Tucked away in the Alps in Switzerland, you wouldn’t think that there would be much of a culinary scene in the small town of Interlaken. However, this little gem has become a favorite for tourists looking to reach the great outdoors, so as the tourism has boomed, so has the food.
As you’re surrounded by such stunning natural beauty, some of the best places to eat in Interlaken come with an incredible view of the Alps and the rest of the region you’re visiting. Nothing could be more perfect than eating delicious food, sipping on local wine, and absorbing the breath-taking view beyond. Any restaurant with a good view of the scenery is worth the visit, but just in case you need a little more direction than that, here are our top picks for restaurants in Interlaken.
Okay, so we know it’s not exactly the most adventurous of suggestions for breakfast, but sometimes you can’t beat a good old fashioned Irish pub for some seriously hearty grub. Plus, we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this will definitely get you off to a great start. The Irish breakfast served at the 3 Tells Pub in Interlaken is some of the best in town, and there are very few other places around here where you can get comfort food such as bacon and hash browns. On top of all that, it’s seriously inexpensive – definitely a bonus!
If you’ve had your fix of stodge for the day at 3 Tells Pubs and fancy something a bit healthier, try out Blueberrys Juice Bar for some fruity deliciousness. Not only does this place serve up plenty of fresh fruit and the best smoothies in Interlaken, they also serve tasty paninis and bagels. Blueberrys is the perfect place to curl up for a guilt-free and scrumptious lunch.
Grand Café Restaurant Schuh is a bit of a more decadent spot to grab a bite to eat, and if you feel like settling in for an indulgent dinner in a beautiful setting, it’s definitely the place to go for just that. They specialize in gourmet food, so you can rest assured that this place knows how to whip up a good meal. They serve a whole range of food, typically hearty and warming dishes with a touch of class, the perfect way to spend and evening in Interlaken, especially in the winter months. With the low light and calm setting, you’ll be want to slide right into a food coma after treating yourself to dinner here.
You’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to dessert in Switzerland, and the country has mastered chocolate making so well. There are numerous spots around Interlaken where you can try cakes, pastries, and gelato, but having have tried to find a place that beats our dinner pick for dessert, we failed. So, the best place we think to try dessert is actually at Grand Café Restaurant Schuh as well! Which makes it much easier as you don’t even have to move after that great dinner. The folks at Schuh are professional chocolatiers, so really there is no other place in town to try tasty traditional Swiss chocolate, plus all their delicious pastry creations. Better start putting that extra hole in your belt loop now.
For information on these and other recommended restaurants visit www.interlaken.ch
What is your favorite Swiss meal?