The 8 best neighbourhood places in Berlin 2024
Wondering where the Berliner are shopping and drinking wine? Look no further as our Berlin Ambassador Emmanuel Rosier lists his favourite neighbourhood wine gems.
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...
Address: Oderberger Straße 56, Berlin
Otto is a simple restaurant where the food is contemporary but essentially German with a Nordic framework! This is why you will be served hearty and honest food, minimalistic but brilliantly tasty and pleasant. Otto leads a new generation of casual and modern German food places in Berlin and this restaurant should definitely be on your Berlin to-do list! Ex Sommeliere at St Johns in London, Cate Gowers, got to know Vadim at Mrs Robinson’s in Berlin, and they decided to open Otto together. An incredible and formidable host, Cate has crafted an essentially natural wine list. This combination is...
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: +49 030 789 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: 030 81860757
Address: Okerstraße 2, Berlin
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A small oasis of freshness in the heart of Neukölln – Barra is a lovely restaurant serving a very seasonal menu composed of small sharing dishes. The menu changes daily, due to the season and the quality of the produce; ”If it smells or looks funny, don't cook it!” is the kitchen's simple philosophy. The restaurant is minimalist but refined, and you would not believe me if I told you that the place opened in November 2018. Please book in advance as it's quite often fully booked. Another benefit of this restaurant is that when you sit and dine at the bar, you have the feeling that you are right...
Phone: +49 030 24628963
Address: Kleine Hamburger Straße 16, Berlin
Although you might think otherwise from the name, Strandbad Mitte (Middle Beach) in Scheunenviertel is a hub for some of Berlin’s best bars and restaurants, and is my recommendation after a stroll around Mitte. Head chef Tobias Gunter, who gained experience at the Rutz wine bar and Avui in Stuttgart, amongst others, cooks modern German cuisine at Strandbad-Mitte, including fine fish dishes that can be ordered à la carte or as a surprise menu.Many ingredients come from small, artisan suppliers; for example the cheese comes from Fritz Lloyd Blomeyer from Charlottenburg-district, the dry-aged bee...
Phone: +49 0175 2220095
Address: Bleibtreustraße 41, Berlin
There are only a handful of modern fish restaurants in Berlin, and The Catch in Charlottenburg, an izakaya-style restaurant specialising in modern Japanese cuisine, is one of them getting ready to make a noise. Visually it stands out - bright colours and manga-like illustrations by Latvian artist Harry Grundmann are skilfully combined with earthy tones, natural walls and lots of woodwork. The Latvian connection is no coincidence either; co-founders Alexander and Aleksandra Slobine already successfully run this concept in Riga. However, the fish does not come from the Baltic Sea, but is source...
Phone: +49 0160 2856262
Address: Nogatstraße 30, Berlin
Behind Liesl Weinwirtschaft & Weinladen are the two wine merchants Wolfgang Baumeister and Egon J Berger, both originally from the Bavarian/Austrian region and now bringing their bar to Berlin. This place is all about eating, drinking, and socialising with friends in a relaxed vibe. Artisan wines and organic, sustainably produced food feature heavily on the menu and is served up in the cosy atmosphere. Typical plates might include mature milk from Peppikäse, air-dried sausages from Vorarlberg, bread from the region’s Tactil, fermented foods from Barbara Assheuer - and Slovenian sardines. Natur...