Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Herr von Eden
2010 champions the return of smart dressing and it's high-time men invested time and money in the way they look. Head into one of Berlin's slick menswear stores to get suited and booted.
P&T Boutique
Tea becomes unbelievably hip at a boutique aimed at teaching Berliners about the finer points of tea...
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
Kaufhaus des Westens
A spectacle of a department store analogous to Harrod's in its finery. A different class of shopping.
Ellington Hotel
Tradition with a modern twist is served up in style at the wonderful Ellington.
Epoque
Locals flock to Epoque for the fresh inventive seasonal menu.
Vau
Modern and elegant this Michelin-starred restaurant offers true gastronomic work-out.
Thermen am Europa-Center
Fingers
Aside from the various flea markets where bargain hunters can pick up vintage clothing and antique jewellery, there are a few dedicated shops in Mitte and Schöneberg selling all sort of knick-knacks.
Andreas Murkudis
Get ready to feel post-modern with this minimalist, concept designer boutique that makes shopping an artistic experience. 
Grill Royal
Glamorous and irreverent Grill Royal is popular with the art / fashion / minor celeb crowd.
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
The Staatsoper is the most famous of Berlin's three opera houses.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
No Hablo Espanol
Burritos with a difference; this is Mexican food with an international twist courtesy of Eiten and Joanna, two travelling foodies. &nb
R.S.V.P. Papier
What better way to tell your friends of the wonderful time you are having in Berlin than by writing them a letter, and what better way to write a letter but on the finest paper in the city? Buy it here and impress everyone with your distinction.
Alba Basketball
Basketball may not be an international sport here in Berlin but a game is fun nevertheless. Slam-drunks abounds here at Max-Schmeling-Halle.
Saphire Bar
The stylish ambiance sheds any stuffy whisky pretensions.
Killerbeast
One of a kind ‘out there’ fashion created from second hand items. 
Respectmen
Respectmen is a Berlin suit shop with serious style, featuring classic cuts and high profile labels that allow for the highest standards in male attire. 
Kunst-Schule
Glorious designer homeware.
Vopo Records
Sometimes you need music that bucks trends, fights the system and makes you feel like getting a Mohawk. Vopo will have what you need.
Van Loon
Once a Dutch sailing boat it's been many years since Van Loon braved the ocean.
Flea Markets
Berlin is famous for its well-stocked flea markets which sell anything from vintage clothing and retro furnishings to old audio equipment and antique jewellery. Snap up a bargain!
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
40 Seconds
Sexy minimalist lounge with breathtaking views.
Lubitsch
It's Manolos at dawn at Lubitsch to win a table at this ladies-who-lunch favourite, as they waft through the restaurant on their way to nearby boutiques
Bless
Fashion meets art with contemporary designs that are pushing fashion boundaries. 
Morgenrot
Harking back to East Berlin's more anarchic days this café is affiliated with the neighbouring squat.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
Curry 36
A local budget snack bar that celebrates the German sausage in true Berlin style.  
Ku’Damm 101
Stylish minimalist hotel furnished with the cream of German design.
Wintergarten Variete
The nightly cabaret dinners are a whirl of clowns magicians and acrobats.
Jil Sander
Minimalist high-end fashion from German born Jil Sander, a now world famous designer specialising in formal attire for men and women. 
Engelbecken
Low-key but exceedingly popular Bavarian/Italian restaurant.
Jolesch
Popular throughout the day this opulent local eatery brings Austrian flair to Berlin.
Konzerthaus
This historical site still holds regular events.
Badeschiff
Berlin's swimming pools are a great example of Berlin's uniqueness - where else would you find a heated pool suspended in a river (that serves cocktails) regular nude bathing evenings and kilometres of sandy beach? 50 laps has never been as much fun.
Neue Nationalgalerie
Fans of cubism, expressionism, Bauhaus and surrealism will be at home here.
Pension Rotdorn
Charming tranquil family run hotel with a slice of rural charm.
Propeller City Island Hotel
With 50 unique rooms the Propellor City Island hotel is Berlin at its most eccentric.

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