting. We had our table in the so-called kitchen room. This is in a “new” annex from 1969 and was originally the kitchen. After renovation work, a bright and friendly guest room with tables made of beech wood has been created here. Also this room with the lovingly decorated tables looks cozy and inviting.
When you visit the Rottner restaurant, you should not miss to try a game dish. Valentin Rottner is not only a chef, but also a hunter and brings a part of the required amount of game from the hunt into the house. Other hunters supply the other required quantities, so that you always know exactly what kind of animal you are processing here. At Rottner’s, the game is processed in a down-to-earth way and prepared imaginatively. The own herb garden in front of the front door helps. I ate a leg of venison with spaetzle and chanterelles as my main course. Tender meat, excellent taste and with a sauce to enjoy, I would have loved not to stop eating.
The appetizer, a salad with porcini mushrooms, and the quite unusual but tasty excellent lavender ice cream have also convinced me very much. An enjoyable and tasty wonderful evening.
Winterstraße 15 – 17
90431 Nürnberg, Germany
Opening hours a la carte :
Tuesday – Saturday:
18- 24 h
warm kitchen until 21:30
Monday, Sundays and holidays
The restaurant visits were program points of a press trip with Frankentourismus and noble communication.