Lake Geneva & Vaud restaurants

Top Choice Swiss in Nyon

Hôtel-Restaurant de la Plage

This low-key lakeside hotel in Gland, 7km northeast of Nyon, gets packed on account of its rendition of Lake Geneva’s ubiquitous filets de perche (perch fillets), pan-fried in a divinely buttery, herbed secret-recip…
Top Choice Swiss in Vevey

Denis Martin

Charismatic and engaging, chef Denis Martin is one of the country’s biggest names in Swiss contemporary cooking and molecular cuisine. His tasting menu – think Michelin-starred – is a thrilling succession of 20-odd …
Top Choice Swiss in Vevey

Café Tivoli

The little town of Châtel-St-Denis, 13km northeast of Vevey via the A12, warrants a visit solely for its legendary fondue moitié-moitié (made with Gruyére and Vacherin Fribourgeois), cooked up at this much-loved, fa…
Top Choice Burgers in Lausanne

Holy Cow

Holy Cow is a Lausanne success story, with branches in Geneva, Zürich and France. Its burgers (beef, chicken or vegie) feature local ingredients, creative toppings and witty names. Grab an artisanal beer, sit at a s…
Top Choice Swiss in Les Diablerets

Botta 3000

The striking white-cube-design of this high-altitude restaurant atop the Glacier de Tsanfleuron is the contemporary handiwork of Swiss starchitect Mario Botta, with gastronomic dining on the top floor and a self-ser…
Top Choice Swiss in Nyon

La Plage de Nyon

In the warmer months you'll love the refreshingly chilled-out vibe of this casual 'beachfront' kitchen. It uses seasonal ingredients and lake-fresh fish to produce healthy, seafood-centric small and share plates tha…
Top Choice Tapas in Lausanne

Eat Me

This fun, immensely popular and downright delicious resto-bar is all about global tapas, basically, with everything from baby burgers (sliders) to electric 'sashimiviche' (Sichuan sashimi à la ceviche!) and shrimp l…
Cafe in Lausanne

Le Pointu

Lodged in a turreted belle-époque building on a street corner, this cafe-restaurant is a talking point, with its boho-flavoured vibe, green ceiling lit by bare bulbs, beautiful tilework and vintage-style furniture. …
International in Montreux

Montreux Jazz Cafe

If you can't afford to stay in the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, why not pop into this jazzy cafe-bar to soak up the surrounds, sip a Bellini and enjoy global dishes from seabass ceviche to soy-marinated rack of lamb…
European in Montreux

Restaurant le 45

Although the presentation of a fairly standard European and international hotel menu can be a little hit and miss, the panoramic view and expansive terrace combined make dining at this restaurant of the Grand Hôtel …