Respond to Review of CLOSED: La Mano Verde
Review: I have eaten at many many vegetarian establishments across the UK & Europe and consider this to be a hobby of mine. Whilst Cafe V in Berlin is my ultimate all time favourite for various reasons, La Mano Verde is the most exceptional vegetarian restaurant experience I have ever had in terms of taste, dining and atmosphere. Located off Invalidenstrasse close to the the main Hbf in a primarily residential area it's a little difficult to find but absolutely worth every effort. The premises are exquisite creating an amazing impression from the outside. Once inside the highly professional, knowlegeable and attentive staff make your visit extremely welcoming. The interior is beautiful with plenty of seating and a fantastic ambience. This is sophisticated vegan gourmet dining. OK, it's quite expensive (€6 for a starter, €15-16 mains, €6 desserts, house wine €18 and a 250ml bottle of water for €4) but compared to equivalent meat-eating venues this is a bargain. The food is simply delicious, in fact it's sublime and perhaps even more so. I'm not even going to attempt to describe what I had as I wouldn't do it justice. The menu changes regularly and the chef sometimes changes the recipe if she's not happy with a particular combination of ingredients. Check the website for the current menu. The waiter was very knowledgeable explaining every part of the meal in detail, the staff are proud of their restaurant and it is a pleasure to discuss this with them. The only other place that came close was Saf in Munich but La Mano Verde is a far better package. It is 100% vegan, there are gluten free and raw food mains and an exclusive selection of wines. Save up and go there if you are in Berlin.