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Fresh fish from the open show kitchen.
Enter the restaurant waterkant and experience how the best quality fish is prepared in front of your eyes in the open show kitchen. Chef Stephan Seele and his team turn freshly caught fish and the "Catch of the Day" from the open fish tank into creative dishes with intense aromas. The culinary concept is supported by the extraordinary design of British star architect David Chipperfield. The innovative restaurant presents itself in a stylish and communicative manner, inspiring with clean lines and high-quality materials.

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Offering space for up to 115 persons, it offers a relaxed atmosphere in which you easily get into conversation even with a larger group or at a business dinner, e.g. with the relaxed "Meal Sharing". Start with an aperitif at the 6-metre-long counter of the waterkant bar or in the comfortable lounge area before letting us treat you to tasty fish dishes while you let your gaze wander across the harbour docks of "Blohm und Voss" through the panoramic windows on the first floor.

Do you feel like having fish? Make the waterkant your "Catch of the Day"!

Tip: meat lovers and vegetarians will find something to their liking as well!

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  • Opening hours

    The following opening hours apply to our overnight guests
    Tue - Sat 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm

  • Contact

    Fon: +49 (0) 40 31119 - 70 480

  • Delicious Views

    With us you are spoilt for choice. Have a seat and choose from the view onto the harbour and the docks of "Blohm und Voss" or take the view into our open show kitchen in which your fish is just being grilled for you. One thing is sure: The fish is going to taste fantastic no matter in which direction you look.

The restaurant in pictures

Get a first impression of the restaurant waterkant with our short video.

Our menu

Have we awakened your appetite for deliciously grilled fish and tasty seafood? In the following you are getting an overview of our offered dishes and beverages.
Please see the PDF-download for a complete menu.



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FAQs Restaurant waterkant

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  • What are the opening hours?

    The restaurant waterkant remains closed until further notice.

  • How do I reserve a table?

    Table reservations can easily be made online, via E-Mail at or via telephone dialing +49 (0) 40 31 11 9 70 480.

  • Do you serve special menus?

    Restrictions are possible during Corona.

    Yes, in addition to our regular menu we offer our daily changing Catch of the Day which is freshly caught fish from the market.

    Furthermore you can enjoy various menus like our "Kiezmenu", the "Tastingmenu" or the menu "waterkant goes 20up". We kindly asking for a table reservation.

  • Can I order a special fish in advance?

    Yes, we would love to note down the fish you would like to eat (species and weight). Please be informed that the fullfilment of your desire depends in fishermens' luck.

  • Can I come by with a larger group of people?

    We gladly welcome your friends, colleagues or family. Please send your group request to

    Please note that we serve a preselected menu for groups larger then 16 people, because we want to make sure everybody gets their food at the same time.

  • Are there alternatives without fish?

    Yes, besides fish we serve delicacies for meat lovers and vegetarians.

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