Wednesday 5 April 2017


I thought I would share a few quick impressions of the best food, drinks and places I enjoyed during a recent weekend trip to Düsseldorf, there on this occasion to show one of my best friends in the world my one and only hometown from it's best side.


If you go to one place for dinner in Düsseldorf make it this place. Serving European / traditional German dishes with a modern touch I am yet to have a less than stellar meal here. In fact every time I have eaten here it's been simply fantastic. It may not be cheap (our dinner with a glass of wine came to around 27 euros each) but for that you get to enjoy expertly prepared and seriously tasty food. You can go for a German classic like their infamous (and huge) Schnitzel, served with a refreshing cucumber and mayo salad and potatoes as my friend did on this occasion or try something a little more exotic and fusion driven. I did and wow I did not regret it. Indeed my seared tuna sashimi, arriving on a bed of Asian vegetables and served with smashed avocado as well as an incredibly delicious sesame dipping sauce was out of this world, in fact probably one of the best dishes I have EVER eaten. This was a simply beautiful and refined marriage of flavours and had me ohhing and ahhing throughout. is a real calinary gem and can often commandhy queu peak times but those queues are there for a reason, heck I'd happily wait a few hours just to eat that tuna again. 

PS: get the sweet potato fries on the side no matter what main you settle for - they are fried to absolute perfection.

To our utter delight temperatures reached a heady 23 degrees on the Friday of our stay which of course proved to be the IDEAL aperol spritz weather, it of course being my all time favourite sunshine drink. To make things even better we also managed to find the perfect seats outside a stunning new cafe part of the Kö bogen which also happened to overlook a scenic and recently redeveloped park bang in the centre of town. Sitting here sipping on a huge, chilled and refreshing spritz I could not help but feel like on a proper holiday even if we were only a 45 minute flight away from London. The perfect place to have a chat and watch the world go by. 

Named after one of Dusseldorf's most famous sons, world renown and slightly nuts artist Josef Beuys, this bar may be a little off the beaten track and hidden amongst the more touristy drinking dens in Dusseldorf's going out district but it is more than worth seeking out. Every detail counts here, from the cocktail menus coming in an old school cassette case to the expert bartenders mixing up delightful and imaginative cocktails behind the stunningly lit up bar. This place could easily hold its own when compared to some of London's far more established counterparts, with my amaretto sour as ordered on the occasion being one of the best I have got to sample. Make sure to not arrive too late, this place gets super busy with people that know it is where to get the best drinks in town. 

Ok so Dusseldorf's clubbing scene may not be quite on par with that of Berlin or London but that doesn't mean that you can't find a decent club to spent a night out at here. In fact Der Salon des Amateurs which translates into something like 'the amateur's salon' was named as one of the 25 best clubs in Europe by the Guardian and in my opinion very rightly so. During the day a cafe that is part of Dusseldorf's modern art museum, at night Der Salon transforms into an intimate, vibey and seriously cool club that hosts an eclectic area of DJ's and attracts a mixed and artsy crowd that were an absolute joy to get to know on our Friday night out there. It's not pretentious and an absolutely unique experience - a must visit even for people that aren't into clubbing. 

I have written about my favourite noodle bar in the world, Naniwa, on numerous occasions on this blog and I make a point of eating here (or on this occasion ordering a takeaway) every time I'm in town. This place is as authentic as noodle soups and yaki soba get and the locals know this too well with a queue forming outside most dinner and lunch times no matter the day. Anything you order here is bloody fantastic but I have one ultimate favourite that I wish I could magically import most weekends when I need a decent hangover fix..what dish you may ask? Well they wrap their delicious soba noodles and stir fried veggies that come tossed in a sticky and delicious sauce in a Japanese omelette and top it with mayo and pickled ginger. It's slightly stodgy, eggy, satisfying and oh boy basically THE best hangover cure I have had in a long time. Naniwa please open a London branch soon, I need this to be a regular addition to my diet and so will you after trying it. 

Until next Dusseldorf! I will be back for sure...


Atif Khan said...

Great post, loved your journey.

Target store items discount coupons
Save a lot of your money

Unknown said...

AP Intermediate Result 2017
Assam HS Result 2017
BSEB 12th Result 2017
CBSE 12th Result 2017
UP Board 12th Result 2017
HBSE 12th Result 2017

aliamay said...

best story i ever read in this month.. Sports lovers see live cricket and they will be also get some new things.

Kamboj said...

Full Movie Download

Download full movie free

Download Full Movie Free

Riyan Herbal Cilacap said...

Thank you for sharing this article, now you can check herbal medicine from indonesia by following link below

Obat Terbaik Indonesia
Obat Manjur Herbal
Obat De Nature Indonesia
Obat Mujarab Alami
Produk De Nature Indonesia
Produk Obat Herbal
Produk Obat Tradisional
Produk Obat Alami
Produk Obat Ampuh
Produk Obat Manjur

Irfan Maulana said...

Thanks you for sharing article, i leave read the article and this is amazing website for me. Thanks you fo information guys Khasiat Agaricpro Untuk Penyakit Hernia

geekdevesh said...

Hi do check out this latest post with our New Blog Post and I hope you would have enjoy all our post
The Voice 2017 winner name
The Voice Season 12 winner name
America Got Talent Winner Name
The Voice Australia 2017 Winner Name
World of Dance NBC Winner Name
Money In the Bank 2017 Winner Name
Britain Got Talent 2017 Winner Name

Unknown said...

Herbal Gamat
Obat Asam Urat
Obat Kista
Obat Kista Ace Maxs
Obat Herbal Gamat Luxor
Pelangsing Alami
Ace Maxs

IndepedenceDayImages said...

Happy Independence Day Images

Independence Day Wishes 2017

Independence Day HD Photos 2017

Independence Day HD Images 2017

Independence Day Messages 2017

Happy Independence Day Quotes and Sayings

Independence Day Quotes 2017

Independence Day Images 2017

Independence Day Speech 2017

Fazal said...

Its nice article looking for good thanks...
Happy Valentine Day images 2018

Ocean of Games said...

Ocean of Games Pc Games thank for sharing

Ocean of Games said...

Minecraft Pocket Edition Apk

Unknown said...

tekken 3 apk is best site for download

Unknown said...



Download God OF WAR FOR PC

ocean of games said...

download pc game 88 is best site for download games

Raya Resmana said...

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once
Ketahuilah 12 Makanan Sehat Ini Sangat Baik Untuk Penderita Penyakit Ginjal, cara mengobati muka mencong dan bibir miring secara alami,

fortnite said...

Fortnite Apk Download Fortnite Apk Download

Unknown said...

Blogging Fit

Unknown said...

micromax d321 flash file

Unknown said...

oceans of games here you can get pc games from this site ocean of games

The Gamer said...

Ocean of Games Pc Games thanks you to share this

The Gamer said...

y8 Online games that is nice one

Unknown said...

Nico blog you can get everything games about rom iso get here

revdl said...

click here for best apps and games free download apk revdl

revdl said...

oceanofgames for best pc game you can download here

revdl said...

revdl apk for best apps and games free download apk revdl