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“Excellent dining in a laid-back atmosphere”
Review of Benacus

Benacus
Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Unterseen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $101
Cuisines: Diner, Swiss, Bar, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have now been to Benacus a couple of times, first for the tasting menu for a family celebration and the last time a week ago for a less 'involved' meal. The head chef is something of a Swiss celebrity but he still comes out and says hello to his guests after most of the service has finished.

The price is NOT expensive by Swiss standards, in or near Interlaken, but for illustration purposes: for the very large Tapas platter, two burgers, plus wine, water & coffee it cost just under 150CHF for two. We will certainly going back, but will probably try a different main this time, the burgers were good, but I can get better at GBK in London. The Tapas selection was, however, excellent, if anything they actually give you too much meat! and I don't know what they do to their Almonds but I love it.

I hope to report back that they have better beer on offer as all I could see on my last visit was Carlsberg [shudders] on tap.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Stumbled upon this place whilst fleeing from the overly touristic high street area of Interlaken.
Located on a quiet square the restaurant was the haven we were searching for.
It was fully booked when we arrived at 6pm but the friendly staff accommodated us onto a table that was arriving later.
They were also happy to advise on the menu and describe the origins and procedure that goes into making them.
We had Tapas and from the 10 or so dishes served 8-9 were delicious.
I'd recommend for any couple.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was very nice, but nothing amazing and no view.

1  Thank Donna O
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We had the 7 course meal and every course was delicious.

1  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Trying hard to be a top grade restaurant, and failing miserably. The food is overpriced and the service uninterested. Just not worth it.

2  Thank Marc P
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