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Restaurant Gothard

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Swiss, European
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rue du Pont-Mure 16, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 322 32 85
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08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 23:30
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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Southwold, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went along on a cold, wet night in November at about 6 PM only to find the place heaving. I managed to get the last seat without booking so would recommend booking ahead. I went for Fondue and was not disappointed. The service is efficient and quick. The surroundings traditional Swiss. Hit the spot with a couple of beers.

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Thank SimonKD
Milan, Italy
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very typical, ancient, local, romantic, homy, cozy, fondue-restaurant. Fantastic fondue, good wine list, excellent service!

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Thank simon m
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I had been wondering about this place for a while and finally tried it and we were all enthusiastic! It is difficult to find bad cheese fondue in Fribourg, however this was amongst the best I've had here, it was delicious! The service was great too, the staff was friendly and always available. I would suggest making a reservation because... More 

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Chilmark, Massachusetts & North Eleuthera
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fondue is meant to top the list of a romantic culinary experience. It also brings friends or newly acquired acquaintances closer together; it's all about sharing...and the Gothard caters to such an atmosphere. Swiss Cantons have thrived on competing for the claim of the "best" fondue, but after tasting each for a half of a decade, my top choice is... More 

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Thank danak153
New Forest, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We walked passed initially, feeling 11.30am wasn't quite the ideal time for a fondue but the restaurant was bursting so we went in - and what a treat we were in for! We had the Fribourg traditional fondue and rosti and they were wonderful. Cooked to perfection, the staff were very attentive and helpful and there was a great buzz... More 

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Thank LynseyC
Phuket, Thailand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly and attentive. Serves one of the best local grubs if not the best in Fribourg namely fondue and rosti with an ambience to match. Its organised clutter only adds to the experience.

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Dana Point
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

What a revelation. The fondue was amazing AND the ambience only added to the joy of what felt like a truly "local" dining experience. This is a MUST if you are visiting Fribourg. Get the dessert fondue too. The service is adequate. They are not trying to make friends or brighten your day. It is customary behavior which an American... More 

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Thank CapistranoBeach
Fribourg, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The history of this delightful restaurant is very interesting! On the walls there are some photos of Marie Rose, sadly now deceased, who was once a nanny to one of the Kennedy brothers' children! The servers are lovely people and the food there is real local treats if you want to experience the cuisine here!

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Thank Mandhi_10
Fribourg, Switzerland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Gotthard Café-Restauranat is near the Cathedral (bus stop just in front). Owned by the Fribourg Bourgeoisie, it is run by professionals. The meals are tastey (hard to go wrong) and prices are reasonable. No big fuss, nor excentricies, but the service is quick, friendly in a cozy atmosphere.

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Thank Ellen C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A group of five Americans, no French and a little german, thank goodness the server spoke some english. We had the cheese fondue, potatoes and bread, very good. The deserts were excellent as well, the Ice Coffee, the Chocolate Ice Cream, and the Creme broleu. Pricey for the fondue, next time might do another menu item, the atmosphere was really... More 

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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
Cuisine
Swiss, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Pont-Mure 16, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Fribourg  >  Fribourg
  • Phone Number: +41 26 322 32 85

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