We’re an optimistic bunch here at Unlike, which means our cup is always half full. Bearing this in mind, we’ll get the bad news about Châlet Suisse out the way fast: Located in the quaint South West district of Dahlem Dorf, it’s a fair old trek to get to and to boot it’s located at the periphery of the Grunewald forest—a tree lined trail awaits those daring enough to make the trip. Now for the good news: it’s totally worth it.
One of three establishments run by restaurateur, Josef Diekmann, Châlet Suisse provides the setting for gemütlich evenings by the cracking fireplace or late lunches under the sun in the beer garden. Whether you’re dining in or al fresco, expect top notch service, fine German wines, and plates of first class cuisine.
Start with horseradish dumplings lounging in a beetroot consommé before moving onto roasted leg of Venison—sourced locally in Brandenburg—with red wine shallots and hazelnut noodles. If there’s room, finish up with a chocolate soufflé partnered with a scoop of red wine ice cream and a sherry drenched fig slice. Most courses have a complementary wine, just ask the waiter what bottle will enhance your dish even further.