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Cafe Restaurant de l'Ecluse

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Schuesspromenade 14d, Biel 2502, Switzerland
+41 32 322 18 40
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Biel, Switzerland
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

In summertime, that's one of my favourite place! The industrial building is next to a lock on the river Suze. It is also among a small but very charming park (the "Elfenau Park"), where you can see a little stream, peacocks and other birds. The terrace has a great and large pergola, making you think you're somewhere out of time,... More 

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Fribourg
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Tasty food with very subtil delicate flavors - simple - but flawless. Wonderful location not far away from the train station but with all the nature surrounding the neighborhood. Great service. Amazing restaurant - highly recommanded !

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Thank Michel P
Oberageri, Switzerland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Just lovely to sit outside and enjoy the healthy food and friendly service, the view on the small park and creek make it a noce spot to go for a sunny lunch

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Thank Basjee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service ! Athmosphere is very pleasant and the food delicious ! I recommend this place to any meat lover. There are vegetarian option as well !

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Thank Liza P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This is a friendly dining experience, and if you are looking for somewhere to eat in Biel/Bienne, you could do a lot worse than choose to come here. On a warm evening, it offers al fresco dining under the espaliered trees. It is conveniently located near the main hotels and the Kanal, and just a short stroll up from the... More 

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Thank Lucy M
Worben, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We have been to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner with my husband. I ordered fresh fish, and got a dish very badly seasoned (too salty) and worst of all the fish was not fresh (I got very sick already the same evening). My husband ordered a meat skewer which was barely warm. To make matters worse, our friend wanted... More 

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Thank Magdalena G
Switzerland
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

love the home made cordon bleu here.. simple yummy! :) Always busy her but worth it. have not tried the other dishes as I like eating the cordon bleu here.. but will try others one day as they look good too.

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Thank swooshmac
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

This place was quite a surprise. From the looks outside I was expecting something fancy but once inside you find yourself in a former factory, which shows. The fresh daily menu is written on a blackboard on the wall. Even though it got quite busy at some point the service was correct and the food was good. Really enjoyed this... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

A super great menu combined with reasonable pricing and friendly service. We will come back for sure.

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Thank Ueli1987
Orpund
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

The place is great, but their cuisine even better! They cook very fresh and the portions can be called big for the ones you get in normal Swiss restaurants. Even if the portions are more than the average standard, you get an excellent dish. They always have extra stuff on the black board, so you don't get used to having... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Swiss, International, Mediterranean, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schuesspromenade 14d, Biel 2502, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Biel
  • Phone Number: +41 32 322 18 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?