Very comfortable with fine regional cuisine - the Mensurstube


Not far from the picturesque old town, the Mensurstube is located in the hotel Hirschgasse. Indulge in our historical restaurant on the Neckar in Heidelberg allowing yourself to be carried away by the enchanting atmosphere.

In the oldest Mensurhaus in Germany, enjoy rustic hospitality, with fine rustic regional cuisine and traditional roots, here you'll find the best products - now even also in our online take away shop . A cozy and inviting, authentic atmosphere is perfect for a memorable get-together.

During a visit to the historic restaurant Mensurstube, you can experience history up close. Take a seat at our ancient tiled stove, where Mark Twain once sat. The heavy wooden panelling, on which many faded pictures of the Heidelberg fraternities and corps hang, tell of ancient times. Whimsical drinking vessels as well as wicker baskets let you recreate the student dueling traditions. A special highlight is the unique "Student Prince" museum.

Please be aware of scarce car parking space, due to building works in the hotel section. 

Exquisite delicacies
Exquisite delicatessen
Exquisite delicatessen

A fine wagon with plenty of exquisite delicacies

Due to the present situation the trolley service is suspended, but for informative reasons still present. Choose instead from the extensive a la carte menu.
An exclusive special feature in the restaurant Mensurstube, is a specially built Charcuterie wagon, with which we serve exquisite delicacies directly at your table, additionally to the hot dishes from the kitchen.


We accept all major credit cards.



Opening times restaurant Mensurstube:

Tuesday until Saturday from 18°° - 22°°


Daily menu


4 course Chefs Choice Menu Surprise

Arranged by choice of our head chef - only to be booked 24 hours online over Opentable

Menu 4-course with valid student ID card 39,50€

(Please inform us unasked about allergies or special diets beforehand)



a la carte section



Braised Veal -Vitello Tonnato Style- 12,00

Caesar salad with croutons and fried stripes of beef 14,00

Fine slices of marinated beetroot with baked goat cheese, 
cinnamon almonds and thyme-honey 16,50


Terrine of poultry with hazelnuts from the Piemont region and brioche 12,50


Roastbeef with Remoulade dressing and freshly baked baguette 16,00



Soup from pumpkin with pumpkin seeds an oil 6,50

Veal meatballs with potato and ox tongue salad 16,00




Risotto with herbs, tomato and smoked pepper 18,50

Fried cod filet, with mini crab and bacon,braised Pernod fennel 32,00

Braised porkneck mit red cabbage and mashed potato 24,00

Crispy chicken with wheat seed and sweet-sour marinated pumpkin  22,00

Pan fried fillet of beef with baked potato gratin and broccoli 42,00



Chocolate Mousse with plum compote and vanilla ice cream 14,50

Sorbet of lychee with Licor 43 sour 10,50

Cheese selection from a cheese refiner Mr. Waltmann 
€ 0,22 per Gramm



Chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes and carrots 19,00




All prices in EUR


Students Offer Trail mix for clever minds

Leave the student life behind you for once...

Is cafeteria food and cooking not your thing? Then come to us in the Hirschgasse. As a student, you can enjoy an exclusive 4-course student dinner in our historic "Mensurstube" restaurant for real „peanuts“. For only 39,50 € p.P. You can be pampered upon presentation of a valid student ID. Of course, this offer is not only valid for our Heidelberg students of Ruperto Carola, but also for students of other universities or colleges. And yes, in a rendezvous with your, perhaps not studying loved ones, certainly, this price applies to them as well.

The Mensurstube, at the Hotel Hirschgasse, is the right place for all students. Already over 200 years ago student connections met to so-called Mensuren (Mensur on Wikipedia), the traditional and strictly regulated fencing fights. Today, only our chef in the kitchen is fighting to show you the best taste. In addition to a small "student prince" museum, you can learn the history of fraternities and corps in the Mensurstube on the walls. As a highlight, you can also take a seat at the ancient tiled stove, where Mark Twain once sat.

As you can see, a visit offers a wealth of lasting events. So be our guest and enjoy the Baden-Palatinate cuisine with Heidelberg specialties from our chef Mario Sauer.

And to all non-students, don't be sad, you too can enjoy our cuisine for only 49,50 EUR p.p.

In this sense, the proof is in the pudding - ready for new taste experiences?

If you are pleased with this offer and are convinced by our quality, "invite your parents", or get invited by your parents (the child should not be starving:-)).