One of my favourite restaurants from the last few months is for sure Tschebull in Hamburg, Germany. We enjoyed our dinner her so much, that we went back there 2 days later for lunch! It’s a Beisl, the Austrian answer to a Parisian or French bistro. Upmarket food, culinary, but most of all; tasty. Situated in the Levantehaus, an indoor shopping and restaurant centre on a busy street (Mönckebergstrasse) in downtown Hamburg, this hidden gem certainly is a place to remember. Creative dishes, exclusive flavours and ingredients, but most of all; delicious food, a good wine list and friendly, good service. How often do you see hip and happening, trendy new restaurants in a big city, messing up completely? Chefs that actually can’t cook. Not here! All dishes were a feast, well balanced, not too many flavours on 1 plate, not too much creams and foams and jellies; pure and honest food. I like!
We started with a glass of Champagne…
Inside the beautiful and timeless dining area of Tschebull. It looks rather chic, and I think it is, but nevertheless it had a nice homey, relaxt feeling. ‘Unkomplisiert Geniessen’, how the Germans call it; uncomplicated joy. The light was nice, romantic and dark. I like that, but it’s not the best light to make food photographs. So: I’m sorry for the photos, they are not up standard, but I guess I cannot take professional lights with me when I go out for dinner….. rather strange for other guests and people….
We started with some bread and dips.
Fried scallops on stewed cucumber, cream, smoked ham & granité of cucumber.
Flammkuchen (Tarte flambé)l crisp and thin, with a beautiful matured ‘Schinken’ (ham), sour cream and herbs.
The wine list had a nice felt fabric cover.
Vino! We had a beautiful 2013 Grüner Veltliner from Weingut Bründlmayer (Langenlois, Austria). It’s nice to drink an Austrian wine when in an Austrian restaurant, I think.
Not too photogenic, but the most delicious dish of all; salsify, lots of white Alba truffle (8 gram!) and Parmesan risotto. The best! Delicious.
Crispy fillet of pike perch with Szeged herb, chorizo mousse and baked gnocchi.
The same crispy fillet of perch, but then with paksoi, tomato and a light sauce with lemon.
Crispy fried half a duck, with spiced honey, red cabbage (the best ever! The Germans know how to make their red cabbage), potato dumplings and homemade quince cinnamon chutney.
Kaiserschmarrn; a typical Austrian dessert, caramelised Austrian pancake with hot plums and vanilla ice cream
Our dinner on the first evening in Hamburg was so good that we decided to go back on our last day for lunch! In this blog post there are photos from both the lunch and the dinner. We did enjoy the food very much, and the service and great wines as well. I would highly recommend, if you want to do a special treat one day for yourself when in Hamburg, to go to Tschebull.
Tschebull restaurant is located in the Levantehaus, Mönckebergstrasse 7, Hamburg. They are open from Monday to Saturday, for both lunch and dinner. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Click here for their website.
*Note: I have not been asked, paid or invited by Tschebull restaurant in Hamburg, Germany. It was my own idea to write about it. All images – although a bit dark – are mine, made with a Canon EOS M3 camera.
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