Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Schwarzsauer
One of the first bar/cafés to open on the Kastanienallee an insight into East Berlin.
Oderquelle
Friendly Germankneipe that's a world apart from Mitte's ultra-hip restaurants and bars.
Victoria Bar
Dress up to blend in with the sleek decor and even sleeker crowd.
Sammlung Hoffman
A hidden private collection of contemporary art.
ETA Hoffman
ETA Hoffman serves up fabulous food with a reasonable price tag.
Riva
With an eclectic music policy the crowd, like the cocktails, are well mixed.
Komische Oper
Both modern and traditional performances take place in this historic theatre.
Reinstoff
Local produce combines with detailed presentation to create a culinary sensation at Reinstoff.
Q! Hotel
Berlin's premier design hotel Q! is a tour de force in sleek styling.
Jules Verne
Charming neighbourhood restaurant crafted with love and run with pride.
Chez Gino
Quirky Alsatian restaurant that serves up rustic fare to a vibrant crowd.
Michelberger Hotel
A boutique hotel where party hour is every hour, Michelberger is certainly the place to meet likeminded people.
Lavanderia Vecchia
Launderette turned Italian restaurant, Lavenderia Vecchia certainly knows how to make something unusual work.
MitArt
An art lovers paradise close to Mitte's best cafés restaurants and bars.
Newton Bar
Probably the most famous bar in Berlin the Newton Bar is firmly fixed in the tourist lexicon.
The Mandala
A haven of modern style and tranquility near the futuristic Potsdamer Platz.
Wassersport Grossbeeren
Dopo Domani
Clean, modern interior design that is classic and sophisticated, a visit to Dopo Domani is worth it if even just to admire the work that goes in to creating their famous showrooms. 
Schloß Charlottenburg
A trip to the Schloß Charlottenburg is to take a stroll through Germany's history.
Marga Schoeller Bücherstube
Bookworms rejoice! Berlin is home to some wonderful bookstores, and we can't wait to bury our head between some musty-smelling pages in the city that loves to read between the lines.
Glanzstücke
Bling is the thing so be sure to pick up some vintage and costume jewellery before you leave the tarmac and head home.
Bürgelhaus
Bleibgrün
The smart streets around the Ku'Damm in West Berlin and Friedrichstrasse will satisfy even the most devoted label-hound with the ranges of international brands. For something a little different head to the funkier boutiques in Mitte.
Parc Fermé
Classic fine dining with a backdrop of super-cars. Petrolhead heaven.
Horváth
Chef Wolfgang Müller creates an excellent blend of German cuisine with international accents.
HH Müller
Industrial chic restaurant with a fantastic waterside deck in summer.
Filetstück
Not your ordinary steak house, Filetstück, or ‘steak pharmacy’ in German, will cure the beef cravings of even the most devout meat purist.
Mövenpick Hotel
The Mövenpick's Berlin offering is bright and airy with a retro design ethic.
Kauf Dich Glücklich
Waffles and ice-cream are the main attraction at this trend-friendly café.
Café Swingdiele
This tiny café will take you back to golden age of the 1920s and 1930s.
Café November
One of the most popular options for weekend brunch this café is always buzzing.
Café Savigny
This smart Viennese coffee house rings with the beat of clacking Manolo's.
Café Schonbrunn
A young and effortlessly cool crowd while away the hours with cocktails and great tunes.
Café Fleury
This French-owned and run café really stands out from the crowd.
Café Einstein
Café Einstein is a classic example of an old-fashioned Viennese coffee house.
Café Engels
Poised on a quiet street corner near the entrance of Tempelhof Park, Café Engel epitomizes the new Neukölln cool.
Café Bilderbuch
Wonderfully elegant, deceptively capacious, and filled with hundreds of books.
Café Bistro Im Nu
In an area awash with fabulous cafés it's quite something to boast the best home-made food.
Café Bravo
A real find modern stylish Café Bravo is favoured haunt of artists and design students.
Café Brel
This lovely cafe/restaurant in Savignyplatz is perfect for lunch or a relaxed supper.

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