Restaurants in Berlin
Set out below are a variety of restaurants in Berlin, including higher end restaurants and more casual restaurants.
Brasserie Colete is a stunning French brasserie led by Michelin-starred chef Tim Raue. It is located close to Berlin’s most famous department store, the KaDeWe, Tiergarten and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
We loved the stunning interiors of the brasserie with antique mirrors, copper lighting and pharmacist cabinets by the bar. The yellow and turquoise cushions on the seating gave the venue a vibrant, bright atmosphere.
We started with a glass of Champagne Cuvee Colette (Adam Mereaux) (€14), the perfect start to the meal.
We opted for the set lunch menu offering 2 courses for €20 and 3 courses for €26. From the starters, we loved the Salad Meslun with Roquefort, grape, walnut & balsamico. I am not a big salad lover but this was a perfect summery dish and the combinations of the ingredients worked perfectly.
The Artichoke dish was new to us. We were served with a whole artichoke where you peel off the leaves and dip them into one of the three accompany dips, almost sucking out the artichoke. It was certainly unique and nothing like I have seen in London. The dips of crème fraiche, saffron mayonnaise and parsley vinaigrette were delightful. Once we had peeled off all the layers, we were left with the heart which we could also dip!
On to the mains, we chose the Croque Madame: Brioche, ham, egg, truffles & fries and the Suckilng Pig (€3 supplement) with Navette, dashi & mustard. Their take on the croque madame was fantastic – the perfect creaminess level paired well with the truffle. The Suckling Pig was so tasty – the pork was tender and moist and the crisp texture of the skin was a great contrast.
With our mains we had an Aperol Spritz (I know not very French or German!) (€12) and a fantastic Black Print Markus Schneider 2017 red wine (€14).
To finish we had the Madelines (eggnog & coffee dip) off the special menu and the Tarte au Citron yuzu, meringue & crumble from the a la carte menu (€10).
Brasserie Colette is a fantastic restaurant in Berlin offering French cuisine with a twist. The service from Stefan was professional and friendly and he gave us tips for bars for our visit. The lunch menu is great value, particularly given how stunning the food is.
Pots Restaurant @ The Ritz Carlton Berlin
If you are looking for a treat when visiting Berlin, look no further than POTS restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton hotel which is located in the centre of Berlin in Postdamer-Platz. POTS, with its Michelin star chef Dieter Müller, aims to reinvent German cuisine with dishes focused on sharing plates and experiences.
Being a summer month, we chose to have dinner on the beautiful terrace at the back of the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant also looked amazing.
We were greeted with a Pots Spritz, Reichstrat von buhl Reisling Brut with homemade douglas-fir syrup. This was a beautifully refreshing aperitif and unique with the fir flavouring.
The Food Menu
To start, we were recommended the Purple mustard egg, spinach, chive mash potato (12 €) and Matjes style whitefish, green apple, cucumber (12 €). Both starters were flavoursome and we were told modern takes on German classics!
For mains, we had the “Burnt cabbage“, parsley, Miso from Berlin (19 €) and Meatballs, Bavarian, Riesling sauce (20 €). Like me, you may have been sceptical about having a whole cabbage for your main course but boy was I wrong. The textures and flavours were incredible and left you wanting more. As to the meatballs, the reisling sauce really helped make the dish a lot lighter than traditional meatball dishes.
With the main courses, we were recommended Wittman weisser burgunder 2017 white wine, which paired beautifully with the cabbage and meatballs. For dessert, we could not resist sharing our favourite, Spiced crème brûlée, woodruff ice cream (9 €). Crispy on top and creamy and smooth underneath – perfection!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at POTS and were spoilt by very high end, modern German cuisine. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are looking for somewhere special whilst in town! We did not have time but the Curtain Club bar in the hotel also comes highly recommended and looked like a fantastic location for a pre or post dinner drink.
Hamys Cafe is a cute Vietnamese cafe in Hasenheide, Kreuzberg. It had a very chilled atmosphere and the staff were friendly. We had two large soup broths with meat and rice for a very reasonable
Very chilled out atmosphere – large soup broths and meat and rice with indoor and outdoor seating. A meal for 2 with drinks was a very reasonable €15. It was a cheap and cheerful choice!
This is a lovely Italian restaurant in Kreuzberg with a wide choice of pizzas and other Italian dishes. There is a large indoor and outdoor area but the seats fill up very quickly.
We had the salami and vegetarian pizzas which were huge! The crusts were thin and the toppings flavoursome. A meal for two with drinks was around €30.
There are so many restaurants in Berlin to choose from! One thing you MUST try while you are there is currywurst and their traditional Bratwurst. They are sometimes cut up in small bits served with sauce and chips on as a whole (like below) with a bread roll.
East London Girl Travel Blog: Restaurants in Berlin