© Ester Bruzkus Architekten / Photography: Robert Rieger

It’s not only on home turf where a new generation of talented Dutch chefs are all the rage, having the most jaded of gourmets swoon over their dishes. Also in Berlin, the adopted residence of Lode van Zuylen en Stijn Remi, an enthusiastic following has emerged since the two old friends joined forces to open the Lode & Stijn restaurant in 2016. And now, only four years on, the duo have stepped up their collaboration by launching yet another establishment in the German capital. Behold Remi, an all-day diner and café smack in the middle of the city’s Mitte district and a new iteration of the Dutchmen’s laid-back hospitality approach and no-frills quality cuisine. The new restaurant occupies a light-filled ground floor unit of the new headquarters of publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag, and features an interior design by local practice Ester Bruzkus Architekten. The seven-storey office building itself, designed by architect Roger Bundschuh, sees exposed concrete, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides of the restaurant, and all this has been used as a starting point for the restaurant’s design. An open kitchen and service unit with a gazebo of perforated steel anchor the setting, surrounded by various seating arrangements. Captured by MDF in a deep red hue, it offers a stark contrast with the subdued colours of the tables and chairs which include designs by Studio Coucou, custom-made tables by Ester Bruzkus Architekten, chairs by Please Wait To Be Seated, and last but not least, wall lamps by Muller Van Severen. Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu at Remi lists simple, unpretentious dishes yet full of flavour, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers.

Remi
Torstrasse 148
10119 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 27593090
Tue-Sat 12-3 (lunch) / 6-10 (dinner)

© Ester Bruzkus Architekten / Photography: Robert Rieger