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“Great food, nice location, nice decor, POOR service.”
Review of Restaurant England

Restaurant England
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Nordstrand
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Altstatten, Switzerland
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food, nice location, nice decor, POOR service.”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I love Nordstrand. The air, the fisherman culture, the history, the wildlife are all amazing. I have been to this area twice in the winter visiting in-laws for christmas, but had yet to visit in Summer.

Now having spent a week here, all I can say is "WOW", and "When are we coming back?"

The lighthouses, restaurants, culture, activities for people of all ages... the area is general... is just top-notch.

We had dinner at this restaurant, eating the "Sand-schorle" platter, and name specific (and Patented) to this restaurant for a local fish, named otherwise Scharbe, meaning in German, roach...not so attractive, so the owner changed the name in his restaurant. Funny...I get it. :D

Fish platter was great. Wine paired with it.. delicious. Service..not awesome.

Father-in-law merely asked if they had a specific white wine and she asked "dry or sweet". He asked again and she rolled her eyes and repeated dry or sweet. He stated politely, I just asked if you have this local wine, and she said bluntly no, dry or... So...attractive as she was, not so great.

The whole table looked at each other in shock. The service for the rest of the meal was nice. I was completely satisfied with the decor, the food and the service (other than the wine). But. Wife and parents-in-law were shocked and disappointed by the server.

Still. This restaurant is considered the best in the area. It sells out often and is recommended to have a reservation (seriously). I witnessed many groups and couples coming in, only to be turned away. After eating the food. I can see why. Bwuh. So much fish. Belly ache. But... GREAT. Enjoy it.

And enjoy the view once you walk out and breath the fresh air over looking the marsh.

For a VERY large platter of their specialty fish, and a liter of wine and a large bowl of DELICIOUS potatoes, and a kids plate of fries and fish or something, total was ~80 Euros. Not bad considering the wine and food. Adequate parking. Patio seating. Wheelchair into the restaurant could be tricky (unless their is a door I didn't see). Two or three steps from door down into eating area.

  • Visited August 2013
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