The subject of food should not be underestimated at the Berlinale, after all, the mesiten are on the road all day long. But where do you go between two films when your stomach is already rumbling in the cinema? We have put together some tips for a quick snack near the Berlinale cinemas.
We have also put together even more tips for restaurants all over Berlin on our website.
At Potsdamer Platz
In The Playce (the former Potsdamer Platz Arkaden) the Manifesto with snacks and restaurants has just opened, there you will find all kinds of national cuisines. Auf die Hand at the northern entrance to the arcades also serves small delicious meals. For burger fans, there are several offerings from well-known burger chains. And if you walk to the Mall of Berlin, you will find a large food court there.
If you have a little more time and want to escape the festival bustle, just walk down Potsdamer Straße (or take the bus). The traditional classic is the cosy Joseph Roth Diele. Besides Spätzle and Schnitzel, it offers tasty sandwiches in the evening as well as two lunch dishes.
Right next to it, three different soups are on the menu of the Löffelei. Delicious and healthy sandwiches and salads are on the menu at Rocket + Basil in Lützowstraße. If you want to dine a little more elegantly in the evening, you can go to chic Panama, Irma la Douce or Sticks'n'Sushi.
Only time for a short snack at the Zoo Palast? At the bus stop of the Zoologischer Garten a Curry 36 stand for a typical Berlin Currywurst. If you prefer burgers, you can choose between Jim Block in the Bikini Haus right next to the Zoo Palast or the Burger de Ville in Kranzler Eck (only 5 minutes away).
At the Kantini im Bikini Berlin you can choose from different country cuisines - matching the film. And high up the Neni offers Israeli cuisine and a fantastic view over the City West (temporarily closed).
The Haus der Berliner Festspiele is located in Wilmersdorf, where you'll find a wide selection of restaurants nearby. At Fasanenplatz you will find the restaurants Culaccino with Italian cuisine and Meet You with Chinese cuisine. Manzini on Ludwigkirchstraße is a French brasserie where you can end the movie with a Gals wine. At Benedict in Uhlandstraße you can enjoy delicious egg Benedicts or pancakes.
Around the corner from Titania Palast in Steglitz, the cozy pub Celtic Cottage invites you to take a break - as does the Italian restaurant Sale e Pane just on the other side of the road.
An der Verti Music Hall
A new Berlinale cinema this year is the Verti Music Hall at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Friedrichshain. Around the square you'll find a number of restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine from Italian at L'Osteria Berlin to American at Tony Roma's. If you have a little more time and want to have a fancy dinner with a view of the Spree before the movie, you can also go to the RIVO Spreeterrassen on the other bank of the Spree.
At Alexanderplatz, within walking distance of the Cubix, a branch of Dean & David offers healthy and fast food with curry dishes, sandwiches and salads. A few steps further on in the Spreegold in Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße you can end the film with homemade pasta and fresh salads.
The Hofbräu Wirtshaus Berlin serves hearty dishes nearby. If you have some time, take a detour to the Nikolaiviertel with its numerous restaurants serving German cuisine. For fish lovers, a visit to Fischer & Lustig is worthwhile.