We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bunte Kuh

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Seafood, European, Central European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Hafenstr. 1013-1018, 27498 Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 4725 811343
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 13: English reviews
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with a larger group , the food is good . As we were there early in the season our waiter was probably new on the job , which made it a bit difficult to order : They serve ( not surprisingly ) mostly german food , a few vegetarian dishes. If you want to have their local... More 

Thank mberlin2015
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 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 

Thank ebuphil
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 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 

Thank GirlInRedBoots
Bramming, Denmark
Level Contributor
152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 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 

Thank S_Hvass
Level Contributor
219 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 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 

Thank Westcoast8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 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 

Thank Svenja K
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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 

Thank lynda v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 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 

Thank Pearl49
Hamburg, Deutschland
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 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 

Thank chhristian
Level Contributor
77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

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

Thank Visitor9

Travellers who viewed Bunte Kuh also viewed

Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein
Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein
Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein
Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein
Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein
Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein

Been to Bunte Kuh? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Seafood, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafenstr. 1013-1018, 27498 Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Schleswig-Holstein  >  Helgoland
  • Phone Number: +49 4725 811343

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bunte Kuh staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?