Best restaurants in Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura

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    Georges Wenger

    It's worth the 19km journey from La Chaux-de-Fonds to dine on the two-Michelin-starred magnificence of master-chef Georges Wenger, opposite little Le Noirmont station. Since 1981, the team here has expertly transformed seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers into delicate, beautifully presented dishes that show off the rich gastronomic heritage of the region. If you have room in your budget to dine here, you'll also likely be able to appreciate the complete experience by spending the evening in one of the restaurant's five comfortable and stylish hotel rooms (Sfr330 to Sfr420 – book well in advance) and will most likely have your own wheels. If you don't, catch the Le Noirmont bus from La Chaux-de-Fonds station to Le Noirmont (Sfr18.80, 30 minutes).

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    La Maison du Prussien

    This one-time brewery-cum-country-manor is now a boutique hotel-restaurant enclosed by woods and in earshot of the impetuous babbling of a nearby brook. Dining is a grand affair in both its smart-casual bistro and fine-dining restaurant. At the helm of each is chef Jean-Yves Drevet whose gastronomic presentations vary according to the seasons. From Pl Pury take Cormondrèche-bound bus 1 to Beauregard then head down the stairs to your right, following signs for the hotel-restaurant.

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    Komachi

    This authentic Japanese restaurant – one of relatively few in Switzerland – is not what you'd expect to find in this far-flung corner of the Jura, but it's a good reason to visit town. All your favourites are here: agedashi tofu, kara-age (fried chicken), gyōza (dumplings), tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and sushi, at really great prices. Location appropriate, 'komachi' means 'little village'.

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    Famiglia Leccese

    Never was there a slice of Italy – Lecce in southern Italy to be precise – outside of the country as authentic as this earthy, friendly, brilliant and bellissimo Italian-run joint. It’s tucked out of the way: look for the fairy lights behind Claude Cordey Motos.

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    Bistrot du Concert

    A solid all-round address (and probably the most popular in town, to boot), this charismatic industrial-styled bar has a soulful spirit, vintage zinc bar, packed-out pavement terrace, and tasty menu chalked on the blackboard.

  • Restaurants in Neuchâtel

    Au Quai du Port

    If you want to be by the water's edge, this port-side address is top choice. Cuisine is brasserie-simple and crowd-friendly – think burgers, steak tartare etc – and on grotty weather days, Le Quai (as it's known locally) doesn't open until 11am or so. May to September Sunday brunch, served from 10am to 4pm, is the hottest al fresco date around.

  • Restaurants in The Jura Mountains

    Les Viviers

    This convivial auberge on the outskirts of Delémont serves seasonal cuisine made using fresh, local ingredients. Dishes include filet de perche aux amandes (perch fillets with almonds – lovely!), homemade cordon bleu and a range of wood-fired pizzas. There's a lovely terrace in the warmer months and even a playground to occupy the kids.

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    Hôtel DuPeyrou

    DuPeyrou presides like a mini-Versailles over manicured gardens, somewhat incongruously in the town centre. Built between 1765 and 1770, it regales with gastronomic dining in an 18th-century ambience. Its leafy-green terrace is simply gorgeous and come autumn, game dishes stun.

  • Restaurants in Drei-Seen-Land

    Restaurant Aux Trois Amis

    A quintessential village bistro with a centuries-old vined facade. In summer, its tree-shaded terrace heaves with punters eating, drinking and gazing at the tumbling vines and the slate-blue water rippling towards St Peter’s Island.

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    Hôtel Demi Lune St-Ursanne

    The thin crisp tartes flambées cooked over flames followed by to-die-for apple cake are the icing on the cake at this delightfully quaint, 10-room hotel-restaurant in St Ursanne with an enviable riverside terrace. It's also a solid choice if you'd like to spend the night in the village (single/double from Sfr70/130).

  • Restaurants in Pays de Fribourg

    L'Etoile

    The brasserie at this centrally located hotel restaurant has daily plat du jour menus and features a whole lotta cheese from the region's famous fromageries. Expect Swiss favourites such as fondue and cheesy rösti complemented by some seriously drippy, drool-worthy, cheesy burgers.

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    Restaurant L'Orchidee

    It's a wonderful feeling to find international cooking in a small rural village anywhere in the word, and the Orchid is no exception. Expect classic Thai food prepared with love from fresh local ingredients, without too much altering of the traditional flavours and aromas to suit the local tastes.

  • Restaurants in Neuchâtel

    L’Aubier

    Perfectly placed in the Old Town shade of Fontaine du Banneret, this green-thinking cafe cooks up healthy salads, quiches and tarts – ideal for lunch or a thirst-quencher after hiking up to the chateau and down again.

  • Restaurants in Drei-Seen-Land

    Pizzeria Roma

    Your best bet for dining in Payerne is this cheery pizzeria, which makes delicious pies with a thin crust and lots of toppings, baked in a wood-fired oven, as well as tasty pastas and healthy salads. Great value.

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    Restaurant La Crêperie

    In the heart of the Old Town, this busy little cafe dishes out delicious, light, sweet and savoury crepes, with a wonderful outlook. Excellent value.

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    Café des Arts

    Contemporary and stylish, with a well-deserved reputation, this is a lovely spot for Asian- and Meditteranean-influenced modern fare.