Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Fribourg

Le Mondial

This airy cafe-restaurant – a stylish mix of modern and vintage – gets packed at lunchtime and after work when students and suited business people tuck into its house specialities, warm tartines and moreish ballons …
Modern European in Fribourg

Auberge de la Cigogne

This highly revered establishment, in a beautiful riverside mansion from the 1770s, has some outstanding prix fixe menus, which feature stellar desserts such as crème brûlée aux framboises parfumé à lavande (with ra…
Brasserie in Fribourg

Brasserie Le Boulevard 39

In the style of a classic Parisian brasserie, Boulevard 39 is a smart affair with a heavy emphasis on beef – burgers with foie gras, steak tartare – with salads, sashimi and filets de perche thrown in for good measu…
Bistro in Fribourg

Restaurant du Gothard

Tinguely’s old eating haunt is a kitsch mix of 19th-century furnishings, Niki de Saint Phalle drawings and nostalgia-tinged bric-a-brac. Pick from the day’s specials chalked on blackboards; fondues and horse steaks …
European in Fribourg

Restaurant du Cygne

Follow your nose to this always-humming local institution, a bit like a high-end brasserie or gastropub, serving consistently good fare in a smart, yet casual environment, at reasonable prices. The menu is simple: s…
Italian in Fribourg

Gemelli

The pizza and Sardinian specialities served inside this glass shoebox are handsome, as is its garden terrace with swings and slide for kids. End with a stroll across the lawn to the Tinguely fountain, created by the…
American in Fribourg

Crazy Wolf

Modish Formica tables and long wooden shared tables with benches add a hip vibe to this meaty address. 'Great grilled things' is its strapline, which translates as posh burgers, fries and salads, ordered at the coun…
Italian in Fribourg

Gastro I Isola

The quirky, accessible chef at this intimate, chic bistro with regularly changing menus featuring fresh, homemade pasta, seafood, and rich desserts from the homeland, might keep you entertained on a good day. But if…
Vietnamese in Fribourg

Vietnam House

At time of writing, the lack of an English menu means you'll need some French or Vietnamese skills to decipher the menu at this no-frills joint serving predominantly Vietnamese dishes that haven't been too greatly a…