Staying in Lauterbrunnen and you’re not sure where to go out for lunch or dinner? Then you’re in luck because you’ve found the guide to some of the best places to eat in Lauterbrunnen!
And it’s not just restaurants, I also included a bakery and fast food joint to give you as much variety as possible. Some places are surprisingly cheap for Swiss standards while others are as expensive as you’d expect. The one thing they all have in common is good food and dishes with cheese.
Most places to eat in Lauterbrunnen include at least one or two Swiss staples, so you can try the local cuisine no matter where you decide to go!
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The Horner Pub
- Location: Google Maps
- Opening Hours: 9 AM – 12:30 AM
- Price Range: $
Hotel Horner is home to Lauterbrunnen’s only pub, a popular hangout spot for BASE jumpers in the village. The pub serves good food and it’s got a diverse menu with some pub food staples.
Burgers, hot dogs, and nachos are served at the Horner Pub, and they’re all good. You can also have soups, Thai curry here, and some Swiss classics like Raclette and Alpine Shepherd’s macaroni.
Their menu isn’t long and there aren’t too many options, which is usually a sign of a good restaurant. But the drinks menu is much longer; it’s a pub after all, and they’ve got a great selection of beer.
The hotel is in the village’s central area, near the Lauterbrunnen church. The pub is open every day from morning until half past midnight. The kitchen closes at midnight, making the pub one of the best spots in Lauterbrunnen for a late-night snack.
It’s also one of the cheaper places to eat in Lauterbrunnen, so a good option for travelers on a tighter budget. All the dishes are priced under 20 CHF, with the Swiss specialties costing 15 CHF. Burgers, hot dogs, and pub snacks are all under 10 CHF. Nachos are the only dish with a higher price point, but they are huge portions meant to be shared.
- Location: By Camping Jungfrau
- Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday: 3 PM – 10:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday: 12 PM – 10:30 PM
- Price Range: $$
Situated in southern Lauterbrunnen near the Camping Jungfrau campsite, Restaurant Weidstübli is the most popular restaurant in the village. It’s directly in front of the Staubbach Waterfall, and the spectacular views make all their dishes taste even better.
The menu at this restaurant is diverse, featuring a mixture of Swiss and international classics. It’s a good place for a pizza or pasta, but also one of the best places in Lauterbrunnen for fondue, raclette, and rosti.
Their fondue is to die for, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to try Swiss staples while in the village. One thing I like about Weidstübli’s menu is that they’ve got vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free options, so it’s suitable for people who must follow special diets.
As for the cons of this restaurant, the one thing I didn’t like is that they charge for tap water. You’re better off ordering a Coke or beer because tap water is 5 CHF per liter.
Reservations are recommended, especially during the busy season, and they can be made up to a week in advance. You can book a table by calling; last I checked, reserving a table online or by email was impossible. Having your hotel book a table for you here is probably best.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the kitchen closes at 9 PM, so even though the restaurant is open until later, you can’t order food. The main courses are 20-30 CHF with a few options under 20 CHF. Soups, starters, and desserts are 10-20 CHF.
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- Location: Hotel Schützen
- Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
- Price Range: $$
Come to Restaurant Schützen for delicious food with views of the Staubbach Falls. Some tables offer a view of Lauterbrunnen’s famous waterfall, which is by far the best side to any dish in the village.
One great thing about this restaurant is that they don’t accept table reservations. If you strike out and you’re not sure where to eat in Lauterbrunnen without a reservation, come to Restaurant Schützen.
The food is really good. They serve a mixture of Swiss and international dishes. The menu includes classics like rosti, sausage, and fondue, but also burgers, soups, and wraps. This restaurant also has a dessert menu, and I absolutely love that they include iced coffee on it. It just cements my belief that iced coffee is a meal, despite what anyone else might think.
Also, this restaurant includes loads of vegetarian options, making it a great place for travelers who don’t eat meat. Vegan options aren’t specified on their menu so I’m not entirely sure about that, but they do have vegetarian versions of classic Swiss dishes.
Restaurant Schützen is situated in central Lauterbrunnen, just a couple of minutes south of the train station. The outdoor tables offer beautiful waterfall views and are usually the first to get taken.
The prices at this restaurant are standard for Lauterbrunnen. It’s around 20-30 CHF for a main course, with the exception of steak, which is just under 50 CHF. Deserts, starters, and the kid’s menu are priced around 10-20 CHF. The kitchen is open until 9 PM.
Food Point Kebap
- Location: Near Lauterbrunnen train station
- Opening Hours: 11 AM – 8 PM
- Price Range: $$
If you’re craving fast food in Lauterbrunnen, Food Point Kebap is the place to be. The place serves kebabs, pizza, burgers, salads, Turkish pide, and boxed snacks that are perfect for takeaway. If you’re heading to one of the nearby mountains and you want to bring some food to go, their boxed snacks are just perfect.
Food Point is a classic little fast food joint with few tables. Most dishes the place serves can be eaten standing up or without utensils, so it’s the perfect takeaway. It’s tasty food; it’s not the best or healthiest place to eat in Lauterbrunnen, but it will curb your appetite for a reasonable price.
I love kebab and I would gladly choose this place over some of the fancier establishments. Reservations aren’t really a thing here, and you can just pop in and get what you want. If you’re lucky there will be a free table outside, and even if you’re not you can wait for a little while.
Food Point even has vegetarian options, and it’s not just meatless burgers. They actually have falafel on the menu, which is really cool. I think they also have a couple of vegan options.
The place offers just one type of dessert and it’s traditional Turkish baklava. It’s one of my personal favorites, and the one at Food Point is really good. It’s small and only 2 CHF per piece, but it’s very filling and delicious.
The dishes are priced at 10-25 CHF. All the dishes that cost 25 CHF include a main course with meat and french fries, and a few even include a side salad. The kebabs are cheaper, up to 15 CHF. If you’re going to get a burger or a kebab, this is a good place. But if you want pizza or one of the more elaborate dishes, you might as well go to a different restaurant because you’ll pay the same amount of money but get better service.
Overall, this is one of the best affordable restaurants in Lauterbrunnen. And it’s great for travelers who don’t want to spend hours sitting down for lunch or dinner, and instead just want to grab something to eat quickly in between sightseeing sessions.
Stefan von Allmen GmbH
- Location: Opposite the Lauterbrunnen train station
- Opening Hours: 6:15 AM – 7 PM
- Price Range: $
Stefan von Allmen is a cafe, bakery, supermarket, and souvenir shop all in one. It’s not a place to go to if you’re expecting an elegant vibe and premium service. But if you want a quick bite to eat, or you’re looking to buy bread, this is one of the best options in Lauterbrunnen.
The place is also great for pastries and cheap sandwiches. I’d recommend Stefan von Allmen to anyone who is planning a picnic on one of the mountains near Lauterbrunnen; you can find bread and pretty much everything else you need here, as well as some delicious pastries.
You can sit down for a meal here, just bear in mind that you’re practically sitting down at a supermarket so it’s not the best vibe in Lauterbrunnen. But it’s got plenty of variety, and it’s one of the cheapest places to eat in Lauterbrunnen so it’s great for travelers on a tight budget.
I would also recommend this bakery if you’re planning to take the train or go to one of the mountains. Pack a picnic basket with croissants and lemon tarts, pick up some sandwiches, and maybe even coffee to go and you’re all set.
Another thing to note is that this is one of the places in Lauterbrunnen that opens the earliest, at 6:15 AM. On the weekends they open up at 7 AM. If you’re heading somewhere early in the morning and you want to pick up some food, you might not have a different option.
- Location: Hotel Oberland
- Opening Hours: 12–2:30 PM; 6–10 PM
- Price Range: $$
The best restaurants in the Lauterbrunnen are in the hotels. Restaurant Oberland serves classic Swiss dishes, and they’re the best place in Lauterbrunnen for Rosti. They’ve also got schnitzels, fondue, and pasta, as well as some delicious desserts.
One thing I will note about this restaurant is that most of their dishes include meat. They’ve got very few vegetarian options and only two dishes that are gluten-free and lactose-free. But they’re all absolutely delicious, so if you’ve got to stick to a special diet, you should try Oberland’s vegetable curry. No vegan options are available here.
Most main courses are priced at 20-30 CHF, with the expectation of veal strips and steak. Fondue is on the pricier side, at least compared to other restaurants in the village, but it’s worth the money since it is one of the best cheese fondues in Lauterbrunnen.
Restaurant Oberland has a long-standing tradition and it’s one of Lauterbrunnen’s highest-rated restaurants. Come here for delicious meals, excellent service, and a cozy, wooden chalet vibe inside.
Reservations are recommended, especially for dinner service. Many hotel guests dine at this restaurant and it fills up fast since it’s not that big of a space. Outdoor tables are available, but they’re not the most comfortable option in the winter, and in the summer they’re the first to be taken because of the beautiful views.
- Location: Google Maps
- Opening Hours: 8 am–10 pm daily
- Price Range: $-$$
With a prime location on the main road, very close to the train station, Base Cafe is a great choice for those wanting a simple meal, a coffee or a lighter snack.
They offer everything from light salads, soups, and burgers to chips and sausage, as well as a decent cheese fondue if you have not had one in Switzerland yet!
The decoration is a lot more ad hoc and modern, with seats inside made from pallets, as is the fashion in many cafes today, and sheep skin seat covers outside for those colder days in the valley!
Although they don’t get great ratings on Google, I think a lot of that has to do with the accommodation rather than the food – as the bad reviews seem more focused on that.
- Location: Hotel Steinbock
- Price Range: $$
Restaurant Steinbock is very close to the train station and features a lovely atmosphere. The summer garden is gorgeous; you can dine underneath the trees while you enjoy some stunning panoramic views of Lauterbrunnen.
The restaurant’s menu is diverse, with plenty of Swiss staples. But it also includes international dishes, so you can have escargot (please don’t), venison and pasta. Restaurant Steinbeck is probably one of the best places in Lauterbrunnen for pizza because they’ve got 20 different options on the menu.
The pizza is delicious, although I will say that I almost always order the classic margarita, which is hard to mess up. I did notice one vegetable pizza with carrots and broccoli that looked like frozen vegetables from a bag, but I can’t be certain because I didn’t try it.
The pizza here is reasonably priced, from 18 to 25 CHF. Also, you can always order a smaller pizza which cuts down the cost by 4 CHF. It’s good for saving money, but especially if you don’t think you can finish the entire pizza – there’s no point in ordering something if you know it’s going to waste.
Other main dishes are 20-40 CHF. The dishes with cheese are more affordable up to 30 CHF, while the dishes with meat are generally more expensive. But they’ve got many different meats – salmon, pork, veal, venison, beef, and even more!
Reservations are recommended, especially in the summer season and if you want an outdoor table. They can only be made by phone call.