Villa Contessa

Restaurant terrace with fantastic lake view - Villa Contessa Restaurant - Bad Saarow at Scharmützelsee

Imaginative Cuisine with a fantasticview of the "Märkisches Meer".

A restaurant to feel good & enjoy

Our Villa Contessa restaurant enchants with imaginative fine Cuisine, exquisite wines and loving service that comes from the heart.

In the fascinating flair of an elegant French Riviera summer villa, our Villa Contessa restaurant is an enchanting place where joie de vivre, indulgence and cosmopolitan lifestyle come together.

Picturesquely situated on the shores of the Scharmützelsee, our Villa Contessa Restaurant offers a wonderful feel-good ambience for relaxed restaurant evenings with lovingly prepared fine Cuisine food and a dreamlike lake view.

Monday - Sunday: from 6 p.m.
(reservation absolutely necessary)

Our Villa Contessa in the evening (Hotel & Restaurant). In the background our Grand Villa.
"Imaginative Cuisine
in a dream location on the lake"

Travel Magazine
The most beautiful hotels in the world

"Relaxed restaurant with modern fine Cuisine"

Business magazine

"Like the South of France,
only much closer..."

Falstaff Guide

"Excellent restaurant
on one of the most beautiful lakefront properties in the country"

The 101 best hotels in Germany

"First Class Hideaway
with excellent cuisine"
"Pure pleasure
with a dreamlike lake view"

Hideaways Hotels & Spa Guide

A cook lovingly prepares a dish in the kitchen of the Villa Contessa restaurant.
Modern Fine Cuisine at Villa Contessa Restaurant: lobster, asparagus and sunflower seeds in a fine white sauce, served on a white plate.

Imaginative Cuisine

Fresh ideas from modern Fine Cuisine

Our Villa Contessa has been a family business for several generations. We love cooking. We love imaginative cuisine.

Our wonderful team of outstanding chefs conjures up new culinary masterpieces full of finesse and imagination every evening.

With passion, attention to detail and a great deal of finesse, we combine the classic art of cooking with the fresh, creative ideas of modern fine Cuisine cooking in our kitchen.

Culinary diversity

A changing menu every evening

Another special feature of our restaurant is the daily changing evening menu.

Every evening our wonderful chefs & cooks conjure up a new evening menu from the best market-fresh ingredients.

With our daily changing evening menu, we offer you maximum culinary variety and diversity.

Evening menu
Fine Cuisine at Villa Contessa Restaurant: a haute couture dessert served on a white plate.
Fine Dining Cuisine at Villa Contessa Restaurant: Sea Bass Tartare with Avocado and Pesto in Balsamic Sauce
A fine dining meal in the Villa Contessa restaurant, served on a white plate.

Organic quality Bad Saarow

Best quality from Marienhöhe Farm

Surrounded by idyllic forests, blossoming orchards and lush green meadows, the Demeter organic farm "Hof Marienhöhe" is just a nice walk away from our Villa Contessa Resort.

Founded in 1880, "Hof Marienhöhe" is the oldest organic farm in Germany.

The organic farmers of the "Hof Marienhöhe" supply our restaurant with outstanding products of excellent Demeter organic quality:

  • Delicious breads from the farm's own bakery
  • best dairy products (e.g. curd, butter, cheese)
  • Meat & sausage products made by hand in the traditional way
  • Freshly harvested fruit and vegetables

With the local products from "Hof Marienhöhe" we offer you the best Demeter organic quality from Bad Saarow and support our local organic farmers.

Grandfather's country love

A supplier that is particularly close to our hearts

Of the outstanding suppliers who provide our restaurant with the best and freshest ingredients, we would like to single out one supplier in particular: our dear grandfather Günther Wellkisch.

At the age of 95, our grandfather runs his small organic farm in the green floodplains of the nearby Oder River. Full of dedication, he grows fruits and vegetables according to old traditions and cares for his beloved free-range chickens.

Our grandfather proudly delivers the selection of his harvest and his best organic eggs to our restaurant so that we can conjure up wonderful dishes for our guests.

Thank you, dear grandpa. You are simply wonderful!

Organic farmer Grandpa Günther beaming with joy presents the harvest from his garden: tomatoes and pumpkins.
Restaurant terrace of our Villa Contessa restaurant - with a fantastic view of the Scharmützelsee lake

Relaxed Riviera Feeling

On the sunny shore of the Märkisches Meer

A sun-drenched, kilometer-long lakeside promenade, deep blue water and white sailing yachts gently swaying in a warm breeze - with maritime joie de vivre, Bad Saarow on the majestic Scharmützelsee has always enchanted its guests and is considered the pearl of the Mark Brandenburg.

In a prime location on the picturesque lakeside promenade of Bad Saarow, our small, fine Villa Contessa is a very special retreat that could easily be mistaken for being on the French Riviera.

A special highlight of our Villa Contessa is our beautiful lounge terrace with its dreamlike lake view. Enjoying a chilled rosé on our lounge terrace on a wonderfully sunny day, listening to the gentle sounds of the lake and watching the play of light on the water - for us this is relaxed Riviera feeling and pure joie de vivre.

Fascination Lake
View of Lake Scharmützel from the balcony - taken at the 5-star Hotel & Spa Resort Villa Contessa
Lounge terrace of our Villa Contessa restaurant
Summer Lounge & Bar - Villa Contessa Restaurant - Bad Saarow
Evening atmosphere in the fireside lounge of the Villa Contessa restaurant

Enjoy the beautiful life

A love letter to the joy of life

For more than 110 years, our Villa Contessa has been a special place of enjoyment and joie de vivre.

Built in 1910 as an elegant summer residence in the heart of the distinguished artists' and villas' colony of Bad Saarow, our Villa Contessa has always enchanted guests with its special charm and beautiful view of the majestic Scharmützelsee. Illustrious guests from all over the world enjoy the fresh lake air, the fine Cuisine and the beautiful life in this special place.

In our Villa Contessa restaurant we celebrate pleasure and the beautiful life: with a beautiful ambience, wonderful food and exquisite wines.

Set restaurant table in front of the bar of the Villa Contessa restaurant
Beautifully laid table in the restaurant of the Villa Contessa
Exterior view of Villa Contessa (5-star hotel, spa and restaurant in Bad Saarow) - Scharmützelsee in the background

We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant.


Reservations are essential for our Villa Contessa restaurant. The available reservation times are very limited.

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Address of our restaurant

Villa Contessa
Seestraße 18
15526 Bad Saarow

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Opening hours of our restaurant

Monday - Sunday: from 6 pm