It's said that gourmet restaurants have always had a hard time in Berlin because the locals enjoy food that is down to earth. But in the wake of German reunification, several top-flight restaurants have managed to establish themselves and put Berlin on the gourmet map. The region's culinary identity is represented by a wide range of freshwater fish and in particular vegetables such as Teltow turnips.
Fischers Fritz gourmet restaurant at the Regent Berlin
Fischers Fritz, with chef de cuisine Christian Lohse, is a multiple Michelin-star winner. This glittering gourmet restaurant at the Regent Berlin serves the finest fish and seafood specialities, stylishly presented in the warm glow of an open fire. Discreet and exclusive, Fischers Fritz offers attentive service and the perfect ambience for a romantic tête-à-tête or a successful business meal.
Restaurant Tim Raue is in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, just a few metres from Checkpoint Charlie, in what used to be the Crone Gallery. Tim Raue presents Asian-inspired cuisine that can be described as a fusion of Japanese product perfection, Thai aromas and Chinese cooking philosophy. Raue exclusively serves dishes that have a revitalising, energising effect and do not burden the body unnecessarily.
The mix of sublime gastronomy, exquisite wines and a magnificent view of the Brandenburg Gate will make every food-lover's heart beat faster. In the Lorenz Adlon dining room at Hotel Adlon Kempinski, executive chef Hendrik Otto tantalises the tastebuds with his exciting and expressive dishes, drawing his inspiration from the diverse influences and traditions of European cuisine. His compositions also include fine interpretations of the great classics. This is a gourmet experience that exceeds all expectations.
Facil, the fine dining restaurant at the Mandala Hotel, offers a refreshing combination of elegant lightness and purist luxury, of modernity and understatement, and appeals to all those who enjoy great food. Michael Kempf utilises regional ingredients, vegetarian cuisine, exotic spices, carefully preserved, individual flavours and a passion for precise cooking methods.
First Floor gourmet restaurant at Hotel Palace Berlin
The First Floor restaurant at the famous Hotel Palace Berlin near the zoo serves modern haute cuisine. Michelin-starred chef Matthias Diether and his team create light, European gourmet delicacies including amazing dishes such as baked langoustine with wild asparagus and sweet woodruff. To enhance the pleasure, the service team will recommend the perfect match from a list of over 1,500 wines.
Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Roel Lintermans, head chef of Les Solistes and one-time apprentice of Pierre Gagnaire, delights his guests with French and international delicacies. His culinary creations capture the Berlin zeitgeist and the inimitable essence of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria luxury hotel in New York. The restaurant's tasteful, timeless decor, with exquisite flower arrangements and countless works of art, adds to the dining experience.
The multi-award-winning reinstoff restaurant is tucked away in the historical Edison Höfe courtyards of Berlin-Mitte, where Germany's first light bulbs were once produced. Head chef Daniel Achilles creates light and modern dishes for two different menus. The more traditional 'nearby' menu features dishes made almost exclusively from German produce, while the 'faraway' menu reflects the Michelin-starred chef's desire to continually evolve his art form by creating the most eclectic cuisine possible.
Hugos gourmet restaurant is on the 14th floor of the InterContinental Berlin, with the city at its feet. This stylish establishment with its abundance of glass and panoramic views makes a refined backdrop for the exquisite creations of head chef Eberhard Lange, who serves light haute cuisine with delicate accents. His indulgent food and Berlin's glittering skyline add up to a perfectly seductive evening full of unforgettable moments.