Good food lovingly prepared
Welcome to Gurtners. With a wink of the eye, the Gurtner family takes guests on a journey into the past of Bern’s local mountain. Under the motto “good food lovingly prepared”, traditional homemade dishes are give a modern twist while one or two other hearty recipes of Grandmother Gurtner are included on the menu that changes every month.
Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, brunch with the entire family, a business lunch during a workshop or a special offer on Mondays, you will enjoy a relaxed visit with regional dishes.
Terrace with lounge
We serve you our specialties while you take in the unique view over the entire City of Bern, listen to idyllic music and fill up on pure mountain air. Regardless of whether you want lunch, dinner, a snack or an aperitif, we will give you a warm welcome every day and any time of year on our large terrace with lounge.
|Monday to Saturday*:||11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
5:30 p.m.–11 p.m.
||11 a.m.–5 p.m.|
* From 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., we serve a small afternoon menu.
Opening hours holidays
|10–17 July 2023
|1 August 2023||National Day||11.00 a.m.–5 p.m. (brunch)
5 p.m. –11 p.m.
Once upon a time there was a young couple. She came from an old Bernese family while he was the orphaned descendant of a farrier. She was promised to the son of a Zurich businessman and so the two lovers had to meet in secret. The abandoned tavern on the nearby mountain provided refuge from the suspicions of the aristocrats and local gossips.
One foggy day, a country policeman from Gürbetal lost his way and wanted to wait in the tavern for the weather to clear. He surprised the young couple who were stoking a fire in the stove. “Don’t I know you?” he asked a little sharply. Without reserve and with considered cunning, the young women answered: “I will forgive you because you do not know where you are because of the fog. We are the Gurtners and we are the fifth generation of our family to run this tavern. This mountain was named after us. And you don’t recognize us?” The policeman let his eyes wander over the dusty pans and said: “Make me something delicious and I will believe you.” So as not to give themselves away, the young couple set to work to prepare a wonderful meal. She rinsed the pans and washed the carrots that were still stored in the cellar. He picked mushrooms in the forest clearing, brought celeriac from the edge of the path and leeks from the neighbor’s field.
No one knows whether it was hospitality or a certain ingredient that made the meal so unforgettably delicious. But that evening in the city, the policeman enthusiastically told his story of the Gurtners and the excellent food. More and more people would climb the Gurten to dine and spend an enjoyable moment. The young couple married, called themselves Gurtner and offered everyone on the mountain a wonderful place to enjoy a rest and their delicious food. They welcomed hikers, travelers and even secret lovers, providing them with an unforgettable stay far from the hubbub on the cobbled streets of the city.
The Gurtners’ dishes are still on our menu today. It reminds us that good stories can also be invented, as long as the fairy tale of hospitality and pleasure for all guests comes true on the Gurten.
You can buy vouchers for Gurtners restaurant and special vouchers for the Höi-Gflüschter, the Monday special, the Star Tuesday or Gurtners Sunday brunch in our online shop.
Yes, you can take your dog into the restaurant, but not to the buffet.
No, only brunches are served on the Gurten in all venues. You can eat lunch in the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant, but cannot reserve a table.
We offer people celebrating their birthday or anniversary a small surprise dessert. Please indicate that you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary when making the reservation.
Yes, we have a range of alternatives. Ideally, you should notify us of your requirements when making the reservation or speak to our service staff on site.
Yes, of course. Our vouchers can still be redeemed after the expiration date. Please note that the prices may have changed in the meantime. Depending on this, you may be required to pay a small surcharge.
The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.