German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Brauhaus Georgbräu

Solidly on the tourist track, this old-style gastropub churns out its own light and dark Georg-Bräu, which can even be ordered by the metre (12 glasses at 0.2L). In winter, the woodsy beer hall is perfect for tuckin…
German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Hofbräuhaus Berlin

Popular with coach tourists and field-tripping teens, this giant beer hall with 2km of wooden benches does not have the patina of the Munich original but at least it serves the same litre-size mugs of beer and big p…
Steak in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

The Brooklyn

You'll have a fine time giving your credit card a workout with the flavour-packed meats (cooked to perfection on a snazzy Montague Grill) at this former Stasi hang-out turned classic American steakhouse. Blood-red w…
German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Zum Nussbaum

This cute little inn is a faithful replica of the 1507 original, a favourite watering hole of writers and artists, including the caricaturist Heinrich Zille, until it was destroyed in WWII. Today it does a roaring t…
Californian in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz


Dolores hasn't lost a step since introducing the California-style burrito to Berlin. Pick your favourites from among the marinated meats (or tofu), rice, beans, veggies, cheeses and homemade salsas, and the cheerful…
Japanese in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz


The newest outpost of this small local sushi chain dishes up freshly prepared and good-value sushi along with donburi rice bowls and dishes prepared in the bamboo steamer. Prices for sushi menus drop during Happy Ho…
Cafe in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Allegretto Caffè

Designed by the architect David Chipperfield, this lovely cafe inside the Neues Museum serves sandwiches, salads, Arabic dishes and wonderful cakes baked in-house. No museum ticket needed for access.
German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz


Berlin's highest restaurant may not take demanding taste buds for a spin but it will take you around in a full circle within one hour. The revolving eatery, 207m up the iconic Fernsehturm (TV Tower), delivers classi…
German in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Zur Letzten Instanz

With its folksy Old Berlin charm, this rustic eatery has been an enduring hit since 1621 and has fed everyone from Napoleon to Beethoven to Angela Merkel. Although the restaurant is now tourist-geared, the food qual…
Italian in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz


Mix-and-match pastas, creative salads and crusty pizzas are all prepared right before your eyes at this successful German chain of Italian self-service eateries. Nice touch: fresh basil in the condiment baskets. In …