“ Address: Unter den Linden 35 / 10117 Berlin / Germany „
When you've just spent several hours exploring a great city and have already seen many of those sights about which you've only read, the time eventually comes when you think about refuelling for the second half. Slices of orange were definitely not on the menu but by the same token, we really did feel that in the centre of Berlin we should be looking for something traditional rather than the inevitable International pizzerias or burger bars.
What we chose was purely at random. Unter den Linden has any number of restaurants from which to choose but Nant Eck Altberliner Restaurant, to give it its full name, was the first that we saw that looked like a traditional German restaurant. We took a look at the extensive menu outside, walked in through the door and immediately felt comfortable with what we saw.
We were warmly welcomed and, although the place was very full (Berlin was full of football supporters, up for the Cup Final), a table for the two of us was found. Menus were brought for us and, whilst we decided what we wanted for lunch, a couple of delicious wheat beers (Hefe Weisbier) were brought for us. In the end my wife chose a shrimp skewer (Garnelenspies) whilst I decided on a goulash (Bierkutschergulasch). Both were excellent and exactly what we needed to fortify us for the rest of the day.
Together with a coffee for my wife and another beer for me, the total came to a very reasonable 30 Euros. Good service, excellent food, enjoyable surroundings; what more could you ask for?
Abbreviated version posted on Tripadvisor.