An incoherent brunch offering that tries to satisfy the many but ends up also leaving the few unsatisfied. After our original lukewarm review of House of Tandoor a few months ago, we received something unexpected – an invitation back. This time to test their Sunday brunch offering. Was it the opportunity of a second chance … Read more House of Tandoor Revisited: Brunch Edition
Futura-quality Neapolitan pizzas you can get from the supermarket and cook at home? We had to check them out. Neapolitan-style frozen pizzas you can bake yourself at home? Mildly interesting. Futura-quality frozen pizzas… well, that’s a different thing entirely. That’s what I thought when I saw an ad for Futura’s new range of frozen pizzas … Read more Friedrichshain’s Futura Enters The Frozen Pizza Market
Indian spice meets the American diner experience with some authentic Indian street food thrown in – GullyBurger. The boys have done it again. The dream-team of Sachin Obaid and Suleman Thakar (Tiffin, Khwan) – one Indian, one Pakistani – are creating bold culinary concepts that are helping to redefine the Berlin food landscape. Their latest … Read more The New Burger Joint that Leaves the Others in the… Gully
True Italian Pasta Week is back and more carb-loaded than ever. True Italian Pasta Week 2021 begins this Monday 22nd and runs through Sunday 28th. Bigger than ever, this year there are 33 handpicked ‘True Italian’ restaurants participating throughout the city. Each one offering your choice of two delicious, regional, traditional, sometimes unique and challenging … Read more Joy By The Bowlful – True Italian Pasta Week, 22nd to 28th
It’s the birth of Berlin-Indian food. It’s called Tiffin. Note: I’m pretty late to the table about this one. Already featured by every other half-baked journal and ‘grammer in the city. Some fucking blog we are. So, since Tiffin opened its delivery service, the people of Berlin have a new tradition: lock-down curry nights. It’s … Read more Tiffin: Real, Authentic Indian Food in Berlin. Finally!
Akkawy is quickly becoming Friedrichshain’s favourite hummus place. And it’s not only because of the owner’s emerald eyes. Working mainly with Israelis – as I do in my other life – has its upsides. One is that you’re very quickly introduced to all the best hummus restaurants in the city. Early this year, I was … Read more Akkawy: A Hummus-Tahini Overload in Friedrichshain
Is Tim Sutton lightening up? The American writer-director’s recent films have marked him as a chronicler of his country’s slow-motion collapse, and the weird, psychotic, intensely masculine fraying that comes with it. 2018’s Donnybrock was a road trip through the Darwinian badlands of opioid countryside, in which a bare-knuckle prize fight offers Jamie Bell and … Read more Berlinale Review: Funny Face – the Arthouse Joker?
Tupac offers “South American cuisine with a Peruvian twist”. My knowledge of South American cuisine consists of Argentine steaks with chimichurri, ceviche, pisco sour and caipirinha. Beyond that, I’ve no idea what people eat over there. So, when I heard that Kreuzberg restaurant Tupac was offering a modern take on Latino food as a whole, … Read more Tupac: A Journey Into South American Unknown
Once again, Moksa proves that the search for food perfection is at once both noble and sublimely irrational. If you don’t know Moksa, it’s Zed. And Zed’s search for Indian food perfection. His deconstruction of authentic Indian flavours takes him to extraordinary lengths to create his dishes. If you think there’s a little of Zed … Read more Moksa 2.0: Berlin Indian Food Redefined. Again.
“The happier you are, the more you enjoy häppies – and the happier they make you in return.” häppies is a tiny enclave of joy in Prenzlauer Berg (where else in Berlin could it exist?) that serves up cute, vegan/vegetarian sweet or savoury knödel/bao creations known as “häppies”. Each häppie has a name and is … Read more häppies – The Häppiest Restaurant in Berlin