Have lunch in the oldest medieval fortification of Frankfurt am Main, Eschenheimer Turm. Besides its notoriety as a historical landmark from the fifteenth century, the tower bar-restaurant serves up its standard, reasonably priced lunch menu every day.
For € 4.90, choose between eight dishes that range from a delightfully healthy Greek salad to the restaurant’s delicious fried chicken schnitzel with thick-cut French fries (served with mayo, European-style).
Other dishes like the Flammkuchen, a large, thin pastry dough baked with cream, bacon and onions, and the Currywurst mit Pommes remain standard offers, while the pasta special rotates on a daily basis.
The waitresses are especially friendly and service is, in my experience, always fast. Added benefit: even in winter, the sun shines wonderfully through the large glass windows at the base of the tower, making for an extra-cheery lunch hour when the weather is good. There are even a couple of swinging picnic tables to enjoy a playful lunch at when the weather is nice outside.
If you’re more up for cocktails, be sure to check out their happy hour. Starting at 18:00, choose from 15 different cocktails for € 6.50 each!