“Classic cuisine with Mediterranean influences”
Entry in the MICHELIN Guide
A stone’s throw away from the small border crossing at Tägerwilen, Patrick Stier (previously of Papageno at its former location) serves up classic cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Cosy interior with wood panelling and modern details. The vine-clad terrace beneath the pergola is delightful. Tip: reasonably priced lunch menu.
The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
“Patrick Stier has cooked himself into our hearts”
Dîner Maison, 11 September 2020: Patrick Stier opened the Papageno restaurant one year ago. Nestled near the Swiss border on the road to Gottlieben, this delightful little gem serves creative French/Mediterranean cuisine. A true feast for the senses awaited us! Behind the restaurant’s oxblood red exterior and under the vine-covered pergola, Patrick Stier and his young, highly dedicated team were waiting for us with crisp Roederer Premier Cru champagne and inspirational amuse-bouches that clearly hinted at the exceptional dining experience that awaited us. Bailli Henner Wolf was particularly delighted to present his predecessor Gerd Schweden with a certificate marking his appointment as an Honorary Bailli, just one of the many nominations he has received. He thanked him for his many years of hard work in helping to set up the Lake Constance chapter of the organisation (Bailliage Bodensee).
“A calm, considered start to the meal”
Papageno is located in an unassuming historic building a short distance from the centre of Constance, near the Swiss border. In addition to its rustic, traditional interior décor, the restaurant also has outdoor seating nestled under a vine-clad pergola. We recommended Papageno’s predecessor for many years. Based back then at a different location under the guiding hand of Johann Kraxner, this restaurant always delivered outstanding cooking with a solid six-pan rating. Kraxner’s long-term employee Patrick Stier has taken over the name and spirit of Papageno from his previous boss along with some of his old regulars. Now in the role of owner and head chef, Stier has opened his own Papageno in this traditional establishment on the Swiss border.