My little sister recently celebrated her wedding at “The Locks” restaurant in Hamburg, Germany. My and her husbands family are not vegetarians or vegans, however my sister was able to organize just for my lonesome a wonderful and refreshing German autumn vegan set menu! The restaurant was beautifully rustic, the food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding! Check out what I ate at “The Locks” in Hamburg!
The Locks location in Hamburg, Germany
The Locks Hamburg Restaurant
The Locks restaurant is located inside a refurbished old fashioned and rustic German farmhouse and is matching the rustic building with lovely modern but comfortable decoration and furniture.
In summer The Locks opens the door to their green and lush summer terrace with ample space of seating and the ability to relax for drinks sitting in the sun…
The Locks Hamburg Menu
The Locks Hamburg is proud to only offer seasonal, organic and local ingredients. For the mixed eater under us the meat and fish are also organically sourced and the meat comes from natural kept and grass fed animals. They offer a small variety of vegetarian foods options on the menu but no vegan ones. However, I have a feeling if you call beforehand and ask them to prepare a vegan meal that they would do it 🙂
Check out their link to the Locks website to see what is on offer as they change their menu seasonally.
Average prices of the Locks Hamburg
Entrees average an of 10 EUR / 10.40 USD/ 14 AUD
Mains average of 20 EUR/ 20.80 USD/ 25 AUD
Dessert average 8 EUR/ 8.30 USD/ 12 AUD
The Vegan set wedding menu at the Locks Hamburg
The Locks created a separate vegan menu just for me and I was delighted! The menu consisted of 4 courses!
First Course: Vegan avocado and mango salad
The mango was deliciously sweet and juicy, quite unexpected as I ate this in Hamburg where mangos are not the hit! The combination with the avocado, the cashew nuts, the rocket salad and the fresh cherry tomatoes was just divine…and the dressing…Gosh it was so fresh and sweet and matched perfectly.
Second course: Vegan Asian inspired passion fruit salad
This refreshing salad consisted of finely chopped salad leaves, lots of coriander, parsley, cucumber and very finely chopped carrots. The dressing was a mixture of passion-fruit, lime and lemongrass. A dream!
Third Course: Vegan stir fried wild mushrooms on warm quinoa
A very delicious earthy dish: Grilled wild mushrooms were bedded on top of stir fried quinoa mixed with herbs, onion and garlic and baked cherry tomatoes.
***Vegan Nutritional Tip: Quinoa is an awesome protein source as it provides our body with all the essential amino acids it needs 🙂
Fourth Course: The Dessert
The vegan dessert they mad was a seasonal fresh fruit platter consisting of fresh strawberry skewers coated with dark chocolate and a selection of fresh fruits 🙂
For everyone else there were cheese cakes, vanilla Knoedel (Balls) coated with nuts and served with warm vanilla sauce and chocolate brownies. A Dessert Heaven!
This was by far the healthiest and first vegan wedding dinner menu I have eaten in my live 😉
Of course there was a lovely wedding cake, however not vegan 🙂
It was a raspberry-cream cake on the top and mixed velvet cupcakes at the bottom. A choice between chocolate and vanilla or raspberry and vanilla cream… It sure was a hit!
The wedding was extremely well prepared and organized. The food was just delicious- for everyone! The wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly and the food was brought out as discussed with the organizer. My sister was very happy which means something as she works in the banquet/conference industry hence she is really fussy in terms of service! And so am I and I can say it was fantastic service and food!
The organizer herself helped us with the the table menu which was also used as a candleholder which I thought was very smart! She also ordered and set the lovely wild flowers to my sisters “vintage” theme as well…
A big thanks to The Locks and the team. It was a wonderful day!
Some of the pics from the restaurant are sourced from their own website http://www.the-locks.de/galerie.html