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Fondue in the Sky, Time Out Switzerland

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...

By Time Out contributors


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Restaurants Fondue City

If auto rickshaws have been navigating Zurich’s streets since 2011, they recently became a lot cheesier. Thomas Matter’s Fondue-eTukTuk combines electric tuk-tuk city tours with Walliser Keller fondue.


Restaurants Swiss Weinegg

Located close to Zurich's Botanisher Garten this restaurant is a cozy bolthole that serves mostly Swiss specialties. Drop in for a fondue or raclette or sample the tasty homemade ravioli.


Fondue Chalet Sihlcity

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Sihlfeld

This seasonal pop-up restaurant offers meals in an old ski cable car - for a romantic fondue for two experience. For bigger groups, the restaurant itself has a cosy atmosphere and authentic menu.

Panorama Restaurant Felsenegg

Restaurants Zurich

Reached by cable car, this restaurant serves up a range of hearty Swiss standards including fondue, grilled cheese, meat, salads and potato rösti. Plus you get great views over Zurich.



Shopping Specialist food and drink Aussersihl

This shop brings the taste of Swiss Romandie to Zurich, with cheese and meat specialities from small producers, little home accessories and possibly the best fondue cheese mix in town.

Fribourger Fonduestübli

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Langstrasse

Fondue it is, and nothing but fondue - though you can ask for a bit of saucisson as a starter. The Fonduestübli serves the classic Swiss dish in two versions, 'pur Vacherin' and 'moitié-moitié'.

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La Buvette des Bains

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Pâquis

This café-restaurant is part of Geneva’s Bains des Paquis, a 1930s-era public swimming baths on Lake Geneva’s right bank. Open year round, it offers hearty fondue in the heated cabin in winter.

Le Gruyérien

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Chêne-Bougeries

It's a way out of the centre but this little place is worth the journey. Serving rich and velvety fondue in a traditional Swiss environment (chalet-style furnishings, cow motifs), Le Gruyérien is great for a casual night out in a friendly atmosphere. 


Les Armures

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Old Town (Vieille Ville)

The main reason to visit this hotel restaurant is for fondue. There are several places in town that do a decent Swiss moitié-moitié (half vacherin, half gruyère cheese), but this one is particularly boozy, rich and moreish. 

Café du Soleil

Restaurants Jonction

Like a picture out of a fairy-tale, the majestic house that shelters Café du Soleil welcomes clients from all over the world and is known for its delicious homemade fondue. 


Café Bon-Vin

Restaurants Swiss

Have you every tasted a tomato, a goat cheese or a champagne fondue? At Café-Bonvin, you can have it all. 


Café Romand

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Ville Marché

This traditional Swiss brasserie has been serving up specialities from French-speaking Switzerland in its wood-panelled interior since 1951.

Pinte Besson

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Ville Marché

This tall, narrow building at the end of one of Lausanne’s scruffiest streets claims to be the oldest pub in Lausanne. The menu is classic Swiss, including rich moitié-moitié fondue.


Café de l’Évêché

Restaurants Swiss Cité / Old Town

If you like fondue but you’re not a strict traditionalist, this is the place to come. Café de l’Évêché has no fewer than 11 different fondues on the menu, from the classic moitié-moitié, to a house fondue with beer.

Café de Grancy

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Contemporary European Sous Gare

Sitting on a street corner in a quiet neighbourhood behind the main train station, this is one of Lausanne’s most popular cafés, so much so that you’d be hard pressed to get a table for lunch or dinner without booking ahead. Stop by in the afternoon and it’s a much more relaxed vibe. With an array of hot drinks – including 15 speciality teas – comfy armchairs, a selection of battered books and board games, plus free wi-fi, it’s easy to while away the day. The food is consistently good (especially the desserts) and there’s always something to draw you back, including fondue night on Wednesdays and brunch on weekend mornings.


La Ferme Vaudoise

Shopping Specialist food and drink Ville Marché

This deli is stuffed full of edible specialities from the local area, including patés, dried meats, smoked lake fish, herbs, oils, dried mushrooms, double cream, fondue cheese, wine, beers and schnapps. 

More recommended fondue experiences in Switzerland

El Paradiso • St. Moritz

5 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Graubünden

Served outdoors, the luxury resort complex’s signature fondue service is one of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever digest. A feast for the eyes, nose and belly. 

Le Chalet · Château d’Oex

Restaurants Swiss Lake Geneva Region (Vaud, Valais, Geneva)

An attraction sure to entice any fondue fan: cheesemaking! Join the cheesemaker in making the locale’s signature Le Chalet cheese in a cauldron over an open fire. Once it’s fermenting, it’s time to tuck into the fondue – a classic Vaudois moitié-moitié (half-half ) of Chalet and l’Etivaz cheeses. 

Les 3 Sifflets, Vevey restaurant, Time Out Switzerland
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Les 3 Sifflets · Vevey

Restaurants Swiss Vevey

‘The Three Whistles’ serves its excellent fondue with a solid helping of national pride as staff march in wearing Swiss Army uniforms to the beat of the national anthem. After the meal, diners also get to play dress-up in Swiss national costumes and props.

Fondue in the Sky, Time Out Switzerland

Fondue in the Sky · Various venues

Book a table at Fondue in the Sky and you’ll be treated to a three-course dinner for up to six in the télécabine of a gondola ski lift as the sun goes down. The award-winning pop-up dining experience has events in Crans-Montana, Verbier, as well as Villars-sur-Ollon this winter, allowing fans to dunk their bread against some brand new spectacular alpine backdrops.

Verbier: Sat Feb 17, 6.30pm. Villars-sur-Ollon: Sat Feb 24, 6.30pm. Crans-Montana: Fri Mar 30, 6.30pm. Tickets here.


Baracca Zermatt • Basel

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Grossbasel

This city centre seasonal pop-up restaurant has a surprisingly authentic mountain chalet atmosphere with some chic finishing touches to it. The menu features cheese or the popular Chinoise variation of fondue and more.

Restaurant Rosengarten • Bern

Restaurants Mediterranean Schosshalde

Between November and February, this popular hangout goes all out with its ‘Joy of Cheese’ menu. Suited to large groups, it tempts diners with a variety of fondues as they revel en masse at large tables on the veranda, complete with crackling log fires.


Iglu Dorf • Davos

Things to do Davos

How about trying out Alpine accommodation experience with a difference? Davos-Klosters has its own specially created igloo village with events and activities, ranging from fondue meals to carving ice sculptures. 

Fondue mountain
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Fondue in the Alps

Things to do

It's the ultimate pilgrimage for nature lovers and foodies alike: a trail that takes hikers up to a lodge atop the mountains of Gstaad to have high altitude fondue with locally sourced Swiss cheese with amazing panoramic views.


Gondolezza at Hotel Walther • Pontresina


Fancy dining in a cable car? The focus is firmly on fondue here - made in the the local Gletscher style with alpine cheese, naturally. Other traditional dishes on the menu include raclette, Grisons barley soup, sausages and salads.

Restaurant Les Mazots • Les Diablerets

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Swiss Les Diablerets

A more exhilarating cheese experience you’re unlikely to find. The adventure starts at sunset with a 1,700-metre ascent by chairlift to this quaint chalet restaurant in the snow. Eat your fill of fondue, then grab a toboggan and make the knuckle-whitening nighttime journey down the slopes. 

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