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Avant Garthe

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Ludwigstrasse 2 | 67346 Speyer, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Formerly Paparazzi by Philipp Garthe)
+49 6232 687359
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Stuttgart, Germany
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160 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior really is avant-garde - a stylish mix of modern and old, with various interiors and a plethora of art. The food was quite interesting, with the exception of the vegan noodles (those were a bit overcooked and not so exciting). The rest - the "noble fish" soup, cod, giant shrimp in an unusual sauce - were excellent. And... More 

Thank ExpatriateInGermany
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is highly recommended. The food is really delicious and well presented, and their wine selection is very good. The manager (owner?) is a cool guy with humour who demonstrates his competence in advising on wine. Dining at Avant Garthe was one of the highlights of our Speyer escapade.

Thank Minja Y
Hartsville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great dinner. Very lovely twist on German foods and a great selections of wine. I had a lovely chicken in white wine with Risotto dish. My husband at veal and we both commented that it was one of our best European meals. Don't miss the artwork either.

Thank Ditt2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at this fantastic restaurant and it will not be my last when I visit germany again. The food was delicious. The portion sizes were very good as well. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in fine dining.

Thank Dawny B
Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

A bit of a modern fit out, probably a bit too modern for me. Great selection of wine. Service was excellent. Was a bit disappointed by the food. While the 'meatloaf' was tasty the accompanying pasta was almost cold and had some hard dried out pieces, not very nice. Also the portion sizes were not uniform, some had big junks... More 

4 Thank Suittraveller
Mannheim, Germany
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Alas, I made reservations at "Avante Garthe" (apparently Paparazzi's new name) based on these reviews... and something fundamental must have changed along with the name, because I was hideously disappointed. I love good food and am no stranger to small but tasty portions, but nothing about this evening justified the price. First, they must have been understaffed, because the service... More 

6 Thank Nikadeedoodah
Frankfurt, Germany
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2012

The food, the open wine and the coffee were excellent! Only disappointment was the appetizers were a little on the small side. It should have been three scallops and three gambas, not two. The main course and the desert were appropriate. The pricing was fair. The service was very good, and the staff were all friendly and accommodating and made... More 

Thank Elray R
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480 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012 via mobile

I joined a cOmpany function for dinner . The food quality was good but the quantity was very small on huge plates and far too expensive . I will not be back any time soon . No tecommendatiOn here .

3 Thank Mike T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 41
European, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ludwigstrasse 2 | 67346 Speyer, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Formerly Paparazzi by Philipp Garthe)
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Speyer
  • Phone Number: +49 6232 687359

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?