Berlin Food Digest #24

The Christmas Issue

Dec 26th, 2017

Dear Reader,

Well, it’s bonkers cold and we’re all wet as hell, but it’s ALMOST New Year! For this final newsletter of 2018, I’ve racked my brains to bring you enough restaurant news to see you into next year. And if you still don’t have your Silvester plans down, DON’T PANIC: My NYE Berlin Restaurants list is growing by the day and you will find plenty of extraordinary dinners in there to chew yourself into 2018 in style. And in addition to that, check out Liv Fleischhacker’s incredible Berlin Drinks website to take care of all your fluid needs.

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all a Happy Holidays! May all the meals you consume be phenomenal and full of joy. And drinks. And Xmas ham.
SEE YOU IN 2018!

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MaM Thai restaurant Berlin

Newly open on Elisabethkirchstr. this new joint is located where Schwein once stood offering a European menu in a restaurant/bar set-up that seems very similar to its predecessor.

Paulinski Palme
There’s a new local wine bar in the heart of Rixdorf village, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside bottles of the good stuff from 9:00-00:00, six days a week.

This Schönhauser Allee safe-space is essentially a Thai fusion joint, but don’t let that put you off. On my last visit I had a very solid Khao Soi and a Matcha Cheesecake with peanut parfait that blew my hat off.

Sitting right on the edge of Görlitzer Park, this new taproom offers a great selection of European beers alongside their own, personal brew. Bartenders are friendly and happy. What’s not to like?


Bikini Berlin
Rumours about which Berlin restaurants will be opening outposts in Bikini’s new food court are abound. Two of the most likely we’ve heard so far: Royals & Rice and Djimalaya.

Mr. Susan
Susan Choi, the brainchild behind everyone’s favourite modern Korean/American food and drink, has the keys to her very own place. And with her two of the finest bartenders in Berlin in the form of Damien Guichard and Sean Duff. Stay tuned for more details on what promises to be THE most exciting bar opening of 2018.

It was a sad month for wine lovers with both Miller Wine Bar and WeinPlatz popping their last corks. Both have now closed their doors for good. And so service is ended. Rest in peace.

The Bird
Purveyors of some of Berlin’s best burgers, The Bird crew are turning their hand to the good old American BBQ, promising to smoke all their meat -Texas-style- in-house.

Toki – The White Rabbit
Ever the innovator, Duc Ngo’s (893 Ryōtei, Cocolo Ramen, Madame Ngo) latest project is a fully vegan, plant-based ‘soul bowl’ restaurant on his native Kantstr. Set to open in early 2018.

Daniel Morgan ran some of Berlin’s finest pop-ups before leaving to complete stages at Noma, Narisawa and Frantzén, but he’ll be back to open his own joint in Schöneberg next year.


Markthalle Neun

December 2017

28th – Street Food Thursday at Markthalle Neun
28th – Beirtasting at Kadz
29th – Meet The Mash Pit
29th – Bierverkostung


New Years Eve 2017 Silvester Berlin 1

If you’re hanging around Berlin for New Year’s Eve, I demand you read this round-up of New Year’s Eve in Berlin 2017. It’s for your own sake. And I’m keeping it updated as new restaurants release menus and plans. Keep coming back to it, and get booking!


mrs koppes Skykitchen Brunch

Every Sunday, the mother of Skykitchen‘s Michelin-starred head chef Alexander Koppe, takes over her son’s kitchen on the top floor of the Andel’s Hotel and serves a phenomenal-quality German brunch menu which kicks-off with a massive buffet, moves on to hearty mains including Königsberger Klopseand finishes with classics such as Quarkbällchen. All inclusive with drinks for an unbelievable 39€ per person. The perfect place to take parents and hands down the best brunch buffet in town.

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