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) #118 of 461 Restaurants in Bern $$ - $$$ German, , European
Schmiedenplatz 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 311 34 61
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good54%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
15 Dec 2016
“Lovely dining room with lots of great choices”
8 Feb 2017
“Just above average food, only just. Central and convenient for business lunch”
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German, Swiss, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
Schmiedenplatz 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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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...More

Thank Xeni25
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank BadAngus
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
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...More

Thank RobertH78
Reviewed 4 August 2015

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...More

1  Thank Andrew D
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...More

Thank TravelingDave72
Reviewed 9 January 2015

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....More

1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed 15 April 2014

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

Thank Edwin429
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...More

1  Thank Ania1946
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...More

2  Thank Simon N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Swiss, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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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