13 Hidden Gems in Berlin 2023
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 30 201805160
Address: Kantstraße 79, Berlin
An ex-women’s prison may not scream ‘romance’ but there’s something about Lovis that lends itself to candle-lit dinners for two. Hidden behind a discreet door on Charlottenburg's busy Kantstrasse, a 19th-century courtyard blooming with wildflowers and clambering shrubs leads to a gabled dining room with a canopy of twinkling lights. My friend Sophia Rudolph spent her formative years in Lyon, France’s “official” culinary capital, and went on to work with legend Alain Ducasse, so naturally, her cooking is rooted in classical French technique. However, her four-course, six-course, and a la carte...
Address: Manteuffelstraße 100, Berlin
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Located a few meters away from Markthalle Neun, the market square that hosts the famous RAW Fair, Nomi Winebar is the best new wine address in Berlin. They manage to take away the anonymity and hectic pace of the city and offer their guests a space to relax and enjoy, with advice at eye level, in a bar where everyone can find something. The enjoyment of wine is rounded off by small delicacies. They support small wineries that produce close-to-nature. This is also how the name of NOMI came about, which is made up of the words “No” and “Chemisty”. It’s important to them that when they select...
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. Since August 2021, La Cantine opened a Restaurant next...
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 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...
Phone: +49 30 48494599
Address: Anklamer Straße 38, Berlin
Tucked away in a backyard in Mitte district, you will discover a surprisingly spacious restaurant based on the country style Nordic comfort. The décor does not look cheesy at all, but references the industrial charm of the building. As you enter the restaurant, you will be welcomed by a large window looking into the kitchen. Heimlich Treu attaches great importance to regional, seasonal cuisine with a high creative standard. Only small dishes are served to share at the table, consisting of only three components. All of them, from starters to desserts. The wine list is rather minimalistic like...
Address: Schönhauser Allee 62, Berlin
Dr. Maury is a casual wine bar that opened in Summer 2018 in the popular district Prenzlauer Berg. You will be welcomed to a warm, cosy, and friendly atmosphere by staff who live and breathe wine. The clientele is mostly French–and that means something. It gives me the feeling that Dr. Maury take the time to understand the customer’s wants and needs and provide what they desire.
Phone: +49 30 84421362
Address: Senefelderstraße 30, Berlin
The atmosphere here is neighbourly, almost intimate―you immediately feel welcome! This is due both to the appealing bistro setting and to the cordial and professional proprietor and sommelier Fabian Fischer. He has a pleasingly personal touch in his dealings with guests and a clear enthusiasm when it comes to recommending the most suitable wine. Steven Zeidler is in charge in the kitchen. His set menu creatively combines regional tradition with influences from across the globe. A 100% vegetarian set menu is also available. Good to know: there are also a few small tables to be had on the paveme...
Phone: +49 30 28628016
Address: Eichendorffstraße 1, Berlin
Located between the notorious Torstrasse and Nordbahnhof in Mitte, Bar Schwips has established a new concept of hospitality: tea and wine. Weien and Jonas, your host and your sommelier are both committed to their passion for tea and wine culture and invited their guests on a culinary voyage: “Indulge yourself in complex flavours and discover exciting food pairings with just the right amount of Schwips”. On top of their well-curated selection of teas and wines, expect a warm welcome in a new hospitality way. In all my time as a sommelier, I have never seen a wine list quite like it. You will f...
Phone: +49 30 23938186
Address: Böhmische Straße 13, Berlin
Sarah Hallmann opened a breakfast bar in Neukölln in 2016. A lot has happened since day one. Rosa Beutelspacher joined her side as Head Chef and the two women have developed Hallmann & Klee into one of the most interesting places to eat in the city. "Honestly good cuisine" describes the clear, creative, and always cordial kitchen style of the two chefs. Patricia has carefully selected wines. As well as the classics, many young wineries and wine producers are represented. The team at Hallmann & Klee are for many of those producers a way into the Berlin wine scene and it is so refreshing to s...
Phone: +49 30 28701224
Address: Pestalozzistraße 3, Berlin
The walls are drenched in a juicy green. Dark wooden furniture is set along the walls through to the kitchen, while the ceilings are festooned with diamond-like spheric lamps made of glass. A Portuguese Berliner Zimmer – wonderfully intimate and oozing comfort. In Charlottenburg. Anabela Campos-Neves has been in her kitchen on Pestalozzistrasse for almost 15 years now. She puts together her creations from fresh seasonal ingredients that she buys on the local markets, an approach that guarantees a diverse range of meals on a regular basis. Anabela has created a list of German and Portuguese wi...