Stars for Berlin 2024 The Guide Michelin has spoken

Wednesday, March 16 2022

The first German Guide Michelin was already published in 1910. After both world wars, the renowned hotel and restaurant guide was revived in Germany in 1964. The highest rating of three stars is extremely rare. It was first awarded 1980 to Eckart Witzigmann for his Munich restaurant Aubergine. Berlin also has one of those highly decorated top restaurants since 2020 with Restaurant Rutz.

At this year's awards ceremony on March 26, 2024, it again defended its title. As in previous years, Berlin did well this year, too, as it is no secret that our favourite gastronomes work diligently, thoughtfully, creatively, and at the highest level: A total of 28 stars were awarded or retained in 21 restaurants in the capital.

While there were no new two-star restaurants in Berlin, the awards for the following restaurants were confirmed: Facil at Potsdamer Platz, Horváth in Kreuzberg, the dessert bar Coda Dessert Dining in Neukölln, Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer at Hotel Adlon, and Tim Raue not far from Friedrichstraße.

New to the ranks of one-star restaurants is the Neukölln-based Hallmann & Klee, which was praised not only for its cuisine but also for its lovely ambience. Also still included is the always-popular Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro in Schöneberg. Sixteen other restaurants were able to maintain their stars: the small but fine Bandol sur mer in Mitte, the classic-modern Bieberbau, the vegetarian Cookies Cream, the radically reduced Ernst, Faelt by Björn Swanson, Golvet, and Hugos high above the city rooftops, the French-inspired Irma la Douce, the brutally local Nobelhart & Schmutzig, the Levantine Prism, and the Kreuzberg restaurant Tulus Lotrek, Bricole in Prenzlauer Berg, and Skykitchen high above the rooftops of Berlin.

The Michelin inspectors operate anonymously and covertly, making the methods and requirements surrounding the Star Awards opaque. This approach is regularly criticized. This is particularly understandable regarding the Green Stars, awarded for the fourth time. With these, the Guide Michelin aims to reward "exemplary initiatives and concrete measures [and] a philosophy of sustainability," as the Guide Michelin website states.

This year, the zero-waste restaurant Frea and Bandol Sur Mer were awarded a Green Star. Horváth, Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Rutz, and Tisk also qualified for this recognition. - Creme Guides congratulates all restaurants and chefs for the awards!

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