Restaurant Buehlberg by Lenkerhof in Lenk

Restaurant Buehlberg

mixed salad – boiled veal in horseradish sauce with veggies – strawberry sorbet – meringues with vermicelles

Restaurant Buehlberg is situated above the Swiss village of Lenk in Simmental, Switzerland. It serves traditional Swiss dishes and desserts. It offers outdoor dining with views to Wildstrubel mountain, Plaine Morte glacier and Truetlissberg mountain pass. After the meal guests are invited to chill out on the sunchairs and relax with a view.

Windmill at restaurant Buehlberg in Lenk, Simmental. Behind it the iconic mountain Wildstrubel, glacier Plaine morte and the Truettlisberg mountain pass.
Windmill at Restaurant Buehlberg in Lenk, Simmental

Our experience dining at Restaurant Bühlberg in Lenk

We lunched at Restaurant Bühlberg when we hiked on Via Alpina from Adelboden to Lenk in July 2020. Yes, lunched – although dining is possible we arrived early and went for an afternoon lunch instead. Bühlberg belongs to the 5 star hotel Lenkerhof, situated in the valley of Lenk. From the outside tables guests can enjoy the view of the Bernese Alps.

Matthias Meyer headshot / portrait
Matthias’ Hike pairing

Via Alpina from Adelboden to Lenk

“Restaurant Bühlberg is the ideal place for lunch when you are hiking from Adelboden to Lenk. Burn some calories before you indulge in the desert heaven of restaurant Bühlberg.” 

Bühlberg is a restaurant with a spectacular view to the Swiss Alps

When we hiked on Via Alpina from Hahnenmoospass to Lenk we spotted the restaurant Bühlberg immediately. The modern building with its garden terrace overlooking Simmental is an eye-catcher and can’t be missed. We decided to take a culinary break and were lucky to catch the last available table on the terrace. I think we’ve never had a table with such a view over the Bernese Alps before. Spectacular!

Sunchairs on the terrace of restaurant Buehlberg
Sunchairs on the terrace of Restaurant Buehlberg invite to relax after lunch

Traditional Swiss food is served at the restaurant Buehlberg

Matthias ordered boiled veal in horseradish sauce and vegetables. He found it to be good really good. I ordered a salad (no picture, I was too hungry) and it was absolutely fresh and had a knack. I loved the French dressing. The food is down-to-earth Swiss traditional and delicious. The presentation gave a hint that it belongs to the 5-star Hotel Lenkerhof.

Boiled veal in horseradish sauce with vegetables
Boiled veal in horseradish sauce with vegetables

Restaurant Buehlberg is famous for its desserts

Strawberries with strawberry sorbet at restaurant Buehlberg in Lenk
Sweet seduction: Strawberries and strawberry sorbet at restaurant Buehlberg in Lenk

Restaurant Buehlberg seems to be the go-to spot for dessert lovers. We observed many people taking the bus from Lenk to Bühlberg to eat desserts and enjoy the view to the Swiss Alps. So we couldn’t wait for ours to arrive. While I went for a heavenly portion of strawberries with strawberry sorbet, Matthias decided to go for a Swiss classic: Meringues with vermicelles and whipped cream. He looked very happy while eating it and very full after he had finished it.

A typical Swiss dessert: Merinuges with Vermicelles and cream
A typical Swiss dessert: Meringues with vermicelles and whipped cream

We loved Restaurant Bühlberg for its views and desserts

Location is the secret ingredient of Restaurant Bühlberg. Lunching or dining with a view must have been invented here. Thanks to the bus connection from the village Lenk Restaurant Bühlberg is also accessible to non-hikers. In winter, skiers can access it as well. We totally can see us dining here at some point. For now, we will remember the amazing views while eating the best (and biggest) desserts on Via Alpina.

Prepare your trip to Restaurant Bühlberg in Lenk in Simmental

Get to Restaurant Bühlberg by train from anywhere in Switzerland. Look up trains directly on the site of Swiss National Railway (SBB) by typing in the starting point and Lenk as the destination. From Lenk train station, take the local bus up to Bühlberg. Check out the connections here.

You can find Restaurant Bühlberg on Google Maps here. Plus Code: FF39+GQ Lenk.

Make sure that the restaurant is open before you go. Very often, they close for a couple of weeks in early spring and late autumn. You can find more information on their website or contact them: / phone: 41 (0) 33 733 15 60

Make a reservation at Restaurant Bühlberg in Lenk here.

Good news for E-MTBer: Bühlberg offers a charging station.

If you are wondering about the weather you can check out their webcam here.

You can find more images of the restaurant Bühlberg here.

If you want to dine without worrying about the way back book a room.

Find more information on the homepage of restaurant Bühlberg in English here.

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