Best restaurants in Mittelland

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    Terrasse & Casa

    Dubbed ‘Bern’s Riviera’, this twinset of eateries enjoys a blissful Aare-side setting. Terrasse is a glass shoebox with wooden decking over the water, sunloungers overlooking a weir (illuminated at night) and comfy sofa seating, perfect for lingering over Sunday brunch, a drink, or midweek two-course lunch specials (Sfr25). Next door, Casa serves Italian delicacies in a cosy, country-style house.

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    Moment

    One of the suavest choices in the Altstadt, Moment places the accent on seasonality and regionality in its clever, original, primary-ingredient-led menus. Lunch is a more simple affair but dinners are all about tasting menus, with accomplished dishes like artichoke, sweetbreads and parsley, venison with dumplings and cabbage, and apricot with hay and lavender. There's also pavement seating.

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    Kornhauskeller

    Fine dining takes place beneath vaulted frescoed arches at Bern’s ornate former granary, now a stunning cellar restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. Beautiful people sip cocktails alongside historic stained-glass windows on the mezzanine, while in its neighbouring cafe, punters lunch in the sun on the busy pavement terrace. Children's menus are available.

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    Namamen

    Authentic Japanese ramen with a European twist in funky surrounds. Cheap and tasty – what more could you ask for?

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    Tibits

    This vegetarian buffet restaurant inside the train station is perfect for a quick, healthy meal any time of day. Serve yourself, weigh and pay. Takeaway costs slightly less than eating on-site. Season-focused dishes swing from barley stew with radicchio to spinach quiche with lovage.

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    Rösterei Kaffee

    Yes, it's out on a limb, but if you're serious about coffee you won't want to miss out on this roastery and cafe, where the baristas really know their beans. It's a cool (and untouristy) space for a cold brew, brunch (Sfr12.50) or light bites from salads to paninis and quiches.

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    Altes Tramdepot

    At this cavernous microbrewery, classic beer grub like schnitzel, Bauernrösti (fried potatoes topped with an egg), and sausages with sauerkraut compete against wok-cooked curries and tarte flambée for your affection, and the microbrews go down a treat.

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    Kaffee Montag

    For a casual pick, you can't go wrong with this laid-back cafe tucked under the Altstadt arcades, where you can get a barista-made coffee, a decent brunch prepared with organic produce, and lunch specials from creative salads to dhal.

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    Metzgerstübli

    This homely restaurant in the Old Town has convivial staff serving a well-executed menu of standard European fare: meat, fish, pasta. Dinner set menus are great value for money.

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    Fugu Nydegg

    If it’s Bangkok-style pad thai, Japanese noodles or Thai fish you’re craving, then Fugu will hit the spot. Choose between the crisp, cool interior or the seating out front.

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    Cinématte Restaurant

    This chic eatery with a delightful wooden deck overlooking the Aare serves an ever-changing menu of Swiss specialities.

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    Restaurant Rosengarten

    Panoramically perched on a hilltop adjacent to Bern's rose garden, this restaurant is nicest in warm weather, when you can enjoy the terrace seating. From grilled Provençal-style pork cutlets to marinated lamb with tzatziki, the menu spans multiple culinary worlds.

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    Crêperie La Chouette

    This cute-as-a-button creperie is among the few Bern eateries where night owls can find sustenance in the wee morning hours. Midweek menus du jour are good value at Sfr15 to Sfr18.