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Meridiano

Kornhausstrasse 3 | Kursaal Bern, Bern 3000s, Switzerland
+41 31 339 52 45
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Ranked #1 of 366 restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $84
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For dining and wining of distinction, the award-winning Restaurant Meridiano is a memorable "must" when visiting Bern. Chef de Cuisine Jan Leimbach specializes in authentic European cuisine demanding the finest natural ingredients. His culinary creations have earned him 17 Gault-Millau points. A visit to the Restaurant Meridiano is an all-embracing fine dining experience, enhanced by superior service and views over beautiful Bern – a UNESCO World Heritage – to the distant Alps.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For dining and wining of distinction, the award-winning Restaurant Meridiano is a memorable "must" when visiting Bern. Chef de Cuisine Jan Leimbach specializes in authentic European cuisine demanding the finest natural ingredients. His culinary creations have earned him 17 Gault-Millau points. A visit to the Restaurant Meridiano is an all-embracing fine dining experience, enhanced by superior service and views over beautiful Bern – a UNESCO World Heritage – to the distant Alps.
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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants and not only in Switzerland! I love it! You have an amazing view to the Bern city. Great romantic atmosphere, spectacular gourmet food with the fantastic presentation and extensive wine list. If you are looking for a quality, fine-dining experience, make a stop here in Bern and you will be absolutely surprised! And... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano-Guest, thank you very much indeed for such a positive comment on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you had a great time dining at our Restaurant. We look forward to welcome you again soon at the Restaurant Meridiano. Yours sincerely Your Meridiano-Team More

far away
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have eaten here quite a few times, but not recently, so we were eager to return. While the meal was very good and the atmosphere and view as excellent as always, we must confess to a degree of disappointment. There is no longer an a la carte menu (an option I always like to have), just three set menus... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano-guest, Thank you very much for spending time in reviewing your recent dining experience at our Meridiano Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and insights and are very happy to see you returning to the Kursaal Bern. We are sorry to learn that you did not find the food to your liking, whereas we traditionally get a lot of praise... More

Switzerland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Our dinner with friends at the Restaurant Meridiano in Bern was again sensational. The new chef Jan Leimbach and the manager and sommelier Christian Grimm do a great job preparing an unforgettable experience. We had a 6 course dinner menu. Every dish was sensational in its own. The flavours were natural but excellent. All ingredients mixed very well together. My... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear TightLoop, thank you very much for your positv comment on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself at our Restaurant. We look forward to welcome you again soon and surprise you with our new creations. Yours sincerely The Meridiano-Team More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This restaurant is on an elevated floor of a casino with a fantastic view of the Old Town of Bern. It was a memorable sunset and a champagne toast! We had wonderful time and enjoyed the digestion menu with the wine pairing. The staff here is really remarkable and the food was excellent. Of note was the selection of cheeses... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, We would like to thank you for these detailed and positive Feedback on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening in our Restaurant. We look forward to welcome you again at the Meridiano. Yours Sincerly Meridiano Team More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a gourmet delight. Every dish is prepared like a work of art and extremely tasty. Great wine list. The staff is super professional and very, very nice. Several times the chef also came to make sure all was ok. Just a warning: it is very, very expensive and portions are small.

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, Thank you very much for your nice Comment on Trip Advisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your Dinner at the Meridiano and it was a pleasure for us to serve you. We look forward to welcome you soon back. Best wishes Merdiano Team More

Orselina, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have to say the rating should be very good to excellent regarding kitchen and the service. I clean, tidy and elegant fine dining restaurant overlooking the beatiful scenery of the old town centre of Bern. A warm welcome from the Restaurant Manager and his assitant. Outstanding professional knowledge of food and wine from the service team. The 5 course... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you spend a wonderful evening in our Restaurant Meridiano. We Look forward to welcome you soon back. Kind Regards Your Meridiano Team More

Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

I totally agree with most of reviews. It is an excellent restaurant. We enjoyed a lot our meal at Meridiano. The Cheff came to our table when we were having desserts and he asked about our meal. He is a young cheff but he really knows how to make guests happy. And the same for the service. They were young... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, thank you very much for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening at the Meridiano. We are looking forward to welcome you next time at the Meridiano. Best regards your Meridiano Team More

Como, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The food here is probably the best in Bern. We have been with my family a few times, and have never been disappointed. We shall continue to visit. Parking is a very tight.

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your Dinner at the Meridiano. We look forward to welcome you and your family soon again. Best regards Meridiano Team More

Switzerland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is probably the most innovative cuisine we have tasted in a long time. Great dishes, well served, excellent service, some unexpected surprises along the way, great view onto the city of Bern, very nice wines that go perfectly well with the food. Too bad that the chef will leave in July 2013. We hope that the new chef will... More

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, Thank you very much for your visit at the Meridiano. It was a pleasure for us to serve you and we are glad that you spend a wonderful evening in our restaurant. We look forward to welcome you at the Meridiano soon. Best regards Meridiano team More

Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This teams does a great job to seduce u with several very creative surprising dishes made out of excellent fresh but not fancy products. Try the spring rolls and just enjoy the view and let it happen to you.

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bernallegro, Manager at Meridiano, responded to this review

Dear Meridiano Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure for us to serve you and to make your Dinner an unforgetable experience. We are looking forward to welcome you again soon, that you can enjoy our new creations. Best wishes your Meridiano Team. More

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