Achtung, achtung!!

Our first day in Berlin needed to end with a typical German dinner to finish a great day. After a busy day being a tourist we chose to keep it simple and go to the hotel’s restaurant. We stayed in the Circus Hotel near Rosenthaler Platz and its restaurant offers German fayre with a twist. We were given a table by the window and a high chair was swiftly brought over for a baby. The service was warm and friendly, and we soon settled into what was a very comfortable and warm environment.IMG_3437

I’d had nothing to eat all day apart from an in flight sandwich so after a quick look at the menu we soon decided on schnitzel being the food of choice. Schnitzel from Dannenberger Pork, in a organic wholemeal crust with a warm potato and bacon salad and Spreewald gherkin. The Fabisch special schnitzel, topped with fruity ragu and grilled with cheese, served with a bacon and potato salad and pickled gherkin. To drink we ordered a German beer and glass of the house white wine. They gave us a little appetiser to begin with which I devoured very quickly, slices of bread stick from cream cheese, apple and ginger sounded very strange to me at first but as soon as I tasted it, I thought it was fabulous and something that you could whip up so easily at home too. The apple and ginger cut through the rich cream cheese really well and certainly made me wanted to taste more of their food.

Bread with cream cheese, apple and ginger.
Bread with cream cheese, apple and ginger.

Our main courses arrived not long after and look massive!!! My schnitzel, the Dannenberger Pork was delicious, exactly what I wanted from a very long day of travelling.

Schnitzel from Dannenberger Pork - in a organic wholemeal crust with warm potato and bacon salad and Spreewald gherkins.
Schnitzel from Dannenberger Pork – in an organic wholemeal crust with warm potato and bacon salad and Spreewald gherkins.

The wholemeal crust was really interesting, very tasty and gave it a fantastic texture on the outside of the neat, certainly much better than your usual breadcrumb!! The pork was lovely and moist and the potato salad was tasty and I could’ve eaten a load of it to be honest!!

The Fabisch Schnitzel Special was even bigger than mine.

Fibisch schnitzel special - topped with fruity paprika ragout and grilled with cheese, served with a bacon and potato salad and pickled gherkins.
Fibisch schnitzel special – topped with fruity paprika ragout and grilled with cheese, served with a bacon and potato salad and pickled gherkins.

Once again the schnitzel was delicious, the meat perfectly cooked and moist, it had a layer of mild cheese grilled on the top and a layer of vegetables in between. This seemed to help cut through the cheese and stopped it being too full on and heavy.

Even the child’s meal of fish fingers was enjoyed by our young diner, I’m a huge fan of fish fingers and was dying to have one, but was trying to be good and not steal a baby’s food!!!

Fish fingers with potato salad and salad leaves.
Fish fingers with potato salad and salad leaves.

Even though we had eaten a decent portion of food we still had room for a yummy dessert so we both went for the Apple strudel.

Apple strudel with almonds, nuts and caramelised apple slices.
Apple strudel with almonds, nuts and caramelised apple slices.

It was served warm with a really good custard and slices of apple. The strudel was so good, deeply filled and extremely tasty, I tried to be ladylike and take small chunks but it didn’t really happen and I just plunged my spoon in and tried to eat it as fast as possible!!! Probably very undignified but it was so good I couldn’t have cared less. Instead of having coffee or a dessert wine we enjoyed some of their yummy cocktails, my raspberry mojito was strong and really hit the spot, and the amaretto sour was also very good with a fantastic hit of almond!

Raspberry mojito.
Raspberry mojito
Amaretto sour.
Amaretto sour.

Dinner for 2 adults and a baby was around €75 without a tip so pretty good I think, definitely a good meal to end the first day of a Berlin adventure.

Fabisch Restaurant
Circus Hotel
Rosenthalerstraße 1
Berlin
00 49 (0) 30 2000 39 3460
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