Over the couple decades of my gastronomical travels, I have been to many of the oldest eateries in Europe and the UK, including Rules of London, the Historic Sausage House in Regensburg and Botin in Madrid. All have been unique dining experiences, considering they were all the oldest in one way or another.
On my most recent visit to Berlin, I added one more to my on going list of “The Oldest Restaurants” with Zur Letzten Instanz. This historic eatery opened its doors in 1621, making it 400 years old this year. Zur Letzten Instanz is also located on the Eastside Berlin, which gives it another impressive thread to its historical tapestry.
The interior dining halls were very handsome and traditional with dark wood furnishings, beer steins and old crockery, plus a winding old staircase leading to the floors above.
If the weather is in your favor, there is a lovely patio to the side of the restaurant. That is where I had taken a seat and it was beautiful outside space, with cobble stone pavers, wood patio seating and a giant shade tree.
—— On the Table ——
Our Menu “To last instance” is like a protocol of a day of hearings. The proper and local dishes on or menu have a direct connection to the neighboring district court.– Zur Letzten Instanz Website
Lunch Menu – 2019
Written in both German and English, the lunch menu of Zur Letzten Instanz.
For the most recent menu specialties, please visit their website – Zur Letzten Instanz
— Konigsberger Klopse —
Meatballs in Savoury Sauce | Casperberries | Mashed Potatoes Parsley
For my lunch, I decided on the meatballs in savoury sauce which were very tender and flavorsome. I enjoyed all the combined tastes especially the creamy sauce which smothered the meatballs and mashed potatoes. It was a very tasty and hearty dish.
— Apfelsaft —
Translated to Apple Juice and no other country does it quite as well, as Germany.
If we have ever met, then you know that I do not drink juice unless there is alcohol in it. I was introduced to Apfelsaft while on my first visit to Germany back in 2015. Ever since then, whenever I travel back to this country, I at least drink one glass of German apple juice and a whole lot of apple strudel!
Zur Letzten Instanz was a magnificent addition to my on going list of “The Oldest Restaurants”. It was everything that I love- old, charming, historic and delicious!
For restaurant information and location, please visit their website – Zur Letzten Instanz
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