Food and Drink

Last Update March 2023

Places in and around where I have lived and some more further afield suggestions that are of interest, updated regularly and new suggestions added.

Prenzlauerberg – Around U-Bahn Eberswalde Str. and Kulturbrauerai the streets of Danziger, Oderberger and Kastanianallee are full of options for all palates. Hotel Oderberger Converted public baths with wellness suite and a public bar boasting a huge fireplace! Fischfabrik seafood with fresh chips eat in/take away. AliBaba Busy Doner Kebab house eat in/take away RISA Halal spit roast chicken/burger joint eat in/take away. Anh Dao Vegan Vietnamese restaurant. Burgermeister Eberswalder Berlin chain home made burgers eat in/take away. Pasternak Berlin/Russian restaurant also brunch at weekends. Frannz Former dining hall of the Kulturbrauerei workers. Mr LE Vietnamese restaurant. Konnopkes Imbiss The original East Berlin Currywurst Kiosk. Cafe Morgenrot Punk/Alternative collective cafe adjacent to an original squat. Kollwitzplatz Street market Saturdays and many options surrounding the square. Mauerpark Sundays Street food and flea market stalls. SUMMER ONLY Deck 5 on the top of the Schoenhauser Allee Arcaden shopping centre is a balearic vibe beach bar. Access via car park lifts inside the shopping mall or after the mall has closed, use the stairs around the back.

Senefelderplatz – 1 stop southbound on U2 line. Charming square with upmarket properties and hotels in the neighbourhood. Am Pfefferberg Another former brewery which houses a brewery tap room and restaurant, theatre, art space two more restaurants and a beer garden terrace above street level. Chagall double fronted bar restaurant in the old style of Berlin and also the recent eclectic style. Candle light, soot marks, worn floorboards hearty slavic and Russian dishes. Large shaded terrace with many tables. Piroutte Smaller neighbour to Chagall but equally charming.

Mitte – Here the general rule is that the half of Mitte north of the the river is best. South of the river are the hotels, Unter den Linden and the tourist traps as well as the central business district catering mainly for the credit card lunchtime crowd. Auguststrasse, Alte Schönhauser Allee Torstrasse and Hackescher Markt are the areas in which to find a diverse range of Berlin eating. Rosenthaler Grill excellent and busy kebab and eastern mediterranean delights. Strandbar Mitte in a quiet cul-de-sac, local food, some outdoor tables. Clärchens Ballhaus One of Berlins longest running and continually open dancehalls with restaurant. Local food. Đistrict Một Interesting interior design Saigon street food style bar/restaurant. Lively. mogg Ney York style pastrami and more inside a former Jewish Girls school. Period architecture and history a bonus. Hackescher Markt Heart of the old working class and Jewish neighbourhoods there are many options in the courtyards and even the Weihenstephan Restaurant has a fantastic mediaeval cellar to dine in. Zum Letzten Instanz dating back to 1621, tucked away from everything next to the only remaining section of mediaeval Berlin city wall.

Kreuzberg A real mix of a district fusing together Turkish, Punks, Hippies, Anarchists, Squatters, Berliners and some newcomers. Try what you fancy. Öz Adana An original neighbourhood grill serving all things meaty and fire cooked. Markthalle 9 Busy, touristy but still interesting fully functioning market hall with special street food evenings and Marktlokal bar/restaurant at western entrance which is also worth a visit. Van Loon Static moored ship serving fish and more in the main canal basin. Log fire cocktail lounge at water level. Paddle up bar service. Flaoting cruise restaurant in summer.

Friedrichshain The eastern sibling of Kreuzberg and no less interesting. Several neighborhoods to explore including Warschauer Str. RAW Gelände soon to be developed railway goods and repair yard home to iconic bars clubs spaces and live music venues. Jäger & Lustig within sight of Berghain and a short walk from the tram. German food and beergarden. Simon Dach Str./Boxhagener Platz Too many to mention here but something for everyone. Ostkreuz Around the recently renovated rail hub the area has started to spring some new intersting places as well as the original deep dark hardcore ones under and behind the numerous railway arches.

West Berlin is an entirely different experience and some of the old expensive 1920’s glamour remains. KaDeWe department store has a top floor food hall which is like a luxury grazing restaurant. Expect everything! 25hrs Hotel Monkey Bar and Neni on the top floor overlooking the zoo. Cocktail Bar and restaurant. Schwarzes Cafe Well known open all hours West Berlin original. Area around here, Savigny Platz has many places to eat. Nollendorfkiez/Winterfeldtplatz The heart of queer Berlin with excellent and interesting places to eat and drink and see and be seen! Cafe Am Neuen See is a recently refurbished restaurant by the boating lake . It also has a large terrace with self serve bergarten in the Tiergarten. Schleusenkrug Canalside sandy floor biergarten behind the Berlin zoo, at the entrance to the Tiergarten. Access from Zoo or Tiergarten S Bahn.

Further out, ZONE B You can use your travel card Berlin AB to get right down to the south western sector and experience the wooded secluded surburban villas and restaurants of the once rich Jewish merchants, then the Nazi officers and now Berlins Elite and diplomats. Behind the Botanischer Gardens in Dahlem is Das Cafe in der Gartenakadamie housed amongst the nursery buildings and inside/outside the potting sheds and greenhouses. Biergarten am Schlachtensee self service kiosk with food options at the head of the lake, swimming options nearby. (U Krumme Lanke) (S Schlachtensee) both 15 mins walk or 5 mins cycle. Loretta Biergarten am Wannsee Well known and very large popular location with a range of food and drink options. Lake view. Alpine hut open in winter. Indoor restaurant open all year. (S Wannsee) Nikolskoe Blockhaus is a woodland log cabin with massive outdoor terrace overlooking the lake

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