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“Big let down”
Review of Zom Stuffje

Zom Stuffje
Ranked #7 of 78 Restaurants in Cochem
Price range: $16 - $33
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: cosy small Restaurant in the oldest House of Cochem. We serve fresh creative dinner with a Young Team
Bay of Plenty
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Big let down”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Dined on Monday 10 June and was excited due to reviews. First off the waitress come hostess was quite indifferent to the point of rude and should consider a career change. When I asked for a translation of one dish on specials list she said " it's just a local one" great. She already knew I spoke some German so it was not a language thing.
Menu is retro and boring. Veges overcooked and food in general heavy on salt. I got thick goulash soup which ended up a gluggy tin based muck. Then I has Maultaschen, which are like ravioli and they were stodgy stuffing filled blobs. Husband got pork escalope with pineapple and cheese melted on top and a grape for deco. This came with pom frittes clearly chucked in deep fryer from freezer bag.
Both came with side salad which was best part of meal albeit heavy on salt.
Really cannot understand the good ratings. Possibly one of the worst meals in holiday so far for 2 mths in Europe. Clearly no chef here, and as far as cooks go not that great a one either!

  • Visited June 2013
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Canuck in Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“I'm being generous. It's really 2.5 stars”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The entire Mosel area seems to be one that closes up early and serves uninspired food. When we arrived just prior to 9 pm, we were told the kitchen was closing in two minutes and we must order now. What a welcome. We barely had time to read the menu and were the only customers left in the restaurant. My husband really enjoyed his perch in Riesling cream sauce and my Cordon Bleu was just ok, probably a frozen item. I grew up eating mushy peas and do not care for them and french fries are a poor accompaniment for Cordon Bleu. The wine was delicious. We probably would have enjoyed our evening much more if the waitress was not sitting at a neighboring table waiting for us to leave.

Visited July 2012
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Bonn, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Off the "beaten path" yet in the middle of the Altstadt”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We found Zom Stuffje by walking by its food board on our way to Cochem Burg and might otherwise have chosen a more "touristy" restaurant by the Rhein. On two separate occassions, we've eaten at the restaurant and have not been disappointed. There is limited seating indoors in a wood clad, pub-style decor, but at this time of year there was no difficulty getting a table for Mittagessen. Two of us ordered the Gehacks, a regional dish similar to a small meatloaf covered in well sweated onions, served with peas and Bratkartoffeln. The meat was some of the juciest meats we've had in Germany, with both savory and delicate flavors. The Bratkartoffeln, cooked with speck (bacon), were excellent and everyone at the table just "had" to have some on their dish, regardless of whether their dish came with these potatoes. And, the serving portion of Bratkartoffeln was sufficient to serve four. Others on these occassions chose one of the toasts, open faced sandwiches; the Jagertoast consists of a Schweine filet and gravy (one day these were cooked well, the other day the meat was a bit overdone); the Schlemmertoast consists of two different sandwiches. One is the Schweine filet while the other is Schinken topped with a fried egg in the shape of a heart. Salads accompanied these dishes, and the portions were sufficient to satisfy just about any patron. They offer a wide selection of regional wines and Bier vom Fass. Prices of the dishes actually were more reasonable than what is offered in shops facing the Rhein. The restaurant may be just a few steps "off" the beaten path, but is well worth a visit for a very good, regional fare in the Mosel Valley.

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London
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“cosy, traditional, tasty”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

impressive, good tasty traditional german food in cosy, intimate atmosphere. Just what you're looking for in the winter time after a bit of sightseeing in the cold.

Obviously it has a good name and its been around for a while so don't be surprised if its busy, so make a reservation if there's a group of you

  • Visited November 2011
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South Wales
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good German fare at reasonable prices”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Recommended by out hotel and it did not disappoint. Good food and reasonable prices and no issues with our very little German language. Recommended but make sure you either get there early or book a table as it's pretty busy!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Andrew J
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