With its large sun terrace the Fisherman's Restaurant has a fantastic view on Lake Tegel. Berlin's only pier for river cruise ships is very close by and it is only a five-minute walk to Alt-Tegel, the historic center in the north of Berlin. In this idyllic environment Sören Engelmann and his team receive their guests. Engelmann, who grew up with fresh fish Greifswald, offers here since 2006 a refreshingly modern, youthful fish cuisine. One that unmistakably combines German traditions with the influences of the Mediterranean region. This creates completely new, often surprising and sometimes extremely sophisticated compositions. For example, a perfectly seasoned foam soup of Madroca's curry with flamed scallops, lava and chilli is served, an almost "pink grilled tuna steak with Barolo honey jus" or giant lemon prawns roasted in lemon oil with raw sugar and tequila flambé.
Fisherman's Restaurant, Eisenhammerweg 20, D-13507 Berlin Opened daily from 12pm–10pm Summertime and –9pm in Winter www.fishermans-berlin.de
If you are looking for nice Asian Restaurants in Pankow it is still pretty difficult – but this little place close to U- and S-Bahnhof Pankow is for sure a highlight. The cozy Asia lounge offers various teas, juices and Lassis, exotic noodle soups and salads and last not leas one of the bste Sushi plates in town. Owner Hau is always happy to prepare classic and fresh Southeast Asian cuisine for his guests, and offers daily changing creative variations according to the season. He attaches great importance to your individual wishes and you can always tell him which ingredients or what degree of sharpness you want in your food and what not. Don't forget to check out the Yellow Panda with fresh Mango and to reserve a table especially during noon and dinner times.
Just home from the grand opening of Lawrence right across the street from the Jewish Synagogue and still impressed how fast the 490 squaremeter space turned into a Syrian restaurant with a stage for live music, a gallery plus coworking spaces. The former Monbijou phamacy was still a big contruction site last week when we sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a cup of fresh mint tea and delicous Baklava, while inside many helping hands were building up the furniture. This weekend the organization Freeartus – artist and refugees united for freedom, who runs the place – surpassed itself: On Friday more than 250 people showed up, started with the current exhibition, featuring works from Osamah Abousor, Dani Hasrouni, Anas Homsi and Bahila Hijaziis curated by Petra Rietz. Then the most amazing buffet filled the tables, and liters of cocktails and Lebanese wine were served, while a happy crowd was dancing to the live music until 2pm. Today was a little slower and more time for relaxed talks – we tried to eat and drink the menu from top to bottom and were listening to another great live act by program director Anas Maghrebi and his friends. Thanks to the whole team – Lawrence will certainly become our favorite playground for many activities and a milestone for manifesting more international friedships and a better unterstanding for Arabic culture.
Lawrence, Oranienburger Strasse 69, D-10115 Berlin-Mitte Opening hous daily from 8–midnight, check out the FB page for events: www.facebook.com/pg/law.berlin