Michelin Star Restaurants in Berlin

Over the last few years, Michelin has sprayed a twinkling shower of stars over Berlin resulting in 10 restaurants being newly awarded with Michelin star status. The superb quality of these restaurants also persuaded Gault Millau reviewers to elevate nine Berlin restaurants to the German premier league, placing it ahead of all of its rivals. What is more, in 2007, Berlin chef “Tim Raue” from “Restaurant 44” was named Gault Millau Germany’s Chef of the Year.

Restaurant 44 boasts two fantastic menus, the first a traditional French menu, and the second, a radical Neue Deutsche Kuche. The latter offers delicacies such as sandalwood goat’s cheese with lobster tail. The décor is classy and comfortable and there is a fine selection of wine available. Restaurant 44 is situated on in the Swissôtel, 44 Augsburger Strasse and can be accessed on the underground by line U1 and U9 Kurfürstendamm. It is open from 12-14:30 and 18:00-22:30. The restaurant is not too expensive, with main courses costing between €15-€34. Phone +49 (0) 30 / 220 10 22 88 to make your reservation. Nearby Restaurant 44 there are an abundance of Berlin apartments and hotels in Berlin.

Vau prides itself on an eclectic mix of dishes from all corners of the globe, inspired by the head chef there Kolja Kleeberg, whose meals are some of the best in Berlin. Kleeberg says his secret is keeping things simple, but we found his dishes exciting and interesting; “lobster with mango and black olives with a tapenade and braised pork belly with grilled scallops”. Kleeberg lets his mood influence his dishes, be it French, Japanese, Italian or Spanish… The elegantly decorated interior of Vau; modern art, light wooden panels and gentle lighting has passersby trying to catch a glimpse, and no doubt the delicious smells escaping from the restaurant is the thing that clinches the deal. Booking is essential for this restaurant and it can be found at number 54-55 Jägerstrasse, taking the U6 Französische Strasse. Main courses cost from €78-€110 and the restaurant is open from 1200-14:30 and 19:00-22:00 Mon-Sat. Tel: +49 (0) 30 / 202 97 30.

Margaux is a must dine restaurant in the heart of the city. Head chef and owner of this “new Berlin” dining temple, is Micheal Hoffmann, who, refers to his job as passion rather than work, combines his avant-garde take on classic French cooking with a desire for quality and care in where the food has come from and how it should lovingly be hand prepared, with nothing pre made. On the menu; “Wolf perch with black pudding, duck liver with lavender vinaigrette, or blue lobster with crunchy tripe and cream spinach”. Situated at Unter den Linden 78, entrance Wilhelm Strasse, take the S-Bhf Unter den Linden or walk from Potsdamer Platz. Booking is advisable, phone +49 30 2265 2611 to do so, or visit margaux-berlin.de for further information. In a wonderful part of Berlin, book your Berlin accommodation near to Margaux, you won’t regret it!

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