Grandhotel Heiligendamm - Friedrich Franz Gourmet Restaurant

Our star-rated chef Ronny Siewert and the experienced restaurant team headed up by Norman Rex look forward to welcoming you to the Gourmet Restaurant in Grand Hotel Heiligendamm.

The Friedrich Franz is located in the historic Kurhaus, right in the heart of the White City by the Sea. The ten tables can seat a maximum of 26 guests and provide a breathtaking view of the Baltic. Featuring hand-painted silk wall coverings and chandeliers, the Friedrich Franz Gourmet Restaurant has an atmosphere that exudes an exceptional touch of class.

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Ronny Siewert

Born in 1978 in Nienburg an der Saale, Saxony-Anhalt, he was fascinated from a young age by what goes on in the kitchen and curious about everything to do with the subject. He spent the bulk of his free time in the kitchen where his father worked, who is himself a chef de cuisine, and reproduced all the culinary delights that he saw being created in his father's kitchen. His father taught him the basics  that enabled him to go on to become a young and successful chef. Afetr gaining his secondary school qualification, Ronny Siewert completed his chef's apprenticeship working for Henning Steller in the Maritim Hotel Halle. This was followed by six formative years working for Heinz Winkler at Residenz Heinz Winkler in Aschau, working at the Dieter Müller Restaurant in Schlosshotel Lerbach and working under Helmut Thieltges in the Waldhotel Sonnora. In 2005 Siewert became chef de cuisine at the Chezann Restaurant in Warnemünde and was awarded his first Michelin star. He has been head chef at the Friedrich Franz Gourmet Restaurant in Grand Hotel Heiligendamm since March 2008. In 2012 Ronny Siewert and his team managed to retain that Michelin star and also increase the restaurant's Gault Millau rating from 17 to 18 Gault Millau points. Siewert has also topped the rankings of the best chefs in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for the sixth year in succession.

Style of Cuisine

It is down-to-earth and yet full of intensive flavours and aromas. The perfection required to tease every last bit of flavour out of any product is what appeals to Ronny Siewert most about his work. Modern presentation of his dishes and creativity are equally important to him. His personal preference is the interplay of sweet and savoury in combination with fish and shellfish. Ronny Siewert draws culinary inspiration from the seasons  and likes to combine premium and regional produce in his menus. In order to make the interaction of individual dishes, aromas and wines the perfect match, Ronny Siewert is not averse to bucking the traditional sequence of courses. Together with the sommelier they alter menu sequences to achieve an intensification of flavours in combination with the right wine. His personal taste sensations include his grandma's homemade noodle soup and his mother's escalope with asparagus.

The Team

The Friedrich Franz Gourmet Restaurant team includes five chefs and five service staff, who go about their work with passion and dedication.
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Events for Gourmets

Culinary highlights can be experienced throughout the year at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm. Here we inform you about special events for gourmets.

Our Restaurant Opening Times

The kitchen at the Friedrich Franz Gourmet Restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday starting from 6 pm. Last orders from the kitchen at 9.30 pm. We welcome our small guests from the age of 6 to dinner in the gourmet restaurant. Thank you for your understanding.