Welcome to Hannover´s legendary restaurant the Gondel!

The restaurant Gondel is located in the more then 100 years old Georgspalast with its unique, lively, fresh and delicious cuisine.
In short: cooking without knick-knack awaits you here.


The Gondel – The meeting point for gourmets.

Resolutely modern, elegant design, a unique atmosphere and the proximity to Hanover´s stage legend, the GOP Variety Theater make the restaurant to a place for gourmets who live their passion for good food and drinks, cultur and scene.
The open kitchen and the fully glazed longitudinal front to the kitchen pass contribute the rest to the atmosphere in which you can eat well next to one thing in particular: feel comfortable.


You will find a creative, easygoing and innovative German cuisine!

Chef Benjamin Kettmann and his team arrange every day a varied selection of fresh, healthy and delicious dishes because quality and freshness are the credo of the Gondel. It unites the regional German cuisine with newly interpreted classic dishes on the highest level.


In the menu you will find seasonal German dishes which are purchased exclusively from trusted producers.
Get appetite and read here our current menu.






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Allergy information

        1. cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains) and products thereof
        2. peanuts and products thereof
        3. Soybeans and products thereof
        4. celery and products thereof
        5. eggs and products thereof
        6. fish and products thereof
        7. sesame seeds and products thereof
        8. molluscs and products thereof
        9. nuts i. e. almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macadamia nut and queensland nut and products thereof
        10. mustard and products thereof
        11. crustaceans of products thereof
        12. lupin and products thereof
        13. milk and products thereof (inkludinc lactose)
        14. sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/litre expressed as SO2

The ingredients listed above cause 90% of all food intolerances. Therefore they require labeling.

People who suffer from a food allergy or intolerance should avoid the relevant foods and ingredients strictly.

        1. contains colorings
        2. contains preservatives
        3. contains antioxidants
        4. contains flavoring
        5. sulfured
        6. blackened
        7. contains phosphate
        8. contains milk protein
        9. contains caffeine
        10. contains quinine
        11. waxed
        12. contains taurin
        13. contains a source of phenylalanine (aspartam)
        14. contains sweeteners
        15. colored with caramel
        16. contains flavorings
        17. stabilizer pectin
        18. contains sulfite
        19. acidulants

The additives listed above require labeling.

However, our fresh and seasonal cuisine is trying to avoid these additives in most cases.

Bar & Aftershow

The Gondel Bar. A Hanoverian bar institution in a new look.

A touch of past times describes the atmosphere of the Gondol Bar best. It is the ideal place for the traditional drink at the bar. This is where the Hanoverian meet from all over the city at the beginning of night in the GOP, to round off a fascinating variety show or simply because of the unique atmosphere. Our bar team creates with lot of passion exciting cocktails and special gin creations for you. You can also simply try a unique wine from our extensive and varied menu.


The Gondel is located in the heart of Hanover and is probably the most historic restaurant in the city.

It was already known as “Café-Restaurant Georgspalast” in the 1920s. In 1948 after the war ended it was reopened by Wilhelm Hirte. At that time there was hardly anyone of distinction in show business who wasn’t guest in the Gondel. Paul Hörbiger and Gert Fröbe were here as guests such as Josephine Baker, Heinz Erhardt and even Zarah Leander.

In summer 2014 the gondola has been redesigned with its unique Gondel Bar. The combination of restaurant and bar makes the Gondel a popular location for small, large and exclusive celebrations.

Reservation & Contact

If you have any questions, criticism or praise or if you want to make a reservation then please use either the contact form below or give us a call!

We are looking forward to meet you!

Gondel – Restaurant & Bar
Georgstraße 36
30159 Hanover- city center

Tel.: (05 11) 301867-67 & (05 11) 30 18 67-10


Opening hours

monday | closed*
tuesday | closed*
wednesday | 17.30-22.00
thursday | 17.30-22.00
friday | 17.30-22.00
saturday | 17.30-22.00
sunday | closed

*Open during trade fairs from 6:00 pm

Please contact us before yor visit, to check our capacity.

from september, wednesday to sunday
from november: tuesday to sunday

Open during trade fairs and special events.

For groups of 10 people or more, as well as during trade fair periods, we reserve the right to charge a deposit amount as a reservation guarantee prior to the visit (18,- EUR). This will be deducted from the total invoice amount on the day of the event. 

Note: The access to the restaurant ist not barrier-free

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