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$$ - $$$German, European,
Karolinenstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 53321
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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German, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Karolinenstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

..to find an original kitchen in this times of globalization and mass tourism has become difficult in my opinion ... no matter where in the world ... but here the food is very good ... the location is quaint and cozy ... the Beer is...More

Thank jorgeseu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located in the old town. The weather at the end of September was warm enough to enjoy a meal outside. Good choice of regional dishes and seasonal specials ( canterelle mushrooms are tasty and popular). I had a pork shoulder shoulder with potato dumplings...More

Thank 589MichaelP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a post Oktoberfest dinner here after arriving from Munich. Atmosphere was good, staff friendly and food was very enjiyable. Great location in the old town. Well done.

Thank jamo96
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The menu is quite wide-ranging and goes beyond Bavarian although there are many local dishes too. The Smoke beer is excellent although not to all tastes. But you must try it at least once. The service was good and friendly and it's a great choice...More

Thank Barolo2004
Reviewed 2 September 2017

After ambling round the picturesque Bamberg old town for a couple of hours, we refreshed ourselves with a milky coffee and a couple of beers for €9.30. The Zirndorfer beer was not the best german beer we have tasted but the coffee was good. We...More

Thank Sebastian_W9999
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We dropped by here to enjoy a coffee and dessert and regretted not eating the last dinner here. Great ambiance and lovely staff.

Thank Saffet Ü
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had dinner at Hofbrau one night during a brief visit to Bamberg. The restaurant is located in the Alstadt section of the city near many of the popular tourist attractions. Our visit was on a warm Friday night. The place was very busy -- especially...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Yes ok the food is good but Is not possible to wait 1 hour for a simple cold plate. And was not full of people.

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Spent the day touring Bamberg and stopped to eat at this restaurant. I had the pork knuckle with sauerkraut and dumpling and it was amazing. The sauerkraut was very fresh and the portion size of the food was large. The staff was friendly which is...More

Thank Kellyprincess
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Hofbrau has, despite what the name suggests, a good wine list with a couple of real highlights from Franconia, eg the wines from Christine Pröstler. Service is fine; it sometimes requires a second look or a third question to get a more detailed response... The...More

Thank ssusanne2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
German, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karolinenstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 53321
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