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Jul 20, 2009 01:09 PM

Switzerland: Wengen, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Murren

I will be spending a week in the Bernese Oberlands, and wondering if anyone has suggestions of places to eat? I will be based in Wengen, but think it's pretty easy to get to Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Murren. Any suggestions? Also, we'll have at least a day or two in Interlaken, so suggestions for there are welcome too


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  1. We spent a week in this area about a month ago. We based ourselves in an apartment in Lauterbrunnen, and we ate most of our meals there. However, we did eat dinner in Lauterbrunnen a couple of times. The first meal we had there was at Hotel Restaurant Schutzen. They had "BBQ" night on Fridays, and it was great. They did a bunch of different meats on their grill out on the patio. We had a plate of mixed grill along with a pot of their cheese fondue. Both were good and made for a fun and hearty meal.

    Our second meal out was at Hotel Oberland - I wouldn't recommend it. There wasn't anything wrong with the food, it was just nothing special.

    We went back to Schutzen again for our third meal out and had some more meat - this time served on a hot stone. It was fun, but not quite as tasty as the BBQ night grilling extravaganza. I'd still recommend it.

    Our other non-apartment meals took place up at the top of the Schilthorn and the Jungfrau. We never ate in Wengen or Murren, though we walked through both towns. We didn't make it over to Grindelwald.

    Good luck, and bring lots of money! (Restaurants in Switzerland are CRAZY expensive!)

    1. I was in Wengen about 1 year ago. The restaurant in the hotel - Baeren ( B ,a-umlaut, ren) had a great restaurant. I was there in the fall and they did fabulous "wild venison" and local products - freshly picked mushrooms etc. Food was great and not super expensive for Switzerland. I've never gone wrong foodwise in Switzerland just walking into little dives. Grindelwald is more "touristy" than the other places you've mentioned.'s fabulous there!