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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Oettinger's Restaurant

Oettinger's Restaurant is the culinary heart of Hotel Hirsch in Fellbach. Here, you can lavishly indulge in modern French cuisine with a regional twist. It’s sophisticated without being stuffy. The restaurant’s kitchen is the playground of patron and Michelin star chef Michael Oettinger. Responsible for the gastronomy in his parents’ hotel, Michael continues a more than 100-year long family tradition. Now, thanks to his efforts, this intimate dining spot is of Germany’s top gourmet addresses. This characteristic family-run hotel and restaurant are beautifully situated on the outskirts of Stuttgart. Right next to the hotel lies a heritage-protected farmhouse with a wine bar that serves traditional cuisine, including a number of Swabian specialties.


Fellbach-Schmiden, Germany

Michael Oettinger

Michael Oettinger
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Michael Oettinger is chef and owner at Oettinger's Restaurant in Hotel Hirsch. He began his culinary career as an apprentice in the kitchen of his parents' establishment, Hotel Hirsch. Afterward, he worked in restaurants across the country, including Burgrestaurant Staufeneck Salach and Hotel Louis C Jacob. In 2005, after further developing his culinary skills, Michael took over the management of Oettinger's Restaurant together with his brother Martin. It didn’t take long before Michelin awarded him a coveted star for his culinary achievements.

1 Michelin star

Modern French cuisine

Family-run hotel

Oettinger’s cuisine

In the friendly and relaxed country-house-style ambiance of Oettinger's Restaurant, you can savour chef Michael Oettinger’s delicious dishes. Working with high-quality ingredients, the chef presents set menus, including one vegetarian menu. Expect contemporary French-inspired cuisine, as well as creative rural dishes. Regularly, you can also find meat-based delights such as veal broth, veal heart, or oxen tail. Among the chef’s specialties are crustacean bouillabaisse with turbot, scallop, and Norway lobster; and the back and braised shoulder of lamb with thyme jus, beans, and gratinated potatoes. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy lovely desserts such as white chocolate with mango, purple shiso, and coconut.

Fellbach-Schmiden area

Oettinger's Restaurant and Hotel Hirsch are located in Fellbach, a mid-sized town in the state of Baden-Württemberg. With over 1500 hours of sunshine per year, this state proudly holds the German record. Popular excursion destinations in the area include the beautiful university town of Tübingen with its medieval townscape and 16th-century castle. The nearby city of Freiburg is known for its famous "Bächle", the narrow waterways in the alleys of the old town. Germany’s largest lake, Lake Constance, is also nearby and extremely popular for hiking, sailing, and cycling.

Hotel Hirsch

Hotel Hirsch, home to Oettinger's Restaurant, is considered the best accommodation address in Swabian Ländle. It’s set in a quiet location in the center of Fellbach-Schmiden.   The Oettinger family has been running Hotel Hirsch – and its award-winning Oettinger's Restaurant – for over 150 years. This is where elegant ambiance meets first-class service and upscale cuisine.   The establishment offers trendy-chic yet comfortable rooms and suites. To help you fully unwind, as a guest you can take a plunge in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. Or visit the Finnish sauna, equipped with coloured light therapy.



Hirsch Fellbacher Straße 2-6 70736 Fellbach-Schmiden Germany


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Opening times

Wednesday 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 18:00 - 22:00


5 course surprise menu with aperitif, a night in a double room & breakfast

€ 365 for 2 people

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Discounted enjoyment for all under 30: 3-course menu including aperitif, greeting from the kitchen, two matching glasses of wine, mineral water and coffee to finish. When? Wednesdays - Fridays

€ 95 per Person

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