You can expect to find a wide-ranging culinary experience in the Ruhr Valley that is second to none. From Westphalian-style chips to currywurst to 5-course menus, everything that your heart desires can be found here. The choice of restaurants almost knows no bounds. While you will struggle to find traditional Ruhr Valley cuisine, the influx of "guest workers" in the 1960s also brought about incredible culinary diversity to the region. Now it is not just Mediterranean or Turkish cuisine that enchants those in the Ruhr Valley, but also Arabic, Japanese, Spanish and Russian cooks too. If you are a fan of fine dining, the Ruhr Valley offers a choice of eight Michelin-starred restaurants that provide the best culinary experiences going.
Cuisine meets industrial cuisine
Industrial heritage sites in the Ruhr Valley offer you the coolest setting for tasty currywurst, hearty classics, crisp salads, savoury pizzas, fancy pasta, fresh fish, modern street food specialities and lots of other treats. Between clinker brick walls and rusty pipes, near former coke ovens and in front of the towers at former steelworks or with a view of the facets of impressive monuments, you can eat in a very special atmosphere. These sites have not just transformed into diverse cultural scenes, but places where you can really indulge with food. Whether you are candlelight romantics, rustic connoisseurs, street food festival “hoppers” or wine lovers, we have fantastic and diverse locations right up your street! The cuisine offered by restaurants and cafés is just as diverse as the locations themselves. Numerous sites have beer gardens: the perfect resting spot during or after a bike tour in the radrevier.ruhr (bikecoaldistrict.ruhr) or a hike over our spoil tips.