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Benacus

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European, Swiss, Fusion, Diner
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Kirchgasse 15 | Kirchgasse 15, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
+41 33 821 20 20
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 00:30
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very expensive (but then everywhere is in Switzerland - but this is over the top for what you get) and only average food. Service is okay, bordering on the ambivalent. Have visited here previously and been very happy with the food but it seems to have gone downhill and I don't think we would visit again.

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Thank NotEasilyPleased10
Westport, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Benacus was recommended to us and so glad we went. Great quaint atmosphere and delicious food. The tapas was tasty and the burger amazing!

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Thank Anne L
SE, NC
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

A friend of mine, who lives in Unterseen, recommended Benacus so we went there for dinner. I ordered a hamburger (and now you're likely wondering why I am writing this review) and it was probably one of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten. Had I been in Unterseen/Interlaken longer I would have definitely went back and tried something a... More 

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Thank Chris P
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

We came me and my friends but we left before we order because the waitress was so rood we wanted to order and she left in the middle of the order and she never smiles so we left with a bad impression

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Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Very creative food. Service was a little slow, but there was a large party in the next room. The molten chocolate cake was amazing and they serve a creative welcome aperitif before you start.

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Thank Traveler53630
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

While the quality of the food was good, I feel both the food and drink were overpriced, hence the average score. However, the quiet location and attentive service were welcomed.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is the place to eat if you don't mind the cost. The staff are first class in looking after you in many ways. The owner is Switzerlands top TV chef and the food reflects that.

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Katy, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Loved the contemporary feel to the restaurant. Very friendly and helpful waitress. I never knew Brussel sprouts, beets and goat cheese could provide such a superb (and beautiful) meal. After we finished, the chef came to greet us -- asking us if we were "Americans". Wondered what we thought of his food. I complimented him on the taste and presentation... More 

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Mississauga
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

We really enjoyed ourselves at Benacus four years ago, but not quite so much this time around. The food was just as good as before, but the prices were higher than we remembered and (at least when we were there) the restaurant seems to be a destination for large corporate gatherings , which can detract from the experience of the... More 

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zermatt
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

The best tomato and mozzerella ever. The tandoori chicken was perfect and the pork fillet with mashed potatoes was delicious. Very reasonably priced and would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 99
Cuisine
European, Swiss, Fusion, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:30
Thursday
17:00 - 00:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:30
Saturday
17:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirchgasse 15 | Kirchgasse 15, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bernese Oberland  >  Interlaken  >  Unterseen
  • Phone Number: +41 33 821 20 20
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.

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