Lucky Leek

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Kollwitzstr 54 (at near U2 Senefelder Platz), Berlin, Germany, 10405

Vegan restaurant providing creative gourmet cuisine using fresh seasonal produce. Booking is advised for weekends. Established since 2011. Open Wed-Sun 6:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Buffet, Beer/Wine, German, Gourmet

109 Reviews

First Review by OandG

Dogs aren’t welcome - Edit

They don’t accept dogs, neither inside not outside. The guy on the phone was very unpleasant

Cons: Dogs aren’t allowed, even not on the Terrasse.

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Haute cuisine for herbivores - Edit

This is another confirmation what we have found in Lucky Leek as many before us did. Great, inventive, creative dishes with combinations of textures, kitchen techniques and tastes/flavours. Absolute bliss. We tried 2 menus and shared them as we wanted to taste everything available ;-) And recommend that approach. The highlights of the tasting were small dishes like upswing/ appetizer/ soup; the mains were great too; in our opinion the weekest point were desserts however they were innovative and tasty as well. We left completely happy and full so portion sizes were perfect for our stomachs. Tea was wonderful quality too.

Pros: innovative, sublime flavour combinations, worth the visit

Cons: pricey but again worth it

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Five Star Dining - Edit

I honestly thought I had already reviewed this place, which is criminal considering it's one of the best places I have ever dined in. Firstly, it is advisable to make sure you book well in advance and secondly expect expensive prices. Thirdly, it is value for money. When myself and my wife visited we ordered the 3 course menu (€35 pp) and were taken to our table and allocated our waiter for the duration of the meal, who was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our every need. The food served was simply outstanding both in presentation and flavour and began with a selection of appetizers and soup. For mains we were served quite possibly best tomato risotto I have ever eaten. The flavours and textures within the dish were simply stunning. To finish we had cake with a selection of coulis and rhubarb sorbet, which again had such depth in flavour with so many textures and was a perfect end to the evening.

Pros: Fine Dining, Excellent staff, Decor

Cons: Expensive (but worth it...), Must book in advance (again worth it...)

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Brilliant Easter Menu - Edit

We visited Lucky Leek over the Easter period so opted for the 6 course Easter Menu with wine pairings. The food was delicious and the service was one the whole pretty good. I wasn’t a huge fan of the main course as it was very meat-substitute based, but maybe that’s just my taste - every other course was brilliant!!

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fantastic vegan haute cuisine - Edit

Sehr liebevolle und geschmacklich originelle Zusammenstellungen. Jeder Teller ist ein Kunstwerk!

Pros: geschmacksexplosionen

Cons: teuer

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amazing food - Edit

I enjoyed eating here so much, definitely worth the money.

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fantastic place for special occasion - Edit

High level vegan food in fancy environment.
A must go to when you are visiting Berlin and a beautiful place for special occasions if you live near by.

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Fine dining - Edit

What can I say what hasn't been said in earlier reviews? Its expensive but well worth the money. If you want something special, go here! We went in summer, so we could sit outside, which was very nice. We had really nice staff as well. Would def return!

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A league of its own! - Edit

Gourmet chef restaurant, and it's all vegan. Unbelievable, I know, but that's exactly what Lucky Leeks is.

The food, which on weekend is confined to 3- or 5-course tasting menus only, was THE BEST VEGAN food I've ever tasted. Period, full stop.
The soup was creamy, a (complimentary) "cheese" ball was so delcious you could swear it was of cow-milk's cream, but, of course it isn't.
The main course, a "beef" serving with sauce... To die for.
And the deserts, assorted candies (including vegan vanillla ice-cream) and a platter of vegan-cheeses (*plural*, each with its own distinct flavor) on home-bakes bread... You can't get any better than that.
Pair it all with wines... Heaven!

And the staff, super professional, but *not* at the expanse of friendliness, they are both: friendly and prodessional.

The interior is modernly designed in good taste, nothing bothers you while you eat the best vegan food ever.

Being a gourmet restaurant means this is not a cheap place to eat out at, and couple it with a policy of "cash only for oeders undee 100 Euro" and you get a place to come celebrate a great life event.

But if you can affored the occasional "just shy of 100 Euro" couple's dine-out, Lucky Leeks IS the place to spens that money.
11-times-out-of-10.

Pros: No matter what you take, it's great, Friendly AND professional staff, Very good atmosphere

Cons: Expansive (par with chef restaurant)

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A Culinary Phenomenon - Edit

I've been wanting to visit Berlin for a long time, not least because it's known as the Vegan Capital of Europe. Months before my trip I started researching the best vegan restaurants and ultimately decided Lucky Leek was The One. I booked a table well in advance to ensure I was not disappointed and eventually got to dine in Lucky Leek with two friends on Sunday 22/10/2017. Our party of three were warmly greeted and given a table and menus. The format is a set three course or five course menu. We opted for three courses (including an amuse-bouche) and it was sublime, without doubt the best food I have tasted anywhere in the world. Each dish was beautifully presented, filled with unbelievably delicious flavours and fresh ingredients. The service was attentive and Riesling complimented our food perfectly. I would fly from Belfast to Berlin again purely just to dine in Lucky Leek. A culinary phenomenon serving exceptional food - this restaurant is so wonderful it has to be experienced to be believed - no words can do it justice.

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Lovely, vegan fine dining, yay! - Edit

I went by myself and had the chef's menu. The staff was very attentive and it was a lovely meal. I had the best peppermint tea of my life. I liked the food a lot, but found it to be mushy with broad flavours when it came to the main dishes. it needed more crunch and flavour. But it was still quite good. I would love to return with a group of people.

Pros: location, food, service

Cons: flavours

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cool dinner - Edit

We enjoyed the dinner a lot

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Great food, not so good service - Edit

We had dinner here on wednesday. We have been to this restaurant two times before and we always had a wonderful time with great food. The prices became much higher since our last visit. This time the food again was great, but the service did not match the price. The waiter was hurrying, Murmured incomprehensible and uninterested the dishes and the wines we received, and refused to show us the wines we received as part of the wine arangement (I had to come to the bar if I wanted to see them).
The dished followed eachother in enormous speed, it was absolutely not relaxed. Water should be free next to a wine arrangement of € 27,00 but it was not...
Such a pity, because the food was amazing.. But for a bill of EUR 75 per person I would expect a more relaxed service with more understanding what the customer wants.

Pros: Good and amazing food, Good accompanying wines

Cons: Service is to hasty and uninterested, Price has become way too high

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Unexpected surprise in Berlin - Edit

Traveling to Berlin, it was easy to find good vegan restaurants, and this one was amazing! You can choose between a set 5-course or 3-course menu and our group tried both to try everything. The food was delicious and inventive and had unique flavor combinations. Everything from the wonton soup to the homemade "cheese" raviolini to the peach cheesecake and coffee ice cream was great! Even the non vegan in our group liked it.

Pros: unique and creative , good flavors, good location and atmosphere

Cons: set menu- not guaranteed to like everything

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Delicious - Edit

First, I do consider 55 euro for a meal expensive however after living in Switzerland for several years it would be considered normal.

The meal was really delicious, lots of fantastic tastes and different textures, the service was really good and I enjoyed the experience but I don't think I would go back, this is a personal preference as I prefer a less extravagant eating experience.

That being said I would definitely recommend the place and if you are visiting Berlin you really should go.

Btw the 3 course menu is 35 euro and the five course Chef's menu is 55 euro.

Why only 4 stars?
My wife was still hungry when we left...

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All that glitters is not gold - Edit

Encouraged by the countless positive reviews for Lucky Leek, my partner and I booked a table for two to in the hope that we could enjoy a rare fine-dining vegan experience in Berlin. Unfortunately, fine-dining is what Lucky Leek would like to be, but falls short on a few critical points. We felt the following to be disappointing:

Odd ingredient combinations: some of the ingredients felt so mismatched that we couldn't really enjoy the dishes for what they were. I'm in no way opposed to fusion and though the ingredients alone are well cooked/prepared, they tended to clash in undesirable ways.

Table Water: everyone should have a basic right to free table water and in many countries consumers have a right to free water with a meal. The outright refusal of tap water is a deplorable practice that can only be described as racketeering. €5.20 just is not acceptable.

Food Intolerances: a restaurant at this level should either be able to cater to customers who have food intolerances or at least make provisions. This could include options to exclude certain ingredients or offering alternative dishes, or simply having an intolerance checkbox on the reservation page.

Pros: Food presentation and quality of ingredients, Desserts & cheeses (except the blue food dye used), Wine/beer selection

Cons: Refusal to serve tap water, Failure to be cater for intolerances, Overpriced for what it is

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Delicious fine dining experience!!! - Edit

I loved it. Keep in mind that choices are a bit limited, but everything is made that day. You can assemble what you wish from the 3 course or 5 course menu, and there is not as much choice as some like, but go with the flow - it's worth it. I didn't have anything I didn't like (no point discussing dishes - they will be different when you go). Every course was delicious, and service was super. The draft beer was also yummy. It's pricey - but it's fine dining - no more so than any non-vegan restaurant. I highly recommend if you are in Berlin.

Pros: Great service, Creative food

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Make sure not to bring your dog! - Edit

I had not been to Lucky Leek for a couple of years, and I sadly cannot say anything about the food this time because we didn't get past the door. We had a dog with us and were told in a rude and condescending way that we could not come in with her. The last time we were there with 2 dogs so we didn't ask first when we reserved. Big mistake. It was my friend's 50th birthday so we were very disappointed, and it was too far to take the dog home and come back. The ban on dogs is only mentioned in the FAQs.

Pros: Excellent food, at least the last time I was there

Cons: No dogs allowed, Condescending man at the door

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Delicious Fine Dining - Edit

Finding a place that has fine dining as a vegan can be quite difficult but not in Berlin. Lucky Leek is as upscale as you can get. We even dressed fancy to visit, which seemed a bit silly when we got there and everyone was dressed in jeans and t-shirts. Oh well.

The food was scrumptious. There were so many unusual flavours on one plate and we all appreciated the effort. Unfortunately we went for the cheaper 3-course option but were pleased to be surprised by a shot glass of pea soup and a spoonful of grilled tofu as a pre-appetiser that wasn't listed on the menu. It was gorgeous and presented beautifully.

The only complaint is that I would have loved to have choose from the menu which starter I had, which dessert and which main. I understand that the five-course meal be more expensive, but why the difference? It should be either one set menu with extra dishes for the five-course or a menu you can pick and choose from. I liked the sound of the five-course menu starter more than the three-course one but upgrading wasn't in our price range. Other than that I felt like Lucky Leek was well worth the money if you like fine dining.

Pros: Fine dining, delicious food, complex flavours

Cons: set menu, you get what you're given, expensive

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amazing! - Edit

Even with all the positive reviews I read before going here, I was truly amazed by the menu. We had the 5-course menu, which was quite a lot of food, bit I just wanted to try as much as possible! All courses were exciting, original and just very good. Loads of veggies, with some seitan/tofu/tempeh. Just perfect.

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A very nice vegan 3 course dinner! - Edit

A very nice gourmet vegan restaurant. We had the 3 course menu with wine which was very good! The atmosphere was nice and the staff very friendly and professional! I can definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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Herausragend!!! - Edit

Wo es das beste vegane Essen in Berlin gibt? Hier natürlich!!! Das Menü ist bisher immer großartig gewesen. Eine überraschende Expedition für jede einzelne Geschmacksknospe. Für die Augen ein Fest und für mich nach jedem Abend im Lucky Leek ganz klar: Ich komme wieder!

Pros: Das beste Restaurant in Berlin!, Tolle Weinbegleitung, nicht verpassen.

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Fabulous Food! - Edit

I was really looking forward to Lucky Leek and wasn't disappointed. We had the 3 course menu which came with an amuse-bouche.
Everything was beautifully presented with lovely flavour combinations and texture contrasts. The portions sizes were just right so we felt full but not stuffed. Every course seemed to have lots of different parts to it so we felt we had eaten many more than just 3 courses.
We had a hot pea soup with cucumber salsa to start, followed by beetroot risotto, courgette parcels and vegan feta. The dessert was made up little tastes of ice cream, chocolate, fresh fruit and nut cake.
I went with an omnivore friend who kept saying how delicious everything was and what good value.
I would definitely go when I'm in Berlin again - I'll have the 5 course option next!
There is quite a peaceful atmosphere, we loved the vertical moss wallhangings.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-17

Pros: Beautiful delicious food

Cons: Limited a la carte, from 3 or 5 course options

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Decent dining - Edit

We had high hopes coming here, having read other Happy Cow reviews recommending this restaurant highly, but ended up quite disappointed.

We had the 5-course menu. Our over all impression was that this restaurant tried hard to be "fine dining" but didn't reach all the way. Putting a bunch of small courses together in a fancy way doesn't make it fine unless they're actually well cooked, and some of them just weren't. The main course was too messy, so many things we're going on there and they didn't really go all that well together. Flavours were nothing out of the ordinary, and some dishes were not cooked well, for example lentils and some vegetables were not cooked soft (note: not just "al dente" but actually not done). potato roullade was over-whipped and hence had a glue-like texture, the deep fried lentil ball was too "starchy".
All in all, the food was decent and would have been ok at a basic restaurant but since Lucky Leek has the ambition to be a fine dining place it was disappointing.

About the service, it was ok - one of the waiters was very nice and helpful but the other seemed bothered by our presence even though the restaurant was not very busy that night. He only barely presented the food and answered questions very briefly.

Pros: Bell pepper soup with pumpkin ball was delicious., Fully vegan!, The wine was tasty.

Cons: Flavours and cooking were basic and ordinary., Semi-poor service

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vegan heaven! - Edit

Ordered the 3 course meal, and all the dishes were amazing! Even got an aperitif before the starter, free of charge.
Will definitely go back next time I'm in Berlin

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Food orgasm - Edit

No words. Must try when you are visiting Berlin. Worth every cent.

Pros: very friendly staff, extraordinary food, location

Cons: inside not really cozy atmosphere , quiet expensive so not for everyday

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good food, a little overrated - Edit

Overall a good experience although some of the food was for my taste to salty/ over spiced. Every plate looked amazing, the prices are fine for the quality one gets. I just find the food not as good as the whole setting seems to promise. I could go their again, but don't have to

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