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Schmiedenplatz 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 311 34 61
09:00 - 23:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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230 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I wouldn't advise making a beeline for this place, as it's a bit off the main drags in Bern, but if you happen to spot it, why not have a bite. There is pretty hearty food but standards... not anything that will amaze or tantalise you. Service was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Xeni25
Chicago IL, USA
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Centrally located Schmiedstube is a really nice find in central Bern. Sometimes it can be pretty tough to get a table in this small city, but I usually have good luck here because it's quite large, and a bit hidden between two main streets. The price-to-value ratio is really good for Bern. The dining room is just great, with about... More 

Thank BadAngus
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The big plus with this restaurant is that it's fairly central, but the food is uninspired. I had a sad little bowl of mushroom soup today, followed by a bland entree, with stale bread on the side.

Thank PdxTraveller994
Muri bei Bern, Switzerland
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were here on Friday evening for dinner, and despite that the city was quite crowded, had no problem finding a table. It seems there are less the young people going for dinner, and it was no problem to have a conversation without shouting. The meals were brought quite quickly, we ordered the Cordon Bleu and the escalope of venison,... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Well located in central Bern. Good range of options on the menu, good service, reasonable price, and great for coeliacs. If you need gluten free then ask for the gluten free menu - it has lots of choices and the staff were knowledgeable and very helpful.

1 Thank Andrew D
New Providence, New Jersey
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We had a full afternoon of walking, having taken the train from Geneva in the morning, and were looking for a nice restaurant serving Swiss German meals. We stumbled on this place, which is tucked behind the Anker Restaurant near the clock tower (Zytglogge) tram stop. The menu was great, as was the service. We appreciated a candle on the... More 

Thank TravelingDave72
Perth, Australia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Travelling on a day trip from geneva with my in laws, my fil refused to got to any venue which looked "touristy" for lunch. Even though it is in the old part of town, that part of the building is clean and new and spacious. We chose the Schmiedstube because all we could see was patrons who did not look... More 

1 Thank Denise B
Bern, Switzerland
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Decent portions, good taste, but not cheap. There are sufficient alternatives around for better food and better prices

Thank Edwin429
Surrey, Uk
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I dined here on a Friday evening. It was half full but there was no buzz and no atmosphere to speak of. Schmiedstube was not my first or even second choice but the restaurants I wanted to try were full so Schmiedstube it had to be to appease my hunger.... My watercress soup was outstanding, served with a skewer of... More 

1 Thank Ania1946
Baar, Switzerland
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We ate at the Schmiedstube on a Saturday evening. It was almost empty, that should have been a warning sign. We were able to order quickly, when asked for a wine recommendation, the waiter picked the most expensive white wine (which was ok, but not great). The food arrived quite soon. One dish was a trout with rice, which was... More 

2 Thank Simon N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Swiss, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schmiedenplatz 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 311 34 61

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