Restaurants

Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Chez Vrony

Ride the Sunnegga Express funicular (one-way/round trip Sfr 16/24) to 2288m, then ski down blue piste 6 or summer-hike 15 minutes to Zermatt’s tastiest slope-side address in the Findeln hamlet. Keep snug in a blanke…
Top Choice Cafeteria in Geneva

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 or the plat du jour (dish of the day), or dip into a fondue …
Top Choice Brasserie in Basel

Volkshaus Basel

This stylish Herzog & de Meuron–designed venue is part resto-bar, part gallery and part performance space. For relaxed dining, head for the atmospheric beer garden, in a cobblestoned courtyard decorated with col…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Zürich

Haus Hiltl

Guinness-certified as the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant (established 1898), Hiltl proffers an astounding smorgasbord of meatless delights, from Indian and Thai curries to Mediterranean grilled veggies to sala…
Top Choice Swiss in Zürich

Alpenrose

With its tall stencilled windows, warm wood panelling, and stucco ceiling ornamentation, the Alpenrose exudes cosy Old World charm, and the cuisine here lives up to the promise. Hearty Swiss classics such as herb-st…
Top Choice Swiss in Wengen

Restaurant 1903

A short walk from the train station in the Hotel Schönegg, chef Sylvain Stefanazzi Ogi serves seasonally inspired dishes such as home-smoked salmon with apple horseradish, breast of pheasant in port-wine jus, or pum…
Top Choice Sweets in Zürich

Café Sprüngli

Sit down for cakes, chocolate, ice cream and exquisite coffee drinks at this epicentre of sweet Switzerland, in business since 1836. You can have a light lunch too, but whatever you do, don’t fail to check out the h…
Top Choice International in Zermatt

Snowboat

This hybrid eating-drinking, riverside address with marigold-yellow deckchairs sprawled across its rooftop sun terrace, is a blessing. When fondue tires, head here for barbecue-sizzled burgers (not just beef, but cr…
Top Choice Steak in Geneva

Le Relais d'Entrecôte

Key vocabulary at this timeless classic where everyone eats the same dish is à point (medium), bien cuit (well done) and saignant (rare). It doesn't even bother with menus, just sit down, say how you like your steak…
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…