Food & Beberage
Fine dining with spectacular views into the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regional cuisine that is fresh and fast. We have been serving guests for 5 generations – this is our passion. We focus on friendly and personal service, and hope that our guests feel the special attention we provide.
Operating hours 2018
Products made in-house taste best
We strive to provide locally-sourced products as much as possible. We exclusively use Swiss meat; our lamb comes from our own organic farm in Kandersteg. Vegetables come predominantly from the Bernese Highlands and the Bernese lake country. Sustainability and ecology are very important to us. Every day, we bake fresh breads, strudel, fruit tarts and many other treats. For the breads, we use, among other ingredients, our 10-seed house mix. Our chocolate cakes are made from heirloom spelt flour.
Our restaurant is located directly along the hiking trail Via Alpina 1 and the Bärentreck (bear trek). Only a few steps away from Lake Oeschinen, our panoramic terrace affords extraordinary views into the UNESCO World Heritage Site. When are you going to treat yourself to a cold plate of bacon, cheese, and house-made bread accompanied by a glass of our Cuvée Oeschinensee?
In addition to our main activity, hosting guests, we also work a lot on our organic farm (Bio-Knospe/eco bud) and in the forest. We have approx. 40 ewes on our farm. The sheepskin is for sale in the Oeschi-Shop. Depending on the season, we offer a variety of lamb dishes. Get it while you can…
For those with food allergies
Our menu includes a large variety of meatless (vegetarian) dishes. Gluten-free, lactose-fee, and vegan dishes can also be found on the menu. We extend a warm welcome to guests with allergies. We are familiar with most common allergies and know how to handle them. The dishes are prepared fresh and easily identifiable on the menu.
Lake Oeschinen is a popular destination for club outings, class reunions, and birthdays. For large groups of 20 guests or more, we can provide group menus. Contact us and let us advise you.
Inside are more than 150 seats in various rooms; the terrace can seat around 350 guests.
Cozy next to the fireplace
Enjoy the pleasant warmth the fireplaces and stoves provide. The wood is 100% from Alp Oeschinen. All dining areas have cozy stoves.
Working is like making music. You have to find the right notes for everyone in order to play a harmonious melody; efforts have to be properly dosed and applied just at the right time; you have to consistently hit the right tone, and be sure not to miss a beat…
We are very proud of our tremendous team and enjoy working together on a daily basis. Our team consists primarily of employees who have been with us for many years – on average more than 10 years. A big THANK YOU to all our employees – we couldn’t do it without you!