Restaurants & Cafés

The best places to eat throughout Switzerland – restaurants and cafés reviewed by our experts

The best restaurants with winter sun terraces in Switzerland
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The best restaurants with winter sun terraces in Switzerland

Take advantage of the crisp weather and incredible views from the sun terraces of these Alpine restaurants and cafes this winter. Food ranges from traditional to avant garde while the vistas are all Michelin-star standard. 

Where to eat fondue in Switzerland
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Where to eat fondue in Switzerland

Dip your way through our guide to the best restaurants and places in Switzerland for finding the melted, cheesy delight that is fondue...

Find the best burger in Zurich
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Find the best burger in Zurich

The burger bandwagon rolls on in Zurich, with a recent wave of upmarket burger bars and stylish gourmet burger restaurants opening up across the city. Here, in our humble opinion, are some of the best burgers in town. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below to let us know your nominations for the best burger "king" of Zurich.

Where to eat fondue in Zurich
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Where to eat fondue in Zurich

Our selection will help you find a fondue in Zurich, the perfect dish for when the temperature drops outside. There's nothing like a delicious dish of melted cheese to warm up with. 

Wine and dine in style this Christmas at the Circle
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Wine and dine in style this Christmas at the Circle

One reason that Christmas shopping can be stressful is because people forget the golden rule: remember to refuel regularly. And that doesn’t mean just grabbing a sandwich on the go. Why not take time to stop, sit down and treat yourself to something delicious as a way of breaking up your shopping trip? Doing just that is a breeze at the Circle, Zurich Airport’s premium shopping destination that also happens to house all manner of excellent dining and drinking opportunities. So, whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee or a cocktail, factor-in a stop at one (or all!) of the venues we’ve highlighted below to ensure that you step back into your gift-buying journey feeling refreshed, relaxed and full of energy. And you can find out more about eating, drinking and shopping at Zurich Airport over Christmas right here. Bon appétit!

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The best summer bars in Zurich
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The best summer bars in Zurich

The summer months see an enviable range of drinking destinations come out of hibernation and spring to life across Zurich, from rooftops to the lakeside. Read on to discover our pick of the best bars for whiling away those long summer days and nights.

Lausanne’s best restaurants
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Lausanne’s best restaurants

It’s only a small place but there are plenty of good places to eat here if you know where to find them. 

Geneva's best restaurants
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Geneva's best restaurants

Eating out in Geneva restaurants is part of the fabric of the city and for local office workers and businesspeople a long lunch in a local restaurant is an essential part of their working day, forging fruitful partnerships over a filet de perch and a glass of local chasselas. Given the amount of money swirling around the shores of Lake Geneva, this isn’t a city with a dearth of high-end restaurants, and at the five-star hotels, such as the Four Seasons restaurant Izumi, you’ll find haute-cuisine of all flavours. Those with less fulsome budgets are better catered for in the Old Town where modern Swiss and European food is easy to come by and usually good quality. Likewise in Carouge, Geneva’s pretty Italianate suburb which is packed with classy restaurants like Café des Négociants and bars and sees fewer tourists than the Old Town. While little in Geneva is cheap, the city’s recent predilection for food trucks and burger joints means there are more budget options than ever.

Traditional products to try for a taste of Ticino
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Traditional products to try for a taste of Ticino

The top five products you need to try in order to really understand Ticino’s gastronomic scene and history.

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Find the best burger in Zurich
Restaurants

Find the best burger in Zurich

The burger bandwagon rolls on in Zurich, with a recent wave of upmarket burger bars and stylish gourmet burger restaurants opening up across the city. Here, in our humble opinion, are some of the best burgers in town. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below to let us know your nominations for the best burger "king" of Zurich.

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The best cafés in Lausanne
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The best cafés in Lausanne

Coffee culture is long ingrained in the city and you don’t have to look far for a croissant pitstop or cool cafe.

Geneva’s best coffee shops
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Geneva’s best coffee shops

There’s a huge variety of cafés in Geneva, from American-style coffee bars to English tearooms. Here are the best, as picked by our city insiders

Zurich’s best cafés
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Zurich’s best cafés

A selection of Zurich’s best cafés from our writers

Boréal Coffee Oerlikon
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Boréal Coffee Oerlikon

The independent coffee company open up their second branch in Zurich.

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Zurich's best healthy eating joints
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Zurich's best healthy eating joints

The trend for all things clean hasn’t escaped Zurich’s foodie scene. 

Tam Nan Siam - Zurich
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Tam Nan Siam - Zurich

Arguably one of Zurich’s best Thai restaurants

Maison Hobo - Geneva
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Maison Hobo - Geneva

This Japanese fusion restaurant-lounge-club is your new favourite meeting spot. 

eNDi Burger & Coffee - Zurich
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eNDi Burger & Coffee - Zurich

Cooking up a hit with their deluxe patties made from 100 percent Swiss Limousin-Rind beef from local farmers

Boréal Coffee Talacker - Zurich
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Boréal Coffee Talacker - Zurich

Cosily welcoming it's popular with in-the-know urbanites, who come for the freshly roasted coffee.