Berlin is a city that is teeming with different art and culture. With that in mind it can’t be a great surprise that the city also has a thriving and varied gastronomic scene as well. The restaurants listed below showcase some of the diversity of choice in Berlin for dining with some of them doing Asian, French, and traditional German fare. If you fancy a night out with a lavish meal in Berlin the following restaurants come highly recommended.
Restaurant Tim Raue
September 2012 prestigious chef Tim Raue ventured to leave Hotel Adlon and open his own Asian inspired establishment Restaurant Tim Raue. Quickly becoming the talk of Berlin his restaurant has already earned one Michelin star and looks to add more. Chef Raue’s specality is his interpretation of peking duck, which sees Peking duck sitting on a buckwheat pancake filled with apple sauce accompanied with foie gras and ginger paste.
Building upon classic French cuisine Michelin starred chef Michael Hoffman takes it to a new level with experimental twists. Diners are treated to a “voyage de cuisine” during their multi-course meal. A trade mark of Hoffman’s meals are his use of wild herbs grown exclusively for the chef by organic farmers. What comes on the plate is an arresting visual and tactile display. Some of Margaux’s best loved dishes include Charcoal-smoked Pollock served with oyster-chives parfait, salad of sea urchin, poached oysters and cockles garnished with fresh lovage herbs.
Facil has a wonderful diverse interior that includes a Zen-like fountains and a grove of chestnut trees and bamboo all encased within a modern glass cube that ranges from floor to ceiling. Some of the restaurant favorites created by chef Thomas Kempf include: Rock octopus with artichoke on a bed ot tomato marmalade with crispy baked capers.
If you’re looking for a restaurant that caters to traditional German fair Prater is the place to come. The restaurant itself resembles an old German beer hall and actually has, during the summer, one of Berlin’s oldest beer gardens for sitting outdoors. Look for German favourites here served in healthy portions like Wiener Schnitzel and German bread dumplings.
Restaurant Gugelhof serves up hearty Alstain cusine. Regional food makes up the heart of the menu at Gugelhof with classic favourites like sausages, sauerkraut, and tarte flambeers. This restaurant saw its fame increase in 2000 when then President of the United States Bill Clinton asked the German chancellor Shcroeder to take him specifically there for dinner.