5 best restaurants in Berlin
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
A galaxy of Michelin stars
Earning one Michelin Star is an honour indeed. Earning two and keeping them every year for seven years is a higher level indeed. Fischers Fritz’s menu, as the name alludes, is based around fish inspired cuisine, like Breton lobster with sweetbread starter, plated painstakingly. This classical approach and its inviting interior of elegant panelling, open fire and crystal chandeliers keep Berlin’s gourmands returning again and again.
Charlottenstrasse 49, Mitte
Tel: +49 30 2033 6363 www.fischersfritzberlin.com
Lutter and Wegner
Wine, women and song
The afore-mentioned motto is more reminiscent of a bar than a restaurant but the words hark back to its origins as an 1811 wine retailer. Now occupying a beautiful, historical building, patrons can relive Berlin's high society of old in in a sumptuous restaurant, serving Austrian-inspired food (like their famous wiener schnitzel) and, of course, lots and lots of wine to perk up the conversation. Let the wine, women and song flow!
Charlottenstrasse 56, Mitte
Tel: +49 30 202 9540 www.l-w-berlin.de
Tel: +49 30 796 9147 www.krasselts-berlin.de
Who invented the Currywurst?
Being a wildly popular dish, it’s a question that has inspired debates, and probably a few fist fights, around Germany! Berliners, of course, have the most believable of claims, with even a commemorative plaque in Charlottenburg to prove it. This spicy sausage is served all over the city, at tourist spots and not, but our favourite is Krasselts, a family-run favourite, which has been serving great Currywurst for over 50 years. Enjoy with fries or a crusty roll.
Steglitzer Damm 22, Beyond the centre
The real Doner Kebab
In the same way Tikka Masala dethroned Britain’s fish and chips, a Turkish dish is the most popular food in Berlin! The Doner Kebab was adapted from an original version to make it more appetising to local palates. Now, an industry worth some €2.5 billion a year, the Doner is tasty, cheap and filling. For the best, head to the Turkish areas of the city, and, in particular, Imren Grill, either in its stark dining room, or in the park out front on sunny days.
Boppstrasse 4, Kreuzberg
Tel: +49 30 4302 7868
When you just gotta have a steak
Wildly, and in some cases, infamously popular with celebrities, politicians and artists, this is Berlin’s top steakhouse. Pick your meat from cuts around the world: Australian, Argentinian, French or German. Mouth-watering and succulent, this is carnivore cuisine at its best. And with a great location, right on the Spree, you’ll want to grab a seat on the balcony. And probably accounting for the abundant turnout of jet-setters, a great selection of wine!
Tel: +49 30 28 87 92 88 www.grillroyal.com