7 Hidden Gems in Berlin 2021
Check out the hidden wine gems and the spots you don't want to miss in Berlin. Star Wine List's ambassador Manu Rosier shows the way in this guide!
Phone: +49 030 789 59 001
Address: Vorbergstraße 10 a, Berlin
"Reduced to the essentials" is the concept of Faelt. But if you think that you will be served small plates and serious product patronage, you are wrong! Chef and owner Björn Swanson plates seductive aromas with humour. Björn is well-known in the Berlin Gastro scene, receiving his first Michelin Star at Golvet in Tiergarten before opening this place in October 2020 – just before the second lockdown – and in time to receive a new Michelin Star in March 2021! The name, Faelt, emphasizes Swanson's Swedish family roots and means field. At the same time, it is a reference to the chef's sustainable p...
Phone: +49 30 89006878
Address: Eisenzahnstraße 66, Berlin
Opened in 2007 by the family Wu, this Chinese restaurant is located off the “Champs-Elysées” of Berlin – Ku’damm. The restaurant marries sweet & sour, spicy and mild like no other. Made from the freshest products on the market, the food is focused on original recipes from the Chinese regions of Sichuan, Jiangsu and Shanghai. In a typical way, no guest should order the same dish twice and should share his dishes with his party. This “unspoken” rule in the restaurant can also be explained by their motto – Man Man Chi – which means eat slowly and enjoy your time!
Phone: +49 30 96597617
Address: Langenscheidtstraße 6A, Berlin
Epicerie and cave à vin La Cantine d’Augusta is a wonderful hidden gem in Schöneberg, right in the middle of Berlin. Owner Sebastien Gorius has carefully selected some of the best cheeses from France (from Bernard Mure-Ravaud, former World Champion in Cheese – that matters a lot to a French guy like me!) and a wide range of, of course, French wine. In this place, you will feel right at home. The name Augusta comes from Sebastien’s grandmother, who was the one that made him fall in love with the simplicity of life; cheese, wine and friends.
Phone: +49 030 62981212
Address: Elbestraße 28/29, Berlin
Located in Neukölln in a former Distillery – Brand Lichtherz – Eins 44 balances an industrial but relaxed atmosphere with professional service and exquisite cuisine. The restaurant is in a hall which was used for the distillation of essences for the production of liqueurs. The essential parts of the distillery has been preserved and can be seen throughout the restaurant! Daniel Achilles is not only the new chef of Eins 44 but a silent genius. In contrast to many of his colleagues, he does not feel most comfortable on television, but by the stove. Daniel changed the concept of the kitchen by g...
Phone: +49 030 42808100
Address: Petersburger Platz 1, Berlin
Anyone who wants to drink a good wine in good company in Friedrichshain should and can visit the Barrel wine bar. Located directly on Petersburger Platz, you can sit outside or inside and enjoy one of the delicious wines without much hype. Freshly imported from Italy, there are delicious little bites to go with the wine, such as cheeses, olives, antipasti and bread. If you are really hungry, daily specials such as a vegetarian lasagna are offered.
Phone: +49 01521 3332842
Address: Hufelandstraße 17, Berlin
Located in one of the hippiest and most dynamic streets in Berlin in the lovely Prenzlauer Berg, Cantine Sant’Ambroeus (named after the patron of Milan – Sant Ambrogio or Saint Ambrose) is a lovely wine shop (and a bar!) showcasing small producers from all over Italy, ranging from natural, spontaneously fermented, indigenous grapes wines to classics. The wine country of Italy is changing faster than we think and you can catch up on those changes at the Cantine!
Phone: +49 30 54861070
Address: Oranienplatz 14, Berlin
Ora Wine Bar & Restaurant is located on Oranienplatz in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin. The space used to be a pharmacy from the 1860's, Oranien Apotheke, and you can still see the lettering on the facade. In May 2020, after the first german lockdown, Ora launched a project that has become one of Berlin's most exciting dining experiences. The menu is changing daily and is always created from freshly produce that is traceable. It is a minimalist cuisine, café-style with flair, unpretentious and thoroughly contemporary European. The décor includes a green leather couch and bottles from the old p...