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Pension Gimmelwald

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$$ - $$$
European, Swiss
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near the cable car station, Gimmelwald, Switzerland
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Wrightwood, California
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon, and returned this past summer with our children and my parents. We ate at the pension after a 4 mile hike, and sat on their back patio with sweeping views of the alps. The space is cozy, the views unbeatable, and the food is hearty. Nothing competes a long day of... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We looked forward to two nights here as it's a Rick Steves favorite. However, the Pension and the town didn't deliver. The weather didn't help - we didn't get the fabulous views we saw from Murren right before. We arrived early in the last week of Sept. and the restaurant was closed, as were most services in town. They did... More 

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New Delhi, India
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

1) Good selection to choose from. Food is aloso good. 2) The view of the mountains from the restaurant is breathtaking

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Hickory, NC
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

After a great day of hiking, we stopped here for a beer. The patio outside has stunning mountain vistas. The Honesty shop next door is owned by the folks that own the Pension. Pick out your item, put the money into an envelope-there is no one in the shop. The family that runs the Pension is very nice. We came... More 

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Thank stems22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We ate at this property 3 nights in a row...each night we had homemade soup and homemade bread with a main course - really good meals at an affordable price (since food is very expensive in Switzerland. The drinks were very reasonable too.

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Redding, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped for a light lunch. Very fresh ingredients, well presented. One of the biggest surprises of the trip. Much less expensive than most of the Murren restaurants, and better quality. Friendly staff, which was also unusual in the area!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited the small town of Gimmelwald based on Rick Steves reviews, and were pleasantly surprised by this wonderful little restaurant. The menu was limited, but the food very well-prepared using fresh ingredients. The day we visited the soup of the day was pumpkin, butternut squash and sweet potato - and it was fantastic! My husband had a burger and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Walked down from Murren. Lovely outdoor patio with great views and good food. Quite a nice place for a stop while coming through Gimmelwald.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stopped here during an hike through Gimmelwald. The service was very friendly and the food was good and priced fairly. Recommended to sit on the terrace if weather permits.

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Freeport, Maine
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

On our recent hiking trip to the Berner Oberland my family stopped for lunch at the Pension Gimmelwald. We weren't sure whether we would find a place to eat in Gimmelwald, but we were starving as we had been fed almost nothing for breakfast at the very rustic Hotel Obersteinberg (see my review) a few miles away in the mountains.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Swiss
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: near the cable car station, Gimmelwald, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bernese Oberland  >  Gimmelwald
Description
You already list this as a hotel. I didn't stay at the hotel so can't rate it but want to provide this information: I wandered into Gimmelwald down the path from Murren and met the owner, David, hiking up the path. He is an attractive Brit and very knowledgeable regarding hiking and other activities in the area. I had a coffee on his terrace and later a couple of pints of beer while chatting with him and others. The view from the terrace is fantastic across the deep Lauterbrunnen valley to the mountains on the other side. I didn't get to try his food as the chef hadn't arrived yet, and I didn't see his rooms in the pension part, but this place is worth a try at least to sit on the terrace for a coffee/beer and enjoy the view. Rick Steves also lists it in his book on Switzerland.

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