Berlin restaurants at the heart of a lively new food scene offer new takes on the classics, with fresh, sustainable ingredients! We’ve chosen a few of best restaurants in Berlin to get you started.
Katz Orange Berlin
The buzz around Berlin’s top food trends is often traced back to Katz Orange. This restaurant and ‘food lab’ prides itself on offering farm-to-table meals, with many locally sourced products on the menu. Lamb and pork are served tender and slow-roasted on the bone, alongside vegetarian dishes offering colourful blends of pumpkin, beetroot and eggplant.
Want to sample both German and international dishes but having a hard time choosing? Make it simple at KaDeWe Berlin – a department store with an impressive 6th floor food hall that offers plenty to graze on. Try the freshest oysters in the city at the Austernbar or homemade pastries at the in-house bakery. More than 50,000 visitors come to peruse 35,000 food products every day at KaDeWe.
Grill Royal Berlin
Considered one of the best restaurants in Berlin for grilled meats, the Grill Royal Berlin is a high-end eatery, popular with both locals and tourists looking for kobe beef, fresh lobster and bubbly. Enter from a riverside promenade along the Spree and pick your own cuts of meat from the chiller cabinet. Reservations are advised.
Traditional German food goes best with beer, and Berlin restaurants are no exception to this rule. Visit the city’s oldest beer garden, Prater, serving brews since 1837. The seasonal outdoor space is no-nonsense and cash-only, but old-school and lively, offering traditional German fare like sausages, pretzels and potato salad to go with Berlin beer.
Although a fantastic meal seems like the endgame, Berlin restaurants can also offer something a little extra. Cookies Cream, for instance, doubles as a vegetarian restaurant by day and a nightclub after the sun goes down. Buying dinner grants you free access to the club later in the evening. Dishes here are innovative, with dishes like apple gyoza and beetroot gnocchi.
For eclectic dining perfect for groups and families, head to Neni Berlin, and take your seat at a large farm table with fabulous views of the city. The menu offers a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and local dishes, from Israeli salads to Korean fried chicken and Lebanese babaganoush.
The Bird Berlin & The Burgermeister
In the mood for a burger after a big night out? Head to the Bird Berlin, an American-run burger joint where your burger will be served with classic American cheese and paired with quality french fries. If you want your burger late, venture out to the Burgermeister in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood, which always has a queue but is open until 3am.
Feeling hungry for Berlin? Start planning your adventure!