Tyrolean locale Marend may look out onto the flashing neon and screeching roller coasters of the Hamburger Dom fun fair, but inside it’s all soft lamps and candlelight, simple pinewood furnishings and flowers such as the diminutive and delicate Alpine posy. The menu is slim; the dishes are not. Hearty mountain Knödel (dumplings) are the name of the game here, with a simple choice between cheese, spinach and beetroot flavors, each served with a crunchy side salad. It’s perfect stomach-lining fodder before a night out in neighboring St. Pauli, but Marend is just as popular for cozy date nights and relaxed group get-togethers at the central table. If you do want to hit the town after dinner, the imposing grey stone building across the road was once an over ground bunker and is now home to the hot (in every sense) Uebel und Gefährlich club and concert venue.