When visiting Nuremberg I came looking for this place on the recommendation of friends who had lived in the city a good while. They said it had good food, a traditional atmosphere and costumed waitresses. This is what you'll find in the Alte Kuch'n. The place is tastefully decorated, and if time had not passed by. It's like going to a grandmother's house with a cute kitchen. In fact, if you enter the room, you can see the chefs cooking while dining. Really cool. The menu is varied and includes a shank and some kind of potatoes that were very good (they will be easy to identify, look at the section 'kartofen'). The only downside, is their waitresses are slower than a bad horse. At least the night I went, between two of them they covered the place dressed in period costume, I'm not sure about other times. I'd go back without hesitation, as long as i'm not in a hurry.
If you visit this tavern at Christmas, watch your head! There's a sled hanging from the ceiling. I was worried it might fall but I suppose the Germans know what they're doing (or at least I hope). Jokes aside, the Nurnberger Alm is a warm and cozy place to get away from the bustle of the market and get a filling meal with a good local beer. There are tables and a bar, but when I went it was packed so you'll have to squeeze in where you can. Really cool place.
We arrived in in Nuremberg in winter, when the town was covered with snow and Christmas lights in every corner. The restaurant Provenza offers the best views of the market square and the beautiful church. It's an Italian restaurants that's popular with the locals (and I have to admit that the atmosphere was great) and serves classic Italian food like pasta, pizzas, and salads. My minestrone soup could've been better but otherwise everything was tasty, well presented, and reasonably priced. I'd recommend it.
Copious breakfasts at very competitive prices (for around six euros). Be careful if you order a 'latte' they will bring you a tank Cappuccino size 'tub for two.' The English, French, and Italian breakfasts are good, and fill you up, especially the first. There are also cakes and pastries, as well as other things to drink. With Christmas decoration arriving January (like everything else in Germany). The waitress who took our order was very friendly, and tried hard to resolve all our requests. If I were here, I would repeat this enchanted breakfast.
All in the center and prices are the usual. What more could you ask for (a part from it being cheaper)? This is a Starbucks like any other in the world, and the prices reflect it.
If you want to recharge your batteries and warm yourself up, connect to wifi, don't be surprised by the price of things. It is a big cozy room, decorated with squares, and different kinds of furniture and huge crystal lamps that reflect the surroundings. There's a perfect summer terrace outside, which is impossible to enjoy in winter.
The medieval Mauthalle is on all the Nuremberg tourist maps as it is the city's old customs building. On the ground floor of the building, there's a busy tourist restaurant where you can kick back and eat some hearty German food. The signature dish is composed of roasted pork knuckles, sausages, and chicken, all with potatoes and cabbage. It's heavy, satisfying food you need to try at least once. Highly recommended.
Zum Spießgesellen is in front of the magnificent St. Sebaldus Church near the grand Town Hall. It's a lovely place to get a drink or enjoy a warming bowl of traditional stew if it's cold out. The location is great and it's really popular with the locals.