Old Commercial Room

The Joint

Englische Planke 10
20459 Hamburg

phone: +49 40 – 366319
fax: +49 40 – 366814


After reading about the famous Labskaus in Frommer’s and learning that this restaurant offers a certificate to anyone who orders it, I had to try it out for myself.

Here’s the certificate:


I witnessed the Labskaus and it looked repulsive. But Cliff seemed to like it. Much like Mikey from the Life cereal ads, he’ll eat pretty much anything. But the Old Commercial Room itself was pretty nice in a kitschy way. The prices weren’t kitschy, though. I did have a lovely meal of chicken and blaukraut, red cabbage shredded and cooked into a sweet, sauerkraut-like dish.