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Visitor Information

Food and Drink

From intermission refreshments, receptions, conferences and congresses to restaurant visits independent of a concert: the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle have a diverse gastronomic offering that satisfies a variety of tastes and budgets.

Concert Refreshments in the Elbphil­harmonie

A total of six bars in the Grand and Recital Hall foyers are available to Elbphilharmonie concertgoers before concerts and during intervals. High-quality wines and sparkling wines, standard alchoholic and non-alchoholic drinks, coffee and tea specialities, and international snacks are on offer. Also: unique panoramas over the River Elbe, the harbour and of Hamburg’s skyline.

  • The Harbour Bar in the »Michael und Christl Otto Foyer« on the 12th floor offers post-concert drinks to guests in the Grand Hall. End your evening with a fantastic view of Hamburg harbour.
  • Indulge in an exclusive selection of champagnes at the Champagne Bar on floor 12.
  • Located on the 13th floor in the »Helmut und Hannelore Greve Foyer«, the largest foyer bar offers a diverse selection of cold and hot drinks and fresh snacks to Grand Hall guests.
  • An exclusive assortment of wine and champagne also awaits concertgoers at the Wine Bar on the 13th floor.
  • A further two bars are located on floors 15 and 16.
  • Concertgoers attending concerts in the Recital Hall can order drinks and snacks from the central foyer bar on the 10th floor.

Feel free to approach the front of house or catering staff if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our catering service.

  • All bars are easily accessible via foyer staircases or lifts
  • Bars for concert refreshments open 90 minutes before the start of each event
  • Payment with debit or credit card is currently not possible

Concert Receptions

The Elbphilharmonie’s highly-skilled catering service is happy to accommodate your business or private receptions. The Grand Hall and Recital Hall Foyers are perfect for receptions before or after concerts, or in the interval.

  • Receptions for 20-350 persons in the Grand Hall or Recital Hall Foyers.
  • From opening until the start of the concert, in the interval or after the concert until mindnight

Contact and Booking


Conferences and Congresses

Independent of concerts, the Elbphilharmonie’s catering service works closely with clients to create quality-led events, whether catering for conferences and congresses, festive dinners in the unique atmosphere of the Recital Hall or canapé receptions for up to 2,000 guests in the Grand Hall Foyer.

  • Receptions with the option of hors d'oeuvres and beverages for up to 350 person in the Recital Hall Foyer
  • Seated meals for up to 240 people in the Recital Hall
  • Receptions for up to 2,000 persons in the Grand Hall Foyer

Contact and Booking


Concert Refreshments in the Laeiszhalle

Along with a wide range of food options, you’ll find a large and changing selection of wines and the perfect delicacies to go with them in the Brahms Foyer before events and during the breaks, and after the concert you can discuss what you’ve heard in the Refreshments Room. The catering areas in the Laeiszhalle are also available for private or business functions.

Kontakt und Reservierung


Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Brahms Foyer
Laeiszhalle Brahms Foyer © Thies Rätzke

Concert Receptions

The Laeiszhalle catering team is happy to accommodate receptions before or after concerts, or in the interval.

What we offer:

  • Receptions for 20-100 persons
  • From opening until the start of the concert, in the interval or after the concert
  • Exclusive receptions in the BMW loggia overlooking the Grand Hall stage for 10-25 persons
Laeiszhalle Refreshments Room
Laeiszhalle Refreshments Room © Thies Rätzke

Conferences and Congresses

Catering services can also be booked for conferences and congresses taking place at the Laeiszhalle.

What we offer:

  • Catering for up to 350 persons in the Brahms Foyer
  • Receptions for up to 1,500 persons in the Grand Hall Foyer

Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie

»Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie Hamburg« stands for a modern interpretation of the Nordic way of life. Spread over three floors, two different establishments and a brand store, it offers a variety of options, from small snacks on the Plaza and beer tastings overlooking the Hamburg harbour to three-course meals before a concert. The restaurant area is also available for private or business functions.

Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie can be accessed via the escalator that brings guests from the main entrance of the Elbphilharmonie to the 6th floor. The entrances to »Taste & Shop« and »Beer & Dine« are located adjacent to the panorama window. A second escalator brings guests to the takeaway café »Deck & Deli« on the Plaza.

Diners require a ticket to access the Plaza. Diners receive a code when booking a provisional reservation for one of the restaurants or cafés. This code may be used to collect a Plaza ticket free of charge either via the ticket machines or online.

Contact and Reservations

phone: +49 40 605 338 10

Beer & Dine

Restaurant and Bar

The bar and restaurant area on the 5th floor of the Elbphilharmonie is centered around the panorama window with its unique view over Hamburg’s harbour. The culinary concept combines Nordic food culture and a variety of Störtebeker’s speciality beers. Enjoy innovative gourmet dishes made with the best seasonal ingredients.


Opening Hours

Bar: from 10:00
Lunch: 11:30–15:00
Dinner: 17:00–22:00
Snack Menu: 15:00 – 00:00 

Taste & Shop

Beer Tastings and Souvenirs

The world of Störtebeker cask brew varieties awaits beer enthusiasts on the 6th floor. In addition to exclusive vintage and speciality beers, including 20 different cask beers, beer tasting sessions with specially trained sommeliers and accompanied by culinary delicacies are held daily. A broad assortment of Störtebeker souvenirs are also on offer.

Opening Hours

From 09:00
Kitchen: 11:30–21:00

Deck & Deli

Plaza Café

Tempting cold and warm snacks such as home-made curried sausages, delicious sandwiches and freshly baked produce are on offer on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie, the Plaza. In addition to a large selection of soft drinks and speciality coffees, visitors can try the complete variety of Störtebeker cask beer varieties.

Opening Hours


The Westin Hamburg

Ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for after-work drinks or as part of your visit to the Elbphilharmonie: »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel offers diners three establishments ‒ fine dining in »The Saffron« restaurant, the »Bridge Bar« with a panoramic view over the River Elbe, and fresh juices and your freshly brewed favourites in the »Plaza Foyer«.

»The Westin Hamburg« Hotel’s restaurant, bar and café are accessible via a dedicated entrance from the main entrance area of the Elbphilharmonie.

Contact and Reservations

phone: +49 40 800 010 31 17

phone: +49 40 800 010 31 13

The Westin Hamburg / The Saffron

The Saffron

7th Floor

Located in the historic brick warehouse of the Elbphilharmonie, »The Saffron« is a stylish restaurant that serves breakfast, business lunch and dinner. Chef Martin Kirchgasser specialises in fresh, Hanseatic cooking with an international twist.


Opening Hours


The Westin Hamburg / The Bridge Bar

The Bridge Bar

8th Floor

Choose from a selection of cocktails and specially selected bar food at the Bridge Bar. An intriguing line-up of fresh ingredients, spices and spirits that have been traditionally stored and traded in Hamburg’s harbour make up the special menu.


Opening Hours


The Westin Hamburg / Plaza Foyer

Plaza Foyer

8th Floor

In addition to the Bridge Bar, the Plaza Foyer lies at the heart of »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel. The Plaza Foyer offers guests a comprehensive breakfast with freshly baked goods straight from its in-house patisserie in the mornings. The Foyer is also ideal for business lunches. In the afternoons, tea specialities, fresh scones and a range of sandwiches are served.

Opening Hours

Breakfast: 08:00–11:00
High Tea: 14:00–17:00
Dinner: 18:00–24:00