During your visit to the Zollverein World Heritage Site, you will find a wide range of culinary delights to suit every taste and occasion: Enjoy innovative cuisine at Casino Zollverein, invite your loved ones to a family feast with a panoramic view, or relax after a visit to the museum over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake in the middle of spectacular machines. Our restaurants and cafés impress with culinary delicacies as well as with their location: for example, in the former Compressor Hall or the former laboratory of the Coal Washery. They are thus perfectly suited as locations for a wide variety of private or corporate events.
At #hotelfriends you can start the day with a huge breakfast, snacks are served there during the day and why not stay at the hotel bar until the evening ends?
Enjoy your meal!
The menu includes snacks, seasonal dishes, regional classics, and a selection of cakes and waffles. The kitchen is open throughout. In fine weather, the outdoor area is also available.
Tue-Sun noon–8 p.m.
Holidays and during school holidays in NRW also Mon noon-8 p.m.
and by appointment
café & restaurant “die kokerei”, Kokereiallee 71, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
The Casino Zollverein restaurant combines modern cuisine with traditional regional influences and continuously expands its repertoire, which also varies according to season. In fine weather, guests can sit outside or have a snack in the summer garden while enjoying the sun. Every Sunday, the team of Casino Zollverein pampers its guests with probably the best brunch in Essen! For larger events, the former Turbine Hall on the first floor can accommodate up to 1,200 people.
Tue–Sun 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Evening menu (kitchen open until 10 p.m.) 5:30 p.m.–midnight
Sat (kitchen open until 10 p.m.) 1:00 p.m.–midnight
Sun (kitchen open until 10 p.m.) 11:30 a.m.–midnight
Brunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Casino Zollverein, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
Casino Zollverein GmbH
Phone +49 201 830240
Whether before an event or after a guided tour: Guests will find drinks, a BBQ inspired menu, fries and daily changing lunch specials. 100 guests can easily be seated inside, additional bar-height bistro tables are available. Historical photographs taken from the archive of the Ruhr Museum create a unique mining-atmosphere. Outside another 120 guests can be seated. In addition to the daily opening hours the restaurant is available for private or semi-private dining on occasions such as weddings, birthday parties or any another event.
Mon-Sun 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
and by appointment
Bistro Schacht XII in hall 12, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
Design furniture and retro pieces midst thick concrete walls and high steel beams – the winding engine house on Shaft XII has been transformed into a modern restaurant called The Mine. Guests enjoy the unique atmosphere between the famous double shafthead frame and the orange escalator that leads into the coal washing plant since autumn 2019.
At lunch time seasonal dishes are served. Mediterranean food is available for dinner along with steak and burger. On Sundays and public holidays the place offers a brunch buffet between 10 am and 2 pm. The restaurant has a seating capacity for 80 people on the ground floor. There are additionally 130 seats available outside, if the weather condition allows.
The Mine creates an ideal atmosphere for weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, conferences or banquets. Furthermore an event location can be found on the first floor.
Mon-Sat 12 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Brunch/Sun 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Mine, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
The Mine Gastronomie GmbH
Phone +49 201 36458704
Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed on 24., 25., and 31.12.
Coal Washery, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
Imhoff Catering GmbH
Phone +49 201 24704-41
Fax +49 201 24704-98
Relax on vintage furniture and enjoy snacks, cakes, ice cream as well as hot and cold drinks.
Café Zollverein, Am Handwerkerpark 8-10, Essen
Phänomania Experience Field
Phone +49 201 301030
During the four days of the Gourmetmeile Metropole Ruhr on the former Track Boulevard at Zollverein Shaft XII, top regional restaurateurs present their culinary skills. Lovers of regional miner’s cuisine also get their money’s worth: At least one typical miner’s dish is served at each stand. In addition to culinary temptations, a stage programme and a firework display on Saturday evening await guests and gourmets from across the region.
Track Boulevard, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
Phone +49 201 86209-0
There are also numerous personal items, from snuff boxes to helmets and work gloves to mine rescue equipment. Here you can find modern design combined made in „Ruhrpott“ as well as young art and grandma’s lampshade. The design hotel with a large outdoor terrace, run by the “friends group”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the Folkwang University of the Arts.