Classy French brasserie from Swiss celebrity chef Philippe Chevrier.
There’s not much not to love about Carouge, and this bistro established by Swiss celebrity chef Philippe Chevrier fits right in. Occupying a beautiful old building on the corner of one the area’s Italianate streets, its classy interior – with exposed stone window frames, wood floors and retro posters on the walls – and canopied, foliage-hemmed terrace provide a relaxed yet upmarket environment in which to dine. From frogs legs and snails to veal and venison filet, the stylishly presented dishes are influenced by France but draw on top quality Swiss seasonal produce. It’s not cheap, but you get a lot more for your money here than other similarly-priced restaurants about town, and a good value three-course daily menu puts it in reach of most of us. Downstairs there’s a cellar room where you can eat amid the bottles of grand cru and make your wine selection from those in front of you.
|Venue name:||Café des Négociants|
Rue de la Filature 29
|Opening hours:||Midday-2.30pm and 7-11pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tram 12, 13|
|Price:||Main courses CHF35-45|