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A December 2011 trip to Berlin by fizzytom

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Quote: A collection of restaurant reviews from a trip to Berlin in December 2011; I hope you'll find something that appeals here

Swera

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Restaurant | "Super Swera "

Swera Photo, Berlin, Germany
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This lively Indian restaurant has two branches but we visited the one on Kreuzberg's bustling Bergmanstrasse. We were lucky to get a table without booking on a busy Saturday night though that did mean having to sit near the kitchens. The staff speak excellent English (as I learned from hearing them engage with a group of mixed nationalities) but they also tolerated my attempts to conduct the evening in German. The good news for those with no German is that the menu is also available in English should you need it though as the Indian names are used, dishes should be recognisable anyway. This contemporary restaurant is quite large but the arrangement of the tables and some conven...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2013

Swera
Bergmanstrasse 103, Kreuzberg
Berlin 10961
030 6120-3301

Russisches Cafe Voland

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Restaurant | "Soviet Scran"

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Voland is situated at Wichertstrasse 63, five minutes walk from the U-bahn station at Prenzlauerberg. The numbers on Wichertstrasse are a bit odd which means that although you might think you have a long way to walk, it's not actually that far. Prenzlauerberg is on the U2 line, about fifteen minutes from the Potsdamer Platz in the direction of Pankow. The restaurant appears to be housed in what was formerly a pub and I think the atmosphere suffers somewhat from that arrangement because the bar dominates the space and, rather than creating intimate little corners, I felt that it made us feel quite isolated. There were a few items here and there to try to create a Russian theme but there wer...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2012

Russisches Cafe Voland
Wichertstrasse 63
Berlin, Germany
030 4440422

La Mama Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Late Lunch at La Mama"

La Mama Restaurant  Photo, Berlin, Germany
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Having arrived in Berlin early in the afternoon we were looking for somewhere to get a fairly cheap lunch and didn’t want to eat big. We’d come down from the Brandenburger Tor, along Unter den Linden and had then cut onto Kronenstrasse; it’s a smart area and not one in which you’re going to find really cheap places to eat. Finally we came across La Mama and, not wanting to look any longer, we nodded silently at each other and went in. All the tables at the front of the restaurant are high ones meaning you have to sit on high stools or high seats along the wall. We didn’t realise until later that there’s more seating around the corner so perhaps you’d be able to get a table at a more conve...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2012

La Mama Restaurant
Kronenstrasse 55-58
Berlin, Germany 10117
030 20214377

Mommseneck

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Restaurant | "House of One Hundred Hangovers "

Mommseneck Photo, Berlin, Germany
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What a dilemma: over one hundred beers and only one lunch-time to drink them in.The ‘Haus der 100 Biere’, or Mommseneck, just off Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, is actually a restaurant but it appears to promote the many beers stocked there ahead of the food it serves. We had seen this restaurant on the first day of our stay in Berlin and we'd been quite excited by the idea of there being so much choice, and especially because there were some exotic beers we’d never tried before and others that we’d tried during our various travels and would have liked to drink again; however, we had decided not to rush in because we preferred instead to try some of the local microbreweries. On our ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 13, 2012

Mommseneck
Alte Potsdamer Str. 1
Berlin, Germany 10785
+49(30)25296635

Aarti Indian Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Laidback Lunch "

Aarti Indian Restaurant Photo, Berlin, Germany
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We hadn’t intended to eat Indian food more than once during our four day stay in Berlin, it just happened. We wanted to cram in as much sightseeing as we possibly could and didn’t want to spend lots of time choosing places to eat so when, on Sunday lunchtime we spotted Artee, a cheap and cheerful looking Indian restaurant situated near to the New Synagogue, the Pergamon Museum and the Old National Gallery, we didn’t need to give it much consideration. The lunchtime specials advertised in the window seemed like good value and we could see that a good few tables were already occupied which we took as a positive sign; we went inside hoping that those diners were not all first time visitors vowing never t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 4, 2012

Aarti Indian Restaurant
Oranienburger Strasse 26
Berlin, Germany
28484706

Dalmacija Grill

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Restaurant | "Dalmacija Grill Knocks Spots Off the Opposition"

Dalmacija Grill Photo, Berlin, Germany
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Having a December birthday is a bit of a pain for several reasons. One is that when you want to go out for a birthday meal the restaurants have switched to a Christmas set menu and tend to be full of screaming office girls and lecherous bosses. On our first evening in Berlin we had a restaurant in mind but when we got there it was closed for a private party. We walked and walked up Potsdamer Strasse and just when we thought we might have to settle for a stand up dinner of currywurst we discovered 'Dalmacija'. As a lover of all things Balkan I knew it was fate. My adopted home, Slovenia, includes lots of Balkan dishes in its cuisine and it had been three long months since my last cevapcici: I had to ea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2012

Dalmacija Grill
Potsdamer Strasse 84
Berlin, Germany
030 2613991