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Staendige Vertretung

#84 of 6,770 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Schiffbauerdamm 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 28598736
9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Warsaw, Poland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely amazing!! We have been here at least two times already and I'm sure we'll come back. This is the best place to have special beer that is only sold in the Colony. The curry wurst is also delicious. If you see older people eating and drinking beer there, it must mean its good! :) What's really... More 

1 Thank Karol M
Roeselare, Belgium
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171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Restaurant isn't only a restaurant but also a great place to have a good beer. Do ask the bar tender for their Kölsch beer, that's the one for the locals, way better than the tourist beer they serve! A lot of locals over here.. Kind staff! Will go back for sure!

Thank Thomas B
Delden, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historical please with DDR past. The food is typical German and is mediocre. Beer is of course okay. Food and drinks are cheap.

Thank Maarten0123456
Graz, Österreich
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101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant Ständige Vertretung is a Berliner institution located in the city center. In this restaurant the walls are full of German politicians, and its name "Ständige Vertretung" refers to the political decision of the reunited Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to move the German capital from Bonn in Rheinland to Berlin back in the 1990ies. So... More 

1 Thank Immanuel_Fruhmann
London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Splendid location, decor is typical "busy" German bar, nice beers (we didn't eat here but portions looked massive). Warm on a cold winter night but our visit mildly tarnished from a couple of quite rude bar staff. Could go into masses of detail but little point; offhand and unnecessarily prickly replies to reasonable questions about the menu are the reason... More 

Thank BristolPavs
Berlin, Germany
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Headed to Schiffbauerdamm on a Friday after a friend's late-night arrival at Tegel Airport. It was close to midnight, and we were looking for a hearty meal, not just kebabs or Currywurst, doubtful we'd find many restaurants still open. This place looked lively -- showed no signs of being anywhere NEAR closing -- and the menu had a wide array... More 

1 Thank lalabelle84
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Sampled the Alsatian equivalent of a pizza and was not disappointed. Good quality food and really hearty portions. The beer was nice though a bit expensive.

Thank Lewissp
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Booked on-line for 7pm on a Monday night, glad we had booked, the place was packed. A really good, lively, friendly atmosphere, big cross section of diners from couples with young children to big groups of adults. Some groups sharing tables. Fairly small menu but the food was good and we felt we had some proper German food. Blackboard had... More 

Thank Thrintoft2
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We ate here two nights on the trot as it was such fun! Packed out and with people arriving all the time. The service was superb, you must be prepared to sit at long tables, the choice of food was great and the beer was excellent! We felt it was full of locals and not just tourists - all having... More 

1 Thank Judy L
Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Having worked first in Bonn and then later Berlin this has always been a favourite haunt. This time i visited after 10 years away I brought my wife on her first trip to Germany and the St V was a great way for her to taste classic German food whilst i caught up with friends over several Kolsch!! Loved it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schiffbauerdamm 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 28598736

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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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