Food in Berlin: Pauly Saal for Lunch

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I’ve been writing about Pauly Saal before, and since then had a lot of discussions about it with other people about the quality and the pricing of the food there, which some think don’t go very well together. Judging the appropriateness of prices is hard, especially in Berlin, where every entrée over 15 Euros is considered expensive (and every falafel sandwich over 4 Euros for that matter).
Still, I think the food is fantastic – the vegetarian option I had for lunch was a salad (8 Euros) followed by pearl barley risotto with greens and those black mushrooms, whose name I forgot, with a very balanced yet creative taste (15 Euros). The desert included quinces and therefor was a winner for me anyway (I’m still on the quince-hype, which I think should’ve lasted a lot longer than it did). So I’d say yes, it’s worth it.

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Pauly Saal
Auguststraße 11-13
10117 Berlin Mitte

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Subway: Oranienburger Straße
+49 30 33006070
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Opening Hours:
daily from 12h


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  1. annton beate Schmidt on


    you’re right, good food and prices is a tricky thing in berlin. I strongly believe, not everything has to be expensive, but we need to start valuing great quality too. like the food at Pauly Saal. good stuff costs money & it is worth saving a little for it. happy new year & thank you for all those wonderful posts!

  2. Kerstin on


    Happy new year. First I would thank you too for this blog. I kinda follow your restaurant tipps for Berlin. I planned to go to Pauly Saal before christmas but my guest want to go to a different place. I still cant believe that I let dicatate them my birthday by going to a stupid steakhouse. Yeah, I know. But my point it was expensive and bad. nothing special, no nice memories. So I prefer your choice and agree with this point of view.

  3. Dressed with soul on


    Oh, this prices are really good – bavarian level.

  4. the karl lady on


    Oh mein Gott! Ich will in dieses restaurant essen!
    Liebe gruss aus Paris!

  5. Jass Saini on


    last look extremely delicious. I wish i can eat it

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