Zur Letzen Instanz

Address: Waisenstraße 14-16, Berlin, 10179, Germany
Telephone: 030 2425 528

- Mid-range

3.8

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
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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 [node:169109].

Price advice

Main courses cost between 10-20 euros.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • People watching

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