The guys behind this ‘palaeo’ themed restaurant proffer what they call ‘prehistoric’ cuisine, which means they create dishes from ingredients that are hunted and gathered. Nothing on the menu (except for drinks) contains food produced by agriculture, so there’s no sugar or grains, and the meat and fish is wild. Believe it or not, they’ll deliver one of the most wholesome, fresh and satisfying meals you’ll ever eat.
Berlin old timer, Cookies, started by throwing midweek parties in his apartment. Fast forward 18 years and the name is synonymous with one of the city’s longest running clubs, as well as this excellent vegetarian restaurant. It’s not easy to find, but once you’ve tried the food, you’ll be glad you made the effort.
Having started life as a project of passion by two New Yorkers, former supper club Little Otik retains that intimate, personal vibe. All their food is locally sourced, lovingly prepared and served up in surroundings so rustic you might forget you’re in the middle of Kreuzberg.
Katz Orange, Mitte
Set in a gorgeous converted villa in the heart of Mitte, Katz Orange is a relaxed restaurant with original, tasteful decor and thoughtfully prepared cuisine. The menu features is local, ethical and organic produce and a long and eccentric wine list.
Chi Sing, Mitte
There are a lot of Vietnamese restaurants in Berlin. Some of them are very good, but Chi Sing stands out from the crowd with its careful attention to detail. Tables sprouting tufts of glass, Feng Shui ambiance and, most importantly, a superior but reasonably priced selection of food make it a favourite with both locals and tourists.