Currywurst. That was the one and only answer I was given when I asked for recommendations for eating in Berlin. Even though having a sausage absolutely drenched in curry-flavoured-ketchup is my idea of a good meal, I was after much more, and Berlin definitely delivers! It’s no surprise that a city so full and bursting with different cultures also delivers on the food front. In my short trip to Berlin in April I pooled together all the recommendations I could find to try them out, and the best are listed below! Enjoy – and let me know what you think!
Where else can I start than the infamous Burgermeister? Guaranteed, it is in a hut (and I reckon a converted public toilet) in the middle of quite a busy road, with about 6 tables, but it is so worth it. The burgers have the same beautiful rich-but-tender-and-squidgy texture as a Five Guys or a Shake Shack burger, but it was so much better! The chips have are more of a wedge, and you can top up on ketchup or mayo to your hearts content so it’s a winner for me! Please appreciate these pictures because they’re the most in depth picture of a burger I think I’ve ever taken, YOU’RE WELCOME!
Definitely the most up-market restaurant we tried in Berlin – but it was my birthday – and this was the perfect place to celebrate. Both situated on the top floor of a building over looking a park with the Berlin Zoo (hence the monkey bit.. as you can see right into their enclosure!) it combines beautiful drinks and really tasty but reasonably priced food! For dinner I had the chicken and sweet potato fries which came with a peanut chilli dip which wasn’t too spicy for those of us who are too weak to handle it, but so tasty. My boyfriend had a deconstructed kebab which looked and smelt incredible – definite food envy from me.
If you’re in Berlin I’d definitely give this spot a try as even if you can’t get into the Neni restaurant, the Monkey Bar was equally as fancy and the views are worth it, I just wish we had visited on a sunnier day!
The House of Small Wonder
i.e The most picturesque brunch spot I’ve ever seen! I saw a lot of recommendations for this place when doing my research for Berlin, but it looks nothing like I would expect rom the outside. The inside however is absolutely beautiful, as you enter the ground floor which is covered in plants that climb up the stairs to the restaurant. The menu is full of asian-infused meals and all day brunch. I tried the croissant-french-toast with maple syrup and fruit salad. It’s not usually what I would go for (eggs for the win) but I’m so glad I chose this – it was delicious and the perfect texture – warm but still nice and fluffy. It looked absolutely gorgeous as well, and accompanied with a grapefruit mimosa (it was my birthday okay!) it made the perfect brunch.
As well as serving up some delicious treats and strong coffee, Distrikt coffee also has interiors you’d expect to find on Pinterest, or on instagram along with some sort of #styleporn hashtag… It’s very dreamy inside, and luckily it has a brunch menu to match. All of the meals had a healthy twist, so I was stuck between avo and a poached egg on toast, but trying to venture away from the usual, I chose the stack of pancakes featured above. Topped with bananas, granola, cream and berry compote, it was an absolute dream. They also serve ‘unlimited’ tea (which means 4 cups, so if you drink as much as my boyfriend and I do, it’s technically two lots of ‘unlimited’ tea)… I would definitely recommend this spot for brunch, or even just a coffee and cake, of which the selection looked gorgeous…
And there we have it! My top recommendations for where to eat in Berlin. Let me know what you think, or if I’ve missed out anything let me know in the comments below. For more dreamy food pics please check out my insta for more!