Must-see restaurants in Geneva

  • Top Choice
    La Finestra

    This handsome little restaurant nestled in the heart of the Old Town rustles up authentic haute-Italian cuisine in a casual yet refined setting. The low…

  • Top Choice
    Le Petit Lac

    Take an afternoon boat with CGN from Jardin-Anglais or Genève-Pâquis to Corsier for an early dinner at this superb lakefront seafood restaurant, which…

  • Top Choice
    Gelatomania

    Of the many gelateria that do a roaring summer trade, this one is a local favourite for its prime position en-route to the Bains des Pâquis and flavours…

  • Bistro de la Tour

    Just a handful of tables await lucky diners at this intimate bistro and wine bar. And the menu? Succinct but magnifique, thanks to the combined passion of…

  • Living Room

    Tasteful decor in a gold-kissed, dove-grey dining room, refined service, glorious views of Lake Geneva, and a menu that puts creative riffs on seasonal…

  • Three Kids Bagel

    How can you elevate the humble bagel to an art form? According to Three Kids, the devil is in the detail: they take local sourcing seriously, baking…

  • Le Relais d'Entrecôte

    Key vocabulary at this timeless classic, where everyone eats the same dish: saignant (rare), à point (medium) and bien cuit (well done). They don't even…

  • Buvette des Bains

    Meet Genevans at this earthy beach bar – rough and hip around the edges – at the Bains des Pâquis lakeside pool and sauna complex. Grab breakfast, a salad…

  • Café du Marché

    Location and ambience alone might tempt you through the door, but the food is what you'll really remember from this refined restaurant on Carouge's…

  • Le Décanteur

    No address is lovelier for fresh homemade pâtes (pasta), copious salads laced with fresh mozzarella, wafer-thin carpaccio and other true Italian dishes…

  • L'Adresse

    The Address is an urban loft with a fabulous rooftop terrace, at home in a hybrid fashion–lifestyle boutique and contemporary bistro fashioned out of old…

  • ALMA

    Healthy Peruvian food is all the rage in Geneva and ALMA is one of the better places to dine on what has been hailed as one of the world's 'most important…

  • Café du Bourg-de-Four

    There's a great pedestrian vibe to this classic cafe-bar on the fringe of the Old Town, with daily plat du jour menus offering excellent value. In summer,…

  • Auberge d’Hermance

    A prestigious culinary address, this village inn on the Swiss-French border is famed for its salt-crusted baked chickens. Sunday cooks up brunch and the…

  • Le Grill

    For one of the finest city views of the lake and snow-capped Mont Blanc beyond, head up to this smart-casual terrace restaurant with water-facing…

  • Le Bateau Ivre

    Traditional French cuisine from Haute-Savoie, including cheesy fondues and tartiflette (sliced potatoes baked in the oven with cheese, bacon and cream),…

  • La Réplique

    Secreted away on the ground floor of the Théâtre St-Gervais, this welcoming eatery serves delicious, reasonably priced plats du jour all day long. Choose…

  • Café des Bains

    Beautiful objects and an eye for design, sans garish brand-name dropping, are the trademarks of this fusion restaurant opposite the contemporary-art…

  • Café du Centre

    Beloved for its fresh seafood since 1933, Café du Centre has a charming old-school brasserie feel, with crisply dressed waiters bustling among linen-clad…

  • Vert Attitude

    In operation since 2014, this popular joint in Eaux-Vives is the go-to for local vegetarians, for its healthy pay-by-weight buffet of salads and a variety…