An antidote to both medieval and minimalist design, Karl Friedrich is a formal French-style restaurant, which manages to be homely as well as polished, avoiding the stuffy character of similar restaurants in its class. The restaurant is enormous – as it needs to be, given its amazing location on the old town square, where it caters to tourists, businesses and locals alike.
rnProfessionals tend to congregate upstairs in the large, formal dining room overlooking the square or in a series of beautiful private rooms. Sit downstairs for a more relaxed, seafood-restaurant feel or in the fun back room next to the kitchen. Built inside a grand old house, the restaurant still has the same, light, spacious, 18th-century layout – with kitchens visible through thin bamboo curtains at the back.
rnTheir speciality is fish – salmon in particular – but there’s also a good range of meat dishes for the carnivorous, including classic steaks and pork chops. On the other hand there is next to nothing for vegetarians, except green salad and some creamy soups. Karl Friedrich is owned by the same group that manages Balthasar (near the square) and a clutch of establishments out of town.