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Brexit MAY be upon us, but British life in Berlin continues. We spoke to Brits planning their future here, met with some of the city's noteworthy English(wo)men, Scots and Welsh and found the best places to buy UK essentials. Out now! Read more

We regret to inform you that everything you’ve heard about Liu Chengdu Wei Dao is true: this new lunch spot by Stadtmitte U-Bahn station serves a superlative bowl of Sichuan noodles, completely unadulterated for German palates. Read more

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February is the month to stuff your face with bowl after bowl of chewy noodles and creamy broth. Jane Silver tried five comfort food contenders. Read more

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From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore how Berliners are finding each other in Germany's singles capital. Also: The Berlinale is upon us and our film team has the lowdown. Read more

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Layla, opened in October across from Tempodrom, is the Israeli chef-preneur Meir Adoni’s first European outpost. Read more

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2018 wasn’t just a good wine year (thanks, climate change!) – it was a great year for Berlin winebar-restaurant hybrids combining expertly chosen tipples with equally remarkable dishes from all over the continent. Here are three standouts. Read more

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Two restaurants promote integration and gourmet Levantine cuisine at the same time, with mixed results. Read more

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Since Mitte forerunner Ma’Loa opened a year ago, this Hawaiian fish dish has left a salmon-scented trail from Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station to the chilled sections of Lidl. We gave three purveyors a shot. Read more

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Pop quiz: You’ve got some fancy friends visiting and they want to eat “real Berlin food”. After the obligatory stops for döner and currywurst, and leaving aside tourist traps like Zur letzten Instanz, where do you take them? Could it be Tisk? Read more

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How does the new bistro on Paul-Lincke-Ufer from the guys behind Industry Standard and Wild Things stack up? We tried it out. Read more

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Still searching for "real Mexican food" in Berlin? Latest contender La Lucha may not fully satisfy your cravings, but some of its dishes could have you fooled for a second – and the cocktails can't be beat. Read more

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With Taiwanese sandwiches having a moment, we visited three of Berlin’s latest bao-crazy restaurants and ended up sinking our teeth into more than just squishy buns. Read more

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New Wilmersdorf restaurant Bahadur cooks up the same kind of tandoori kebabs and curries you might find at other northern Indian joints in Berlin – but it's better. Much better. Read more

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Prenzlauer Berg has a new ethical eats joint, this one a burger fusion bistro that sources its wild pig from the Brandenburg countryside. A tad on the pricey side, it should nonetheless fit in well with its surroundings. Read more

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Still eating meat and wondering what to eat? Forget mass-processed mystery meats and generic Bratwurst! Let these Berlin artisan butchers show you how the sausage is made. Read more

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We're all on the look-out for decent pizza in Berlin. Well, we have found the real deal in Zola – a Polish-run Neopolitan pizza joint on the banks of Paul-Linke-Ufer. Check it out now, we think you'll agree. Read more

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Its stark interior may not seem particularly inviting, but we're here to eat, after all – and on that front Chicha delivers Peruvian cuisine that won't fail to impress, especially when it comes to the seafood. Read more

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No matter your diet, Berlin has a restaurant for you, and since Spring, we can add deli Dabbawalla to the handful of places catering to ayurvedic eaters. Whether you're spiritual or just on the hunt for new culinary territory, Dabbawalla delivers. Read more

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"Kala" is a Turkish name for fish, and that's just what you'll get at this little family shop in Neukölln. Pick up something ready-to-grill or try one of owner Pascal Gallus's Jamaican-influenced dishes fresh from the frying pan. Read more

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Meat lovers rejoice! A trio of Irish expats have opened a carnivore's paradise in Prenzlauer Berg. Everything is high-protein, high-fat and highly delicious. And don't forget the beer. Read more

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