Top Choice Italian in Lucerne

Grottino 1313

Offering a welcome escape from Lucerne's tourist throngs, this relaxed yet stylish eatery serves ever-changing 'surprise' menus featuring starters like chestnut soup with figs, creative pasta dishes, meats cooked ov…
Top Choice Swiss in Lucerne

Wirtshaus Galliker

Passionately run by the Galliker family for over four generations, this old-style, wood-panelled tavern attracts a lively bunch of regulars. Motherly waitresses dish up Lucerne soul food (rösti, chögalipaschtetli an…
Top Choice Swiss in Schwyz

Das Insel-Restaurant Schwanau

For delicious nouvelle Swiss cuisine in atmospheric surrounds, don't miss this restaurant atop an island on the Lauerzerzee, flanked by a 17th-century hermit's chapel and the ruins of a castle tower. Ring the bell o…
Top Choice Modern European in Engelberg

Brasserie Konrad

At Ski Lodge Engelberg's onsite restaurant, Chef Jonas Bolling conjures up extraordinarily good New Nordic cuisine that’s pretty as a picture and perfect for refuelling after a tough day on the slopes (the three-cou…
Top Choice Modern European in Engelberg


Crisp linen, hardwood floors and earth tones create a chic backdrop for seasonal/local taste sensations created by Isolde and Ulf Braunert. Its daily menu is great value and service smart. For the ultimate upscale e…
Top Choice European in Zug

Gasthaus Rathauskeller

You can’t miss the late-Gothic Rathauskeller’s frescoed facade. The downstairs bistro serves marvellous high-end takes on classic local ingredients, while the swish upstairs restaurant has creaky floors, gilt Rosent…
Top Choice Asian in Lucerne

Bam Bou

The Hotel’s below-street-level restaurant resembles a lacquered bento box and thrills with its pan-Asian menu. The Japanese flavours tend to win the most praise.
Bakery in Zug

Confiserie Albert Meier

With the cheerful (albeit self-serving) motto, 'Keep your curves – enjoy life!', this old-style cafe is a quaint marriage between an English tea room and an ultra-Swiss bakery. Locals swear by their Zuger Kirschtort…
Swiss in Zug

Wirtshaus Brandenberg

For down-to-earth Swiss classics at reasonable prices, locals have been flocking to this beer hall since 1891. It's beloved for its lunch menus and for comfort food like roast chicken, weisswurst and Hacktätschli (p…
Greek in Weggis


The owner of this Greek-style cafe has recreated a Paros taverna to a tee – from the blue-white paint job to the plastic fishnets and sunny terrace. Nibble on dolmades and aubergines while sipping cocktails, or samp…