As a lover of middle-eastern and similar cuisine, I was excited to try an 'authentic' Arab-owned restaurant in Berlin. Given that the city is multicultural and diverse, I was expecting a high-quality experience.
However, things quickly became quite disappointing, as soon as we entered Caselot restaurant.
Despite having a reservation (which turned out to be unnecessary, as the restaurant was only half-full at peak time on a Saturday night), we were seated in a very poor spot - smack bang in the middle of the restaurant, on our own, with other diners occupying the tables lining the walls. As we felt like a bit of an 'attraction' having been sat in the middle of the room, we asked to move to a vacant booth, which was much more suitable.
After browsing the menu, I picked out a main dish...which had "sold out". I picked out another dish, but this involved similar ingredients to the first dish, and was also "sold out". So I settled on a dish of lamb cutlets with potatoes - though the way it was served, a dash of Bisto gravy would have made it indistinguishable from your average Sunday dinner back at home. Nevertheless, it was tasty enough, and was topped-off by a delicious dessert (just one of their many highly appealling sweet dishes).
Service was brusque, though by no means downright hostile. Normally we would linger around for a couple more drinks after dinner, but we made a fairly hasty exit from Caselot, due to almost complete lack of atmosphere.
Pricing was reasonable.
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