|Address||Mariannenplatz 2; 10997 Berlin
|Neighbourhood||Kreuzberg | See on map|
|S-Bahn/U-Bahn||Kottbusser Tor [U1, U8], Görlitzer Bahnhof [U1]|
|Telephone||+49 30 600 318 600|
|Price||Brunch EUR 10-15. Lunch EUR 10-20. Dinner EUR 30-40.|
|Hours||Mon-Sun 11-23 (kitchen closes at 22)|
Although no longer run by Catholic nuns, this former deaconess hospital in Kreuzberg still offers Berliners a place to recover from the duress of urban life. These days the medicine at Drei Schwestern just comes in the form of hearty Bavarian food and plenty of boozy fluids.
That means beer, cocktails and a short list of mostly domestic wines to go with dishes like Schnitzel, Käsespätzle and Apfelstrudel. The recipes have on occasion been modernized and the plating is pretty but portions are still very traditional and sized for somebody working in the field rather than working the field. A shorter (and cheaper) menu and a daily special is available at lunch and it’s also popular for a fry-up on weekends.
In spite of, or perhaps thanks to, its former function, it’s a beautiful place, with the vast spaces giving it a simple elegance. Al fresco dining is also possible in the courtyard-slash-Biergarten when the weather permits. For a date, you’re better off coming during the week when the space has a romantic vibe to it; with friends you may prefer weekend nights when there’s live music to jazz things up.