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“Just lots of queuing for a mediocre view”
Review of Restaurant Sphere

Restaurant Sphere
Ranked #176 of 8,524 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $9 - $49
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: In the historic revolving restaurant, Sphere, towering 207m above the city, you can experience Germany's highest culinary tour. Indulge yourself with refined Berlin cuisine from morning till night. So take a seat on the comfortable burgundy chairs and let l yourself be spoiled by the special ambience. The mixture of modern design and retro chic, a "starry sky" on the ceiling as a musical accompaniment on the piano creates a very special flair. The rotating platform also includes an unforgettable 360 ° city tour. Nowhere else can you get an overview of the whole of Berlin!
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just lots of queuing for a mediocre view”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

You queue for tickets, for security checks, for the lifts up to the top, and an even longer queue for the lifts down. In my opinion the view isn't great because there aren't many magnificent sights in Berlin as most of it is modern buildings and cranes. Save your money and explore the city other ways. This is definitely NOT the Eiffel Tower of Berlin.

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Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom
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“Well worth it.”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Went up the TV tower for the views and for lunch. Didn't pay the extra €6 to sit at a table by the window but was lucky enough to get one. Menu was good, Not the cheapest but the food was lovely and worth the effort.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely spectacular but food thoroughly average and expensive.”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

The experience of eating in a revolving restaurant overlooking a vibrant and exciting capital city surely must be a welcome addition to most people's bucket list?

Booked VIP tickets in advance, which incidentally weren't actually necessary as the place was pretty empty, however, I have been past the entrance to the Türm during the day in the summer and there have been four hour queues - anyway....

As promised were given window seats. The view was absolutely outstanding. Food was pretty average, considering the website boasts world class food. It was nice, and I certainly wouldn't say that it was bad but it appears that the prices were elevated to reflect the novelty of the physically elevated restaurant and the quality of the cooking/ingredients. The waitress was pretty condescending.

I would return, but in my opinion there is food to be found of infinitely superior quality on terra firma and if its good food you're after, this really isn't the place to be.

That said, there is little in the way of flavour or presentation that could rival the winning edge that is being 207 metres above such a wonderful and fascinating city.

This is a must do, if not in the quest for good gastronomy, then for a tick off the bucket list.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“nearly above the clouds”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Booked on line the vip ticket, well worth it the staff was most helpful, you cannot tell you are moving in the lift beside your ears popping. Had the window seat as the ticket says. Words does describe the view. It is a must see even if you dont eat up there.the food was very good and your seats in the restaurant move at a nice steady pace. Also had a drink at the bar, reasonable price.you might as well make the most of your time while you are up there.

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New York City, New York
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“Not a great place to eat for a vegetarian!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

The atmosphere of the restaurant and view from the tower is excellent but the food was average for a vegetarian. I was very disappointed. Appetizer was good but the main dish was flavorless. Red wine that was suppose to compliment my main dish arrived after I was done with the dish so the service as average as well.

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