A pocket of Paris tucked incongruously in a commercial centre on Geneva’s main shopping drag.
There can be fewer better spots in Geneva for getting the measure of the city than here. A bit of an institution, everyone knows Brasserie Lipp, a pocket of Paris tucked incongruously in a commercial centre on Geneva’s main shopping drag, and every kind of Genevois comes here. Its team of abruptly efficient waiters dressed in classic black and white know how to deal quickly with the hordes that descend on the large dining room for lunch or dinner every day. The vast menu focuses both on French brasserie classics and Swiss specialities, including choucroute, confit duck, cassoulet, steaks, moules frites and other seafood dishes. It’s consumed in a traditional Parisian setting – all chandeliers, brass fittings, ornate mirrors and ersatz foliage – while in summer the large outdoor terrace is an additional draw. If you’re at a loss as to where to eat in Geneva, Brasserie Lipp is a solid choice at any time – it’s open seven days a week til late.
|Venue name:||Brasserie Lipp|
Confédération Centre, Rue de la Confédération 8
|Opening hours:||7am-2am Mon-Sat; 9am-2am Sun|
|Transport:||Bus 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 20, 29; Tram 12, 16, 17|