The hotel’s upscale Wintergarten Restaurant is very good, with a terrace overlooking the River Elbe. The menu includes local Saxon specialties – maultaschen (similar to ravioli) with potato, curd and wild garlic; sauerbraten of beef cheeks with small Saxon pancakes – as well as some good vegetarian and vegan choices.
Entrées included a very good vegan carrot soup with dandelion pesto on our visit. Among the mains, the Moritzburger sturgeon fillet with miniature saffron potatoes, spinach, carrot and smoked sausage was delicious, as was the roast lamb with beans, gnocchi, tomato and red onion confit.
There’s a good wine list (including an extensive range of local Saxon wines – the staff will be able to help you navigate some of the less familiar grape varieties here), and the service is impeccable.
The buffet breakfast is outstanding, with a fabulously wide choice – fresh fruit, cereals, fresh Bircher muesli, plentiful cheeses and cold cuts, Bismarck herring and other delicacies, several hot plates, fresh breads, cakes and pastries.