Experience a world of culinary wonders at your fingertips, discover the best restaurants near you, get personalized recommendations Download the new JRE app!

Restaurant • Fine Dining

Die Mühlenhelle

Restaurant Die Mühlenhelle

Gourmet restaurant Die Mühlenhelle is housed in a characteristic 18th-century farmhouse. Since 2007, this fine-dining spot has been in the hands of chef Michael Quendler and his wife Birgitta. Chef Michael and his kitchen team present modern European cuisine that’s refreshingly uncomplicated and straightforward. The chef exactly knows how to blend his Austrian roots with his Sylter experience. This results in his contemporary German cooking style, complemented by French haute cuisine accents. It’s a culinary combination that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the critics: hotel restaurant Die Mühlenhelle has been honoured with one Michelin star, two hoods, and 15 out of 20 points from Gault Millau.

Die Mühlenhelle

Gummersbach, Germany
Make a reservation

Michael Quendler

Michael Quendler
MdH Membre d'Honneur

Top chef Michael Quendler is the owner of hotel restaurant Die Mühlenhelle in the town of Gummersbach, Germany. With his uncomplicated and mouth-watering creations, Michael earned himself a prestigious Michelin star. Chef Michael always works with high-quality, regional vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. There are three new multi-course menus presented by the chef per month, with one of them always being vegan.

1 Michelin star


Historic hotel

Die Mühlenhelle’s cuisine

Chef Michael Quendler and his talented team bring fresh and modern food to the table. The chef’s dishes are harmonious, classically-based and excellently showcase the product's original flavour. Creating his menus, Michael always works with high-quality, regional vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. Each month the chef presents three new multi-course menus, one of which is always vegan. You can also order these dishes à la carte. At hotel restaurant Die Mühlenhelle, the fine and well-balanced European cuisine is wonderfully complemented by good wine suggestions. You can tell that the sommelier has a special preference for German and Austrian wines, and she is more than happy to advise you. Together with a friend, she runs the northernmost vineyard in Germany on Sylt.

Gummersbach area

Hotel and restaurant Die Mühlenhelle is situated in Gummersbach, a town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. This is Germany’s most populated state. Some interesting historic landmarks in Gummersbach include the Oberbergischer Dom (Protestant church in the old town) and the St. Franziskus (Catholic parish church). In Lieberhausen you can find the “Bunte Kerke”: a Protestant church with ceiling paintings, dating back from the Middle Ages. Adjacent from this church lies a restaurant where they serve the Lieberhauser pancake, a local delicacy.

Hotel Die Mühlenhelle

Hotel Die Mühlenhelle is home to chef Michael Quendler’s gourmet restaurant. This hotel has 16 modern rooms. Each room is equipped with a Treca bed, a safe, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with either a shower or a bathtub. The rooms in the guest house feature a balcony or terrace. As a guest of the hotel, you’ll be pampered with a free breakfast in the morning.



Die Mühlenhelle Hohlerstraße 1 51645 Gummersbach Germany


Make a reservation

Opening times

Monday 12:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:00


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

€ 370 for 2 people

Mastercard Priceless Cities – Dessert Special

Sit down for an evening of fine dining, and then create your very own dessert with guidance from an expert chef. Start by booking a dinner at one of about 80 JRE—short for Jeunes Restaurateurs—restaurants across Europe, run by an association of young chefs known for using traditional cooking methods to innovate the cuisine of their home countries. After your meal, head behind the scenes to the upscale gastronomy's kitchen, where you'll learn how to prepare a sweet treat. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.



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? Thursdays - Sundays

€ 95 per Person

Book a table @ Die Mühlenhelle

Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

Make a reservation