Project, 22.11.2018

The story of Grill Royal

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Impressions of the Grill Royal photographed by Stefan Korte, Robert Rieger, Maxime Ballesteros and Peter Langer

It is customary to describe Grill Royal as an institution – more than a luxe restaurant boasting one of Berlins most extensive steak menus, it is an open and dynamic meeting place, exuding an offbeat sense of intimacy. The vision of owners Boris Radczun and Stephan Landwehr was seemingly straightforward; a restaurant where one could dine exquisitely, in good company, stumbling on an unlikely location in the basement of a former East German building. On gastronomic terms, Grill Royal, run together with Moritz Estermann, draws stimuli from the classic grill restaurants found in grand hotels, but to anyone who has spent an evening there, it becomes abundantly clear that it resists any easy classification. The story of Grill Royal is reflected in the book GRILL ROYAL, accompanied with the photo reportage A Day by Peter Langer, portraying previously unreleased impressions of the hustle and bustle behind the scenes of the restaurant, while Maxime Ballesteros captures the unique atmosphere at night in A Night. Further images are included by Stefan Korte, Florian Bolk and Robert Rieger. The texts on hospitality and meat come from Adriano Sack, Erwin Seitz, René Pollesch and Prof. Thomas Vilgis. In addition, Stuart Pigott talks to Andrea Kauk and Moritz Estermann about the wine selection.