Rudi-Dutschke-Straße in Berlin’s district Kreuzberg is one of the most electric streets of the city: tourists from around the world bustle around Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin’s most famous crossing point between the former East and West Berlin, business people from the surrounding publishing houses rush from one appointment to the other, Turkish greengrocers and kebab stands offer their specialties – and since September 2010, restaurant Tim Raue – awarded with two Michelin stars and 19,5 Gault&Millau points, as well as placement 31 on the “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list – is located right in between this hustle and bustle.
With the opening of the restaurant in the former art gallery Crone, Tim Raue and his business partner Marie-Anne Wild have fulfilled their long-lasting dream of an independent restaurant. Thus, their logo choice of a hummingbird reveals their intentions: The restaurateurs share attributes such as creativity, uniqueness, and freedom with the hummingbird. Attributes, which have influenced the interior design of the restaurant as well as the philosophy of kitchen and service.
About the chef
From a culinary perspective, the “Chef of the Year” (Gault&Millau 2007 and FEINSCHMECKER 2011) presents an Asian inspired cuisine, which can be best described as a combination of Japanese product perfection, Thai flavors and the Chinese kitchen philosophy. Raue only serves dishes that release energy and joie de vivre to the body instead of stressing it. Therefore, he abandons supplements such as bread, pasta and rice, as well as white sugar, dairy products and gluten. His menu features Raue classics such as “Langoustine, Wasabi & Cantonese Style”, “Pikeperch, Kamebishi Soy 10y & Leek” as well as “Peking Duck Interpretation TR” or “Suckling Pig, Dashi & Japanese Mustard”.
Highlight of the restaurant is “The KRUG Table”, a massive oak wood table with handmade, metal marqueterie. The table, for a maximum of ten guests, is located in the basement and allows a perfectly private and intimate dining experience. At The KRUG Table, connoisseurs may indulge in individual created menus that are combined with their choice of KRUG champagne and a strong interaction with the kitchen.
Address: Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 26 10969 in Berlin, Germany