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First Mountain Resturant

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€€ - €€€
Swiss, European, German
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First, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
+41 33 828 77 88
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Victoria, Australia
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278 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

On a sunny winter's day, the views were just wonderful. We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed the buzz of this bustling place. We had lunch here, but I was unimpressed by the food choices, burger with fries, sausages with fries etc etc. Pasta with cheese and herbs (which I chose). All the choices seemed so heavy, and the... More 

Thank EmeraldDiva
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

first the adventure to reach to the restaurant by cable second the restaurant on height 2200 meters above sea level staff so friendly I really enjoyed of the nice food

Thank Haythm M
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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217 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The views from the terrass is spectacular. The food is not. It's pricey and it took us a long time to get it from the selfservice. There was only one guy preparing the food at the selfservice counter and he did the best he can. The food was average. The woman behind the cassier was rude and unfriendly. Shouted to... More 

Thank Esther M
Princeton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The only option available. Has beer and hot drinks as well as food. The food is average and nothing to write home about. However the seating and views are awesome.

Thank IpsitaGD
Atlanta, Georgia
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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

So the view is spectacular and the beer is good but the food leaves much to be desired. I wouldn't bother eating there again. We had the schnitzel and fries, the schnitzel tasted a little off actually, so we mainly focused on the fries which were cold and bland. Perhaps we just got unlucky, but based on that meal I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch to fuel up before the walk to Buchalpsee Lake. We ordered spaghetti and an alpine ravioli. They were portion sizes, but quite bland lacking flavour. The view from outside is unparalleled, and breath taking. It's priced extremely high only on the basis for its location - opportunity cost! Don't go there looking for exotic food.

Thank nivi_vj
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very expensive - but they have you held captive because you are at the top of the rock! We purchased two waters and a couple of snacks and it cost over 20 swiss francs! My hint take your own water in a back pack and shop at the coop in Grindlewald before making the trip up to First Walk

Thank camrachic
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Restaurant at First ropeway mountaintop station is the best for a restaurant watching the Eiger. The Eiger to look at on an open terrace while drinking beer in the summer and while drinking burning hot soup in winter is really splendid. We stay at Grindelwald in winter and in summer every year and visit this Restaurant.

Thank 安積紀夫
Washington, DC
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201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Review is for self-service (aka cafeteria) not the sit-down restaurant. Basic Alps cafeteria options for food, schnitzel, pommes frites, etc., but pricey. A coffee and a steamed milk was $10, and a small order of fries was ~$9 (+$.50 for a single serving pouch of ketchup). If you need a fill-up or something hot you can get it here, but... More 

Thank Tuhughes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

First is a superb location for all sorts of activities, such as walking to Bachalpsee and beyond, walking along the (free) cliff top trail, going hang gliding etc. The restaurant has a terrace whose outlook defies description, but you can while away hours just taking it all in. It serves lovely meals and drinks as well, with the apple strudel... More 

Thank Colin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, German
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: First, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bernese Oberland  >  Jungfrau Region  >  Grindelwald
  • Phone Number: +41 33 828 77 88

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