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Cafe Restaurant de l'Ecluse

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Schuesspromenade 14d, Biel 2502, Switzerland
+41 32 322 18 40
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This place was quite a surprise. From the looks outside I was expecting something fancy but once inside you find yourself in a former factory, which shows. The fresh daily menu is written on a blackboard on the wall. Even though it got quite busy at some point the service was correct and the food was good. Really enjoyed this... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

A super great menu combined with reasonable pricing and friendly service. We will come back for sure.

Thank Ueli1987
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The place is great, but their cuisine even better! They cook very fresh and the portions can be called big for the ones you get in normal Swiss restaurants. Even if the portions are more than the average standard, you get an excellent dish. They always have extra stuff on the black board, so you don't get used to having... More 

2 Thank Kira F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Pity... It started well with the nice terasse, next to the lovely Elfenau park. We first ordered some appetizers (grilled vegetables with Parma ham). There was already a lot of pepper and oil, but all over ok. We then ordered some Saint Jacques and dorade. Surprise: over salted. We asked to change it, and when the dish came back there... More 

2 Thank Capman82
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Great surrounding, different if you come from abroad. A place to go, to relax, to enjoy. I really recommend it, - but only if the weather is good and in summer

Thank Dragonth
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

I ordered the samosa (starters), angus beef steak (main), chocolate cake with vanilla ice-cream (dessert). The portions were rather huge and I was unable to finish all my food. However, they were really good. The place was very crowded with locals on a Wednesday night and the staff were very friendly.

Thank toesy
Lugano, Switzerland
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2011

We went to this restaurant reading Tripadvisor previous reviews: this was the best decision we took since Restaurant L'Ecluse is not only well located in the city centre, but has a beautiful garden, is quite and the dishes are simply delicious. The service was quite impressive because we were 20 persons attending the dinner, and we had to wait 20... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2009

try 'menu surprise'!

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Reviewed 26 November 2008

Nice place.

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Bern, Switzerland
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2008

make a reservation, often quite full.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schuesspromenade 14d, Biel 2502, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Biel
  • Phone Number: +41 32 322 18 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?