Your experience as a tourist in the beautiful Berlin would not be complete without a fine dinner in a top restaurant and the German capital boasts of such eating places. There are, of course, a few popular dishes that you should try, like for example Döner orcurrywurst. The latter can also be purchased on the street. Some of the most trusted and well-known currywurst stands are Curry 36 in Kreuzberg and Konnopke’sImbiss near EberswalderStrasse train station.
Opened in 2009, this restaurant has immediately become a staple for the high-class locals and tourists. Featuring only avant-garde haute cuisine, Reinstoff will immediately become your favourite restaurant in Berlin. As you may reckon, the prices can get quite high, but if you’re in for an innovative experience, then you mustn’t miss this absolutely amazing place. The interior is black and looks fairly industrial, but it goes hand in hand with the molecular gastronomy practiced by the best chefs in town. An interesting thing about this place is that all their dishes are accompanied by labels like “far away” or “quite near”. Basically, this states if the ingredients were local or sourced from foreign areas. If you’re looking for exotic dishes, try the “far away” label. On the other hand, if you want to stick to the familiar, you can’t go wrong with the “quite near” label. Don’t forget to choose the perfect exquisite wine for your meal. The waiters will be more than happy to help you with this.
For a quiet afternoon or evening, Facil is the best bet. Located in the heart of the city, in the stunning PotsdamerPlatz, this restaurant is extremely chic and stylish and, besides featuring extraordinary cuisine, it is also a great place for relaxation. With a selection of dishes based on traditional German and international cuisine, Facilwill tickle all your senses and make you want to come back for more. It offers a little something for everyone, including seafood, fish, meat and even vegetarian dishes for those who have embraced the vegan lifestyle.
For a taste of pure Berlin, go no further than Lutter& Wegner. From its German name, you can imagine that this restaurant is specialised in Bavarian cuisine and serves some of the best schnitzels in the capital. With a long history of more than 200 years, this restaurant has managed to preserve its traditional touch and attract more and more clients every year.
From delicious soups and salads to one-of-a-kind main dishes and desserts, Lutter& Wegner is made to impress you with every bite you take. If you’re looking for a meal you cannot go wrong with, then try the marinated roast beef (sauerbraten) and the Wiener schnitzel.
Berlin might not be best-known for steakhouses and grill, but Café Royal is that one exception that strengthens the rule. It is a fine gourmet steakhouse with a long tradition in serving the juiciest and most delicious steaks. Just by listing some of the people who have visited this place – Marilyn Manson, Damien Hirst and Penelope Cruz – you will understand why it is a must to visit it.
With a beautiful retro chic décor, Grill Royal is the perfect place for a romantic or family dinner. Fish and, obviously, meat are the main ingredients for their dishes, so if you’re not a “carnivore”, then you might want to stay away from this place. It is located near the Spree, which offers well-deserved cool breezes in the summer, when the windows of the restaurant open.
On the budget side, you will find The Bird, a German American restaurant serving some of the best burgers and steaks in the capital. Resembling more of New York than of Berlin, this restaurant is a true reminder of the city’s multiculturalism. Don’t miss the “angry hour”, taking place from 6pm till 9pm daily. You’ll receive spicy chicken wings for 25 cents and two Schneider Weisse beers for the price of one. The burgers are also on the “must-try” list. They are always fresh and mixed with delicious caramelised onions and melted cheese. The fries are perfectly cooked and when dipped in one of the various sauces in the menu, they become a sinner’s heaven. As a British, you will also enjoy the tasty English muffins offered as dessert.
If it’s German cuisine you’re interested in, then Vau is the perfect restaurant for you. They specialise in local fish and game dishes, served in a classical, yet urbane décor. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly, so if you’re not looking for anything too formal, then this might be the right place for you. Vau is located in Gendarmenmarktand it allows you enjoy delicacies like fried veal tongue accompanied by horseradish, beetroot and watercress or rabbit rillettes and brawn served alongside orange cream, walnut and chicory. The attention for detail is everything in restaurant, so, besides the appetising dishes, you will also be able to enjoy the beautifully and artistically arranged plates.
Borchardt is the traditional Berlin brasserie serving exceptional steaks and schnitzel and featuring raw bar selections. The restaurant is situated in Gendarmenmarktandwas first opened in 1853, but relocated from its original spot after Second World War. The delicious food is not the only thing that attracts in this restaurant, as its design is also extremely appreciated. The mosaics and marble columns will surely transform your dinner in a majestic experience together with your friends and family. Last, but not least, it should be mentioned that this restaurant is often visited by top celebrities like Mick Jagger and Barack Obama.
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