Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

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Il Ritrovo
The best pizza in Berlin and a shabby-chic interior make Il Ritrovo a great choice for a laid back meal in Friedrichshain. 
Schneeweiss
Warming alpine fare in a light white hipster environment.
Bamberger Reiter
Contemporary Austrian and German cooking in an ambience that is pure 'Old Germany'.
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
Jolesch
Popular throughout the day this opulent local eatery brings Austrian flair to Berlin.
Brot und Rosen
Romantic Italian restaurant with a lovely location overlooking the Volkspark.
Engelbecken
Low-key but exceedingly popular Bavarian/Italian restaurant.
Gugelhof
Lovely laid back restaurant serving top notch Alsatian cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere.
Saporito
A romantic hotspot for loved-up Berliners, it doesn’t get more authentically Italian than Saporito, a Berlin restaurant span style=font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&"
The Honigmond Garden Hotel
Charming romantic hotel tucked away in Mitte's peaceful backstreets.
Remake
Reassuringly expensive; small smart Remake has an imaginative organic menu.
Sasaya
Chic modern decor and fantastic sushi.
Hartmann’s
This casually elegant restaurant is foody heaven.
I Due Forni
Easily the coolest pizza joint in town I Due Forni serves up anarchy in a deep pan.
Kuchi
Sophisticated sushi resturant popular with the cosmopolitan Mitte crowd.
Defne
This simple restaurant serves up classic Anatolian dishes alongside wonderful views of the river.
Florian
Laid back but stylish Florian is something of an institution.
Paris Bar
Cosy restaurant-bar with a genuine boho ambience‰Û_ and penchant for late night parties.
Altes Europa
A real find Altes Europa has the atmospheric buzz of a local tavern - which is exactly what it is.
Tauro
Whether you fancy an evening filled with Spanish tapas or prefer a hearty steak instead, Tauro is easy to please. 
Good Friends
A premium Chinese/Cantonese kitchen serving the best traditional Asian fare in the heart of Berlin’s mini Chinatown.    
Spindler & Klatt
Cocktail bar-cum-restaurant this waterside warehouse is one of Berlin's hotspots.
Zander
Family run restaurant with a focus on regional cuisine. An interesting adventure in German cooking.
Pasternak
Warm and intimate Pasternak is perfect for a romantic dinner.
Ottenthal
An impressive array of Austrian fare including a famed wiener schnitzel.
Kasbah
Fun and romantic step in to a colourful spicy sunbaked world of silk cushions and flickering lanterns.
The Bird
This American steakhouse is the epitome of what happens when two New Yorkers combine their love of meat with their thirst for beer. 
Monsieur Vuong
Essentially a fast food joint, Monsieur Vuong's is perennially popular.
Le Cochon Bourgeois
A charming French bistro with homely appeal.
Facil
A retractable glass roof adds to the charms of this lavish but light-heated restaurant.
Le Coq D’or
An inexpensive Asain restaurant and lounge where Friedrichshain's young and fashionable come to while away and hour or three with some sushi and a few cocktails. 
Cookies & Cream
Berlin's most stylish vegetarian restaurant has an underground appeal.
Paris-Moskau
Redolent of a bygone era the elegant Paris-Moskau serves up exquisite German / French cuisine.
Oderquelle
Friendly Germankneipe that's a world apart from Mitte's ultra-hip restaurants and bars.
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.
Lavanderia Vecchia
Launderette turned Italian restaurant, Lavenderia Vecchia certainly knows how to make something unusual work.
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.

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