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7 February 2023 -

The Tastes of the Überseestadt

Überseestadt (New Harbour District)

On a gastronomic tour between the Weser Tower and Speicher XI

Two people sitting outside and drinking beer
The New Harbour District is home to a multitude of cafés and restaurants that look out onto the water, just like those here at the Holz- und Fabrikenhafen (wood and factories harbour) © WFB/Lehmkühler

There's just such an amazing variety of places to eat in Bremen's Überseestadt (New Harbour District). Come with us on a voyage of discovery through the cuisines of this neighbourhood.

From the typical German “currywurst” to the finest Syrian delicacies: the culinary environment of Bremen's Überseestadt is characterised by its astounding variety. As it's easy to lose a sense of perspective when confronted with so many delicious options and be unable to see the wood for the trees, we've drawn up a list of (hopefully) all the restaurants, food trucks, cafés and bistros in Bremen's newest city district.

Have we missed a gastronomic hotspot? Oh my! We're sorry about that! It looks like we were distracted by our rumbling tummies and the thought of mouth-watering delicacies when we put this list together. However, to ensure no-one loses their appetite, we'd be glad to hear from you: please send us a message at service@ueberseestadt.de.

Gastronomy guide Überseestadt
All the restaurants, bistros and snack bars at a glance! If you'd like some more details about everything, you can download the gastronomy guide as a PDF from this web page. You'll find it in the right-hand side bar.

Italian/Mediterranean

Elisa

Italy, Greece, Turkey: Diners at the restaurant Elisa can enjoy a gastronomic journey through these three countries. This establishment opened its doors in October 2015 and has been a jewel in the crown of the Überseestadt´s dining locations ever since.

Feuerwache

Mediterranean hospitality in a North German harbour basin. That's what the restaurant Feuerwache offers its guests. Italian specialities are served up morning, noon and evening (and for brunch on Sunday) in historic surroundings with views onto the former wood and factories harbour.

Mezzodí

Dedicated followers of Italian cuisine will find themselves right at home at "Mezzodí". The restaurant's menu changes every day, offering its visitors midday meals, fresh panini, croissants, speciality coffees and a wide range of refreshing Italian soft drinks.

Port restaurant in the Speicher XI

The Port restaurant in the Speicher XI former warehouse serves up an extensive range of dishes with a Mediterranean touch and a northern German twist. It is also a great place for brunch.

Riva

The Riva restaurant offers a sunny Mediterranean menu which brings a breath of Southern European air to the banks of the River Weser. The dishes include Italian and Southern French delicacies, Mediterranean seafood specialities and freshly prepared pasta. The lunch menu changes every week and is open for brunch on Sundays.

VAIVAI

Fresh, vibrant and uncomplicated: the restaurant VAIVAI in the Weser district offers rustic Italian dishes served up in an industrial urban setting. It is the ideal place for gazing at the river on mild summer evenings.

Zio Manu di Napoli

A breath of Italy at the Überseeinsel: Come to Uncle Manu's Pizzeria on the site of the former Kellogg factory and enjoy pizza made to an original Neapolitan recipe.

Pizza on a table
Pizza at Zio Manu di Napoli, the Italian restaurant at the Überseeinsel. © WFB/Krause

Tastes of Asia

CHILLI CLUB

Restaurant, bar and lounge: The CHILLI CLUB weaves together three culinary traditions under one roof close to the Weser Tower. From midday to late evening, the restaurant delights diners with contemporary Asian cuisine: from sushi to saté. 

Jaya

Serving authentic Asian cuisine to its customers is Jaya's proudly stated aim. Located directly on the “Europahafen” promenade, Jaya attracts curry fans from far and wide with its deliciously spiced Asian Street Kitchen cuisine.

Phở Việt

Although this restaurant's name isn't the easiest for everyone to pronounce, guests will be delighted in discovering Vietnamese delicacies on the site of the former Kellogg factory in the heart of the Überseestadt. A voyage of discovery, for eyes and tastebuds alike.

Outside area of the steigenberger Restaurant
Restaurant & Bar in the Steigenberger Hotel in the New Harbour District © WFB/Ingo Wagner

Creative, international cuisine

Blaufeuer

The Blaufeuer restaurant in the Steigenberger Hotel Bremen is open all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cuisine focusses on gastronomic delicacies from rivers, seas and lakes and combines contemporary cooking methods with North German tradition.

El Mundo

Big, bigger, El Mundo! In the impressive dining room of El Mundo in the Schuppen 1, you dine under oversized chandeliers. The menu includes fish and meat dishes, wraps and salads.

Leander

The multiplicity of gastronomic delights offered by the Leander restaurant in the GOP Varieté-Theater in Bremen is only surpassed by the creativity of the shows performed on its stage. Diners have the choice of extensive buffets, à-la-carte creations, deluxe offers (including show tickets) and even Sunday brunch.

SIA

Pizza, pasta, burgers and barbecue specialties: that's a brief summary of the menu at SIA (the food is also available to take away). The SIA is a restaurant, bar and lounge in one and accordingly also offers a large selection of wines, beer and cocktails.

Traditional German specialities

Hafencasino

The Hafencasino is a real Bremen institution. It's almost a relic of bygone days but still manages to be totally in vogue! Traditional German food is what you'll find here, right next to the wood and factories harbour: Strammer Max sausages, Krabbenbrot (North Sea shrimp on rye bread), Frikadelle burgers, Matjes (pickled herring), fried potatoes and more.

Food Trucks

Currykitchen

A classic in a classic: the Currykitchen team operate from a converted original American Airstream trailer to serve up currywurst sausages from gourmet butchers and Belgian-style fries. From Monday to Friday, you'll encounter this silver "Currywurst Caravan" at lunchtimes in the Konsul-Smidt-Straße.

Mucha lucha

You just can't miss the brightly coloured Mucha lucha food truck on the Zollkantine site opposite the Stadler bike shop. Here you'll find burritos, nachos and soft drinks to go. And all in 100 percent recyclable packaging. Card payments accepted.

Salt & Pepper

Burgers, fries, salads and falafel are just some of the dishes served up by Ms. Ghadban at "Salt & Pepper" on the Überseewiese park.

Middle Eastern

AL-DAR

"Salam Aleikum" and welcome to 600 square metres of 1001 nights! The AL-DAR restaurant offers Syrian specialities in Middle Eastern ambience. Diners can choose form a multiplicity of mezze (Syrian hors d'oeuvres, either warm or cold) or hot main courses with melodious names such as lahm meshwi and sambousek. There's also no shortage of dishes on offer for vegetarians and vegans.

Cafés/Bistros/Lunch menus

Bäckerei Rolf

Freshly baked bread rolls and loaves. Snacks, coffee and much more.

Backshop Port 6

It's all fresh from the oven here: bread, bread rolls, a range of pretzels, croissants, etc. At lunchtimes there's also salads, pizza and hearty snack meals on offer.

BackStage Feinbäckerei + Café

Baked goods such as bread, bread rolls and snacks, as well as coffees and much more.

A cone of ice cream
Bellissima Eis in Bremen's New Harbour District delivers ice cream to your house, or even to your office. © TakinShotz.de/Bellissima-Eis.de

Bellissima Eis

This ice cream kiosk has its own home delivery service to bring its own home-made ice cream to wherever you are: at home or in the office.

Bremer Braumanufaktur's brewpub

At the Bremer Braumanufaktur brewpub at the Überseeinsel (site of the former Kellogg factory), you'll not only find excellent beer but also a selection of tasty burgers, served from Tuesday to Sunday.

Café Lu

Café Lu is a café in Speicher XI that's run by students and is for students. You'll find it in room 4.15.020 (fourth floor, segment 15, opposite the Theorieräume). It is an oasis of plants and comfortable sofas where students can escape from the stress of studying with cold drinks and coffee. It opens regularly during University semesters: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Cyclyng

Guests don't come to the only cyclist’s café in Bremen just to drink coffee. If they fancy a snack, Cyclyng also serves up cakes, baguettes, salads and panini.

Desiderata

Dilek Kansiz offers a range of fresh home-made specialities here every day. Select your favourites from a range of antipasti, salads, stuffed vine leaves, dressings, mezes, böreks and other lunch dishes.

Gaston Flammkuchen

Gaston Flammkuchen brings a taste of Alsace to the Überseestadt: relax in the warm atmosphere and take your pick from the wide menu of Flammkuchen (tarte flambée). (Vegan, lactose-free and spelt dough options available.) If you're really hungry, there's an all-you-can-eat option!

Hafenbrise

The Hafenbrise restaurant in the Schuppen Eins serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake. Its doors open at 9 am on weekdays, at 12 noon on Saturdays and at 10 am on Sundays. The breakfast menu is also available on Sundays.

Hafenrummel

Guests not only come here to play, try their luck and test their dexterity, but also to enjoy the dishes on the menu at the bistro, which include "Rummelrollen" and crêpes.

Happi BY HENSSLER

Visitors to the sushi bar run by TV chef Steffen Henssler and his brother Peter have the choice of eating in or take away. The menu includes fish dishes, meat dishes and vegetarian alternatives.

Jimmy's Diner Bremen

Jimmy's diner offers guests a range of burgers, pizza, wraps, Flammkuchen and wraps.

Kaffee Quartier Kantine

To the canteen for lunch? How ingenious... No, really! Because the Kaffee Quartier canteen is open to the public, processes 30 percent organic, offers a (really) fresh salad buffet, traditional dishes and innovative recipes. So: head to the canteen for lunch. But first, take out a debit card from the machine, because that's the only way to pay here.

Inside the Lloyd Café
Coffee, cake and delicious snacks served up by the team at Lloyd Caffee. © Lloyd Caffee GmbH

Lloyd Caffee/Rösterei-Café

Get your coffee directly where it was roasted. In a rustic atmosphere between coffee sacks and right next to the roasting machine, the bean drink tastes even better. Together with a piece of cake or another sweet delicacy, you can relax and watch the hustle and bustle at the Lloyd Caffee. In addition, there are also a variety of dishes such as breakfast, Flammkuchen or soups.

MAYAPAPAYA

At MAYAPAPAYA, the menu changes every day, so visitors always have a fresh choice of soups, hearty stews, sandwiches made with home-made bread, wheat flour tortilla wraps and numerous desserts.

Meze by Evrim

Small dishes of mouth-watering specialities: Italians call it antipasti and in the Middle East, it's known as meze. In addition to these traditional appetisers, Evrim also likes to serve innovative variations that take the best of different cuisines to form something deliciously new.

Müller & Egerer

On work days, this specialist bakery with its cosy café offers home-made soups and gratins alongside its oven-fresh baked goods. On Saturdays and Sundays, it's so hard to make a choice when confronted with its spectacular selection of cakes and tarts and freshly baked rolls.

O'Porto

O'Porto's customers are offered filled rolls, hot dishes, soups and an ever-changing lunch menu. Konsul-Smidt-Straße 8M, opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 6 pm.

Sichtbar

Get an early start in the Sichtbar. This bistro on the ground floor of the Weser Towers opens its doors at 7.30 to serve filled rolls and breakfast to the early birds. The lunchtime menu of hot dishes, salads and desserts changes every day.

Schwarzlichthof

After a round of mini golf under ultra-violet lighting or simply just because: the Schwarzlichthof Bistro keeps guests happy with its Flammkuchen, baked potatoes and crêpes.

Tasty Kitchen

You'll find pizza, shawarmas, falafel and much more on the menu at Tasty Kitchen.

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