Top 12: Fondue Tips in Bern
According to the TripAdvisor community, "the best fondue in town" is served at the restaurant Harmonie. Located right next to the famous Zytglogge (Clock Tower) and looking back on more than 100 years of tradition, the restaurant in the Old Town serves delicious Swiss specialties from grandma's kitchen. For a delicious fondue, you can choose between "classic", "aux truffes" (with truffles and champagne), "moitié-moitié" and "Bärner Chrütter" (Bernese herbs).
Where Restaurant Harmonie, Hotelgasse 3, 3011 Bern
Next to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower).
When All year long Fondue served Monday to Friday:
11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
During Advent season also on Saturdays 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Price Fondue from CHF 29.50
Chalet Schanze - high above Bern
Charming chalet atmosphere and mountain views only a lift ride from Bern railway station: The “Grosse Schanze” is probably Switzerland's largest terrace. At this delightful venue, a cosy evening or lunch break in the cosy winter chalet awaits you. The fondue is served with truffles, champagne or in its classic form. If you feel like something different, you can enjoy a raclette, Spätzli with winter vegetables or Fondue-Beef-Burger with Rösti Frites.
Where Grosse Schanze, Parkstrasse 10, 3012 Bern
The Grosse Schanze is less than two minutes away from Bern main station. The lift, which also takes you to the car park, whisks you straight from the platform to the entrance of the restaurant.
When From 21 November 2019–31 January 2020 Fondue served Mon–Fri
11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sat 5:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Mon–Sat 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
24/25/26/31 December 2019, 1/2 January 2020
Price From CHF 28.50
Fondue veranda at the Rosengarten Restaurant
If you are looking for spectacular views, the fondue veranda of the Rosengarten Restaurant is the place to be. As the lights of Bern's Old Town sparkle on the other side of the panoramic window, you can sit back and enjoy a delicious meal. Fondue lovers can choose between the house mix (Schönrieder mountain cheese and creamy Heitenrieder), Alpine herb, Seisler chili and truffle fondue. For just 55 francs, you are served an entire fondue menu, including salad with egg, Valais meat platters and a dessert of sweet apple-cider cream. A tasteful ambience awaits with cozy candlelight, snug warm rugs and a crackling open fire.
Where Rosengarten Restaurant, Alter Aargauerstalden 31b, 3006 When Mid October 2019–end of February 2020 Fondue served Daily:
11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Price Fondue from CHF 29.50
Fondue menu including salad with egg, a Valais meat platter, and traditional Swiss apple-cider cream CHF 54.50 per person.
Fondue gondola at the Marzilibrücke Restaurant
Mountain romance in the middle of the federal city! Under the large chestnut trees in the garden of the Marzilibrücke restaurant, four pretty cable cars from the Gstaad-Saanenland holiday region invite you to a fondue. It’s a feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds: The gondolas are charmingly decorated with red and white chequered curtains and authentic accessories such as traditional ski poles. Seated on snug warm seats, you can sense the spirit of the mountains. In addition to cheese fondue - classic or with black truffle - with bread, potatoes, pickled gherkins and silver onions, there are many Gstaad specialties to try. The restaurant is located directly on the banks of the Aare. How about a late even-ing stroll along the river after your meal? Tip: Book in advance, the gondolas are in great demand! Information
Where Marzilibrücke Restaurant, Gasstrasse 8, 3005 Bern When 26 October 2019–16 February 2020 Fondue served Monday to Saturday:
11:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Price Fondue from CHF 29.50
Fondue menu with salad and dessert CHF 49.00
Miscellaneous For larger groups (company parties, club functions or birthdays), the Marzilibrücke Restaurant serves fondue in two charming rooms, one of which is also designed in a chalet look.
Full Moon Fondue on the Gurten
Wrapped in warm blankets and in good company: in nights with a full moon, a special cheese experience awaits on Bern’s local mountain: after being greeted with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and enjoying a bowl of homemade soup, a traditional cheese fondue is served. The meal is rounded off with a variety of desserts, but the highlight of the evening is the starry night sky and the panoramic view of the city with its sparkling lights.
Where Gurten – Park im Grünen, 3084 Wabern When Full moon:
Monday, 14 October 2019,
Tuesday, 12 November 2019,
Thursday, 12. December 2019
6:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Price Fondue menu with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, soup and desserts: CHF 71.00 Miscellaneous Warm clothing recommended. Blankets are provided. In bad weather, the full moon fondue takes place inside.
Bubble Tent Moosegg
How about a trip to the Emmental region? Be it to boost your energy for a snowshoe tour or for a perfect winter evening – enjoy a tasty fondue on Moosegg, served in the cozy bubble tent and accompanied by regional delicacies and a wonderful view of Langnau and the Bernese Alps. The table in the bubble tent seats four to seven people – perfect for a fun family dinner or a relaxed evening with friends!
Where Hotel Moosegg
Moosegg 231 A, 3543 Emmenmatt
When 13 November 2019 to 1 February 2020 Time Lunch 12:00 p.m., dinner 7:00 p.m. Price Fondue menu including salad, dessert and sides:
cheese fondue CHF 57.00 per person, meat fondue CHF 68.00 per person
Miscellaneous Group reservations starting at 8 people
Fancy fondue and white wine in the middle of the Christmas market? Do it yourself! The Restaurant Platzhirsch has everything you need for a fondue under a starry sky. In addition to a shoulder bag with bread, fork, “Kirsch” and a tasty cheese mixture, the Platzhirsch supports fondue novices with a funny, international "How-to-Fondue" guide (even available in Chinese and Korean!). All we need to do is join in and say, "Enjoy your Fondue!”
Where Platzhirsch Restaurant, Waisenhausplatz, 3011 Bern
On the Waisenhausplatz Christmas market
When 30 November–28 December 2019
25/26 December 2019
Fondue served Monday to Satruday 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Sundays 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
The special fondue experience for couples, explorers and anyone in search of something unique: A “fondue ride” on three wheels! While you dip bread in hot cheese and toast with a glass of white wine, the driver entertains you with funny anecdotes and interesting facts about the Swiss federal city. Woolen blankets and benches padded with fluffy fur keep you comfy and warm as you ride through the romantically lit alleys of Bern's Old Town. The perfect Advent or Christmas present for your sweetheart!
Meeting Point Restaurant Lötschberg, Zeughausgasse 16, 3011 Bern When Possible all year long* Duration 60–90 minutes Price CHF 190.00 for two persons Languages German / English / French Additional info Warm clothes recommended.
Schwellenmätteli fondue hut
Fondue on Bern’s Riviera: The Schwellenmätteli Restaurant offers a strikingly unique location. Built directly on the banks of the Aare and offering a stunning view of the lights of the Old Town, the chalet-like extension invites you to enjoy a delicious fondue feast. Among other fondue mixtures, you can find the “Bärefondü” with sausage and bacon simmering in the caquelons. Literally meaning “bear fondue”, legend has it that it lends you the strength of a bear. A special extra: You can buy some of the carefully arranged decors on the spot.
Where Schwellenmätteli Restaurant, Dalmaziquai 11, 3005 Bern
Right by the Aare river.
When 31 October 2019–22 February 2020 Fondue served November, January, and February:
Wednesday – Saturday, 6:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday, 6:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Price Fondue from CHF 29.50
Fondue menu with salad and dessert from CHF 54.50 (only for groups with more than 10 persons).
Miscellaneous The “fondue hut” can be booked outside the standard opening hours for groups of 50 or more. Book your table early.
Ice rink restaurant on Bundesplatz (Parliament Square)
Ice skating on the Parliament Square is a genuinely unique experience! Every year, thousands of lo-cals and visitors lace up their skates and head for the ice before the impressive backdrop of the Swiss Parliament Building. After the free ice-skating experience, you can warm up in the ice rink res-taurant with a cup of mulled wine and a savoury fondue. On selected Sundays there are live concerts. A perfect excursion for the whole family, with a group of friends, or for a company event.
Where Bundesplatz Bern ice rink restaurant, Bundesplatz 1, 3011 Bern When 18 December 2019–16 February 2020 Fondue served Daily, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Price Fondue CHF 26.00
Fondue and Igloo Charm
If you’re looking for an unforgettable and romantic winter experience, head to Kemmeriboden-Bad to have a delicious fondue and spend a night in one of their very own igloos. After a walk in the snow (snowshoes are available for free for the hotel guests), sweethearts can relax at the hotel spa, complete with sauna, steam shower and wooden tub, and then sit down to a fondue served with potatoes, pickled vegetables and a meat platter with regional specialties. By the way: you don’t have to spend the night to enjoy a romantic fondue in the igloo!
Where Hotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-Bad, Kemmeriboden, 6197 Schangnau
60 minutes by car from Bern
When January 2019–mid-March 2020, depending on the snow Time Two time slots: from 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. Price The igloo seats 45 guests.
Price starting at CHF 249.00 per person and night, breakfast included.
The fondue dinner can also be booked without an overnight stay.
Fondue only: CHF 35.00 per person.
Getting back home: from mid-December, there is a bus in the direction of Eschholzmatt on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
Fondue at Chalet Alpenland
Chalet magic in the heart of the city: This impressive chalet, located on the Kornhausplatz (Granary Square), was built especially for the winter appearance in the federal city. Here 100 guests can enjoy a cozy alpine atmosphere and delicious food. Besides Flammkuchen and raclette, of course fondue is served as well – variety is the keyword here. How about a beer fondue? Or would you prefer the champagne version?