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Restaurant Refugium

#286 of 7,025 Restaurants in Berlin}
$$$$German, European,
Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2291661
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 5 min
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Having just arrived in Berlin, we did not want to venture too far from the hotel to eat and ended up at Restaurant Refugium. The evening was very warm, so we tried to go inside in the hope of some air conditioning, but there was...More

Thank Clive R
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Very slow service. Our starters never came. Not impressed. Food was ok, relatively cheap 17 euro for a Lunch menu with 3 course (but we only got two).

Thank Jesper N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Oh, what a difference good service makes. Me and my partner came by this restaurant on our recent trip to Berlin and booked a table in advance. The waiter seemed confused when we arrived, and did not have a table for us. I knew that...More

2  Thank Johanna P
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Refugium has a superb location on the Gendarmenmakt square, serving both indoor and outside. Prices are relatively high but given the location to be expected. The food was very heterogenous and the service sloppy and generally unprofessional. After getting seated it took 10 min to...More

1  Thank Henrik T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went here at least twice during my Berlin trip. Sat outside, in the garden, and not inside the restaurant. Usually, after lunch, I'd come here with a book, order beer and lounge for a few hours. The weather was lovely, and when you sit in...More

1  Thank BudhadityaRoy
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Four of us eat there on 20th July we hadn't pre booked, restaurant was very busy inside and out, however they offered us a table if we could wait 15 minutes we did wait with a drink at the bar next door. When the table...More

Thank Gillian Q
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The location is good here (it was close to our hotel) and it's also situated on Gendarmenmarkt (a piazza style area with a concert hall). We sat outside, having managed to wait out the rain and were offered a blanket, but we were fine. On...More

1  Thank Barry S
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$42
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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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