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11 tips for cosy hours by the fireside in Berlin

Cosy restaurants to get away from the big city hurly-burly

Restaurant Schneeweiß
© visitBerlin, Foto: Claudio Fragasso

Now that the cold weather’s arrived, what could be nicer than to make yourself comfortable by the fireside, preferably of course with some delicious food. Fireplaces make for a special atmosphere, but not many of us have one at home. Here we tell you where you can find Berlin restaurants with a fireplace to really enjoy the cold days.

Tip 1: Chalet Suisse

Winter am Jagdschloss Grunewald
Jagdschloss im Grunewald © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

A little piece of Switzerland in the middle of Grunewald. Even before you go into the rustic restaurant, you feel like you’re entering a little alpine hut. Inside it smells deliciously of hearty dishes. And the fireplace emphasises the comforting warm feeling that spreads as soon as you enter the room. Perfect for warming up after a walk aournd the lake and past Grunewald hunting lodge.

Where: Im Jagen 5 / Clayallee 99, Zehlendorf
When: Wednesday to Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday to Sunday 12pm - 10pm

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Tip 2: vabali Spa

vabali spa Berlin
© vabali spa Berlin

Hidden away right next to the main station, if you didn’t know that the vabali spa was there, you might just walk past it. Besides the wonderful wellness facilities, vabali also has an excellent restaurant. With Asian and Mediterranean delicacies, the menu is perfect for a day at the spa. Next to the restaurant you’ll also find a room with a fireplace where you can sit back at the end of the day and make sure that your new-found state of relaxation lasts a long time.

Where: Seydlitzstr. 6, Mitte
When: Every day from 9am until midnight

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Tip 3: Bariton

Auswahl von Cocktails
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“The right atmosphere brings people together,” as it says on the Bariton website. We agree whole-heartedly with that. Enjoy authentic Mexican food or sip one of the large selection of cocktails, accompanied by the crackling of the fireplace. Larger groups are also welcome – just tell the Bariton staff in advance.  

Where: Weserstraße 23, Friedrichshain
When: Sunday to Thursday 4pm - 11pm, Friday and Saturday 4pm - midnight

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Tip 4: Restaurant Fünf & Sechzig

Mitte, Sprengelkiez
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

From vegetarian to hearty and meaty, served by an ever-smiling team. The fireplace blazes every evening from 6 p.m. onwards in the restaurant Fünf & Sechzig, right in the middle of Wedding in the Sprengelkiez, where they serve everything from breakfast in the morning to a nightcap in the evening. And what better way to end the day than by the fireplace among friends with cocktail in your hand?

Where: Kiautschoustraße 12a, Wedding
When: Every day from 8am until midnight

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Tip 5: Café am Neuen See

Cafe am Neuen See in Berlin: rent a boat
Café am Neuen See: rent a boat © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

You might remember the Café am Neuen See from our summer tips, it’s a real all-rounder too. In summer it stands out with its great beer garden atmosphere and boat rentals, but in winter it’s a romantic retreat with a welcoming crackling fireplace. Delicious country cuisine is served right through the year. Be sure to stop by this winter!

Where: Lichtensteinallee 2, Tiergarten
When: Every day from 9am - 10pm

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Tip 6: Zollpackhof

Der Tiergarten im Winter
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

You can stop here after a walk through the wintry Tiergarten. The chandelier on the ceiling sparkles invitingly and the fireplace crackles in the middle of the generously furnished room. The renovation a few years ago hasn’t taken away any of the charm of the Zollpackhof. The philosophy here is all about Bavarian enthusiasm and hospitality, and you can feel it when you visit this restaurant in Mitte. While the beer garden brings a relaxed atmosphere in summer, in winter it’s a cosy place to spend time.

Where: Elisabeth-Abegg-Strasse 1, Tiergarten
When: Every day from 12pm - 11pm

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Tip 7: Feuerbach

Das Schloss
© EKZ Das Schloss Werbegemeinschaft GbR

If you’re worn out from a long shopping spree on Schloßstrasse we know just the place to relax. Not far from the hustle and bustle of one of Berlin’s longest shopping streets you’ll find the Feuerbach. In addition to the fixed menu there are changing weekly dishes, and the breakfast there is very good too! And all the time, the fireplace generates a pleasant calm.

Where: Schöneberger Straße 14, Steglitz
When: Tuesday to Thursday 10am - midnight, Friday and Saturday 10am - 1am

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Tip 8: Restorani Tbilisi

Wine glasses in front of a fire
Wine glasses in front of a fire © gettyimages, Foto: GummyBone

While overlooking the green Arnimplatz, Restoranti Tbilisi offers you authentic Georgian specialities. The special way of preparation, in traditional earthenware and special ovens, make Georgian food not only tasty but also healthy. Not to forget: the conviviality and the feeling of welcome of each guest is of utmost importance. Especially the crackling fireplace makes the restaurant a place of well-being.

Where: Schönfließer Str. 15, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Wednesday to Saturday 5pm - 11pm, Sunday 2pm - 11pm

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Tip 9: Schneeweiß

Restaurant Schneeweiß
© visitBerlin, Foto: Claudio Fragasso

The Schneeweiß restaurant brings the atmosphere of an Alpine hut to Friedrichshain. The Schneeweiß is known for its hearty cheese fondue with delicious sourdough bread. It also tempts you with classics like the Wiener Schnitzel or the homemade Käsespätzlen. To match, the restaurant serves an extensive wine list for all tastes.. What’s unique here is the snow-white interior, which is lent a very special effect by the fireplace.

Where: Simplonstraße 16, Friedrichshain
When: Wednesday to Saturday 5pm - 10pm

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Tip 10: Mutter Lustig

© Tourismusverein Treptow Köpenick e.V., Foto: Sonja Wilke

If you’ve already enjoyed the friendly service and delicious food at Mutter Lustig in the summer, then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the restaurant in winter as well. And if you haven’t been there yet – now’s the time! Beside the crackling fireplace you can make yourself comfortable in the cosy fake fur corner seats. And while you sit by the fireplace, it’s easy to forget that you’re sitting in a restaurant in Berlin and not in a hut on a mountain.

Where: Müggelheimer Straße 1, Köpenick
When: Friday 12pm - 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 10pm

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Tipp 11: Patio

Fireplace © Getty Images, Foto: JonNaust

Who says fire and water don’t go together? They do here! Mathias Böhme’s floating restaurant is a true gourmet temple directly on the Spree. As if this wasn’t a highlight in itself, the fireplace emanates a special warmth in winter which makes visiting Patio a unique experience where you can enjoy the view of the Spree its bankside promenade.

Where: Helgoländer Ufer 13a, Wedding
When: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm - 10pm (open again starting February 14)

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