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“Wine buffet was great!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Weinerei

Weinerei
Fehrbelliner Strasse 57, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #580 of 5,800 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Café
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Mitte
Tallinn, Estonia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wine buffet was great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

They have this great wine buffet after 8 pm which works on donations, quite unique experience. We had some food as well, it was simple but really good and filled the stomach. The glass as well as the house are always full in Weinerei ;)

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place for Saturday afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

dropped in to Weinerei in late Saturday afternoon after a busy day in Berlin.
Great atmosphere with lounge chairs, good coffee and wine, VERY reasonable prices and backround jazz music.
Free WiFi was a plus.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

In a city famed for its night life, this little gem is worth the visit, if not solely for the novelty factor. 2 euros, essentially, gets you all the free wine you can drink (plus a small donation in the fish bowl before leaving). Weinerei is also a great wine bar, a place you would actually come to, the 2 euro honor code aside. Worth the trip and a nice change of pace from the doof doof scene.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Germany
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Passionate and priceless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I live a block from here and it's my favorite restaurant in Berlin. Not for perfectly constructed meals, but for the casual nonchalance of the restaurant filled with passionate people. The kitchen is big and worked by Bano who it seems is spending half the time also chatting with the customers and bringing a great energy to the place. The offer you a choice of a daily soup, the salad, a main which ranges from a roast chicken and mashed celery root to a pork chop, meatballs with Moroccan spices and roasted carrots. If you're lucky they have a sessert prepared. There's no menu. Just whatever is available that day. It feels more like coming to someone's home for dinner. No one expects to be able to order there! And yes you expect to chat with your friend who is cooking the dinner too. It has that same feel.

When you first arrive they ask you for two Euro which you drop into the head of a small statue that seems like it could have been a chia pet in a former life. For that 2 euro you get to drink and sample from the dozen wines they have open. Serve yourself. Love one in particular? Have as much as you like. I'm fond of the rose Prosecco that is named after the owner's mother. Farosa.

Here's what makes it even more unusual. There is NO BILL. You are shown a beautiful raised platter and asked to leave what you feel the meal is worth in the dish. They give no guidance. None. I would rather not too many people discover my secret love in Berlin, but if you do please be generous!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Good coffee, cheap and cheerful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

As a visitor to Berlin, friends who live here introduced me to Weinerei - both the cafe on the corner of Veteran Strasse and the Wine Bar at the other location. I've been several times and have only had good experiences. Where else in Berlin can you drink coffee for 1 Euro? At the cafe, the coffee is always good as are the cakes. They usually have soup which is also nice. At the wine bar I have found the service really nice and no issues about paying for the wine.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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