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Bunte Kuh

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German, Seafood, European, Central European
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Hafenstr. 1013-1018, 27498 Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
04725 / 81 13 43
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Brussels, Belgium
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This restaurant serves food in 2 floors, but it is always crowded. So do not arrive after 18h for dinner- otherwise you risk that no table is left. We had waiters from Eastern Europe who were efficient and friendly. Dishes were ready in reasonable time. The quality varied especially as to the fried potatoes that once were extremely good and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We came here to eat lunch on our last day on the island and enjoyed our visit thoroughly. We got a table outside in the sun with a view of the harbor and were able to order right away. The drinks were reasonably priced and the food was very good. I had the Schollenfilet „Bunte Kuh“ which was amazing (although... More 

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Bramming, Denmark
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We when here for dinner and got a table for 4 without a reservation, but I would recommend reserving a table. After ordering our food and drink, they came with a red wine instead of the white we had order - this was however sorted quickly, and there were no other mix ups at our table. A the table next... More 

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Germany
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220 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I did not have a reservation, but the restaurant found me a table anyway. The waiter brought me the menu immediately and took my order as soon as I was ready. I didn't have to wait long for the food to arrive, and I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that this was one of the best schnitzels that I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Have some cocktails in the sun and enjoy watching the tourist and locals walk by. You have a perfect view on the little harbor were the local fisherman have their boats and all sorts of fancy sailing boats will make a pit stop to fuel up. I can especially recommend the strawberry daiquiri and Holzfaellersteak. In wintertime or on cold... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We loved it here as we were in a family group that know the place well. Friendly staff that were very good. If your going to be sitting upstairs it can be very hot because of the low roof and quite small windows. Great view from the windows over the sea though. The pan fish is yummy, would have the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Looking for shelter in heavy winds and rain we entered Bunte Kuh. It was very full and the table for 2 quite small, however seeing the dishes on a neigboring table we decided to stay for lunch. Fish platter was delicious. Nobody was hurrying us to leave, despite waiting customers. If the weather is nice, the terrace outside is the... More 

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Hamburg, Deutschland
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great restaurant in the alley of “Hummerbuden” directly located at the harbour of Helgoland. They serve great food and you will have to taste the “Eiergrog” - a hot drink from Helgoland based on hot water, sugar, fresh egg and some strong rum and arrak shots. Try it when you are frozen and you will be warmed up in a... More 

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Scotland
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Staff a bit abrupt, soup average, fish a bit under cooked. Very disappointing - takes away from its superb location

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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A bit tight in the old lobster building, but food was nice and the staff somewhat accommodating to a youngster that wanted to paint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
German, Seafood, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafenstr. 1013-1018, 27498 Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Schleswig-Holstein  >  Helgoland
  • Phone Number: 04725 / 81 13 43

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?