Brachmann’s Galeron restaurant
The gritty St Pauli neighbourhood is the heart and soul of Hamburg, with its seething football stadium and fanatical supporters, a mix of seamen’s watering-holes and innovative bistros. Saskia Brachmann’s friendly diner is fabulous – Schwabian homecooking from south Germany. Hearty, well-priced servings of spaetzle pasta with anything from lentils to onion confit or deer ragout, plus vegetarian specials such as pumpkin and salsify gratin.
☞ Mains from Dh50, Hein-Hoyer-Strasse 60, 0049 40 673 05123, Mon-Sat 6.30-10.30pm, brachmanns-galeron.de