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Ratskeller

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Swiss, European, Central European
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Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 311 17 71
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10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. yummy dessert cart ( where do you still get that !) and the food has always been fresh and delucious. The lady running it is a personality, discover her, she is fun and a great, hard-working professional, not the polished type, but authentic and a good person !

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Thank Rets B
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

the food was good. the service is terrible. The waitress is shouting on their staff, the boss has dinner during oeak hours. Wine was served in waterglasses. Sometimes even in used glasses!!!! Never again

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Thank Andreas S
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a nice place to have dinner I stumbled on the Ratskeller, who advertised with 'Wilde Tagen', meaning the had game on the menu! For starters I had Hirsch Bruhe mit Fasanen knockerl, which was an excellent soup of dear with noodles of pheasant with mushrooms, followed by pate en croute of dear, both courses with a glass of... More 

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Thank 19Mies55
Ct
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We happened by this restaurant shortly after 6 pm on a Saturday evening and asked if we could eat without a reservation. We were seated inside. After about 10 minutes, a waitress dropped menus on our table and walked away. 20 minutes later, she had not made eye contact, let alone offered us water or drinks, even though she was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here mainly because it was the only one open at 4pm-- my husband had the barley soup and puff pastry- my son had veal Bernaise with vegetables and potatoes- I had melon and prosciutto -- it was all fabulous! Great food- only one waiter spoke English - so we had to wait a bit but she was friendly... More 

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Thank R S
Bern, Switzerland
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71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

There are no pre-cooked meals here; it is all cooked on the day it is served. The Cook is unique, the Boss lady is unbelievable; and the food?.......simply said.....an experience to behold.

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Thank Geoffrey D
Nimes, France
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant look good but it was quiet simple menu for 21chf, very small soup as starter anD sausage potato and leek for main course. good but nothing spécial. Waiter propose me à désert, i ask if it was included in thé menu hé said yes, they charged me 11 for this, and it was Not à good one (frozen... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We visited spontaneously. The disappointment started when we could not sit in the main restaurant despite it looking empty. My meal was nice but the deer roast was a disappointment (not the meat but the general presentation). There is a general lack of care and enthusiasm to go the extra mile which I expect in an establishment of this category.

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Thank kstaerk
Johannesburg
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

The food was good, but the service was really not up to standard. We waited quite a while before we were given menus by an elderly waiter. Two younger waiters were then sent to take our order and we can not complain about their service - it was prompt and the food and drink was on the table within a... More 

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Thank Daleen345
Bern, Switzerland
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I like this place. The hunting season has just begun, and there is no better place to eat Game Meat than here. It is the fact that they offer a variety of Game meats that most Restaurants do not do. Like Rabbit and Hare, Venison and Deer, Boar and even wild liver. The Grumpy old Chef is so passionate about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bern, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 311 17 71

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