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La Soupe Populaire

La Soupe Populaire

La Soupe Populaire

La Soupe Populaire

La Soupe Populaire

La Soupe Populaire

Address Bötzow Brewery – Atelierhaus, Prenzlauer Allee 242; 10405 Berlin
by Metzer Strasse
Neighbourhood Prenzlauer Berg | See on map
S-Bahn/U-Bahn Senefelderplatz [U2]
Telephone +49 30 44 319 680
Website http://lasoupepopulaire.de/
http://www.boetzowberlin.de
Price EUR 40-60
Hours Thur-Sat 12-24

Given the abundance of factory conversions and industrial-chic hotspots in Berlin, it might be difficult to get overly excited about yet another brewery-turned-art and leisure space. But when Tim Raue runs the restaurant, then everybody gets giddy and gleeful.

Best known for his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant, the culinary prodigy runs a decidedly more folksy affair at the former Bötzow Brewery, a block north of Soho House Berlin. Here at La Soupe Populaire he offers up a chance to scrutinize his talents at much more wallet-friendly prices, as long as you score one of the coveted 50-something seats.

There are two menus, the first inspired by whatever exhibition that is currently showing in Bötzow’s gallery space, and the second featuring the chef’s modern take on traditional German dishes. In spite of the restaurant’s art meets culinary arts theme, opt for the latter to fully appreciate the kitchen’s abilities. Stroganoff and meatballs (Königsberger Klopse) have never been seen better.

While availability is usually better for lunch slots, then you’d miss much of the vibe of the place at that time of day. You’ll want to head down to the brewery’s former machine room afterwards for drinks at Gregor Scholl’s Le Croco Bleu, open from 18:00 and worth a visit even without dinner at Tim’s.