Rich and varied salad buffet in the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant
A guest choosing a salad in the Tapis Rouge restaurant
A guest carrying the day's menu on a tray in the Tapis Rouge restaurant

Child-friendly restaurant

Our Tapis Rouge

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Gurten funicular reconstruction & Revision

The Gurtenbahn conversion will take place from January 3 to the end of April 2024. Replacement buses will run on the Gurten during this time. The adjusted timetable can be found here.
The annual revision will take place from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, 2024. During this time, the replacement bus will not be running and the restaurant and play park will not be open.

The restaurant for families

In our family-friendly self-service restaurant, the buffets contain a wide selection of salads, warm meals and delicious desserts offering you the chance to enjoy a quick and simple lunch. There are also rösti meals that change on a regular basis and two daily menus. Younger guests can serve themselves from the children’s buffet and choose their own kids’ menu. All dishes can also be enjoyed outside in the park with environmentally-friendly take-away crockery.

The Tapis Rouge – a restaurant with a cozy interior for every generation. The different partition walls divide the restaurant into different areas, creating a certain cachet and a homely atmosphere.

Play room for children
The self-service restaurant above Bern is a favorite meeting point for families. The play area directly adjacent to the restaurant makes children’s hearts beat faster. Children can play with each other and let off steam here undisturbed. Parents can take a table in the family area next to the play room.

Large terraces
The two large terraces with a total of 260 places are ideal in fine weather. The city terrace offers a magnificent view over the City of Bern and the Aare, while the mountain terrace has plenty of shady and peaceful seats.

Winter season
October 17, 2023–April 08, 2024: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. every day including public holidays*
Summer season
April 08, 2024–October 13, 2024:
9 a.m.–8 p.m. including public holidays*

* In bad weather, we reserve the right to close the restaurant earlier.

The kitchen closes 30 minutes before the official closing.

  • Breakfast buffet (Mo–Fr, 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.)
  • Generous salad buffet
  • Three different rösti specialties
  • Two lunch menus, changed on a regular basis
  • Warm free flow buffet
  • Children’s buffet
  • Dessert and cake buffet
  • Warm and cold drinks

Vouchers for the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant or special vouchers for children’s birthdays can be bought in our online shop.

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In addition to the food, there is another highlight in the Tapis Rouge for younger guests. The Chinderzytig, a free in-house children’s magazine, contains stories and poems, puzzles, recipes to try at home, a drawing competition and different nature themes relating to Bern’s local mountain. The Chinderzytig is available from the Gurten funicular valley station, the Creaviva children’s museum, at Chläterbär in Bern old town and in Progr, where Leporello lives.

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.

News from the Tapis Rouge

Getting here

The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.


A diagram with an overview of how best to get to the Gurten. By public transportation or car, the Gurten is ideally located.