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5 Am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 229 1661
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Ranked #621 of 6,051 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Located in the crypt of the old French Church in central Berlin, the atmosphere and service were excellent. Lovely food too, French in style, well presented, although I probably didnt make the best choice and ended up with posh fish and chips. Helps to know something about German wines to get the best experience, as they don't venture too far... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by other guests in our hotel. So pleased we went. It is situated in the cellar of an old Church - very atmospheric indeed. First class service. The food was very nouvelle, but substantial enough and very interesting and tasty. Presentation excellent. To be honest, we honestly couldn't fault the place at all. A... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Located in the Gendarmenmarkt easily accessed from the Stadtmitte UBahn. We decided to dine here for a Christmas lunch after passing the restaurant on our way to the Christmas market. We made a booking several days beforehand and were glad we did as the restaurant was virtually full on December 25th The staff were friendly and helpful without being over... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food was great! We ordered different kinds of meat, and none were disappointed. In addition we got a free appetizer, which were completely amazing. The staff was nice and friendly, and made us tipping them generously... The facilities weren't of the greatest we've seen, as it was a mix of different styles and colours. Nevertheless, it's definitively worth a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went here for an anniversary lunch with my husband. Lovely location and decor. Service was excellent and welcoming. The food was very good and quite reasonable considering the quality. We particularly enjoyed the apple strudel! Would probably return if in Berlin again got an evening meal.

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We celebrated our wedding with around 100 guests at restaurant Refugium. The event was a huge success. The owner advised us competently and professionally about food choices and wines. We could choose an autumn menu in April, which helped greatly with the planning.The price winning wines got raving reviews from our guests. The events manager, Ms. Naumann, coordinated the event... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Refugium is located just in the Gendarmenmarkt square. The tables outdoor are lovely and in case of bad weather you have heaters and blankets available. We took only a desert and a coffee there but if was a great experience. Do not miss the deserts there!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We lunched here after a very early morning flight to Berlin, and with a good appetite. The restaurant only had two or three other tables occupied (we judged by local people, usually a good sign of value), and the service was excellent, without being intrusive. We both started with a cream soup of curry and coconut, with black-feather chicken. The... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good restaurant to the right side of the Konzerthaus in the Gendenmarkt as you look at the Konzerthaus. Staff were very welcoming and helpful explained their menu well and really looked after us. Food was excellent and whilst very German was not as we expected, a little more upmarket. Beer was great, well worth a look. We sat outside of... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Really lovely setting etc but food really doesn't live up to quality of the setting or price charged. Food very mediocre on our visit, really quite bland but certainly not cheap. "Emperors new clothes" kind of place... Just not worth it!

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Address: 5 Am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030 229 1661
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
Cuisine: German

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