Taproom – Great view

Berlin tongue (symbolic image)

Berlin tongue (symbolic image) Photo: 8-Low Ural (Unsplash)/ Graphics: BZ

By Stefan Peter

Sometimes it’s really exasperating. As soon as the U2 runs continuously along the entire route again, the BVG has added another “surprise” for its passengers: towards Ruhleben, the U2 will not stop at Senefelderplatz station until the end of December.

But the outrage over this closure quickly evaporates when you climb the steps to Pfefferberg at Senefelderplatz. There are several restaurants and beer gardens there – almost like they were over 150 years ago, when the Bavarian Joseph Pfeffer founded his brewery here.

It’s particularly nice to sit in the garden of the bar: downstairs the noisy hustle and bustle on Schönhauser Allee, upstairs peace and comfort. We get a table at the edge of the terrace and watch the many excited hipsters and tourists lining up for tacos on the floor below.

My starter is goat cheese with tomato chutney, wild herb salad and caramelized walnuts (16 euros). It’s going ok. The main course is sirloin steak with oyster mushrooms and baked mashed potatoes (28 euros) – unfortunately everything is very salty.

Overall, the quality is only in the middle range despite the high prices. Or, to put it more politely: the location of the restaurant makes up for the quality of the cuisine.

Schönhauser Allee 176, Prenzlauer Berg, Tue.-Sat. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ☎ 4737 736240


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