Lochner's Weinwirtschaft (Schöneberg)
Owner Andreas Lochner is a trained chef and has done a very charming thing: He has given in to his wish for simplicity. Until a few years ago he ran a wonderful gourmet restaurant in Berlin, but the time came when he had simply had enough of Breton lobster and pork belly confit. He dreamt of a simple wine tavern – but of course with products of an equally high quality.
Instead of Breton lobster, for example, there is now smoked fillet of trout on farmhouse bread and a Black Forest “Vesperteller” plate of ham, terrine in aspic and liver paté to accompany the wine. There is really something for everyone in the approx. 150, well-described and fairly calculated wines with a focus on Germany – including a great list of rarities. The wines, incidentally, are chosen by Andreas Lochner´s wife, Gerlinde. She is particularly interested in wines from the young generation and in many an unusual bottling such as a Frühburgunder (Pinot Précoce) from Brandenburg, whose grapes are sourced from the grape grower´s garden in Potsdam.