Going to Legoland, Billund with good friend Kjetil and his kids – Kongebrogaarden was a natural choice for a sleep-over after the fun in the park – situated a good 40 min away from Billund.
Heres a few shots from Legoland to get you started…
The bulding of Kongebrogaarden is simply amazing, it is situated just next to a small harbour for smaller boats and yachts, right between the two Lillebaelt bridges, the new one and the old one. The terrace is just screaming at you….come, come, come, relax – have a drink – which is what we did.
Upon reserving the table, I had noted that the missus requires gluten free food, and it was a great pleasure to experience the young waiter bringing gluten free bread of a (hard to find) decent quality. The menu offers a good 10 dishes of medium size plus some bigger ones. All priced between 10 and 30 eur.
The wine list is small, but an old friend popped up, and as Kim Larsen sings….Hvem kan sige nej til en engel, – (Who can resist an angel)…I could not.
The team of young waiters were very kind, but also a bit below the level of the reception, the room, the wines and the food presented. It was as if a team of “off from school” girls had been placed with or without their consent in this beautiful place. I dont need top notch service at all times, so it was cool, it was just not on the same level as the rest.
No need nor room for desserts…..
We were pleasantly surpriced of the quality of the hotel, which we found very good – in fact GREAT value. The breakfast the following day did the trick – but no magic was produced. The place lives from the pure beauty and the excellent location and the fantastic rooms with great quality furniture.
I think the restaurant was divided into two before, and thus had one with an even higher level for gastronomic travellers. However, maybe due to the crisis or the new owners Comwell they have now been merged into one restaurant. And this level was acceptable if not perfect or out of this world cooking. But again a fair pricing of fair food.
The service as I mentioned before was clearly not on par, but very friendly and they were trying their best to act professional, even if they were not. The gluten aspect handled perfectly, – and all in all a great evening was spend under “The bridges of Middelfart County”.
My rating for this visit: Food 6p (10), service 3p (5), ambience 4 (5), total score for this visit 13p (20).