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Restaurants in Bern

The restaurants below have been grouped into four different pricing categories:
Expensive (over CHF90)
Moderate (CHF60 to CHF90)
Cheap (up to CHF 70)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one and include tax, service and half a bottle of house wine or equivalent.

Expensive

Jack's Brasserie

Cuisine: French

Part of the Schweizerhof Bern hotel, the bistro-style Jack's Brasserie offers a busy, cosmopolitan atmosphere that manages to be relaxed at the same time. The food is consistently top quality. Menus change seasonally and are French-influenced, although house classics include the Wiener schnitzel.

Address: , Bahnhofplatz 11, Bern,
Telephone: +41 31 326 8080
Website: http://www.schweizerhof-bern.ch

Mille Sens

Cuisine: European/Asian fusion

Garlanded by critics and regularly found near the top of best-in-Bern lists, this fine dining restaurant plays with deft combinations of European and Asian flavours. Its wine list is similarly impressive.

Address: , Spitalgasse 38, Bern, 3006
Telephone: +41 31 329 2929
Website: http://www.millesens.ch

Restaurant Essort

Cuisine: International

Recommended in the Michelin guide and set in the former US embassy, this is a classy restaurant with a good understanding of fine food. Produce is largely seasonal, and there are always strong vegetarian options.

Address: , Jubiläumsstrasse 97, Bern, 3005
Telephone: +41 31 368 1111
Website: http://www.essort.ch

Moderate

Klötzlikeller

Cuisine: Local

Allegedly the oldest tavern in Bern, the Klötzlikeller can trace its history back to 1635. While it is commonly referred to as a wine cellar, it is also a welcoming eatery offering hearty local fare at fairly reasonable prices.

Address: , Gerechtigkeitsgasse 62, Bern,
Telephone: +41 31 311 7456
Website: http://www.kloetzlikeller.ch

Kornhauskeller

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Housed in the basement of a church-like, former granary building, with lofty vaulted ceilings and wall frescoes, this atmospheric candlelit restaurant draws the local smart set for excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Reservations are recommended.

Address: , Kornhausplatz 18, Bern, 3011
Telephone: +41 31 327 7272
Website: http://www.bindella.ch/de/kornhauskeller.html

Schwellenmätteli

Cuisine: Local

This is a trendy restaurant, bar and lounge complex on the bank of the River Aare, with two restaurants, an events space and, over winter, a fondue hut. The Restaurant Terrasse is a popular venue for summer dining. The cuisine is mainly a blend of local and continental elements.

Address: , Dalmaziquai 11, Bern, 3005
Telephone: + 41 31 350 5001
Website: http://www.schwellenmaetteli.ch

Cheap

Altes Tramdepot Brauerei

Cuisine: Local

This restaurant and microbrewery has an excellent location by Bern's BearPark and attracts quite a lot of tourists. The restaurant offers great views of the Old Town from its terrace, and it gives guests the chance to see both the in-house brewery in action and the chefs at work in the open kitchen. The food itself is well priced.

Address: , Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern, 3006
Telephone: +41 31 368 1415
Website: http://www.altestramdepot.ch

Café Treff

Cuisine: Italian/Asian

Reopened in 2016, this no-nonsense café-restaurant serves up a decent variety of dishes ranging from sushi and salads to tapas and soups. There's a wide choice of pizzas too. It doesn't push too many culinary boundaries, but that's not the point.

Address: , Gerechtigkeitsgasse 12, Bern, 3011
Telephone: +41 31 313 0285
Website: http://www.treffbern.ch

Tibits

Cuisine: Vegetarian

One of two Tibits restaurants in Bern (the other is at the central train station), its vegetarian focus will be familiar to anyone who's eaten at a Tibits elsewhere in the country. It's a self-service buffet arrangement, with dishes priced per kilo.

Address: , Gurtengasse 3, Bern, 3011
Telephone: +41 31 313 0222
Website: http://www.tibits.ch