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Restaurant Sonne

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Landsgemeindeplatz 1, Appenzell 9060, Switzerland
+41 71 7871122
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice meal

Our bnb host suggested us to try this restaurant, it had nice outdoors seating under the trees, it was a bier garden, in the main square of Appenzell town. We had mac n cheese with sausage and a sausage salad. Meal was decent, great beer, only thing price is a bit steep, actually everything in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Flora C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Our bnb host suggested us to try this restaurant, it had nice outdoors seating under the trees, it was a bier garden, in the main square of Appenzell town. We had mac n cheese with sausage and a sausage salad. Meal was decent, great beer, only thing price is a bit steep, actually everything in the little town of Appenzell... More 

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Thank Flora C
Princeton, New Jersey
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had lunch with my family on their outside patio, which has a number of tables under old trees. Great location off of the main town square and by the main pedestrian zone (hauptgasse). The food was traditional local dishes, which were great. I had the local Roesti with a mixed salad and my children had local sausages with pasta. All... More 

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1 Thank SwissScrivs
Parker, CO
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346 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I only rated this average as we weren't completed satisfied. We were a group of 12...and it wasn't busy, but it took really long to get the food to us. Most of the dishes were pretty good...the soups way too salty, but the rest pretty good. Atmosphere in the side room a bit sterile, but had the weather been better,... More 

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Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Having been for a great walk above Appenzell Heinz from Lutisberg asked a local where the best place to eat a Swiss boiled sausage. When we arrived we found this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed this local delicacy with a Swiss cheese topped noodles and a locally brewed beer

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Thank Supa7WP
San Diego
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117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The menu is typical Swiss and the food is well prepared. The place is busy, which is good, but the wait staff seems a little overwhelmed.

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Sao Paulo, Brasil
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120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After a long Sunday of touring on the region of Appenzell, we stopped to have a late lunch at this adorable restaurant on the city center of Appenzell. What a wonderful surprise! We sat on the garden under huge trees and had an excellent meal there. The waitress was very friendly and the food delicious and well cooked. It also... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The inside seating area is quite small and we had to share a long table with other guests. The food was good and the service quick.

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Thank Phil D
Paris, France
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stopped there for dinner after visiting the charming but very touristy village of Appenzell. The restaurant is located directly on the main square Landsgemeindeplatz, and has a large, inviting terrace. Unfortunately positive aspects are offset by negative points. On the plus side, the waitress was friendly and smiling during the entire meal. The Cordon Bleu I chose as main... More 

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Thank q-sto
Taipei
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the fourth time for me to eat at Sonne and I always order rosti with cheese and egg. It was really delicious and tasty! The spaetzle served with apple kompot was also great! Highly recommended if you want to try authentic Appenzeller food.

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San Diego, California
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228 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This welcoming outside restaurant is a great place to have a meal in this cute town. This place is busy and popular, so don't expect alot of service , but they did great for as busy as they were! The menu has great choices, and the prices are reasonable compared to many other places in town. The outdoor garden is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Landsgemeindeplatz 1, Appenzell 9060, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Appenzell  >  Appenzell
  • Phone Number: +41 71 7871122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

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