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Photo: Walon Rosetti
Photo: Walon Rosetti

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The insider foodie guide to Frankfurt

Frankfurt's culinary scene extends well beyond its famous apple wine pubs. We asked Maria Hunstig and Melanie Gropler - editors at the Frankfurt-based fashion magazine Sportswear International - to name their favorite restaurants.

Maria Hunstig’s top-five: 

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Stanley Diamond

Located in the recently reinvigorated area of Bahnhofsviertel, Stanley Diamond is a new addition to Frankfurt's culinary scene. "It's a bit posh, serving great quality food and a genuinely wide range of drinks. The interior is nicely designed in retro-style, and the Ardinast brothers who own the restaurant are behind some other great places, too, including Chez Ima and Maxi Eisen - don't miss Maxi Eisen's Pastrami sandwiches!" Stanley Diamond cooks up traditional dishes such as wiener schnitzel with a modern slant, and the restaurant's open front allows diners to take in the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Stanley Diamond

Ottostrasse 16-18, Frankfurt

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Open daily for dinner and drinks, closed on Sundays

Pasta Davini

A pint-sized affair serving up authentic Italian fare so lusted after that it's sometimes difficult to get a table, so early booking is recommended! The menu changes constantly but there's always plenty of homemade pasta dishes to choose from, as well as antipasti options such as salmon carpaccio.

Pasta Davini

Heiligkreuzgasse 9A, Frankfurt

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Open daily from 4pm

Club Michel

Come here if you like to eat in a fun casual place with a friendly, family-focused vibe. The owner Ata Macias also co-runs the famous Robert Johnson nightclub and the bar Plank. Club Michel's diverse menu is best described as modern European. There are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from and prices are affordable.

Club Michel

Münchener Strasse 12, Frankfurt

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Open Tuesday- Sunday from midday to 18:30, closed on Mondays

Walon & Rosetti

Another hotspot in the fashionably gritty Bahnhofsviertel, this creative bar & grill concept is in demand both as a restaurant and late-night drinking den among Frankfurt's young and hip. "Walon & Rosetti is such a cool place - the food I've had has been slightly oriental in style and the setting is lovely. The bar is good, too."

Walon & Rosetti

Moselstrasse 15, Frankfurt

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Open for dinner and drinks from 5pm until 1am, closed on Sundays

Atschel

"This is a good place for anyone wanting to sample local staples such as Apfelwein and Grüne Soße (green sauce)." The menu at this classic apple wine pub, founded in 1849, is full of such delights and more - think grilled knuckle of pork with sauerkraut and Frankfurt Schnitzel, and, of course, a parade of sausages. Most produce is sourced locally, yet prices are affordable.

Atschel

Wallstrasse 7, Frankfurt

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Open daily for lunch and dinner

Melanie Gropler’s favorite three:

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Margarete

"Located in the heart of the city, Margarete serves local and traditional cuisine with a modern twist." This bright and spacious eatery, with its functional interior, is a real all-rounder - pop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee and a pastry. In true German style, most tables are of the rustic, communal type.

Margarete

Braubachstrasse 18, Frankfurt

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Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Langosch am Main

"Langosch am Main is about the international modern kitchen - it's popular, so be sure to reserve a table!" Choose to sit in the laid-back restaurant or on its terrace a stone's throw from the Main river. Expect a higher-end, casual-dining experience, with quality (and prices) to match. The diverse menu caters for dedicated carnivores and vegans alike and the weekend brunches are a particular draw.

Langosch am Main

Fahrgasse 3, Frankfurt

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Open daily for lunch and dinner (and breakfast/brunch at the weekend)

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La Cevi

"I head here when I fancy some great Peruvian food with a modern twist." This charming restaurant is young and relaxed in feel, with Peruvian touches such as hats, and other hand-crafted items, adding color and character to the rather minimalist décor. Headed by a German man and his Peruvian wife, the order of the day is different types of ceviche (fresh fish cured in citrus juice) and meat dishes such as lomo saltado. Complete the experience by ordering a drink laced with pisco (a Peruvian tipple).

La Cevi

Kantstrasse 25, Frankfurt

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Open daily 5pm - midnight, closed on Mondays

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Last edited: February 16, 2018

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