Where to Eat in Speyer: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 21, 2018 Madelene Haan

Speyer (German pronunciation: [ˈʃpaɪ̯ɐ], older spelling Speier, known as Spire in French and formerly as Spires in English) is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Located beside the river Rhine, Speyer is 25 km (16 miles) south of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim. Founded by the Romans, it is one of Germany's oldest cities. Speyer is dominated by the Speyer Cathedral, a number of churches and the Altpörtel (old gate). In the cathedral, beneath the high altar, are the tombs of eight Holy Roman emperors and German kings.
Things to do in Speyer

1. Gasthaus zum Halbmond

Nikolausgasse 4, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi German Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$275 +49 6232 3124509
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Gasthaus zum Halbmond

Reviewed By lucm m - Salon-de-Provence, France

We went to this place thanks to a guide who brought us through all the best places in Speyer with a meal between each visit. This place was for the dessert. "Excellent parfait à la praline". It is well located next to the main roman Church. Nothing to complain about.

2. Gaststatte Zur Schwarzamsel

Korngasse 18, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany German Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$118 +49 6232 6865580
Excellent
43%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Gaststatte Zur Schwarzamsel

Reviewed By Epices6 - Philadelphia

When one thinks of a German Weinstube, a place like Zur Schwarzamsel ideally comes to mind: cozy, traditional, with good but unpretentious food (we loved the Flammekuchen here) and a good selection of local wines, all served up with good cheer and kind prices. Our sizable group sat around a beautiful round table, enjoying the atmosphere and our fellow drinkers. The place closes a bit early (towards 22:30 o'clock), but then Speyer is a rather sleepy (but beautiful) town.

3. Zur alten Munz

Korngasse 1 a, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$228 +49 6232 79703
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Zur alten Munz

Reviewed By Gary P - Germany

My wife and I ate lunch here and enjoyed the good food that was served. We both had chicken, though two different offerings. The food was tasty, but the servings were not very hot. It was as though someone had placed the plates by an open window in the kitchen, so one side was hot and the other side cool. We sat upstairs in a very quaint, authentic dining area. The drawback was that on the top floor where the kitchen is located (one more floor above where we sat), the kitchen staff comes out on the stairway landing, inside the building, for their smoking break with the windows open. So even though the windows are open on the landing, the dining room smells of cigarette smoke which is not appealing to us as non-smokers. Due to this constant smoke odor, we wouldn't return to this restaurant, as it is disrespectful of the clientele for the owner to allow such a practice.

4. Goldener Hirsch

Maximilianstr. 90A, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +49 6232 8774855
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Goldener Hirsch

Reviewed By Jan-Jorrit v

I've only been here for some drinks. Thus I can't say much about the food, it looked good though.
The area is lovely and the view is nice. The service is friendly but that's about it. Ok place not exceptional in any good or bad way.

5. Ratskeller

Maximilianstr. 12, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 6232 78612
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Ratskeller

Reviewed By voyagerv2015 - Mannheim, Germany

It is nicely located and the selection of dishes was good. Unfortunately, the waiter wanted to close the place soon at least for us and almost pushed us outside shortly before 22. He may have informed us when we entered at about 21:00.

6. Gasthaus zum Domnapf

Domplatz 1, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 6232 606686
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Gasthaus zum Domnapf

Reviewed By Dimitris S - Strasbourg, Alsace, France

The restaurant is located at the central square of the town, beside the Speyer Cathedral. The internal environment is pleasant and the service is quick and polite.The menu is rich and all the kind of meat we had was just excellent. Do not forget to try some really good Greek plates. The quantity of the food pairs with the quality and creates satisfied customers. Good choice for families and friends.

7. Zum alten Engel

Muehlturmstr. 7, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards German, European, Wine Bar, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$86 - HK$290 +49 6232 70914
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Zum alten Engel

Reviewed By ThaiRichard - Germany

Cute, quaint and cosy comes to mind, in describing this cellar restaurant. Stone walls and solid wooden furniture ooze character and charm. The cute ‘cat corner’ adds the cherry to the cake.
My comforting ‘hay roast’ (Heubraten), which is a slow-cooked beef, served with gravy and a side Spätzle and salad was tasty and melt-in-the mouth. My companions ordered a pan-fried poulard breast which was oh-so-pretty and pork steak, which they enjoyed. The extensive wine list featured a good local Pfälzisch selection, as well as the trusted and true imported full bodied reds. Our friendly waitress rounded off our dining experience. We chose the restaurant to entertain visitors from Australia due to its atmosphere and selection of local dishes and wines, and were simply satisfied.

8. Domhof Hausbrauerei

Grosse Himmelsgasse 6, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar German, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +49 6232 67440
Excellent
38%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 531 reviews

Domhof Hausbrauerei

Reviewed By Gimena B - PR

We came upon this restaurant by chance. During a rainstorm in Speyer, Germany, our tour guide recommended it to us and we were very welcomed! We ordered the typical, German Bratwursts which were incredible, accompanied (of course!) by a large Pretzel, a Schorle (apple juice and sparling water) and a Helles, German beer. The décor was wooden, with several Seating areas. The service was very good and attentive. It is in a very lovely building, near the central plaza and Cathedral.

9. Alter Hammer

Leinpfad 1c, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +49 6232 75539
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Alter Hammer

Reviewed By Veronica G - Burgess Hill

We arrived in the pouring rain, after taking a stroll along the river from Speyer Tecknic museum. When we got there the restaurant was full with only tables available outside. We took the last table under the umbrellas and order local beers which were very good and also food which was equally good. It rained and blow all while we were there but we stayed dry and had a good evening, Pity the sun didnt shine and that the Rhine River was so flooded, especially on the far side of the river bank. Well worth a visit but think it would be very busy on a sunny evening.
They do not take any debit or credit cards, cash only.

10. Avant Garthe

Ludwigstr. 2 | 67346 Speyer, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Formerly Paparazzi by Philipp Garthe) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards European, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$86 - HK$369 +49 6232 687359
Excellent
66%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Avant Garthe

Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia

Very classical-style restaurant, but nothing is taken for granted. The ingredients are the best possible - beef filet, tuna fish filet, accompaniments -, the wine list impressive, the ambiance elegant, just a little old-fashioned, the service kind and competent.
The bill for a truly memorable evening wasn't over the top.

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