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#266 of 6,555 Restaurants in Berlin
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French, European, Central European, German
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Meinekestr. 7 | 10719 Berlin, 10719 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 8833321
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived rather late in the evening, directly from the airport, so the restaurant was more empty than full. The late arrival also meant that the normally short menu was even shorter but there were some extra selections that looked good, and they were! Also had a very nice German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). Good service, nice setting and reasonable prices. A... More 

Thank Yowza123
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty authentic restaurant very polite friendly front of house and good English. Good food - prix fixe probably reasonable value as quality was there but a ££ for one course,good wine list but ££££. However enjoyable and money spent wisely.

Thank 101912
Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with some great friends in August, the food was rather good, but I felt it was quite expensive for what it was, though the Euro to Pound exchange rate at the time didn't help any. The service was very attentive and the whole evening was very enjoyable.

Thank markc2812
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try Diekmann for a special meal. The food is upscale German, but moderately priced. We had the asparagus soup, vegetable crepes, and the cod dish - all great. Fine wine list. Waiters were friendly and attentive.

Thank Larry m
Berlin, Germany
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a business lunch at this high-quality, atmospheric restaurant in the City West. Was impressed with the delicious food, the two excellent daily lunch specials (roast beef and cod) and given the gourmet quality of the food I thought the value of the lunch menu was excellent. Slightly surprised though that the waiter did not know what I meant with... More 

Thank HaraldfromBerlin
Halifax UK
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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

In a city which has a reputation for heavy-handedness when it comes to restaurants, Diekmann brings a deftness, a lightness of touch, a welcome freshness in its cooking. The menu is reassuringly short, pleasingly seasonal, and carefully crafted. Typifying this, a starter of grilled goats' cheese with a mango and celery chutney and sautéed pfifferlinge (chanterelles) was simply exquisite, as... More 

1 Thank WalterMHalifaxUK
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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261 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

In a side street of the Kurfurstendamm, this restaurant has a nice interior and atmosphere. Some of the dishes are experimental (ravioli of chocolate), but overall it was very good.

Thank Hanshja
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had the "surprise" menu where the chef cooks what he has and it was really excellent. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Although not cheap, it was good quality (55 Euros per person, including wine)and I thought very good value.

1 Thank Nicholas H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

I have to say.....entering you getting the feeling of an old aristocratic establishment of the 19th century....you will love it , we did ! When having a look on the very short menu , you will realize that " few is good" And very good indeed. Food is cooked superbly , every attention is given from the hosts , our... More 

2 Thank George A
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

My husband and I dined here last week on recommendation from a friend and what a good recommendation it was. The small restaurant has a wonderful feel about it with a great atmosphere. Interior design gives the impression of shabby chic and a little quirky. The menu is limited which can only mean one thing the food is good. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Central European, German
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meinekestr. 7 | 10719 Berlin, 10719 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Charlottenburg
  • Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 8833321
Restaurant Diekmann is located a few minutes walk from the big shopping street Kurfurstendamm.
Therefore it is right in the center of West Berlin although it is hidden in a small and quiet street.
Once you have discovered what awaits you behind the ivy-covered
entrance, you will be unable to resist its charm.
The atmosphere inside is distinctly influenced by furniture from 1870; giving a hint of the simplicity of the general store it used to be before the Diekmann became a restaurant – step by step.
It all began in 1982 when the founder started to sell plain lentils and rice. Quickly it became a bistro and then it first opened as a restaurant in 1985.
Gourmets and connoisseurs appreciate the classy but privat atmosphere and details like the menu written by hand that gives the Diekmann its special touch.
The German and French cuisine serves as the basis, special focus is given to regional products. The oysters are coming straight away from Bretagne, France, where we know the oystercatcher himself.
Another focus is given to wines. There are vineyards on the menu which are well known but also some smaller ones, to whom we have enjoyed a good relationship for many years.
Since 30 years, Patrice Voisin is the restaurant manager and some kind of soul of the house.
From February 2015, Sebastian Schmidt is at the stove and guests find their culinary instincts indulged at the highest level. He was head chef at several other places in and near Berlin and we are happy he found his way here to Diekmann.

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Staying in Charlottenburg

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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