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“Old Time Switzerland” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kornhauskeller, Restaurant

Kornhauskeller, Restaurant
Kornhausplatz 18, Bern CH-3011, Switzerland
031 327 72 72
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Ranked #32 of 372 restaurants in Bern
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Delray Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Old Time Switzerland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great place for lunch and good lunch special. The ambiance is superb and the place living museum with murals and restored medieval architecture.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St Moritz
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great to eat in this place full of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The Kornhaus is a marvelous building and the bar area is the upper part of the building, around the sides of the Kornhaus, just upstairs, like a gallery. Its worth going in just to see the lovely medieval building and the murals. Its very atmospheric and comfortable and so interesting. It was the place where the corn or wheat was stored many years ago. Its lovely to eat there, but as its inside and underground, its best for dinner. The bar was dark and comfortable and one could look down into the restaurant from there. The meal we had in the restaurant was good, the antipasta was also good. Its a lovely restaurant with a great history and really worth visiting in Bern.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grasse, France
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This restaurant is ideally located in the center of Bern, close to the Opera. The entrance on the street, under the arcade, is not welcoming (a bit obscure), but once you have gone downstairs, you are a bit rooted to the spot! Decoration is superb: don't hesitate to ask the history sheet narrated on a sheet of paper that you can keep. Food is of quality for good ratio quality/prices. It was the asparagus festival time when we were there, and really it was a festival! Just a bit too "touristic", not enough Swiss people. Excellent reception.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bern, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good for business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Kornhauskeller is very suitable for a business dinner in the winter months

There is enough space between tables and most of them are round which is goood for businnes but can feel a littel impersonal.
The wine list as well as the menu changes often has a few seasonal dishes. The antipasti bar is great you can make your own place with as much or as little as you want.
The price is quite high however the quality is up to par.

Visited November 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Underwhelming food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We were looking forward to a nice leisurely weekend lunch. The venue is nice (in winter - would not go there on a sunny spring or summer day) and in the center of Berne.

We have been to a number of Bindella restaurants, and this one is by far the worst in terms of quality of food and service. Starters were not very inspiring, and both main courses were over-cooked (how difficult is it to do cook seafood-pasta?) and did not taste good at all. I suspect that they were sitting under the salamander for a long time. Which brings me to the service, which was dreadfully slow and unattentive.

I do not recommend this place, and I will go by TA again next time as versus a personal recommendation.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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