Stars for Berlin 2022 The Guide Michelin has spoken

Wednesday, March 16 2022

The first German Guide Michelin was published in 1910, and there has been a separate German edition since 1964. However, the highest rating of three stars is awarded only very rarely. The first time was in 1980 to Eckart Witzigmann for his Munich restaurant Aubergine. Berlin also has one of those highly decorated top restaurants, Restaurant Rutz.

It was able to defend its rank again at this year's award ceremony on 9 March 2022. As in previous years, Berlin came off well this year, as it is no secret that our favourite restaurateurs remained hardworking, thoughtful and creative in the second year of the pandemic.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the equally longed-for and feared guide had seen an "impressive consistency in the quality of German gastronomy". A total of 31 stars went to or remained in 24 restaurants in the capital.

Berlin did not receive any new two-star awards. Still, the following restaurants were confirmed: Facil at Potsdamer Platz, Horváth in Kreuzberg, the dessert bar Coda Dessert Dining in Neukölln and the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer at Hotel Adlon as well as Tim Raue not far from Friedrichstraße. 

This year, a new addition to the ranks of 1-star restaurants is Bricole in Prenzlauer Berg. Another 17 restaurants were able to maintain their stars: The small but delicate Bandol sur mer in Mitte, the classically modern Bieberbau, the vegetarian Cookies Cream, Cordo, Einsunternull, the radically reduced Ernst, Björn Swanson's Faelt, Frühsammer's Restaurant (in 2014, the Guide Michelin honoured chef Sonja Frühsammer as the first woman in Berlin with a star), Golvet and Hugos high above the city's rooftops, the French-inspired Irma la Douce, Thai Kin Dee, the brutally local Nobelhart & Schmutzig, the levantine Prism and the Kreuzberg restaurants Richard, Tulus Lotrek and Skykitchen high above the rooftops of Berlin.

The Michelin testers act anonymously and covertly, which means that the methods and requirements surrounding the awarding of stars are not transparent. This procedure is regularly under criticism. It is even more understandable concerning the Green Stars, which are awarded for the third time. With these, the Michelin Guide wants to reward "exemplary initiatives and concrete measures [and] a philosophy of sustainability", as it says on the website.

This year, the zero-waste restaurant Frea and Cordo were awarded a Green Star for the first time. Horváth, Lode & Stijn, Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Rutz and Tisk qualified once again. 

Creme Guides congratulates all the restaurants and chefs on their awards. 

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