Best Hotel Restaurant
Michelberger definitely sits in the ‘modern European’ category. The influence from New Nordic restaurants is pretty clear. Lots of seafood, lots and lots of herbs, fresh seasonal ingredients mixed with nose to tail style dishes and game meats served on attractive plates. The casual dining room is a combination of communal and private rustic style tables topped with fresh flowers. Wait, this is starting to sound a bit hipster, does the chef have an arm tattoo? Yes, many in fact. Is he a foreign import? Yes, Chef Alan Micks was born in Ireland. Probably did some travel first though right? Bang on, he pulls from his experience in restaurants in London and New Zealand. So it’s a hipster restaurant in a hipster hotel? Actually yeah, and a bloody good one.
The menu changes often and depending on what’s in season. A lot of emphasis is put on sourcing local ingredients and working with local producers and suppliers. Examples dishes: Grilled mackerel sandwich with capers and horseradish cream - Salmon ceviche, radish, herbs and black bread - Wild Brandenburg deer, beetroot, spiced sausage with pickled walnuts - Sherry prunes, Valrhona 70%, orange and earl grey.
Come with an open mind, it's a very modern and international menu. You're as likely to see Indian onion bahjis as you are German pork on the menu.
Michelberger Restaurant mentions around the internet
"The result is a modern European restaurant with a German foundation and plenty of international influences." ...Full review at Berlin Food Stories
"...chef Alan Micks continues to wow the Berlin food scene with his team’s innovative, contemporary dishes always with a strong focus on quality local produce. " ...Full review at Ooh Berlin