Set in a converted power station, in the arty neighbourhood of Ottensen, the Gastwerk hotel is one of our favourites in Hamburg. So when the hotel launched its new restaurant, Mangold, featuring distinct flavours and an excellently compiled wine menu, we had to check it out.
German chef Andreas Marquardt’s food is promising. He combines fresh ingredients from different continents to dish up lip-smacking delights of diverse cuisines, including Italian, French, German, Caribbean and Asian. Our favourites are carpaccio of braised oxtail with sautéed shiitake and 12-year-old balsamic vinegar for starters, and halibut with pancetta, asparagus and pommes noisettes for main.