New restaurants, foreign chefs and a booming tech industry has taken Berlin from 10 Michelin starred restaurants to 25 in the last decade. Here are the six you’ll want to try on a fine dining tour of the city:
Brand new 12-seat eatery with a cutting-edge menu featuring more than 20 courses, each showcasing a handful of local ingredients like tomatoes, beets, carrots, fresh curd and potatoes from small-scale farmers in Germany.
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Trendy counter-style, farm-to-fork eatery near Checkpoint Charlie with a Michelin star that serves a uniform 10-course menu based on the freshest seasonal produce by boutique farms. Think farm-fresh milk churned into ice cream served with wild chamomile from the grounds of Grete Peschken.
One Michelin-starred restaurant serving thought-provoking cuisine with a focus on local produce, think carpaccio of button mushroom on a spread of reduced beer cream flecked with roasted bread. Lunch options range from three- to five-course sets while dinner options range from six to 10.
Light and clean flavours with a bias for acidity – think beef tartare with pickled radish, salty yoghurt and quinoa chips – are the central theme of the contemporary cuisine at this one Michelin-starred restaurant located in a former Jewish girls’ school. There are several set options at lunch, ranging from three to seven courses but dinner is fixed at seven courses.
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Two Michelin-starred Asian-inspired cuisine, featuring interpretations of dishes such as “Peking duck” and “suckling pig” in an elegant dining room just steps away from Checkpoint Charlie.
Open for dinner only, this three Michelin-starred restaurant on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg – located 1.5 hours away from Berlin – serves French-inflected cuisine with a dash of German influence.
There are only two menus – the small journey and the grand journey – and both offer seasonally-inspired courses that conclude with the fixture of Ruinart Champagne sorbet crafted with butter.