Berlin’s Culinary Delights – Fine Dining in the German Capital

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The combination of tradition and the joy of experimentation makes the Berlin gastronomy scene a hotspot for connoisseurs.

Renowned travel journalist and food expert, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, with bylines in Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and the BBC, reveals her top restaurants. From classic to avant-garde, the city promises a diverse culinary journey – explore her recommended eateries near Hotel de Rome.

Irma La Douce

Potsdamer Str. 102, 10785 Berlin | 12-minute drive from Hotel de Rome

Anyone who loves casual savoir-vivre is in good hands in the elegant ambience of Irma La Douce. In this Schöneberg restaurant, chef Francesco Contiero loosens up French haute cuisine with creative ideas from his Italian homeland. Start your evening with a glass of Champagne before indulging in French legends including bouillabaisse and boeuf bourguignon.


Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin | at Hotel de Rome

Located in Berlin's chic Mitte district, CHIARO presents a new culinary trend devised in collaboration with popular TV chef Tim Mälzer. A vivacious revelation of authentic Italian fare, refined by Japanese umami, creates the perfect atmosphere for family dining, lively nights with friends, or an intimate evening. Stylish interiors and curated art play host to a flavourful menu where standout dishes include Katsu Sando, beef tartare with tramezzini and spicy Japanese Tonkatsu sauce, and smoked gnocchi. 

Katz Orange

Bergstraße 22, 10115 Berlin | 12-minute drive

With innovative, “slow cuisine” and a first-class cocktail bar, Katz Orange has been making waves in the Berlin gastronomic scene for years. Popular with the city’s creatives, this buzzing eatery is located in a castle-like former brewery, somewhat hidden in a charming garden in Mitte. Expect regional delicacies with a twist – an integral part of the menu is the oddly named 'Candy on Bone', Duroc pork or Spreewald lamb slow-cooked for hours for melt-in-the-mouth results. 


Friedelstraße 47, 12047 Berlin | 16-minute drive

Coda, Germany's only "dessert restaurant" in the heart of Neukölln, boasts two Michelin stars and is run by Allgäu native René Frank. In this intimate and elegantly lit sanctuary, desserts become complex works of art, light years away from classic sweets of ordinary menus. Industrial sugar has been completely banned from Coda's kitchen, which is more like a magic laboratory. The artful delicacies, including the famous caviar popsicles, are served as a 15-course menu and accompanied by matching cocktails or Riesling wines. It's no wonder that Frank's passion for sweet creations recently earned him the title of World's Best Pastry Chef from the prestigious organisation "The 50 World's Best Restaurants."


Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin | 13-minute drive

Based in Pfefferberg – a former brewery compound, now a cultural venue - KINK’s eye-catcher is the abstract light installation by Swiss artist Kerim Seiler, floating under the eight-metre-high ceiling. The seasonally adapted menu is kept open to global culinary influences, and a stellar lineup of guest chefs continually provides new ideas in the open kitchen. In summer, dine in the picturesque courtyard under old chestnut trees.


EUREF-Campus 23-24, 10829 Berlin | 25-minute drive

Although CORD is named after a vintage car from 1937, the restaurant presents contemporary cuisine, juxtaposed by its Art Deco interiors. The unusual location on the EUREF campus, an innovative renewable energy laboratory, matches the modernity of the dishes, each with sustainability at the heart. Be sure to leave room for dessert and don't miss “The Cord 37”, a Valrhona chocolate and nougat crunch delight. Afterwards, marvel at the original Cord 810/812 in the entrance area, which is always polished to a high shine.

Sample incredible cuisine at one of Berlin’s best restaurants by contacting our team – or phone +49 30 460 609 1212 and book your table at Hotel de Rome.

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