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“Simple dishes prepared to perfection.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lowen Strauss

Lowen Strauss
Kirstrasse 1, Oberstdorf, Bavaria, Germany
+49 (0) 8322
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Ranked #14 of 80 restaurants in Oberstdorf
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Leiden, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Simple dishes prepared to perfection.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Delicious dining, friendly service and excellent yodeling. We are certainly no experts on the latter, but full marks on the other two counts nonetheless.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Modern Cuisine and nice interior in Oberstdorf restaurant "Löwen & Strauß"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Oberstdorf has the image of being picturesque and located in a beautiful setting (part of Bavaria called "Allgäu") but not offering many options if you want to eat in a "modern way".

Since "Löwen & Strauß" opened, this has changed:
now this re-vamped Bavarian restaurant looks chic, yet casual and folkloristic and offers healthy/modern food that really tastes good.

You sit in a comfy, warm and nicely designed restaurant and can eat well done meals, modestly priced. That's good!

But there are two reasons for not giving them 5 stars:
1. like many restaurants in this (Bavarian) region, the menu is dominated by meat (and a bit of fish). But if you are looking for vegetarian dishes, there are only two options :-(
2. the service is mainly very junior and due to being understaffed, they appear stressed often. And don't handle being confronted with a crowded restaurant very well.

But all in all, I can very much recommend going there. Whenever you are in Oberstdorf or in the nearby region.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Husbands Bosworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Deserved top place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here. The service was very friendly and the food was delicious. Can't recommend enough!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A really nice place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I loved the interior design of this restaurant. Modern Bavarian you might call it. Cosy, but not dark or cluttered. The service was very friendly and fairly quick. The menu has a good selection of dishes, and only some are expensive.
Our food tasted delicious, the portions were medium to big in size, and the only thing that bothered me a little bit was that the soup was very hot, and so was the bowl it came in. And the spoon was very big and heavy.
The restaurant has live music on some evenings, but not when we ate there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

You have to eat here!! Good service and delicious food.

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