Berlin Food Digest #18

the new openings and gossip issue

Jun 1st, 2017

Dear Reader,
Long time no speak…sorry about that. Our Terroir Berlin Chef’s Symposium was an amazing whirlwind which brought the Berlin restaurant community together in many ways, but in the process I forgot to do a lot – mainly sleeping and eating. On the flip side, I’ve got an absolute corker of a newsletter here for you – packed full of new openings, restaurant gossip and restaurant jobs. And I’m very happy to announce The BFS Food Tours are back up and running, now also available with food-guide extraordinaire, Liv Fleischhacker. Check out our newly announced tour dates and send all serious eaters our way for the very best food tours in town!

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Khwan Berlin





Good Bank
Newly opened at the start of the month, Good Bank grows its salads right next to your seat making it the world’s first in-house ‘farm to table’ restaurant. The result is a Wes Anderson-ish venue with some pretty trippy neon light displays, and the Caesar salad is as crispy as it gets.

Selig Berlin
This brand-new neighbourhood bar and cafe finds its home in a stunning location on Herrfurthplatz serving seasonal, organic meals alongside great coffees to Schillerkiez’s finest folk.

Con Tho
The words ‘vegan’ and ‘Vietnamese’ are not normally the hallmarks of my favourite restaurant in Berlin but I’m still curious about Ryong‘s new sister-restaurant on Hasenheide – their front garden looks like a a pretty sweet spot to enjoy a summery evening in…

The soon-to-be-or-maybe-one-day culinary destination that is Wedding (mark my words) just got one more reason to visit in the shape of Mirage’s cafe/bistro which offers breakfast classics such as Eggs Benedict alongside cocktails and wine tastings at the bar.

Full points from me if you manage to find Khwan’s new pop-up restaurant on the first attempt (it’s tricky), but head to the RAW complex on Revaler Str 99 and inside the old Craft & Smoke building you’ll find some of the best –and definitely rowdiest– Thai food in Berlin right now.


The beloved supplier of Berlin’s freshest, most Nordic-inspired seafood dishes will close its doors for good on July 22nd as the buidling falls into the hands of hotel developers. Get down there for the last good seafood supper you’re likely to have for a while.

Drink Naked
There’s a new natural wine shop on Linienstraße, Mitte and it’s brought to you by the masterminds behind Neukölln’s JAJA wines. Drink naked or go home.

Kumpel & Keule
Rumour has it that Markthallen Neun’s artisanal meat magicians are opening their own restaurant…#excited

In need of Berlin restaurant gossip 24/7? Then head over to the new, anonymous Berlin restaurant blog, Eatler, to keep up to date with all the latest reviews and juicy restaurant news.

Riehmers Hofgarten
Head Chef, Thomas Kurt, is on the search for a location to start a new project in after the restaurant was bought by…you guessed it…luxury apartment developers. RIP.

Kristof Mulak
Rumors say Kristof (Mulax, winner of ‘The Taste’) and his pop-up restaurant partner Martin Müller (Tim Raue, La Soupe Populaire) have found the venue and a partner to settle down in a real, physical restaurant later on this year.


JUNE 2017

1st – Sarah Britton – My new roots
8th – Ein Event der Superlative im CODA
14th – Andalusien in Berlin von Vom Einfachen das Gute
24th – The BFS Berlin Food Tour


RSVP – Helping restaurant pop-ups succeed

Organising, marketing and keeping track of a food event is a tricky business. For Terroir Berlin we used the new food-ticketing platform RSVP and their service is now available to everyone in Berlin. The team behind RSVP all hail from the food industry themselves and know the many problems we face, so when you plan an event with them, RSVP will handle all the payment, ticketing and guest lists for you, leaving you free to plan the most important part: THE FOOD! Get on board with the platform during its Berlin launch in June with the code BERLINxRSVP and they’ll help you organise your first food pop-up for free! Sign up HERE today.




Sous Chef (M/F) at The Michelberger

The Michelberger is looking for a strong and confident Sous Chef to lead dinner service from Tuesday to Saturday, working with a modern approach to casual dining, and exciting, produce-driven interpretations of a plate-sharing food experiences. They offer sociable working hours and excellent career progression alongside brand spanking new kitchen facilities. READ MORE AND APPLY.

Michelberger sous chef job ad










Chef de Partie (M/F) at Muse

Muse is on the hunt for a Chef de Partie to be responsible for part-time food preparation and service in its busy and friendly neighbourhood restaurant. You’ll have creative input into new dishes, as well as work on special events to showcase specific talents or cultures, joining Muse’s close-knit, friendly team, who always treat each other respectfully. READ MORE AND APPLY.

Muse chef de Partie Berlin

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