A few steps away from the U-Bahn station Hermannplatz, right in the middle of one of Neukölln’s most lively and popular corners, you come across a great many of cheap-looking standard Vietnamese eateries. One of these is the not very promising yellow banner of Hamy. “Specialities from the Vietnamese cuisine,” it says next to its name. Next door another Asian eatery is trying to lure its customers inside with a quite similar promise. Normally, Hamy would not be a place I would enter for enjoying an evening meal.
Archive for Februar 2011
I love cheese fondue and I have been wanting to eat cheese fondue ever since I moved to Berlin. Not that Berlin is the capital of cheese fondue, but there are definitely a couple of cheese-worthy places for eating warm and liquid cheeses in Germany’s Hauptstadt. It is one of those dinners that need a special occassion, however. And that is why I had not yet ventured into a restaurant location where eating cheese fondue was the main activity. Until my birthday, that is.
HBC is a Kino, bar and restaurant all rolled into one, with three to four seperate spaces. It is on the Karl-Liebknecht Straße and you can roll there from the Alexanderplatz. The entrance is difficult to find, as you have to go up the stairs and there are no clear pointers guiding you up the stairs of the misleading horrible looking DDR building. But as you as you venture inside, wafts of deliciousness and hipster vibes welcome you.
Extremely centrally located right in the middle of Mitte, on the crossing of the Neue Schönhauser Straße, the Alte Schönhauser Straße and the Münzstraße (close to the COS shop and the Adidas flagship store), one finds the restaurant Adebar. But Adebar is not just a restaurant, it is also a hotel.
On the beautiful Carl-Herz-Ufer with a stunning view of the canal languidly floating by and in the middle of Kreuzkölln – probably a bit more Kölln than Kreuz – you ought to pop into the brand new a.horn bar and brunch, lunch and dinner location. It is a restaurant, a brunch hot spot and a great bar all rolled into one.
Valentine’s Day is almost there, once more. For the second time, this year Good Food in Berlin also comes with a personal collection of the most suitable restaurant for a special, romantic and potentially succesful evening for anyone alone or not so alone during Valentine’s in Berlin.
Berlin loves new and exciting concepts and Pret a Diner is surely a cool concept. We have heard and seen pop-up restaurants before: usually small-scale organisations that come to some of the most fashionable and fabulous cities of the world to build a restaurant for a couple of weeks. With some guerrilla marketing, eclectic déco and special exciting menus, the pop-up places always know how to lure some of the city’s supposedly hip posse to the table. Pret a Diner is one of these initiatives, trying to tempt hungry culinary minds to an old factory building turned restaurant. But how is the food?