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
The Berlinale food trucks have become a popular meeting place for festival visitors at Potsdamer Platz. There are burgers, spaetzle, pies or curries. And at dinner you might meet the person sitting next to you from the last film again. Don't be surprised: This year the food trucks have moved to the SonyCenter.
Behind the Berlinale Palast, Weilands serves delicious salads in all variations. Healthy cuisine is also served by the Ki-Nova in the SonyCenter with delicious superfood and dishes made from local produce. Most of the snack bars and restaurants in the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden are closed, but Auf den Hand and Lindler at the northern entrance to the Arkaden serve small delicious meals and snacks.
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. Delicacies from the tajine are served at Maiden Mother & Crone. If you want to dine a little more elegantly in the evening, you can go to chic Panama 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).
Matching a French film in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele is the Manzini in Ludwigkirchstraße with typical Parisian bistro charm. In Uhlandstraße the Benedict has become a hotspot. Here you can get breakfast specialities and other tasty dishes around the clock - even after the last late movie.
And where to at the Friedrichstadt-Palast? The Peter Pane Burgergrill is just around the corner in Friedrichstraße. The House of Small Wonder on Johannisstraße is not only cool in style, but also offers delicious breakfast at the All Daily Brunch and American-Japanese fusion cuisine.
Restaurant next to restaurant you will find opposite the Friedrichstadt-Palast on Schiffbauerdamm - from the French restaurant Ganymed and the Ständige Vertretung to the famous Grill Royal and the Indian restaurant Anand.
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.