Helga’s Kitchen

]Hey folks!

This is my first blog and as I was gathering Ideas for it, I asked myself: What is a good spot in Rostock to have a really nice evening?

You like to have a delicious meal, read a good book while being around people in a good mood, or meet friends and discuss everything and anything? I think the “Helga’s Kitchen” is the right choice for you!


Laid-back, cosy, and filled with cheerful people that doesn’t only apply to Rostock, but it’s a fitting description of Helga’s kitchen!

Inside Helga's Kitchen - a picture from the official website
Inside Helga’s Kitchen – a picture from the official website

Want to meet some friends after a long day but don’t know where to go?

An expensive restaurant can be a bit too much?

A bar not enough?

I know exactly where to go to!

What you need is a small restaurant, somewhere that feels like a bar but offers more, a place where you can sit, eat, and spend a cosy evening without having a waitress coming to your table every 5 minutes to ask that most irritating of phrases albeit loaded with good intentions- if you would order another drink or finally pay an leave ‘Would you like to have anything else’ – Who isn’t familiar with this scenario?

In Helga’s Kitchen, right in the heart of the city, you can both gather yourself together after a long day and enjoy really good and affordable food. 
Comfy chairs and sofas, dimmed lights, and perky staff, all these make “The Helga”, as Rostockers’ like to call the hip restaurant, one of the city’s  absolute favourites!

The head of Helga’s, who is also the chef  from the “Nordmagazin” show on NDR, a German TV channel, knows his job really well! Alongside delicious wraps, tasty soups, and savoury curries, Rainer Lemmer puts one of Rostock’s best burger menus on the tables.

Now you could think as follows: “Hmm, a TV chef is cooking? That must be pricy!”
Not a bit of it! For under 10€, you can have a big bowl of a hot and mouth-watering soup, exotic salads, tasty pasta, or a typical German Currywurst! All for a small purse – Yum!

Read a good book, have a cocktail and enjoy yourself - photo from the original website
Read a good book, have a cocktail and enjoy yourself – photo from the original website

Feel at home!

What I like the most about this place is its unique atmosphere.

It’s like sitting in an old-fashioned living room.

In the best way possible!

Various pics on the wall, easygoing staff,
and the motley furniture
make the  “Helga”


It’s lunch time!

During lunch time there is a “Mittagstisch” (lunch deals) menu card, on which you can find meals not on the actual menu – fast and cheap, but incredibly good. The “Mittagstisch” menu and the classic menu can both be found on their website.

My insider tip

In December there’s also a Christmas Special – a 3 course menu consisting of a small  appetizer, a roasted duck meal, and a sweet and sinful dessert. The price is around 13€. There is also a smaller “Mittagstisch”- version, which is even cheaper!

Helga’s Kitchen is not just a great place during winter – in summer you can enjoy the sunny weather on their spacious outside terrace and if it is too cold outside or even rainy, the comfortable restaurant is always a good choice! 

Helga’s Stadtpalast

Here’s another advantage: Later at night,  “The Helga” transforms into a cool club: Helga’s Stadtpalast! Here you can dance, laugh, and have a great time. It’s a typical student location, and the crowd is always in a good mood. Various and diverse artists and DJs love to play in Helga’s Kitchen. Just check out their calendar to find a night that fits your taste!

So whether you want to have a lovely meal, meet friends
or want to dance your a** off – Helga’s is the right choice!

Give it a try, folks! It’s worth it 🙂




Here’s how you can find the “Helga”!

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About Carolin Winterfeldt

I was born here and raised nearby in Hohenfelde / Bad Doberan. So I know a little litte bit about Rostock and its surrounding area :-) I want to become a teacher. I am currently studying English, Social Sciences and Italian in Rostock and would love to tell you some great stuff about my hometown!

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