On the Alte Schönhauser Allee, just down the street from the hyped Monsieur Vuong, one stumbles onto the bar- restaurant Blaues Band. It is exactly what one would expect from a bar and restaurant in Mitte. It is bright, sleek, design-y (without being too overbearing) and cosy. Upon entering, the first thing you see a large wooden round bar that looks more than welcoming with its dozens of bottles temptingly displaying their potentially intoxicating liquids. But is the food here nice?
Archive for Januar 2011
Looking out over the Volksbühne, a classical architectural landmark in Berlin’s pulsating Bezirk Mitte, one stumbles across the small restaurant called Voss. Due to its location next door to the cult cinema Babylon, Voss is either relatively empty and relaxed – or brimming with people who have just wandered out of the cinema. Voss is a relatively large restaurant, but due to its casual atmosphere, it feels small and cosy. Its staff is always friendly and willing to lend a hand – and with its great and diverse menu with a large stamp of budgetproof-ness on it, Voss is a safe bet for any occassion.
As a fan and lover of tapas, I expected a nice tapas evening at Tapitas, which is a small and even tiny little restaurant shop on one of Prenzlauer Berg’s most lively street. It always look full when you walk by, but they also have a little secret room in the back. The walls were filled with crates of wine bottles, the music ethnically inviting and the little tables and chairs remind you of sitting outisde on a Spanish patio. Ten points for authenticity and atmosphere. And though their menu is small, their food looks yummy.
We have always loved sushi and we will remain sushi lovers forever. And a couple of months ago, we stumbled into a not-yet discovered sushi restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg. And yes, I know, there are so many sushi places in Berlin that it is insanely confusing. But because this city knows so many sushi eateries it can be really, really difficult to find a good place for eating sushi. Mikoto, however, is another very nice place with good quality sushi.
In the midst of snowy evenings and chilly winterdays, and after all those christmas markets in Berlin, it is time to move on to the warmer corners of the world. After weeks of mind-numbing chills, maybe you too feel like it is time for some warm and cuddly foods in a comfortable and sweet environment.