Perfect dining at Restaurant Butterhandlung

To find a restaurant where all picky eaters will be happy isn’t always easy. The carnivore doesn’t prefer a vegan restaurant, of course. And the vegan isn’t happy in “normal” restaurant, because a lot of times that means just fries and salad. But don’t worry! We found the perfect solution: Restaurant Butterhandlung.


The restaurant is located in Friedrichshain, near the train station Frankfurter Allee. We went there on a cold Tuesday evening and were impressed by the very comfortable room with lots of candlelight. For a start, we – Franzi, Frank and myself – ordered a nice vegan white wine. On the menu, every dish and wine has a label like “vegetarian”, “vegan” or “gluten-free”. That’s a big plus!

Franzi chose to eat duck with truffle puree and green beans. I think Franzi was very happy about the food, and really liked her choice. It is hard to write about meat and how it tasted 😀 I am open-minded if someone around me eats it, but I don’t want to glorify it.


So let’s talk about vegan options. There are two in the menu: homemade tagliatelle with truffle, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and basil gnocchi with pumpkin-hazelnut-pesto, half dried tomatoes, and baby spinach.
Frank and I both ordered the Tagliatelle. I know, we should try to eat different meals, but we are just so into pasta. And we didn’t regret it!
The Tagliatelle was embedded in a light creamy sauce and the oyster mushrooms tasted so strong – it was like a poem. Haha, not really, but it was something special and very, very tasteful!

Vegan Tagliatelle

Inside Butterhandlung there is also a bar called “Bar Bodu” where you can drink a lot of nice cocktails and listen to the house band. Mostly they play soul/funk/rock’n’roll of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. You can find the live program of Bar Bodu here.

Restaurant Butterhandlung is a perfect place to eat something special. The quality of the food was extraordinary, and the menu has something for everyone. Next time my family is in town, that’s the place where we will eat.

restaurant friedrichshain

ON THE MENU: Tagliatelle, gnocchi, risotto, and also fish like octopus or catfish, and meat like calf, duck or beef.

PRICES: A little bit more expensive than the average restaurant in Berlin. A meal costs between 20€ and 35€.

VIBES:  Very comfortable room with lots of candlelight.

DOWNER: Nothing here.

PICKY NOTES: Meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options.

Scharnweberstraße 54, 10247 Berlin, Website.

Craving vegan burgers and tacos? Visit Emma Pea!

Evie worked in the hotel business for a few years before moving to Berlin. She studies Digital Media Culture at the Filmuniversity in Babelsberg and is interested in film, fashion, and food. Two years ago, she decided to swap Schnitzel for tofu – and is still more than happy with it! You can follow her on Instagram @evie.efeu.

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