LardButty in Berlin – Volver tapas

We came to Berlin today to visit a friend who lives in Mitte. Our first meal out together is at Volver (meaning to return to), a Spanish tapas restaurant in the local district.

IMG_6335b_VOLVER-TAPAS-RESTAURANT Volver restaurant


It’s cosy, with an appealing bar area (decorated with hanging hams and garlic strings, and well stocked with wine – always appealing!) and the Proprietor is welcoming. D is a regular diner here. And that’s a good thing as she knows the menu well and makes some great recommendations.

Chicken legs, pork stew, chilli peppers, bacon-wrapped dates, ‘chorizo’ whole sausages


Tapas dishes vary in price but are inexpensive, averaging around €5 each (we note that prices in the menu translated to English are slightly higher than in the menu written in German!).

A variety of fresh bread and olives are brought to the table. And – between the three of us – we order a carafe of ‘country’ red wine and:
– Bacon-wrapped dates with almonds
– Salted chilli peppers
– Chicken legs
– Spanish sausage and cheese plate with toasted bread
– Chorizo/ whole spicy sausages
– Pork stew
– Grilled squid
– Spanish omelette
– Stuffed croquettes

Bacon-wrapped dates with almonds are a new tapas dish to me and go down very well.

This is good, fresh food and very reasonably priced: the total bill for three, including a tip comes to about €70. Incidentally, when asked about the higher prices on the English menu, the Proprietor explains that while the English menus are correct, he hasn’t had chance to update copies of the German menu yet… Hmmm…

Restaurant info:
– Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
– Type: Spanish (in Germany)
– Address: Luisenstrasse 41, 10117 Berlin
– e:
– Nearest station: Hauptfbahnhof, Bundestag, Oranianburger Tor or Friedrichstrasse
– Website + menus: Volver website
– Photos on flickr images of Volver
– Location: Volver map

Volver re-visited 2016 – more food images:

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Bacon wrapped dates with almonds

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Salted chilli peppers

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Chicken legs

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Manchego cheese

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Grilled squid



More Berlin dining:
Auszeit – good for brunch in a scenic spot
The Bird – simply the best chips ever + amazing meat. Go! what are you waiting for?
Makoto – great donburi at this Japanese noodle bar
Oranium – sausage-fest breakfast treats
Porta Nova – favolose Italian restaurant in Mitte
Volver – Spanish tapas restaurant
Zitrone – good brunch spot in Kreuzberg