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Nahaufnahme von arrangierten Tischen und Stühlen, dekoriert mit Gläsern und Kerzen in Restaurant Nörten Hardenberg
Foto der Ruine an der Wand neben einem Tisch im Restaurant Nörten Hardenberg


We warmly welcome you to our Novalis restaurant on your culinary journey through the region. Inspired by the surrounding Hardenberg estates, chef Malte Gunzert creates innovative seasonal menus from regional ingredients. You can expect incredible dishes with game from our own hunt, Leinetal smoked fish or a completely vegetarian menu with products that we obtain directly from the farmer in the neighboring village. 

But the Novalis restaurant is not only a culinary destination for the evening. Start your day with select delicacies from our diverse Hardenberg breakfast buffet. In addition, our team will spoil you with lovingly prepared pancakes, fresh egg dishes or hearty boar sausages from our own country estate.

The restaurant Novalis was awarded 85 points by the Falstaff Hotel Guide this year and is among the 500 best gourmet restaurants in Germany. 

Nahaufnahme eines mit dunkler Soße übergossenen Steaks im Restaurant in Nörten Hardenberg

Food and drinks in the restaurant

Based on a gourmet restaurant, the dishes of Restaurant Novalis in Lower Saxony evoke a fine dining feeling without rigid etiquette and extravagant service. With us you can enjoy your dinner in a relaxed atmosphere & warm-family service. Additionally, we also offer a small Novalis menu for lunch. Try our regional hunting specialities or let yourself be surprised by the vegetarian menu.

OPENING HOURS - Monday - Sunday

Breakfast:  7am - 11 am 
Lunch:  12pm - 4pm
Dinner:  6 pm - 9.30 pm 



Wine list


Discover the other highlights of the Culinary Calendar here and look forward to a year full of variety.

Table reservations in the Restaurant Novalis

Table reservations in the restaurant

We would like to ask you to reserve a table in our restaurant Novalis in advance when making your hotel reservation - this way you will definitely have a taste experience in our hotel. Due to our restaurant capacity, we cannot guarantee this spontaneously.

Table reservations by phone 05503 981 0

Aussenansicht des Hardenberg BurgHotels mit der Restaurantterrasse unter der Hardenberg BurgRuine
[Translate to english:] Innenansicht des Restaurant Novalis in Nörten Hardenberg

Kitchen philosophy of Restaurant Novalis

Our restaurant in Lower Saxony focuses on perfectly prepared dishes made by chef Malte Gunzert and his team with the best ingredients from the region. Vegetarians can look forward to a completely vegetarian menu.

Our Novalis service team brings the dishes to the table with a lot of charm and zest for life – and is happy to recommend the right wine or digestif for the finish. Atmosphere like in a gourmet restaurant, but down-to-earth as we like it in Lower Saxony.

Nahaufnahme einer Gemüsemahlzeit auf einem Teller im Restaurant in Nörten Hardenberg


We attach great importance to sustainability and use almost exclusively regional products for our restaurant in Nörten-Hardenberg.

Saline Luisenhall, Goettingen: Deep salt from natural brine

Leinetaler Feinfischräucherei, Northeim: Smoked fish

Penk Landbetrieb, Moringen: Fresh organic eggs and meat products

Naturkost Elkershausen, Göttingen: Dairy and bakery products

Gräflich von Hardenberg’sche Gutsverwaltung, Nörten-Hardenberg: including venison from Florian Saltenberger, fresh fish

Nahaufnahme eines Frühstücksbuffets mit verschiedenen Speisen im Restaurant in Nörten Hardenberg


Our Novalis restaurant not only offers you an exceptional dinner, but also an incredible breakfast buffet. Start your day with a variety of selected ingredients, regional eggs, juices, grains, bread and fair trade coffee. Various organic products round out your perfect Hardenberg breakfast.

Nahaufnahme eines glücklichen Hundes in einem von der Sonne beschienenen Wald neben dem Restaurant in Niedersachsen


Traveling with your dog during your holiday in Germany? No problem at all. Dogs are very welcome throughout the hotel as well as in the restaurant and on the terrace.

Großaufnahme der Hände zweier Küchenchefs mit Sektgläsern im Restaurant in Nörten-Hardenberg

Culinary Calender 

Indulge in regional ingredients, creative creations and musical highlights - a calendar for all the senses that accompanies you through the seasons.
From a flowery spring awakening with asparagus to summery seafood with champagne - to musical summer evenings and autumnal truffle delights. Experience exclusive events, indulge your palate and let yourself be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of our Novalis restaurant.

You can find more information about the individual events and menues here.

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