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GERMANY: Berlin’s “Mitte” district is undoubtedly one of the most exciting in the city. Not only does it house the city's historic core and some of the top tourist attractions, but it's also home to a bustling restaurant scene. So, if you're looking to dine out in style, we've chosen 5 fabulous restaurants that should be on your must-do list.
1. Vegan Delights at FREA
There are many vegan restaurants in Berlin, but FREA is the first zero waste restaurant in the capital. If you eat your fill in the restaurant, don't despair - leftovers end up in the restaurant's own composting machine. Encouragingly, sustainability and zero waste goals are also top priorities in the supply chain. Their delicious homemade fare is lovingly prepared using seasonal organic products and they produce everything from bread to pasta to dessert. Take our world for it, anyone who says vegan cuisine is boring will be proven wrong.
2. German Tapas at the Schnitzelei Mitte
German food, by its very nature is incredibly tasty and served in huge portions that are almost impossible to manage. The Schnitzelei is a breath of fresh air serve creative interpretations of classical dishes, such as vegan oyster mushroom schnitzel or vegetarian vegetable cordon bleu alongside the typical veal schnitzel... but in tapa-style portions. And, best of all, their products are made with regional produce and with animal welfare in mind.
3. Feast and Dance at Clärchens Ballhaus
If you enjoy delicious food but also love to dance, the Clärchens Ballhaus is our pick in Berlin. You'll enjoy incredibly well-prepared down-to-earth dishes - including delicious pizza - in their charming beer garden on busy Auguststraße. And after, you can shake a leg among the tinsel and stucco in their magnificent ballroom.
4. Berlin vibes at Crackers
The Michelin starred Crackers not only offers exceptional international cuisine, but also captivates with its stylish interior. On entry, you'll pass through the open kitchen before arriving in their impressive dining area where you'll feast on a menu that adds a special twist to their vegetarian meat and fish dishes. The experience at Crackers doesn't end after the meal as diners move to the bar area and imbibe until the wee small hours.
5. Kebaps with Attitude
Originally from Turkey, kebaps are readily available on almost every street corner in Berlin. K.W.A. Kebap With Attitude have taken the city's go-to snack and added a twist - their regional meat and species-appropriate husbandry have revolutionised the kebab roll. Be sure to try the varied “mezze” (starters) - they are delicious.
Stay in the heart of the Action
Our Adina Hotels in Berlin Mitte at the historic Checkpoint Charlie, at the lively Hackescher Markt or at the very conveniently located Central Station put you in the thick of the action - whether it's feast your way through Berlin's best restaurants or sight-seeing up a storm.