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Restaurant Refugium

#334 of 7,132 Restaurants in Berlin
₹₹₹₹German, European,
Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2291661
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was delightful and charming where this restaurant is located. During the holiday seasons was quite festive .the food were delicious. The duck with blue berry was delicious so was the Caesar salad.

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great location, good menu with German cuisine. Great wine, excellent deserts. Very friendly & helpful staff, could not have been made more welcome. Nice & spacious, not sat on top of each other.

Thank Clare D
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Great outdoor and indoor dining spaces. Having eaten here a few times I stick with the chefs special selections which are always outstanding. Other items off the menu have been fine, but nothing special.

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We ordered pumpkin soup, lamb’s lettuce salad w potato(?) dressing , trout dish, a fish filet and a duck dish. Every dish was really good. This place used to be a church basement but now converted to a cool spacious looking restaurant. Servers spoke English...More

Thank Johanna K
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A total of 4 tables only were taken. The food was mediocre and much too expensive. It was recommended to us by a friend who must have known it from better days. There are more than 6000,- retaurants in Berlin, many of which are certainly...More

Thank Pierre K
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I have lived in Europe for five years, and Berlin for the past three. We just accidentally ran across this restaurant and decided to try it. The ambience is wonderful, and appears to be part of the old church. We didn't have a reservation, but...More

Thank Travel5856
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Refugium. It was recommended to us by the hotel concierge and we decided to wing it without a reservation. We showed up and despite the restaurant prepping for a large party, they still found us a very nice table....More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered the lunch menu with two courses. Pumpkin soup followed by guinea fowl. Food was ok, but nothing special. The reason for good evaluation is, that the sun was shining and siting outside at the Gendarmenmarkt is just very nice. Service was fine.

Thank Carlarsen
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Personally I also experienced service to be mediocre. But I did love the setting which made up for not so good service and food.

Thank hec-mec W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I'm not sure why some other reviewers have criticized the service. From beginning to end our servers did a fine job, and we never felt we were being kept waiting. As for the food: superb. My crayfish soup was to die for, and my calf...More

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 43
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 2291661
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