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“Possibly good, but run by a brute...”
Review of Restaurant Krone

Restaurant Krone
Ranked #187 of 248 Restaurants in Winterthur
Price range: US$32 - US$53
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Possibly good, but run by a brute...”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We checked into the hotel Krone at 1pm and asked about lunch in the restaurant. Reception advised us to check for a table as they were busy. Two waiters assigned us a free table - apparently the last in the restaurant and I said we would be back a few minutes later after taking up our bags.
We sat down at the table, which now was fully set, and waited 15 minutes before physically alerting the coming and going wait staff to our presence. That finally released a menu.
A few minutes later, as we were about to order, an unshaven brute in a slightly soiled white chef's jacket leaned into our faces and said he was the restaurant manager. "Who gave you this table, it is booked!?" "Well, the waiters did and we booked it." "No no, it was already booked previously and you will have to move." A short discussion later we decided to leave. Unpleasant approach, complete lack of civility or care and the wait was already so long we deduced that the kitchen could probably not manage to get us out in time for our afternoon appointments.
So we don't actually know what the food is like. Looked pleasant enough - if you manage to get on the good side of the management.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Frauenfeld, Switzerland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellent food”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We liked the food, because each and every course which we had was surprising different to what you usually get in other restaurants, It was a new experience and we for sure will go back there again.

Visited October 2012
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Winter Park, FL
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Flawless”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I liked everything - location, cleanliness, service, breakfast, the pillows and the bath. I stayed Sept 2010

Visited December 2011
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2 Thank R W
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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Might be in Michelin guide but doesn't make a difference!”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

The food was OK. But not as good as I expected.
The restaurant is in Michelin guide but next our flat so we paid a visit. Out of the blue. I had a very sport outfit. The waitress was serving with half smiling face at the beginning. The rest of the dinner she was almost ignoring us and at the end she gave me a manner lesson, saying that I need to put the fork and the knife in certain position to alert her that I was done. I was not done with the food but I'm definitely done with the restaurant!

Visited September 2012
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“This time they did everything wrong”
Reviewed 9 June 2012 via mobile

It was not the first time we visited the Krone. We have eaten at the Pearl Restaurant before - and it was very good with just a few hick-ups. We have also bern at the Bistro Couronne before - and we were happy with the overall performance. This time, though, was a disaster:
The waiter must have had a horrible night before, he seemed to have a terrible hang-over. How else could we explain that after having us seated we had to wait quite a while for him to get back and take the order? From the promoted wine - a very nice rosé, actually - they only had two bottles chilled - when we decided to have a bottle after the first trial glass, they had to speed-chill it for us. Before we were able to order out food, though, we had to wait 20 minutes at the terrasse without anybody showing up. Only when we moved inside did they remember us. The starters were very good - asparagus and avocado salad. The main dishes were below average: The famous burger dis not taste like beef at all - just like katchup. It was drowned in katchup. The veal cordon bleu had just one taste either: Pork ham. And wh do they serve the fries in a bowl where you cannot eat them without spilling them all to the table? The waiter forgot to serve the second bottle of mineral water, when we asked for the bill he hadn't forgotten to put it on the bill. And funny enough he also put down two glasses of the rosé wine and a whole bottle - which came, as mentionned earlier, at a very good speciel price - as 9 glasses, which added 20 CHF to the bill. Luckily we checked.
This was too bad an experience as to try this place again soon.

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