The Austrian came to Berlin in 2010 and took on his first post as chef de cuisine in Horváth. Thankful for the opportunity given him by the previous owners, Edith Berlinger and Dietmar Schweitzer, he has stood successfully at the helm of this traditional restaurant ever since.

Only one year later, in 2011, he earned his first Michelin star, followed by 17 points in the Gault Millau. After taking over the restaurant with his partner, Jeannine Kessler, in 2014, the two of them celebrated their second star in the Michelin Guide with their team one year later.



FOUR Questions with Sebastian

Culinary philosophy in 4 words…

Native (down-to-earth),harmonic,surprising,clear.


What is your greatest inspiration?

The traditional Austrian (imperial/royal, Austro-Hungarian) cuisine.


If you could take a plane ride to any restaurantin the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

,Maison Bras in Laguiole


What three things would you take to a desert island?

A boat to leave,a lot of deep fried chicken legs „Vienna style“,fresh bottled water from the Austrian Alps, cool and fresh, anda satellite-phoneto call my family and the rescue services!



  • 2008 |Newcomer of the year, Gault Millau
  • 2011 |1 Michelin Star
  • 2016 |2 Michelin Stars



Restaurant Horváth

Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A

10999 Berlin


+49 30 61289992