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 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.
Top Choice International in St Gallen

Wirtschaft Zur Alten Post

Things are a little ritzy at this upmarket but historical Beizl (tavern), where St Gallen specialities like fat veal sausages with rösti are complemented by more-original creations such as French corn-fed chicken wi…
Top Choice Swiss in St Gallen


A late-medieval building housing an atmospheric wood-panelled, candlelit restaurant that showcases all the typical 1st-floor specialities, from bratwurst with fried onions to lamb cutlets, Wiener schnitzel, cordon b…
Top Choice Gourmet in Flims, Laax & Falera


Flims' oldest house, dating to 1453, comprises a Gothic parlour and an elegant beamed dining room. The accent is on market-fresh produce in refined dishes that list primary ingredients, along the lines of scallops w…
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…
International in Lucerne

KKL World Café

Salads and sandwiches fill the display cases at the KKL's slick bistro-cum-cafeteria; there are also wok dishes at lunch and dinner.
Italian in Locarno

Osteria Chiara

Tucked away on a cobbled lane, this has all the cosy feel of a grotto. Sit at granite tables beneath the pergola or at timber tables by the fireplace for homemade ravioli and hearty meat dishes such as veal with cha…
Cafe in Morges

Café de Balzac

Lovers of exotic hot chocolate, teas and dishes with an Asian twist should make a pilgrimage to this gorgeous old-fashioned cafe, one block back from the lakeside promenade in the heart of the old centre.
Swiss in Gruyères

Le Chalet de Gruyères

A quintessential Gruyères address, this cosy wooden chalet strung with cow bells and flowers has all-day fodder (fondue, raclette, grilled meats).