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Cafe Restaurant de l'Ecluse

$$ - $$$
European, Swiss, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Schuesspromenade 14d, Biel 2502, Switzerland
+41 32 322 18 40
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frederick, maryland
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617 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, there was a problem with the heating system for the restaurant on the night of our visit; otherwise, the dining room was a nice setting. I had the Veloute de Choux-fleur and Rable de Lapin Farci - elegant and very nicely done but not my favorite tastes. Wait staff was agreeable. The seasonal menus are carefully composed with limited... More 

Thank fred200099
Biel, Switzerland
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

In summertime, that's one of my favourite place! The industrial building is next to a lock on the river Suze. It is also among a small but very charming park (the "Elfenau Park"), where you can see a little stream, peacocks and other birds. The terrace has a great and large pergola, making you think you're somewhere out of time,... More 

Thank Sophie V
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Tasty food with very subtil delicate flavors - simple - but flawless. Wonderful location not far away from the train station but with all the nature surrounding the neighborhood. Great service. Amazing restaurant - highly recommanded !

Thank Michel P
Oberageri, Switzerland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Just lovely to sit outside and enjoy the healthy food and friendly service, the view on the small park and creek make it a noce spot to go for a sunny lunch

Thank Basjee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service ! Athmosphere is very pleasant and the food delicious ! I recommend this place to any meat lover. There are vegetarian option as well !

Thank Liza P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This is a friendly dining experience, and if you are looking for somewhere to eat in Biel/Bienne, you could do a lot worse than choose to come here. On a warm evening, it offers al fresco dining under the espaliered trees. It is conveniently located near the main hotels and the Kanal, and just a short stroll up from the... More 

Thank Lucy M
Worben, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

We have been to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner with my husband. I ordered fresh fish, and got a dish very badly seasoned (too salty) and worst of all the fish was not fresh (I got very sick already the same evening). My husband ordered a meat skewer which was barely warm. To make matters worse, our friend wanted... More 

Thank Magdalena G
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

love the home made cordon bleu here.. simple yummy! :) Always busy her but worth it. have not tried the other dishes as I like eating the cordon bleu here.. but will try others one day as they look good too.

Thank swooshmac
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

This place was quite a surprise. From the looks outside I was expecting something fancy but once inside you find yourself in a former factory, which shows. The fresh daily menu is written on a blackboard on the wall. Even though it got quite busy at some point the service was correct and the food was good. Really enjoyed this... More 

Thank B387
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

A super great menu combined with reasonable pricing and friendly service. We will come back for sure.

Thank Ueli1987

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Swiss, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schuesspromenade 14d, Biel 2502, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Biel
  • Phone Number: +41 32 322 18 40

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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?