Hartmann’s is one of Berlin’s trendy restaurants; two-room spot found on a lively street in the heart of Kreuzberg. As neighbourhood restaurants go, it’s a bit of a star player, thanks to chef Stefan Hartmann, who serves stellar European dishes underscored with a splash of German pathos. The casually elegant restaurant isn’t huge, tucked away in a cellar, it boasts pristine white walls and simple décor. Smart black and white artwork lend the place creative appeal, while the excellent food arrives on outsized porcelain plates that smack of foodie heaven. You can eat à la carte but the tasting menus (three to six courses available) are fairly priced and warmly recommended. During the summer diners spill out onto the frondescent patio to soak up the sunshine and chatter late into the evening. A modern Kreuzberg classic.