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“A Beacon in a Sea of Mediocrity”
Review of Kupferkessel

Kupferkessel
Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Zell am See
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Surrey
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Beacon in a Sea of Mediocrity”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The English translation of the name is” The Copper Cauldron” which you will see reflected around the premises. From the outside it is very difficult to judge what type of establishment it is or its size. Inside it is much bigger that its appearance would suggest. An apt description of the décor might be wacky. It would be a shame to spoil the surprise by saying more.
Being a large restaurant it might be felt that it will be impersonal. That is not the case as the staff take great care to get to know their customers. Because of this you may have to wait some time before your order is taken. The staff are always visiting the kitchen and so make sure food is brought to the table as soon as it is ready. Rarely do you hear the bell ring for “service”.
And what food! Small portions are unknown in this establishment. Not only that but it is cooked to perfection. You could believe that there is one chef looking after the meat, another the fish, another the vegetables and yet another preparing the salads. In our two meals we covered a range of dishes – burger, fish and poultry and it was all of the same high standard.
There is an extensive wine list including a number of wines from Italy where the owners may have family contacts. We had a bottle of Italian one night and an Austrian the other and both were of the same high standard.
Zell am Zee has many restaurants of dubious standards but the Kupferkessel stands head and shoulders above them – look nowhere else to eat.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Glasgow, Scotland
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Close to the railway station this place has a large menu covering local Austrian food, steaks, pizza, pasta, Mexican etc etc. Staff very helpful, they have an English menu and the service is very quick and efficient. We tried Schnitzel both chicken and pork, massive portions with either fries or potatoes. Daughter had a steak which she said was excellent. Expect to pay around 12 Euros a head which is pretty standard in Zell.

  • Visited July 2013
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kuwait
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great place, nice service good location reasonable prices, sute waitresses.
quite big than what appears from outside. definitely a place i would recommend for a nice square meal

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Austrian take on TGIF”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Set on the busy main road and near the station this is a great place to come with a big group and especially with teenagers. The staff are super efficient and friendly and the place has a fun atmosphere with an American diner feel. The menu offers comfort food at a good level of quality. Sports TV is available in part of the room and there is a bar area if you don't want to eat. Its cheap(er) than most Zell restaurants but definitely cheerful. This is one of the very few restaurants that is open all year round in Zell.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Good food reasonable prices”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

After being very disappointed with the whole town and the restaurant at our hotel, we were delighted to find this restaurant. The portions were huge so my husband and I split a delicious meat platter with excellent vegetables and potatoes. The waiter was patient, since we had trouble with the German menu, he got us an English one. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxing after a very rainy miserable day.

  • Visited May 2013
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