How it all began
August 1991 On 1. November we re-opened the Gasthof zum goldenen Löwen. Our exclusive service was new to Langnau and gladly received by the town. Our philosophy: a sophisticated restaurant with gourmet menus, welcoming also our regular local guests, serving simple and fast daily lunch menus and to provide a haven for local associations and hockey game visitors.
Very soon we were admitted into the Gilde Restaurants and the Society of the golden fish. The Gault Millau restaurant guide awarded us with 13 Points to start with, later with 14 Points and since October 2009 even with 15 Points. We are very proud to meet this challenge each and every day and to perform at the highest level.
1996 we added the wintergarten extension followed by diverse renewals and enlargements (kitchen, handicap WC, new toilets on the ground floor, storerooms, guest rooms and garden).
2002 we were able the Hotel Emmental and to create 19 new guest rooms with bath or shower and WC. The event room was renovated and soon revived with various events. The unattractive cellar was transformed into a pleasant party cellar and later, 2006 into the cosy Cellar Bar. The following summer we opened the Beer garden and extended it with a wintergarden. Since autumn of 2010 we supplement this with a selection of fine wines in our Vinothek and offer fresh and crispy tartes flambées.
In these past 24 years we have trained 27 cooks, 8 service specialists, 6 restaurant specialists, 1 restaurant employee, 3 gastronomy specialists and 4 hotel clerks. There are 9 apprentices in our 30-member team at the moment.