The best chicken in Berlin?
Located a mere 15 feet from remains of the Berlin wall, Henne Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus, or Die Henne as it is known, has seen it all, she’s been here for over 100 years serving fried chicken and rye bread to everyone from locals to tourists, including JFK – there’s even a signed photograph of him at the bar.
Henne Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus is within walking distance of Kottbusser Tor U-Bahn station and Moritzplatz and is located within a quiet residential area.
This was our second visit to Die Henne. On our first visit, the beer garden was full, luckily we snagged a table inside. If you really want to go reserve a table.
Inside it wasn’t exactly what you expect to find in Berlin – it was like stepping into a Scottish baronial home, creaky leather seats, tartan tablecloths, and armoury lining the walls. With the weather being as it was, we sat outside in their beer garden.
As you can see the food menu is very limited. The question is, do you want salad or sausage with your chicken?
Some drinks prices
We ordered some beer (of course), and chicken (of course) with potato salad.
A Berliner Kindl with raspberry syrup, a Schultheiss and Weihenstephener Kellerbier. He also had a Fränkisches Landbier Since Mark had two beers, I also had a cheeky Riesling. Well it would have been rude just to sit there drink free!
We tucked in as soon as it arrived. I’m normally not a big fan of chicken skin but devoured this. It was crisp like duck skin, not overly fatty and delicious on a slice of bread. The meat inside was moist and tender. Perfect with a beer.
We have enjoyed both our visits to Die Henne and we understand why it has been here so long – a limited menu which they have perfected and stuck to. Here’s to our next visit.
€69.20 for three chicken, three potato salads, 4 beers and one wine.
Henne Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus, Leuschnerdamm 25, Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Tuesdays-Sundays from 5 pm until 10 pm
Telephone table reservations from 5 pm
Phone 030 – 614 77 30(Reservations cannot be made by e-mail)
You can reserve online on their website.
Subway U1: Station Kottbusser Tor
Subway U8: Moritzplatz station
Bus M29: Station Oranienplatz
Bus 140: Station Waldemarstr./Adalbertstr
Bus 147: Station Heinrich-Heine-Platz