Where To Find Switzerland's Heartiest Foods Featured

The temperatures have dropped, fire places have been lit up and our tummies want to be filled with warm hearty foods. Whether you're skiing on the Swiss Alps or cosying at home right now here's where you'll find heart warming dishes across the mountains and cities of Switzerland.

by Catherine Hamilton

Kronenhalle Restaurant – Zurich

Savor some gourmet, regional dishes in one of the oldest and most distinguishable restaurants in Zurich. Choose one of their famous classic dishes or seasonal winter highlights and indulge in everything the restaurant offers. In addition to the hearty and exceptional cuisine, the restaurant also acts as a gallery with a large range of acclaimed, high end art decorating the interior. Opened in 1924 by the Zumsteg couple, they embellished the walls with their personal and continually growing art collection while attracting names such as James Joyce, Coco Chanel, and Pablo Picasso.

Kronenhalle Restaurant

Café Papon – Geneva

Opened in 1808 in the center of Old City, Café Papon’s recently renovated and modern interior paired with the local produce and alternating menus continue to draw people in from all over the city. Enjoy a classic Swiss dish in their stunning yet modern stone cellar or on the intimate and bright outdoor terrace. Order a traditional Genevan dish like the Fricassee of wild boar with leeks or the Cardoon soup with parmesan cheese and truffles.


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Pinte Besson – Lausanne

Warm up with some famous fondue dishes in this historic and cozy restaurant. In addition to the restaurant’s traditional fondue menu, they also offer a large variety of other specialties such as Morels and Cognac Fondue and Golden Bacon and Raclette. Not a cheese fan? Don’t fret – none of their innovative and hearty seasonal suggestions include cheese. Opened in 1780, Pinte Besson proudly stands as the oldest bistro in the capital. The unique and charismatic interior impacted so many people that the entire city of Lausanne banded together to preserve the atmosphere. 


Schloss Bottmingen

Dine like a royal in the restaurant in Bottmingen Castle. Established in the 13th century and a Swiss heritage site of national significance, guests can explore and dine in the various romantic and baroque style rooms and à la carte restaurants. Chef Guy Wallyn and pastry chef Alain Schmidlin specialize in French cuisine. Visitors can reserve the dining rooms for private parties for any occasion. The location also provides a dazzling backdrop for photo-ops. 

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Burgerstube – Lucerne

Possibly one of the most aesthetic cities in Switzerland, Lucerne offers more than just a quaint and captivating atmosphere. Located in the Old City Section in the remarkable and celebrated Wilden Mann hotel, both history buffs and food connoisseurs gather here. In 1908, management refurbished Bugerstube into a Neo-Gothic style – allowing guests to enjoy a more rustic ambiance. The restaurant proudly serves upscale, local, traditional and home-style-like dishes. Make sure to reserve your table in advance as both the hotel and the restaurants fill up fast.

Luzern Hotel wildermann Burgerstube

For more on where to eat in Switzerland this Winter, visit our Destinations page.




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