Swiss restaurants declared the best in the world

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Vin Shahrestani

It seems that when it comes to gourmet food, no one does it as well as Switzerland, according to a new French publication, La Liste (The List), which named Swiss restaurant Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, in Crissier near Lausanne, the best in the world.

But that's not all, as the Schauenstein restaurant in the small town of Fürstenau, a village of around 300 people sitting at 650m in the mountains of Graubunden in Switzerland, came in at number five.

The wins represent a huge accolade for Switzerland, as the two Swiss restaurants beat 250 international eateries to be ranked the world's top dining establishment. 

The exterior of Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville ©Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville

The other three countries represented among the top five are the US, Japan and France.

Serving classic French food, Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, has a long reputation for world class dining after holding onto three Michelin stars since 1998. So it's no wonder why the cost of dining there ranges from CHF 172 to CHF 375.

This scallop fried with ginger is a mouthwatering dish by Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville©Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville

The head chef is Swiss-French Benoît Violier, who has been in charge since 2012 after working with former culinary stars Frédy Girardet and Philippe Rochat who both ran the restaurant.

The Schauenstein restaurant also has three Michelin stars to go with its six guest rooms. This restaurant serves French cuisine at prices ranging from CHF 198 to CHF 249. Its 38-years-old chef Andreas Caminada is the youngest three-Michelin starred chef in Europe, originally born in the Graubunden town of Ilanz.

Read more about some of the best restaurants in Switzerland here, from great winter locations to some of the best places to find a fondue. Or leave a comment below and tell us more about your experiences at Swiss restaurants, from your favourites to failures. 

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