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Gfeller am Baerenplatz

Barenplatz 21, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41(0)313116944
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Leicester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This restaurant was on the beautiful square with a view of the parliament building. The menu helpfully marked several dishes as 'vegi' including one of the rosti. Luckily I was with a Swiss German speaking friend who noticed that the rosti menu proudly proclaimed that rosti were made with schweinfett (pig fat). When we asked the waitress for clarification she... More

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Essex
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124 reviews 124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We walked from the station to Bärenplatz to look for a place for lunch. More by luck than judgement we went into the largest of the several restaurants along that street. This was the Gfeller. With the temperature about zero, the tables outside were obviously empty and inside it was quite crowded at 12.30. We found ourselves a table and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Waiters doesn't speak English well, and they don't accept euros. But the food is fine. So if you are a tourist and you don't speak German and you have only euros with you, it's not the best place to eat.

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Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Baerenplatz is the most obvious place to eat in Bern and this is the largest street cafe. We ate lunch and dinner there and compared to other choices, the food and price were the best. Rosti is always a safe bet, but the moules were definitely not the plumpest which I have eaten. However, the really bad point is... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

After a 10 mn wait finally we could order our food. We had an incident with our table(they have new furniture which isn't very stable) and our drinks spilled into our food. Waitress did not bother to help, she came to take the messy plate and asked if I wanted a new one but said I need to pay! After... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had to wait more then a half hour on our drink and then we had to wait even longer to order for food. When we finally got the food, it was like children-portions and tasted like old fastfood. So also heavily overpriced! Never again here!

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london
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Very slow service. Food was of indifferent quality, and overpriced. A decent location, but very clearly a tourist trap.

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Chardonne, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011 via mobile

The surroundings are good, on the main square in front of the Swiss Federal Building. We wanted just "kaffee fertig und kuchen". The coffee was like water and the cakes sugary and "industrial". The price was 24 francs.

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