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Top Choice Chocolate in Interlaken

Funky Chocolate Club

'Chocolate today, broccoli tomorrow' is the strapline of this fun venture. Run by two passionate chocoholics, Tatiana and Vladimir, the Funky Chocolate promises you will get 'chocolate wasted'. It delivers with a sh…
Top Choice Swiss in Interlaken

The Verandah

This restaurant at Hotel Royal-St Georges is a winning combination of old-school elegance and contemporary style, with its stucco trimmings and slick bistro seating. The menu has riffs on Swiss food, with well-prepa…
Cultural in Interlaken


An Olympics of sorts, the Unspunnenfest is Switzerland's biggest Alpine shindig, with yodelling, alpenhorn playing, flag-tossing, folk music, costumes and dance, Schwingen wrestling and stone throwing – notably of t…
Workshop in Interlaken

Bernatone Alphornbau

It doesn't get more Swiss than the alphorn, that fabulous-looking instrument often played by bearded Alpine men with ruddy cheeks and a good set of lungs at summer folk festivals. Call ahead and you can visit the wo…
French in Interlaken

La Terrasse

Housed in Interlaken's plushest belle époque hotel, La Terrasse is a class act, with a season-driven menu and a sumptuous setting redolent of a French orangery. The cuisine plays up French-Swiss flavours, so expect …
Mountain in Interlaken

Harder Kulm

For far-reaching views to the 4000m giants, take the eight-minute funicular ride to 1322m Harder Kulm. Many hiking paths begin here, and the vertigo-free can enjoy the panorama from the Zweiseensteg (Two Lake Bridge…
Thai in Interlaken

Little Thai

This hole-in-the-wall den is authentically Thai, festooned with pics of the King of Thailand, kitschy fairy lights and lucky cats. Snag a table to chomp on Eddie’s freshly prepared spring rolls, homemade curries and…
Pub in Interlaken

Hüsi Bierhaus

Some 50 different craft beers from around the world – Trappist brews to Swiss IPAs – keep the punters happy at Hüsi's. It also rolls out tasty pub grub (Sfr17.50 to Sfr33.50) from schnitzel to beer-laced bratwurst. …
International in Interlaken


Super-cool Benacus is a breath of urban air with its glass walls, wine-red sofas, lounge music and street-facing terrace. The menu swings from creative tapas to Med-style flavours such as monkfish bouillabaisse. The…
Cultural in Interlaken

Harder Potschete

Cackling, clanging bells and causing mischief, the ogre-like Potschen dash through Interlaken on 2 January. The revelry spills into the night with upbeat folk music and fiendish merrymaking.