The top 10 list of the best restaurants in Berlin
Berlin is a city full of culinary diversity and offers something for every taste. Whether you fancy traditional German cuisine, exotic specialties or vegan delicacies, you will find what you are looking for in Berlin. In this blog post we introduce you to the top 10 best restaurants in Berlin that you should definitely try.
1. Tim Raue
Tim Raue is one of the most renowned restaurants in Germany and has been awarded two Michelin stars and 19.5 points in Gault&Millau. Head chef Tim Raue creates sophisticated dishes with Asian influences that delight both visually and in terms of taste. The restaurant is located in the historic building of the former newspaper district and offers an elegant setting for a special experience.
2. Nobelhart & Dirty
Nobelhart & Dirty is a restaurant that is committed to the motto “brutally local”. This means only using locally sourced ingredients that are seasonal and sustainable. The result is creative and surprising dishes that reflect the essence of Berlin. The restaurant features an open kitchen area where guests can watch the chefs prepare food. The menu changes daily and consists of ten courses accompanied by selected wines.
3. Cookies Cream
Cookies Cream is a vegan restaurant tucked away on a nondescript side street behind the Westin Grand Hotel. To find the restaurant you have to go through a courtyard and climb a flight of stairs. A modern and cozy atmosphere awaits you there with an open kitchen. The menu offers a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients. The highlight is the “Cookies and Cream” dessert, which consists of a chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Horváth is a restaurant that reinterprets Austrian cuisine and refines it with modern accents. The restaurant is located on the Kreuzberg Admiralbrücke and offers a beautiful view of the Landwehr Canal. The interior is rustic and cozy, with wooden furniture and green walls. The menu offers a four, six or eight course meal that varies depending on the season. The dishes are sophisticated and harmonious, such as the pike perch with beetroot, horseradish and dill.
Facil is a restaurant located on the fifth floor of the luxury hotel The Mandala with a magnificent view over Potsdamer Platz. The restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars and 18 points in the Gault&Millau and is one of the best addresses in Berlin. The head chef Michael Kempf conjures up light and elegant dishes with Mediterranean and Asian influences, which are served on a glass plate. The restaurant has a large terrace that is open when the weather is nice.
Einsunternull is a restaurant located in the basement of an old factory building in Mitte and has a minimalist style. The restaurant has been awarded one Michelin star and 17 Gault&Millau points and offers innovative cuisine based on nature. The menu consists of seven or nine courses, each associated with an element such as earth, water or air. The dishes are artfully prepared and play with different textures, flavors and temperatures.
7. Pauly Saal
Pauly Saal is a restaurant located in a former Jewish girls' school in Mitte and has impressive architecture. The restaurant has a high ceiling with a large rocket model hanging from the ceiling and a long bar with green leather chairs. The cuisine is German-French inspired and offers classic dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant also has an excellent wine list with over 600 items.
8. Lode & Stijn
Lode & Stijn is a restaurant run by two Dutch chefs who fell in love with Berlin. The restaurant is located in Kreuzberg and has a simple and bright design with wooden tables and white walls. The cuisine is seasonal and regional, with an Fokus on vegetables and herbs. The menu consists of five or seven courses, which vary depending on what is on offer in the market. The dishes are simple and honest, but full of flavor.
CODA is a restaurant specializing in desserts with a unique concept. Located in Neukölln, the restaurant has a dark and cool ambience with an open kitchen and bar. The menu offers six or eight courses, all consisting of sweet creations combined with savory elements become. The desserts are innovative and experimental, such as the pear with celery, cheese and walnut. Each course comes with a matching drink, consisting of wine, beer or cocktails.
10. Grill Royal
Grill Royal is a restaurant known for its excellent steaks and is one of the most popular meeting places for Berlin celebrities. Located on the Spree, the restaurant has an elegant and glamorous atmosphere with red velvet sofas, chandeliers and artwork on the walls. The menu offers a selection of meats of the highest quality, such as dry aged beef, wagyu or bison. The restaurant also has a large terrace that offers beautiful views of the water.