Sunday night dinner in Mitte
I am new to chowhound and do not know how to start a new thread so am posting here- sorry!
I am coming to berlin in a few days and staying in Mitte at Circus Hotel (Rosenthaler Straße 1). I have read all of the extremely useful posts including your blog and review Linguafood. I am looking for some good inexpensive and authentic restaurants. my current plan is:
Clärchens Ballhaus - for german food and beer
Currywirst at - bier’s curry & spieße / friedrichstr. 142 / mitte
I also want to go for a good doner but can not seem to find somewhere not too far from my hotel - any thoughts?
Finally for cocktails i will try reingold but any other recommendations - i would quite like to try a traditional beer hall type place.
thanks a lot
You know, there was a time when Shark Döner on Rosenthaler Str. (near Hackescher Markt) was pretty good, and there's also a very tasty döner place in the supermarket next to Shark.
I've eaten at neither in years, so don't hold me to it '-)
There's also a bunch of popular döner places on Rosenthaler Platz itself, but I cannot vouch for their quality. It's generally drunk food for me, when judgment is clouded and a döner just hits the spot.
If you are willing to taste a very unusual döner, hop on the U8 right near your hotel and take it all the way to Schönleinstr. stop. Get thee to Boppstr. and try Imren. It's more like a shwarma sandwich, they bake their own bread, and the meat is uniquely marinated.
As for beer halls, that's more of a Southern German thing, and Clärchen's is likely the closest you'll get to that experience.
There is a massive Munich-style Brauhaus near Alexanderplatz, Brauhaus Mitte, which is apparently a-ok, despite being in a serious tourist area.
Also check out Kater Holzig for the ultimate hipster Berlin experience if that's your cuppa. Mine, it is not '-)
Reingold is on the expensive side for cocktails, you could also check out Riva Bar on Dircksenstr. beneath the elevated train line.