In keeping with St. Martin's Day on November 11, numerous Berlin restaurants serve delicious roast goose in November and in the pre-Christmas period. The goose roast is a traditional German speciality in this season. We've taken a look around the city's restaurants and put together 10 tips for delicious roast goose and one for a special duck menu.
And for those who prefer vegetarian or vegan food, we also has a list of restaurants with vegetarian and vegan cuisine. It's best to reserve your table in advance, some restaurants also ask that you order the roast goose in advance.
Tip 1: Die Scheune
Perfect after a long walk through the forest Grunewald is the cosy restaurant Die Scheune. Here regional cuisine from Berlin and Brandenburg is on the menu. And the goose is one of the absolute highlights of Die Scheune: There is 1/4 goose for one person or a whole goose for four people. You can also order the goose online and then pick it up or have it delivered by the in-house goose delivery service. If you don't want to wait any longer, the restaurant already has the roast goose on the menu.
Where: Eichkampstraße 155, Charlottenburg
Tip 2: Ebert
Restaurant Ebert is known throughout Berlin for its delicious roast goose and duck with tasty sauce and homemade apple red cabbage. By the way, the restaurant is located near the Kurfürstendamm, so you can enjoy it at the restaurant after a Christmas gift shopping spree. There is also a sumptuous offer for four people on the menu. Their season for goose roast starts on November 10.
Where: Eisenzahnstraße 59, Wilmersdorf
Tip 3: Landhaus Hubertus
As every year, Landhaus Hubertus offers the most popular dish of the Christmas season: The delicious roast goose. You can enjoy from November 2 classically prepared goose or game dishes, choosing between breast or leg or a whole roast, carved at the table by the chef. Please reserve your table in advance.
Where: Landhaus Hubertus, Invalidensiedlung 46, Reinickendorf
Tip 4: Treptower Klause
On the border to Neukölln and Kreuzberg is the traditional restaurant Treptower Klause, which offers a variety of daily dishes for pick-up. Every day until Christmas, Treptower Klause also serves you a fresh goose with red cabbage, dumplings, apple chutney and prunes. Please order in advance by phone.
Where: Karl-Kunger-Straße 69, Treptow
Tip 5: Zur letzten Instanz
The classic in the district Mitte: Zur letzten Instanz is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. The cosy restaurant in Mitte serves regional products and thus combines traditional Berlin cuisine with sustainability. From November 11, the menu will also include the St. Martin's goose dinner for four or more people.
Where: Waisenstrasse 14-16, Mitte
Tip 6: Alter Krug Dahlem
Why not combine a leisurely walk through the Botanical Garden in Dahlem with a stop at the restaurant Alter Krug Dahlem. The rustic restaurant specializes in hearty home cooking, and so from 11.11. the seasonal menu has included delicious roast goose. There is delicious crispy roast goose on the seasonal menu as a 3-course meal or as a whole goose for four people.
Where: Königin-Luise-Straße 52, Zehlendorf
Tip 7: Käfer DACHGARTEN-RESTAURANT
Duck instead of goose is the name of the game at Käfer DACHGARTEN-RESTAURANT - including a spectacular view over downtown Berlin. The restaurant with modern German cuisine is located on the roof of the Reichstag. Starting November 22, it's offering you a duck package to feast on. It includes crispy country duck (four breast and leg) with red and green cabbage, apple and marjoram tartlets, parsley root puree CHhtney and chocolate caviar for dessert.
Where: Reichstag, Platz der Republik, Mitte
Tip 8: Miteinander Restaurant
Leg, breast or both? In the restaurant Miteinander you can choose your favorite piece of roast meat. And for dessert, take the delicious gingerbread pancake with you and enjoy a festive evening in the restaurant. From 4 November, all the dishes on the Christmas menu will be ready for you to enjoy.
Where: Taunusstraße 1, Schöneberg
Tip 9: Ratskeller Köpenick
Because of the great demand, the Ratskeller Köpenick starts its goose season already on November 4 and makes your mouth water. The juicy goose is glazed with spice honey, in addition kale or red cabbage and a Thüringer dumpling are served. And sweet tooths among you try the delicious "Hochstaplerin" from the dessert menu afterwards.
Where: Ratskeller Köpenick, Alt-Köpenick 21, Köpenick
Tip 10: Jäger & Lustig
Goose or no goose: On November 11, roast goose will also be on the tables at the rustic Jäger & Lustig. Here, too, you can share a whole goose with four of you. Or you take the goose plate for one person or the menu with soup and dessert. Traditionally, all dishes are accompanied by red cabbage, kale, chestnuts, dumplings and gravy - it's sure to be delicious.
Where: Jäger & Lustig, Grünberger Straße 1, Friedrichshain
Tip 11: Jelänger Jelieber
Oven-fresh goose from the oven: crispy and delicious, the goose from the Jelänger Jelieber restaurant comes to your table. You can order a quarter, half or whole goose, accompanied by apple red cabbage, kale and dumplings. You can also pre-order the geese to go.
Please reserve in good time!
Where: Kaskelstraße 49, Lichtenberg
Additional tip: delivery services
If you prefer to spend the evening at home with your loved ones, many restaurants offer the option of having the goose delivered to your door. The delivery service Floris offers the seasonal Gans lecker fresh box. The box contains a pre-cooked goose with fresh red cabbage with quince, kale and potato dumplings and sauce. And the delivery service Gans wie bei Oma specialises entirely in goose and delivers pre-cooked Christmas goose and duck (but also vegetarian alternatives), which you have to roast to a crisp in your own oven in just 60 minutes at home.