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Benacus

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Swiss, Bar, Fusion, Diner
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Kirchgasse 15 | Kirchgasse 15, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
+41 33 821 20 20
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5:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Benacus is a bar restaurant in the historic centre of Unterseen. It is...
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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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We looked at the reviews and weren't disappointed!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2013
TangoNovember
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocala
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 review
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

One of the best meals I have had... anywhere. And I never expected to find such a place in the Swiss Alps. Great service and atmosphere. But the food was tops! Strongly recommend you make reservations. I was a walk in at 5PM and it was booked but they accomodated me at the bar for a meal.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

we were looking up for a place to eat and this came up also the concierge at the Hotel (Victoria Jungfrau) recommended to us. It was either this one or another local one . WE chose this one as I much preferred modern looking place. We were told that normally this placed must be booked so the hotel did it... More 

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Milano
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We have dined here during our stay in April and it was fantastic..lamp n fish dishes are fabulous ...cheese is fresh ..heard the chef is a celebrity and often appears in tv ..highly recommend this for food lovers .. Service was excellent and Rita has taken very good care of us . Surely recommend this ..booking is must

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

After plenty of dinners in the terrible to mediocre range in Interlaken, this was a real breath of fresh air. We love Interlaken for its access to the outdoors - but not its restaurant scene. Fortunately, Benacus breaks the mold and gave us the opportunity to have a spectacular day skiing and a fabulous dinner to finish it off. We... More 

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Zurich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This place was recommended to us by Claudia from the Lavendelhaus BnB in Wilderswil. It was a real gourmet-experience. Apperently the number-one place in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kirchgasse 15 | Kirchgasse 15, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bernese Oberland  >  Interlaken  >  Unterseen
  • Phone Number: +41 33 821 20 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 107
  • Cuisine: Swiss, Bar, Fusion, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?