Around Berlin in 80 Restaurants

My recommendations for tasty meals in Berlin

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Menza, Budapest, Hungary

IMG_3576I went to Menza on the recommendation of a friend who used to live in Budapest and goes back often.
Great staff, extremely friendly. They have a small selection of nice cocktails, perfect to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Tasty food too, I had the duck liver pate, very creamy, great. I then had a delicious duck breast on a tasty potatoe gratin, amazing. Had a also a nice cocktail and delicious hot chocolate cake.
Price is also very good. Great place.


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Bergendahls, fondues and more

bergendhals (2)By now you might have noticed I LOVE cheese and fondue, so when I saw an advertisement for Bergendahls, a Swiss restaurant specialised in fondues which I didn’t know yet, I HAD to have a closer look. The website makes a good impression, they have few reviews but they’re all good, so why not try it out?

That’s why yesterday, after a 1 hour trip, I sat in this cute Lichterfelde restaurant, hungry, curious and excited. The place is located only a few steps away from the S-Bahn  station Lichterfelde West, you’ll be warmly welcomed, the restaurant is cosy, the atmosphere is very nice, the staff is very friendly, there’s even a space for kids to draw and a fire burns in the center of the room. First impression is positive.

bergendhals (3)I started with a nice rhum cocktail: white rhum, lemon juice, grenadine and sugar. Very nice! Of course, I couldn’t resist the call of the classical cheese fondue! It was very tasty, though a bit thick but still very good. It comes in small individual pots and with a glass of Kirschwasser (cherry spirit), perfect to help digest after the cheese overdose. The other cheese fondues weren’t that appealling to me because of some ingredients I don’t like, but everyone was happy. One of the guest had the burger and it was good, fries being also tasty. I long hesitated to get a dessert, I was very tempted to get the chocolate fondue but I was too full and it would have gone to waste. Some of us did get the other desserts offered and seemed to be quite satisfied.

The service was very good, waiting time was not too long, the prices are a bit high, though not overpriced. All in all a very nice place, the long trip was really worth it!

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The Bird Kreuzberg

IMG_2291I already told you about The Bird, the best burger place in Berlin located in Prenzlauer Berg. They have a 2nd location in Kreuzberg, so I decided to see if it was as good.

On Kottbusser Damm, right at the exit of U Schönleinstraße, this one is much bigger, but you still gotta book, they apply the same success formula as in P-Berg and it’s also a ticket to paradise for your tastebuds.

This time, I tried a new burger, the Patty Melt, with toasted rye bread, excellent as always. Very friendly staff here too.


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Rosengarten am Engelbecken

IMG_2239During the festivities for the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, we went along the old border where lighted balloons were aligned with a friend. At some point we started getting hungry and cold and decided to stop for dinner. We ended up having a nice experience at Rosengarten am Engelbecken close to U Heinrich-Heine-Straße, in Kreuzberg/Mitte.

This is a cosy little restaurant by the canal, very friendly staff, food mainly German. I hesitated between Käsespätzle and burger and finally went for the cheeseburger with bacon. Bun was slightly toasted, meat juicy and fresh, rosmarin potatoes really tasty as well. Really good. My friend was happy with her sausage and mashed potatoes. The waiter was very sweet and the prices really fair, a very good adress!

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Nalu Diner

IMG_1090I have been hearing about Nalu for a while, especially from people coming from the US. I’ve heard their breakfast was a hit. So far, I’ve been there only for dinner and it was great. Super service, they bring you a glass of water when you arrive, free refill for coffee and home made limonade/icedtea/icedcoffee. They serve breakfast all day long, one of my friend had a pancake plate and liked it a lot. I had a cheeseburger with extra bacon and fries instead of chips. It was really tasty, loved it! The milkshake I had was also very good. Burgers come in a small and cute plastic basket. Service is great, staff friendly, nice atmosphere, I do have to go back to try the breakfast and other stuffs.

EDIT: I later went for breakfast, had a plate with delicious pancakes, tasty scramble eggs and crispy bacon, it’s def woth it as well. 🙂

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Belushi’s, cool sport bar in Mitte

belushi (4)Belushi’s is located next to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, it’s a hostel and a sport bar and has also a big room downstairs that some people rent out for bg parties (I celebrated my 1st NYE in Berlin there). The bar itself is quite big, lots of screens everywhere, I happened to go and watch ice-hockey and rugby there.

But you don’t need to be sport enthousiast to enjoy this place, well of course if there’s a big sport event going on, expect lots of people and a hot atmosphere. A friend actually got me to go during the Soccer World Cup and I had to suffer the end of a game, but she said magic words to me: cocktails and burgers!

They have a small cocktail menu but they’re great and you can have most of them in a pitcher. The burgers are fantastic! I love the blue cheese burger with crispy bacon and blue cheese, and delicious beef patty!


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Old Murphys, Saarbrücken, Germany

old murphys (1)We stumbled upon the Irish Pub Old Murphys on a sunny day and sat on their terrace for a nice lunch. It’s located in the city center, on the market, in the pedestrian zone, which makes it very enjoyable to eat outside. Service is pretty nice, the area is lovely with the market, nice cocktails card, the Mai Tai was brilliant. Aberdden beef burger delicious, tasty argentinian steak, good wiener schnitzel, we were vrery happy with our meal. Very friendly staff and good prices too.


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