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“Good authentic Berlin style restaurant.”
Review of Zur Gerichtslaube

Zur Gerichtslaube
Ranked #100 of 8,394 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Mitte
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
“Good authentic Berlin style restaurant.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Gerichtslaube is located in the pleasant back street of the renovated Nicholas quarter, and was the former medieval Berlin courthouse. Hard to say how much of it is original, but the current building has a very authentic feeling, so if it is largely renovated, then they have done a very good job.
Fortunately we had a fine weather evening so were able to sit outside in the pleasant leafy courtyard area. But took a look at the inside space, which is mainly the down stairs courtroom with its cross vault ceiling large arched glass windows, and solid wood furniture.
Decent traditional German food and beer menu with an emphasis on meat in the specialities section and can concur with others that you get an awful lot of pork for under €13 if you take the “Berlin style big pickled knuckle of pork” from the Berlin Specialities menu section.
We really enjoyed our meals and drinks here and it was a good first night introduction to the local cuisine when in Berlin. A couple of Bavarians on the next table to us who we got talking to were not so enamoured with their meals, but perhaps that was just the Munich v the rest of Germany thing… :-)
We would certainly have returned again during our visit if it wasn’t for the fact that I can’t eat that amount of pork twice in one weekend..

  • Visited May 2014
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice food, resonable price”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

I visited July 2012. We ate stuffed mushrooms, mushroom shoup (with Pfifferlinge mushroom), Kaseler and spetzl and one salad, and 4 beers. The quality was far above the average and we introduce this place to everyone!

  • Visited July 2013
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“Depends on what you ask for eat...”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I don't recommend the meatballs... Overcooked... Instead, the knuckle vas soft and delicious, and a very generous portion, i don't know how this two dishes can cost the same! (12? each)... Other dishes look tasty though, i think i choose it wrong... Good weiss beer although!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely food, the pear was delicious, and great surroundings”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We decided to dine here as my husband is vegetarian and there were some decent veggie dishes on the menu, but I was mainly drawn to the deep fried pear filled with blue cheese in almond breadcrumbs and served with cranberry sauce. We were not disappointed this was delicious, mmmmm. It can be ordered as a starter or a pudding, highly recommended.

I had meatballs for my mains which was also great and I was thoroughly stuffed at the end.

the beer is excellent too and it is a beautiful building inside with a very interesting ceiling. It is obviously very old but is wonderfully atmospheric and we felt really at home hear. Do give it a whirl if you are in this old area of Berlin and unsure where to dine.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Nice German restaurant”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place and I can recommend it. Service was good and we all could recommend the food. We did eat liver, goulash and eisbein 1kg..! Everything was ok. Pricelevel was acceptable comparing to prices in surroundings. This Poststrasse is only 5 minutes walk from Alexanderplatz. On same street you can choose from many places. Good!

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