Eating at trade shows can be a challenge in its own right, as often there is only enough time for a quick snack. However, good food is an essential part of ensuring that a visit to a trade fair is a satisfying experience. Our gastronomic tips will allow you to get to know the culinary aspects of the city on the Rhine – and, after an action-packed day at the show, they’ll help you to enjoy the evening to the full as you relax and unwind.

The Top 10 Restaurants for fair visitors in Düsseldorf

Tapas, Pasta & more in the Casa Gustosa

You will get an instant holiday feeling when entering Casa Gustosa. The Bistro-Restaurant is located near the Düsseldorf Airport and is the perfect spot for Mediterranean food enthusiasts. Here, the most delicious dishes from the southern countries are served: numerous cold and warm Tapas, French Tarte Flambée, Bouillabaisse á la Marseillaise, fish and seafood, fresh salads as well as further specialities and some more specialities — a culinary journey around the Mediterranean Sea on a small scale room.

Casa Gustosa

Address:
Alte Flughafenstraße 19, 40474 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf:
ca. 3 km

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 17:30 – 23:00
Monday closed (excluding trade fair dates)

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20grad Restobar – A piece of Majorca in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia

¡Bienvenidos a 20º! In the bar’s stylish, contemporary ambience, authentic Majorcan specialities by star chef, Macarena de Castro, are served alongside Spanish wine and beer – what else? Urban cool and the finest Majorcan bistro cuisine provide a perfect overall feeling. While the front bar area is open from noon, the restaurant at the back only opens its doors at 6 p.m.

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20grad Restobar

Address: 
Mutter-Ey-Platz 3, 40213 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf: 
ca. 5 km

Opening hours: 
Monday – Wednesday 18:00 – 00:30
Thursday – Saturday 18:00 – 02:00

Lido Malkasten – When Art meets innovative cuisine

As one of the oldest artist associations in Germany, the Malkasten am Hofgarten is a genuine Düsseldorf Institution which sees itself as a place for meeting other people. The Lido Malkasten Restaurant also believes in a philosophy of companionable discussions and sharing, with its Shared Eating concept. The interior reminds visitors of the legendary art history of this place, and it was designed by Rosemarie Trockel, Germany’s most famous female artist. The open-plan kitchen gives visitors a full view of the food preparation processes. The contemporary, internationally-inspired dishes invite you to experiment and try new things. The menu is divided into five sections: “Mixed”, “Meat”, “Fish”, “Sides and Shares”, and “Sweets”. It really does have something for everyone.

Here, art meets cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, and it is popular with everyone, not just art fans. There’s the restaurant, the vintage-look bar and the garden terrace — everything goes together perfectly. If you’d like to experience something special, you should definitely take a look inside the Lido Malkasten.


Lido Malkasten

Address: 
Jacobistraße 6, 40211 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf: 
ca. 5,5 km

Opening hours: 
Daily 12:00 – 01:00

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Japanese art cuisine in the awarded restaurant Nagaya

Düsseldorf is versatile and has a lot to offer, for example the largest Japanese society in Germany. Between Immermann- and Klosterstraße, just a few hundred meters away from the central station, there are numerous Japanese shops and services next to each other. Here in “Japantown”, the Japanese restaurant Nagaya is located. Certainly, there are even more traditional Japanese cuisine restaurants in the district “Little Tokyo”, but the Nagaya was the first Asian restaurant in Germany which was awarded with a Michelin-Star.

The chef and managing director Yoshizumi Nagaya combines Japanese-European cuisine in a sophisticated, clear and precise way, which lets you float in the gourmet sky. In the stylish, puristic and brightly designed restaurant, Iceland redfish, Breton lobster and Basque veal are served as naturally as Yuzu, Ponzu and Dashi. Without question, a large menu in Nagaya is one of the most interesting culinary events you can experience in Germany. The dishes are characterized by a very precise aesthetics, excellent product quality and a lightness that runs through the entire meal.

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Restaurant Nagaya

Address:
Klosterstraße 42 , 40211 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf:
ca. 5,5 km

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 14.00 & 19:00 – 22:00

Lovely German food at Uerige

Are you a trade fair participant with an appetite for traditional cuisine of the Rhineland? For anyone who loves a rustic style and who wants to experience at its most authentic and original, Das Uerige in Altstadt (Old Town) is the perfect destination.

The restaurant, which is attached to the traditional brewery of the same name, serves down-to-earth home cooking alongside their own, award-winning Uerige Alt beer.

Uerige

Address: 
Berger Straße 1, 40213 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf: 
ca. 5,5 km

Opening hours: 
Daily 10:00 – 24:00

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Bavarian specialities in HeimWerk Altstadt 

O’zapft is! At HeimWerk in Düsseldorf’s Old Town, around the corner from Carlsplatz, Bavarian specialities are served. With the opening on 7 November 2019, the Munich-based company Heimwerk expanded on the Rhein – the third branch is also the first outside Munich. Contrary to all the clichés, the down-to-earth and cosy atmosphere also fits here, in Düsseldorf.

Classics such as Schnitzel (also vegetarian), Backhendl and Bratwurst give the guests a “Bavarian” feeling. Since home cooking does not necessarily have to be prepared with meat, you will also find vegetable dishes such as spinach dumplings and various salad specialities. Signature dishes include veal and pork schnitzel as well as Kaiserschmarrn. The drinks’ menu includes wines, cocktails and of course Bavarian beers as well as old beers to toast the Bavarian-Rhenish friendship!

The menu itself is like a modular system in which the guest can put everything together as he or she pleases. You can also order several snacks for sharing or trying out and combine them with any accessories you like.

The fresh food is prepared exclusively from regional and high-quality ingredients and without artificial additives or flavour enhancers. With the open kitchen, guests can convince themselves of this with their own eyes. The Düsseldorf HeimWerk has almost 300 seats inside and outside plus a bar. The rustic wood panelling on the walls, the home-made tables and lamps and the loving details of the interior furnishings create a homely atmosphere.

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HeimWerk Altstadt

Address: 
Hafenstraße 9, 40213 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf: 
ca. 6 km

Opening hours: 
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 – 24:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 – 1:00
Sunday: 11:30 – 23:00

Indian cooking culture in the Restaurant Jaipur

If you fancy authentic Indian cuisine, the family-run Indian restaurant Jaipur is the place for you. The Jaipur — like the capital of the Indian federal state of Rajasthan — is located between the main station and the city centre and ideal for an extensive meal. The menu includes vegan, vegetarian and of course meat dishes. The traditional Indian dishes served here can trigger true feelings of happiness. The aromas and spices (from very spicy to mild) make for taste explosions. Warm Indian hospitality, the authentic ambience and of course the food itself will round off an eventful day at the fair.

Indian Restaurant Jaipur

Address:
Bahnstraße 72, 40210 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf:
approx. 6,5 km

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 23:00
Monday (just during major trade fairs) 18:00 – 23:00

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Bob & Mary – Here you eat its burgers with your hands

Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen (Media Harbour) is sophisticated and casual at the same time and also has a lot to offer from a culinary point of view. The Bob & Mary Burger Restaurant, for example, is definitely a recommendable place to eat, because a good burger is always a good idea! Bob’s exceptionally juicy burgers. Mary’s crunchy salads and their fresh fries with home-made sauces are ideal if you’re starving after the show. The restaurant has a charmingly unconventional style, and naturally the bar’s eponymous owners, Bob and Mary, also make their presence felt in the interior. All in all, a great location for a relaxed evening.

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Restaurant Bob & Mary

Address:
Hammer Str. 26, 40219 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf:
approx. 7 km

Opening hours:
Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 22:00
Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 23:00

Let the evening play out in Tino’s Piano Bar

Tino’s Piano Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a taste of the authentic local atmosphere. It’s located next to the InterContinental Düsseldorf hotel, offering a luxurious atmosphere with substantial leather furniture and dark wood. A rich selection of wines, Champagnes and cocktails, together with Italian and Mediterranean delicacies ensure you’re wined and dined, while piano music — soul, jazz, and classical — soothes the soul. In good weather, guests can enjoy views from the terrace over the upscale Königsallee Square.


Tino’s Bar

Address:
Königsallee 59, 40215 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf:
ca. 7 km

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 02:00
Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 03:00

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Gourmet pleasures in the Phoenix Restaurant

The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar is located in the Dreischeibenhaus building. A skillful mix of high-quality brasserie cuisine and an elegant ambience await, building on the history of the building with a modern interpretation. You can enjoy a relaxed meal as you chat over a glass of wine. A cosy, comfortable atmosphere is quite clearly the focus here.

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PHOENIX Restaurant & Bar

Address:
Dreischeibenhaus, 40211 Düsseldorf

Distance to Messe Düsseldorf:
ca. 7 km

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:30
Saturday 18:00 – 22:30