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Kornhauskeller

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Kornhausplatz 18 | 3011 Bern, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 327 72 72
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11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
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London, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in the cellar of the early 18th century corn exchange. The vaulted walls and ceilings are covered with beautiful frescos and hung with huge chandeliers so it is has great atmosphere. This was a birthday meal and it was a perfect venue. I had the 68CHF menu and my husband ate a la carte. He chose the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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306 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of atmosphere, this is arguably the most impressive venue in Bern. Although the old town has several really fun below-street-level bars, none have the volume or style of this place. Under a particularly striking architecture of vaulted and frescoed ceilings, the Korhauskeller bar entirely surrounds, balcony-like, its namesake restaurant (which I have never tried). A particularly complete collection... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a stunning building, and is lit beautifully in the evening. The food was delicious - the prawns with ratatouille and risotto were particularly outstanding but each dish was excellent, and the service was also very good. Switzerland is a very expensive place to eat in comparison to the rest of Europe, but this really is a... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Girlfriend and I decide a couple of weeks ago to jump in spontaneously and enjoyed it. We had no reservation done, so we expected to get no table. Well, we got a table and had a wonderful evening with really tasty food. By the way, there is also a nice area upstairs, where you just can sit and have... More 

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Thank Michael K
Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear Michael K Thank you very much for your Kind review and helpful recommendations. Exactly, we also have our 'Gallery Bar' that opens before the actual Restaurant where you can enjoy some cocktails before dinner. We are glad to hear that you found your visit to be enjoyable and that you liked the atmosphere and food. It would be a... More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love walking down into the cellar and seeing the beautiful architecture of the building. The service was excellent and English speaking was no problem. I would highly recommend getting a anti-Pasta salad bar... it is amazing. All of my business associates enjoyed their meal and I greatly enjoyed the rosti. I was afraid this was going to be a... More 

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Thank Skippacktravel
Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear Skippacktravel Thank you very much for your review and kind recommendations. We are glad you found our food to be 'amazing' and hope to have you back as our guest at your next visit to Bern. We will gladly pass on your positive feedback to our staff and wish you all the best. Warm regards Your Kornhauskeller-Team More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we dined here in the evening and had a truly memorable experience. The maître d and waiter could not have been more friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent - I had the lamb on ratatouille with a rosemary jus and my friend had the chicken. Both were perfectly cooked and it was a shame when our plates were empty... More 

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Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear Paulbrst Thank you very much for your review and kind recommendations. We are glad you found your visit to be memorable and hope to have you back to shape new memories. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our food and ambiance and will gladly pass on your positive feedback to our staff. It would be a pleasure... More 

Providence
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautifully decorated Italian restaurant (Swiss style) with truly excellent service. There is an extensive menu, with classical Italian options for 4 full courses, an extensive wine list and bar (many classical cocktails, Grappa, and whiskeys). The restaurant is located in a ~17th century grain storage cellar, and has been beautifully redecorated with chandeliers, baroque wood, and frescoes.... More 

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Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear Jim R Thank you very much for your review and recommendations. It is true that our location is perfect for celebrating occasions of any kind. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our traditional atmosphere, friendly service and different menu offers. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back again and we wish you all... More 

New York City, New York
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315 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I was in Bern in March 2017 as a single elderly woman and wondered about how I'd be accommodated. The greeting was courteous. i was placed at a table with a good view of the visually impressive restaurant with its elaborate decoration in painted plaster. The menu had many possibilities, and I had a delicious dinner. The service was courteous,... More 

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Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear Carol K Thank you very much for your positive rating and recommendation, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will gladly pass on your compliments about our personnel to the Service Team. We look forward to welcoming you the next time you visit Bern and wish you all the best in the meantime. Warm regards, Your... More 

Switzerland
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely late lunch overlooking the square outside the restaurant. Delicious pasta dish served by thoughtful staff.

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Thank nettie1
Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear nettie1, Thank you for your visit at the Kornhauscafé and your positive feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed our service and delicious food. We hope to get the chance of welcoming you soon again in the sunny old town of Bern. Warm regards from our Kornhaus-Team More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I just had a one day city tour in Bern and chose this restaurant for lunch thanks to its high ranking on tripadvisor, and it indeed lived up to my expectation. Upon entering the restaurant was I much stunned by its fascinating decor with many impressive paintings on its high ceiling and Medieval style, and it was truly a joyful... More 

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Kornhaus, Sales at Kornhauskeller, responded to this review

Dear SteveWang81, Thank you sincerely for your feedback, we are glad that our restaurant could live up to your expectations. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We are sorry about the impolite situation you encountered, we take your feedback very seriously and will communicate the incident to avoid it in the future. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Monday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Thursday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Friday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kornhausplatz 18 | 3011 Bern, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 327 72 72

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