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Kirchgasse 15 | Kirchgasse 15, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
033 821 20 20
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Ranked #2 of 18 restaurants in Unterseen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Diner, Swiss, Bar, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Benacus is a bar restaurant in the historic centre of Unterseen. It is a place where people meet for an aperitif, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. The place has a stylish feel. The bar is the soul of a restaurant. The vaulted cellar at the Benacus, however, is full of special wines and its cosy atmosphere leaves an impression. The combination of a medieval building and a modern interior attracts a mixed clientele and makes the place feel relaxed, stylish and vibrant. Competent staff serve lunch and evening menus which change every day ? for example, at the 8-person table in the open show kitchen. Here diners can see for themselves the clever and straightforward methods used to prepare fresh seasonal dishes. The restaurant can accommodate 55 diners indoors and another 45 diners outdoors.
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85% Recommend
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I heard a lot of good things from the restaurant Benacus, by chef Rene Schudel. So I invited my wife to eat there for a romantic dinner. The food was excellent so no disappointment, we took the We Love Tapas Menu. The service although took its time, we had to wait 20 mins until we could even order a glass... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Benacus serves tasty food, big range of tapas and great salads etc. Lovely outside seating, however, it takes ages to order and get food.

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Ocala, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went to Benacus on our final night in Switzerland. The food was good but the service was poor. Our waitress seemed disinterested and did not visit our table very often, We were disappointed.

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Bern, Switzerland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

excellent food - relaxed atmosphere - view to the old town of Interlaken (Unterseen) - tasteful interior design - snug outdoor terrace - experienced service - at noon special menu at low price (CHF 19) - homemade spring water - would certainly return.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Set in a quiet, beautiful square my husband and I had a lovely outside table. Once shown to our seats we waited 15mins for a menu or drinks order to be taken (at which point we nearly left). We ordered quickly and continued to wait for the rest of the evening. The 2 waitresses for a half full restaurant were... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

4 of us tried this restaurant which is located in Unterseen, a 10 min. walk from our hotel in Interlaken. We felt the service was not very friendly and that the food was good but smaller portions and higher priced. There are better restaurants with the real feeling of being in Switzerland and friendlier wait staff. But, Unterseen is a... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We wanted to finish off our stay in Interlaken in style. We looked at the reviews and decided to try Benacus. The restaurant lived up to all our expectations. We chose the seven course tasting menu and the food was, in our opinion, of Michelin star quality. It wasn't cheap, but this is Switzerland and you pay for fine dining.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Can't speak highly enough of this restaurant. Food and wine exceptional - a cut above the competition worth crossing the bridge for.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Had a couple of daily specials, everything was just delicious. All my colleagues shared the positive emotion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

The title speaks by itself! Yet I can add that in an urban decor well mastered, meals are trendy, staff is helpful, D, Bärndütsch, FR and EN. It is worth a short detour from the main Interlaken center that during the high season is packed. You need to book though to make sure you can enjoy this restaurant.

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