Over the last decade there has been a significant rise in the number of British people choosing to move abroad, with an estimated 4.7 million UK citizens currently living overseas. Ever wondered what it’s like to open a restaurant business abroad? We caught up with three British restaurateurs who all have one thing in common: they have succeeded in selling British cuisine in Germany.
Scottish Mogwai-musician Barry Burns and his wife Rachel opened their bar Das Gift in the hip district of Neukölln in Berlin in December 2010 after stumbling across the premises while Rachel was looking for an artist’s studio. They had dreamt of living abroad in mainland Europe and, after doing some research, settled on Berlin. The couple was certain that they wanted to open a bar with “a big element of Scottishness in it” as Rachel calls it – and their menu aptly named “Das Gegengift” meaning “the antidote” makes sure to let that Scottishness shine through.Continue Reading