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Alte Nikolaischule

$$ - $$$
German, European, Soups, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Nikolaikirchhof 2 | 04824 Leipzig, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 96255655
11:00 - 22:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Opposite the Nikolaikirche and enhanced by the Christmas decorations and markets just outside our window, the restaurant was warm and cosy. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. The menu was extensive: meat, game, fish, regional specialities. The choice was difficult (!) but we decided on the sauer braten with red cabbage and dumplings. Delicious!

1 Thank Lynne H
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, very nice meat plate with good tasting! Ambiance was good and service fast and polite. Recommendable!

Thank Lennaert K
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Certainly a place for the locals to congregate--always a good sign. Reservations recommended. It can get noisy but the food is really good. I had a delicious lamb dish of tender, flavorful slices of lamb in a good gravy with generous vegetable sides, not just potatoes. Desserts are good as are the wines.

1 Thank Barbara G
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I ate here twice on a conference visit. The location is lovely; it is in a cobbled square next to the Nikolaikirche. The building is apparently the second oldest school in Leipzig, and certainly has its architectural credentials, but as the weather was warm I sat outside both times, which was perfect. The food is pretty traditional German meat and... More 

Thank Pen_not_Sword
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244 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We had an excellent, light meal here on our last visit. But this time we were disappointed. The food was rather heavy, typically Saxon stuff - no refinement.

Thank Arnoldbakers
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We found this place almost by accident, in a small square near the Nikolaikirche, and enjoyed one of the nicest meals we've had for a long time, sitting at a table outside . We especially enjoyed the trout (served with a delicious combination of leeks with pasta) and the "Leipziger Stadtsäckel" (medallions of chicken, pork (wrapped in bacon) and beef),... More 

1 Thank MDEC_NZ
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We came here as much for the history, through its Wagner connection, as for the food. The former comments on this restaurant's hearty, warming and authentic German food are accurate. An Easter menu was on offer from which we chose typical pork and char dishes, supported as expected by creamy sauces and bread/potato dumplings. Expect to book, and arrive with... More 

1 Thank Wagnerites
Ellicott City, MD
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The Alte Nikolaischule was our choral group's dinner destination after singing a memorable post-Christmas concert at the Nikolaikirche. Unlike one fellow chorister, who could only talk about "heavy German food," I enjoyed both the place AND the meal. No one mentioned to us that the school Richard Wagner once attended had fallen into disrepair for some years, then been renovated... More 

Thank cadenzas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Delicious eisbein, proper autentic german food. Very slow service, had to wait over 1 hour for our meal, well worth the wait though.

Thank Petter P
Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The 16th century Alte Nikolaischule , almost totally derelict in 1990, has been sympathetically restored in recent years. Part of it is used by the University, while the rest houses a restaurant in the old schoolroom and a permanent exhibition on the young Richard Wagner, who received his early education here. The menu (English version available) is extensive and imaginative,... More 

1 Thank Angela D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
German, European, Soups, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikolaikirchhof 2 | 04824 Leipzig, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Zentrum
  • Phone Number: +49 341 96255655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?