“Surrounded by plants, friends and delicious food, I feel at ease here at restaurant Selig in Berlin. There’s no rush. Please bring me another homemade lemonade!”
I’d like to create a new word: fine lunching instead of fine dining. The fine dining-boost is still going strong in Berlin but there are more and more restaurants that focus on creating a fine lunching experience. Selig is one of those places.
Right in the middle of Neukölln, just outside Tempelhofer Feld, you’ll find this gem. At first it might seem like you’re in the wrong place walking on Herrfurthplatz with the church as its main attraction but I promise you: you won’t end up in the church’s canteen. Next to the church is a glass house-like building with a big, open floor plan and loads of plants. That’s more like it.
When the waiter brings over the lunchmenu we have small laugh as she’s from the same country as we’re, something that’s always a good conversation starter in a big city. She recommends me the Jerusalem-Teller, and being a huge hummus-fan I can’t say no. And it is by far one of the most pretty and, more importantly, most delicious hummus-plates I’ve ever had. Everything feels at ease here. The food is remarkably amazing, simple but complex at the same time, more special than the location might let you think.