Zur Letzen Instanz

Price guide: Mid-range

Waisenstraße 14-16, Berlin, 10179

Price guide: Mid-range

By Paul Sullivan, your Berlin expert

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#29 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Berlin
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Singles, People watching

Expert review of Zur Letzen Instanz

Enjoy a time trip in Berlin's oldest still-standing restaurant.

This no-frills restaurant has a charm all of its own, with antique decor and a menu that focuses unapologetically on German classics.

Food and drink: 

Zur Letzen Instanz, reportedly Berlin’s oldest restaurant, serves traditional hearty German cuisine in large portions. There’s no beer, but there is a wine list.

Recommended dishes: 

The restaurant’s specialty is Eisbein (pork knuckle).

Ambience: 

Zur Letzen Stanz is unbeatable for historic ambiance. It is housed in a completely restored medieval building dating from 1561, with preserved original interior and annexes featuring old paintings, photographs and furniture - including a 200-year-old tiled stove which Napoleon once sat on. Other notable guests have included Mikhail Gorbachev in 1989 and Jacques Chirac in 2003. The two restaurants consist of a series of rooms and are linked by a Baroque staircase.

Service: 

Service is always friendly and cheerful, although staff can be rushed at times.

Location: 

In a warren of medieval streets in the centre, a short stroll from Alexanderplatz.

Price advice: 

Main courses cost between 10-20 euros.

More information on Zur Letzen Instanz:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
German
Address:
Waisenstraße 14-16, Berlin, 10179
Telephone:
030 2425 528
Website:
http://www.zurletzteninstanz.de
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon–Sat noon-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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