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Refugium

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5 Am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
030 229 1661
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, yet $$$$

Very delicious dinner, we order the lamb and the salmon , the lamb main was perfectly cooked, and salmon also. Waiter spoke excellent English, location was wonderful and we were lucky enough to have a musician playing violin . Food was not worth the price but you were also paying for top quality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very delicious dinner, we order the lamb and the salmon , the lamb main was perfectly cooked, and salmon also. Waiter spoke excellent English, location was wonderful and we were lucky enough to have a musician playing violin . Food was not worth the price but you were also paying for top quality service and fast. All in all it... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the food was excellent and beatifully presented . Great staff who werre helpful and attentive . The venison is worth a special mention - perfectly cooked and soooo tasty . The wine was excellent too . Could not fault it and in a truly spectacular setting in the Gendarmenmarkt . Definitely worth a visit .

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate outside as it was a hot summers evening,located in the Gendermenmarkt the whole experience was excellent. The service and staff were spot on. The menu is varied and comprehensive,it's not cheap but the quality is next to none and in my opinion worth it. The food arrived perfectly presented and cooked and in a reasonable time. There was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This little restaurant sits at the edge of the Gendarmenmarkt Square in Berlin which in itself is magnificent. Tables are set with starched cloths are dotted under a white canopy in the open air. Potted hydrangeas and geraniums are arranged in the centre of the space.The food on the menu looked plainly interesting until it arrived! My veal dumplings were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What's not to like....as you enter the elegant Baroque restaurant under the Free Church, you're warmly greeted and the service superb. Even the maitre d' had time to give us a little history of the area and really there is nothing to fault. We had a trio of soups to start and venison for mains.. If I could eat here... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here this evening and the service was that fantastic I thought I would write a review straight away. The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant was very relaxing, quite a romantic feel so I would suggest going as a couple. A waiter called Stephen served us and it was the best service we have had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

at how good this place was. Ordered the pigs knuckle to try. My god, I can never order it again, because I know I will never have better. My venison was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Was at dinner with a party of six foodies, everybody was happy

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stopped here for lunch, The pork knuckle starter was fab and the chicken risotto was also great. lovely location overlooking the square and service was good too.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate dinner in the Refugium restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. It is located on the square at Gendarmenmarkt overlooking the German and French cathedrals so has a lovely view. Wehadn't booked but were shown to a table overlooking the square. The waiter was very attentive and smiley. Every time your wine glass was empty he was there instantly... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great location, relaxed atmosphere, fine dining... Would want to come back. To be recomended to all looking for a nice evening in Berlin.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

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Staying in Mitte

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Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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