When I moved to Berlin in the summer of 2018, the Butterhandlung was the first restaurant I visited as an official Friedrichshain resident. A year later, I still regularly meet friends here to feast on the truffle tagliatelle (the big portion!), sip white wine and enjoy the three butter variations with the best bread. As the name suggests, the Butterhandlung was once a place solely for the preparation and selling of butter. The name suggests something familiar yet joyous – the classic 250g knob of butter. Simple, yet indispensable (in its vegan form too!). It’s thus understandable that the restaurant simply adopted the former shop’s name. The menu has a lot to offer. From pao de queijo (Brazilian cheese balls) and homemade pasta, to beef ragout and grilled octopus, everyone gets their culinary money’s worth here. The restaurant also includes the neighboring Bar BoBu, into which you can stumble after dinner and end the evening with cocktails and live jazz. (Text: Lena Gerecke / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland)
Lena Gerecke has been working in the music and media industry for over ten years. She moved from her hometown of Munich to Berlin in 2018.