Opinion and Features
With 28 Michelin stars to its credit, Berlin is home to some lip-smacking cuisines and heart-warming restaurants. If you are planning to study in Berlin, your experience would be incomplete if you did not try out the great food. To make your quest for good food easier, here’s a short list of cost-effective and chic restaurants to try out...
Potsdamer Straße 3, 10785 Berlin
600m from GISMA Berlin
Facil is a 2-Michelin star restaurant, boasting an extraordinary blend of spices and fresh ingredients. Set in a quiet spot in the green atrium of the Mandala Hotel, the exciting menu at Facil is designed by a talented team of chefs. The restaurant is set within glass walls, giving the guests a spectacular view of the beautiful bamboo garden.
The restaurant is closed over weekends but has exciting lunch and dinner offers throughout the week. For dinner, guests can either order from Facil’s à-la-carte menu or choose between a 4-course and 8-course meal. Foie Gras with basil and Thai mango is one of their best culinary delights.
Behrenstr. 55, 10117 Berlin
1.7km from GISMA Berlin
This 1-Michelin starred restaurant promotes a “tradition-meets-future” theme and has been one of the forces behind the vegetarian fine-dining trend in Berlin. It received its Michelin star in 2017 and is on its way to achieving more. The chic vegetarian spread is served with electronic music playing in an industrial style-setting. The restaurant also offers vegan options and has an extensive menu for main courses.
Two of the best items on the menu are the baked aubergine with edamame, papadam and onion; or, for a sweet dish, the cicely with strawberry sorbet, meringue and buckwheat.
Cookies Cream offers a 3 to 5 course meal with alcoholic and non-alcoholic pairings, allowing people to savour never-before-tasted vegetarian gastronomy.
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44a, 10999 Berlin
3.4km from GISMA Berlin
Another 2-Michelin star restaurant, Horváth is one of the most renowned Austrian restaurants in Berlin. Horváth has a distinctive interior, with wood, red walls and beautiful lights adorning the walls. The chef plates traditional Austrian food in an enticing and very unique way. With the perfect combination of vegetables and meat, the chef uses ingredients and products straight from his homeland, Austria.
Horváth is located on a prime restaurant strip and boasts of a unique dining experience. One of the best features of this restaurant is that it is dog-friendly, even providing dogs with their own place setting! Guests can choose from a 5, 7 or 9 course meal; however, à-la-carte is not available here.
A classic wine tour is also available for guests who prefer an alcoholic pairing. For those who prefer non-alcoholic accompaniments, the restaurant serves inspired creations of vegetable juices, tea extracts and more.
Alte Schönhauser Str. 46, 10119 Berlin
3.9km from GISMA Berlin
Delightful curry aromas, lacquered red walls and the wooden-modular dining furniture are a few of the first things you will notice about this Vietnamese restaurant.
Though Monsieur Vuong has not been awarded a Michelin star yet, it is still a must-visit restaurants in Berlin. The daily specials and the fragrant soups set this place apart from other Asian restaurants in Berlin. Monsieur Vuong serves inexpensive, scrumptious food along with alcohol of your choice. The food menu at Monsieur Vuong is revamped every two days, allowing guests to try something new every time they visit. This restaurant takes pride in its excellent service and culinary delights, with every delicacy served here having a special quality to it.