Our Tapis Rouge
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.
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.
|April 11–October 16, 2023:||9 a.m.–8 p.m. including public holidays*
|October 17, 2022–April 10, 2022:||9 a.m.–6 p.m. every day including public holidays*|
* In bad weather, we reserve the right to close the restaurant earlier.
Opening hours holidays
|6–10 March 2023||Revision Gurtenbahn||closed|
|Fri, April 7, 2023||Good Friday||9 a.m–6 p.m Brunch|
|Sat, April 8, 2023||Easter Saturday
||9 a.m–6 p.m Brunch
|Sun, April 9, 2023
||9 a.m–6 p.m Brunch
|Mon, April 10, 2023
||Easter Monday||9 a.m–6 p.m Brunch
|Sun, May 14, 2023
||Mother's Day||9 a.m–8 p.m Brunch
|Thu, May 18, 2023
||Ascension Day||9 a.m–8 p.m Brunch
|Sun, May 28, 2023
||Pentecost||9 a.m–8 p.m Brunch
|Mon, May 29, 2023||Whit Monday
||9 a.m–8 p.m Brunch
|10 – 17 July 2023
||Gurtenfestival||9 a.m–8 p.m Festival Offer|
Vouchers for the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant or special vouchers for children’s birthdays can be bought in our online shop.
In addition to the food, there is another highlight in the Tapis Rouge for younger guests. The Chinderzytig No.5, 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.
The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.