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Hotel Restaurant National

) #382 of 451 Restaurants in Bern ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Central European, French, Swiss
Hirschengraben 24, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 381 19 88
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor24%
  • Terrible10%
5 Nov 2016
“Nice venison dishes during the fall”
18 Jan 2016
“Boring food”
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Central European, French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Hirschengraben 24, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Restaurant National in Bern. It is located at the Hirschengraben, not far from the main station and the city center. Since we visited in November, there were venison dishes on the menu list. We had steaks of deer which were...More

Thank TightLoops
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The menu came with a salad. We weren't even asked what dressing we wanted, there was a bottled French dressing on it with no taste. As a main course I had chosen quinoa with vegetables. The quinoa was still much too moist and the vegetables...More

Thank Ficus19
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This hotel should be avoided at all cost. It is situated next to a theater. If there isba show going on it is so noisy in the room, you can understand even the words of the song. The single rooms are tiny, with a musty,...More

Thank Fernweh3
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Unlike my overall impression of the Hotel (where I've stayed overnight), dinner at the Hotel restaurant was really delicious and at a good price. It is not a fancy place but has a good down-to-earth athmosphere in the evening with a mix of locals and...More

Thank SwissGuyWinti
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We travelled to Bern as a family of 4(children aged 5 and 8) doing a 3 week tour of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. This was the worst place we stayed. We were put on a floor that was doing massive construction. The room small, old,...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel feels like it was once quite grand but has lost it's touch. If you get a good deal and are on a budget it's fine. It's location is good, only ten minute walk from the old town. Staff were quite nice. Breakfast was...More

Thank Hannahb11
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The food I had was nice, even if there wasn't v much of it. Service was odd - they appeared to only have one menu which got passed around, which is why I eventually gave up waiting for desert.

Thank David L
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Room was reasonably sized and had a nice balcony. Location was a short distance from the train station and a quick walk from downtown. Advertised a hearty breakfast but were sorely disappointed by that definition.

Thank Evan P
Reviewed 12 May 2011

The food was delicious, and the waiter spent a long time explaining all of the different Swiss dishes to us. It was a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 56
Central European, French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hirschengraben 24, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 381 19 88
  • E-mail
This is a family run hotel-restaurant in Berne offering a combination of tradition and modernity. The building and vaulted wine cellar are historic, and the original menu features long-forgotten dishes prepared according to the precepts of slow food philosophy. The standard menu and the changing set menu offer seasonal dishes and a choice of regional dishes. Promotions such as a Menu Surprise and Aperitif in the wine cellar offer variety and an element of surprise. The restaurant also offers a choice of quality European wines. The adjoining Theatersaal (Theatre) - and Latin American discotheque - help consolidate the cosmopolitan ambiance.