Food and drink
Michelin-starred chef Kolja Kleeberg is in charge of this hip modern bistro and creates German cuisine with an international accent. Dishes are inventive yet hearty: think duck with red cabbage, quince and sweet chestnut; braised pork belly with grilled scallops, and lobster with mango and black olives with tapenade. All accompanied by an excellent wine list.
The cool interior - designed by one of Germany’s leading architects – features a composite of glass, steel and wood but some may find it a little sterile. There is also a downstairs coal cellar that looks like a library (the ‘books’ are actually bricks of coal), which can be reserved for special events and an Art Nouveau-style summer terrace.
Professional but cool.
On the Gendarmenmarkt in Mitte.
At lunch starters are all 15 euros, mains all 18 euros and desserts all 15 euros. For dinner the fixe menu is 110 euros, starters are from 32-36 euros, main courses are 38 euros, soups 24-26 euros and desserts 17-18 euros.
- Mature travellers
- People watching