Oozing 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 quality is reassuringly high when it comes to such local rib-stickers as Grillhaxe (grilled pork knuckle) and Bouletten (meat patties).

In winter the seats around the green tiled stove are the cosiest.