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“Can't miss it (at night)”

Hotel Helmerhof Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Schwangau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Certainly easy to spot in the dark; just off the main road through Schwangau and lit up like a beacon. Once there, note large car park across the road from the hotel.

As it was night when we visited, we didn't really appreciate how attractive the building was. Traditional chalet style with a lot of structural wood, and with a good alpine view.

We were not entirely sure how to present ourselves on arrival, so we reported to the hotel reception who then pointed us to the separate restaurant nearby. Plenty of large tables available in what seemed to be a sizeable semi-circular wood and glass conservatory, so we bagged a table for eight to ourselves. Having realised that we were Brits, a charming girl who spoke perfect english was deputed to look after us. As the menus were available in english too, it wasn't a difficult evening. Foodwise, ample alternatives of the robust teutonic variety which was fine by us.

I went with the nicely-done pork medallions in a creamy mushroom sauce with schwabing dumplings whilst Mrs EPR exercised the unusual choice of grilled chicken breast in a sweet and sour sauce with spring rolls and wok-fried veg. Plus a bountiful bowl of fries between us. Not a lot left of that lot, I can assure you.

Dessert choice equally good; who could refuse an "ice cream cake" - actually more like an ice cream cheesecake. I couldn't, and Mrs EPR's hot chocolate sponge pudding was equally good too.

All dishes attractively presented, and efficiently served by the experienced waitresses who, I have to say, looked very fetching in their local costume.

So a very successful evening in comfortable surroundings. Would certainly return.

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Thank ElmParkRoyal
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice and found the food and variety amazing on both occasions. The staff were very helpful due to our limited German. Great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Highly recommend

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

While staying at the hotel, we had dinner in the dining room. The servers were friendly and the service was efficient. I ordered the salad with chicken and fruit and was pleased with my choice.

Thank RHF1
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Pleasant restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating. Unfortunately most tables were reserved for hotel guests and the rest were full of bees. Food was mediocre, at best, and waiter forgot that I had ordered a salad. He also screwed up the order of a neighboring table. All in all, not a great restaurant experience, although might be the best in Schwangau, after a disappointing experience paying for parking and then told that castle tickets had been sold out.

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Thank Sanibelle1
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

The Helmerhof used to be our place to go to whenever we were in the area (we love the Allgäu a lot and travel there on a regular basis), but this time we were deeply disappointed.
The food was terrible.
We had veal Schnitzel and the recommendation of the day, which was a beef Gulasch supposedly from home-bred animals. The veal was utterly greasy and very chewy, the Gulasch was completely cold, very chewy and the gravy tasted artificial.
Even the desert (warm curd dumplings filled with apricots), usually the highlight of the meal, was not as good as it used to be - just sad!

The restroom was in a bad condition - and though I do not want to speculate about the condition of the kitchen the thought came to my mind and I could not shake it off.

The service was okay except that a good waitress would not serve a completely cold dish that is supposed to be a hot meal.

Considering that the price for the food has gone up significantly and the quality has become mediocre at best we will not return.

Bye Helmerhof, we wish you luck, you need it!

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