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Restaurants in Berlin

Berlin may not loom large on the foodie world map, but it packs a punch with a huge variety of great value dining. It also more than makes up for its lack of celebrity chefs with plenty of unique restaurants and concepts.

The Berlin restaurants below have been grouped into three categories:
Expensive (over €50)
Moderate (€25 to €50)
Cheap (up to €25)
These Berlin restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent, tax and service. Only a small percentage of German restaurants accept credit cards (as opposed to debit cards, which are nearly always accepted). Prices usually include 16% VAT. Normally, a tip between 5 and 10% is expected for good service.

Expensive

Borchardt

Cuisine: French/German

This sophisticated restaurant is located near the pretty Gendarmenmarkt and dates back to the mid-19th century. The cuisine is French-influenced and the menu changes daily, with lots of meaty options such as calf's liver in calvados sauce, as well as the signature dish of Wiener schnitzel. Open daily, booking recommended.

Address: , Französische Strasse 47, Berlin, 10117
Telephone: +49 30 8188 6262
Website: http://borchardt-restaurant.de

Restaurant Tim Raue

Cuisine: Asian

The eponymous chef works wonders with Asian dishes at this double Michelin-starred establishment. It's unconventional – and expensive – but the quality of cooking and the balance of flavours are excellent. Eye-catching menu items include deer massaman curry with Chinese artichoke and suckling pig with dashi and Japanese mustard.

Address: , Rudi Dutschke Strasse 26, Berlin, 10969
Telephone: +49 30 2593 7930
Website: http://www.tim-raue.com

Rutz

Cuisine: Fine dining

Overseen by Michelin-starred chef Marco Müller, this upscale fine dining restaurant offers four different tasting menus (with 4, 6, 8 or 10 "experiences" apiece) and the emphasis is on inventive use of ingredients such as pigeon and Baltic salmon. There's also an à la carte menu, not to mention a 900-strong wine list.

Address: , Chausseestrasse 8, Berlin, 10115
Telephone: +49 30 2462 8760
Website: http://rutz-restaurant.de

Moderate

Florian

Cuisine: German/ European

There's nothing blindingly elegant about this Berlin restaurant, which focuses on Swabian (a region in southern Germany) cuisine. The food, however, is very good. It draws people who want to enjoy Swabian dishes with a slight French twist, such as the hackbraten (basically a meatloaf) or the potato casserole. Open evenings only.

Address: , Grolmanstrasse 52, Berlin, 10623
Telephone: +49 30 327 699 40
Website: http://www.restaurant-florian.de

Monsieur Vuong

Cuisine: Vietnamese

The runaway success of this Berlin institution shows no signs of waning. It's a good-value Vietnamese restaurant right at the heart of Mitte's best shopping district. It gets busy, but service is brisk, and you'll generally get a table if you're happy to wait for a few minutes. The creative dishes take in various Asian cuisines, with cold Saigon beer available to wash them down.

Address: , Alte Schönhauser Strasse 46, Berlin, 10119
Telephone: +49 30 9929 6924
Website: http://www.monsieurvuong.de

Rausch Schokoladenhaus

Cuisine: Chocolate

Taking an obsession with chocolate to its logical next step, this popular café and chocolate shop also has a restaurant in which the sweet stuff features prominently. If you've ever fancied veal goulash with fine milk chocolate or prawn risotto with white chocolate (and frankly, who hasn't?), this is the place. It's closed on Sunday and Monday.

Address: , Charlottenstrasse 60, Berlin, 10117
Telephone: +49 0800 030 1918
Website: http://www.rausch.de

Cheap

Mao Thai

Cuisine: Asian

With its East Asian interior design and great value for money, Mao Thai is one of the best budget restaurants in Berlin and is always packed with a young and cool Prenzlauer Berg crowd. The chicken served in a coconut is the signature dish, although other dishes (such as the fried scampi in tomato sauce, with chillies, spring onions, peppers, pineapple and cucumber) are even more inventive. Prices are refreshingly low.

Address: , Wörther Strasse 30, Berlin, 10405
Telephone: +49 30 441 9261
Website: http://www.maothai.de

New Friends

Cuisine: Asian

With prices like these, the owners of this Mekong-inspired restaurant should be making plenty of new friends. Offering quality Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes at Asian prices, this is one of the best value places to eat out in Kreuzberg. The décor is slightly tired and the service can be fairly languid, but the authentic cuisine makes it worth the wait. 

Address: , Wrangelstrasse 92, Berlin, 10997
Telephone:
Website: http://www.new-friends-berlin.de

Patta

Cuisine: Baked potatoes

The strapline – Finest Baked Potatoes – says it all. A super-affordable option with more-than-generous portion sizes, Patta serves up enormous baked spuds loaded with different fillings. Take your pick from twenty different toppings, from feta cheese and grilled vegetables to chicken and jalapenos. Various teas are also available.

Address: , Krossener Strasse 16, Berlin, 10245
Telephone:
Website: http://www.patta-berlin.de