Berlin’s international culinary influences are equally inspiring: try Attiéké, the cassava couscous of the Ivory Coast, or Scholeh-sard, a Persian rice pudding with rosewater and saffron. Your choices range from trendy cafés to starred restaurants. To make your selection a little easier, we have compiled some of the most exciting restaurants in Berlin-Mitte. Here you can see at a glance which spots you should definitely visit in Berlin – all located right by GLINT! Enjoy these gastronomic highlights.
Borchardt: Eating like George Clooney
Some restaurants are like magnets for celebrities. These include institutions like Catch LA in Los Angeles, as well as L’Avenue in Paris. In Berlin-Mitte, it is Borchardt that has this special allure for high society. George Clooney, Natalie Portman, Tom Cruise and Barack Obama have all dined here. Despite its exquisite French-Mediterranean menu, Borchardt is best known for its schnitzel. Apparently, even Dustin Hoffman and Kylie Minogue couldn’t get enough of it during their visits to Germany. The prices are also quite reasonable – for around €25 you can enjoy dinner in one of Berlin’s most famous restaurants. That probably explains why the atmosphere is so relaxed and cosmopolitan.
Grill Royal: For steak and fish fans
If you’d rather have a steak than a schnitzel, Grill Royal is the place for you. It hosts a similar stream of celebrities: Scarlett Johansson has dropped in on a few occasions and Leonardo DiCaprio has also dined here. Even secret services might come to make an inspection, as senior politicians like to dine at Grill Royal, too. However, the faces at neighbouring tables aren’t the only reason to visit. The incredible menu is just as amazing as the Spree waterfront location in Berlin-Mitte. The entrecôte of Australian Wagyu beef is wonderfully tender and the filet mignon is unrivalled. Fish-lovers shouldn’t miss the Canadian lobster, served whole. If you want to experience this level of fine dining yourself and sit side-by-side with models and celebrities, then we recommend a visit during Fashion Week or the Berlinale Film Festival. But don’t forget – you’ll need to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.