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“Don't miss Diekmann”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Diekmann

Diekmann
Ranked #404 of 8,312 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
Description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Don't miss Diekmann”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We last went to Diekmann in 2006 during the World Cup. It is unchanged both in the high quality of the food and the service. It is located in an original grocer's shop which survived the bombings in WW2; many fixtures including the drawers which held the spices are still there. The food is imaginative and very well prepared with an interesting twist on traditional German menu.
Good wine list. It was at Diekmann that we experienced the most sophisticated menu and service. HIghly recommended.
Thank you Patrice.

Visited April 2014
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Hertfordshire
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fine dining in fluid romantic setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and pre-booked. Don't be fooled by 'most recommended' filter on Tripadvisor as these places are probably the ones that appeal to the wider audience. This Restaurant comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Diekmann lived up to expectations ... fine food, carefully prepared with precision.

Expect candle light, a relaxed setting with rustic/french country style interior. An extensive wine list so you will not be disappointed if you enjoy a good wine. Other diners were couples laid back, quiet and enjoying their meals (it seemed like they were from Berlin and had probably been many times).

Service was faultless. Attentive, warm, welcoming and patient (especially as we were speaking in English).

If you want to book a restaurant and guarantee quality food and a good time, book The Diekmann.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Second visit, nice surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I first visited this restaurant in February, and when returning to Berlin in the company of my wife, I remembered that I enjoyed eating here. We decided to go for the 4 course surprise menu, and surprising it was. A starter combined curry sausage with lobster. It sounds odd, but it was actually very tasty. We had paprika soup with some carpaccio and quail eggs. In-between, we had a pine apple sorbet with chili. Fresh and spicy at the same time! I didn't understand what the main course was (my German isn't that good), but I think it was bass and I liked it. I would have preferred cheese as desert, but the assortment of cake (chocolate, apple,...) was fine. I'm not that much of a desert lover, so my opinion about deserts doesn't really count. The people serving us were very friendly. They made some funny jokes and gave good advice regarding the wine.

  • Visited November 2013
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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“traditional”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

very classic and traditional, almost boring (the place could use a little music and the clientele's average age is over 55) but looks cute and clean.
The menu is very classic as well (german french cuisine I'd say), lots of heavy meat dishes in sauce, and almost everything comes with potatoes... so ideal if you're looking for comfort food but not exactly modern.
Their take on sushi was quite interesting though, and delicious. The mushroom and leak quiche was good, but they have a heavy hand with salt!
Everything else on the menu isn't very exciting in my opinion.

  • Visited October 2013
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Alba, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Tasty mix-cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ii's a very nice and refined place to taste the best german-french cuisine, with excellent food, which can remind you the Alsatian one. The interior is built to look like a bistro, and the tables are just a little too much close each other. The waiters are kind and gentle, with a touch of humor. This restaurant will surely satisfy your delicate palate.

  • Visited August 2013
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