Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Geneva Featured

Swiss dining that caters to everyone's taste. 

by Debra Moffitt

If you are visiting Switzerland, be aware, there are plenty more culinary options to choose from outside of the traditional cheese and chocolate fondue. From tapas to seafood and authentic Swiss meals, LUXOS has carefully seleced several of Geneva's best restaurants that are off the beaten path.  

Alma Restaurant 

The ethno-chic vibe of Alma’s Peruvian cuisine makes it a complex and interesting change from traditional European fare. South American flavours and family-style dishes provide a unique culinary experience with a taste of Latino cuisine. Interesting dishes include the grilled octopus, jalea marina, and a choco-quinoa dessert. Reserve ahead as the warm atmosphere and great food make it popular.


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Overlooking the Jet d’Eau on Lake Geneva, Fiskebar is a Nordic fusion restaurant led by Chef Alessio Corda’s respect for nature. Fiskebar introduces lunch, cocktails and tapas, a caviar experience and dinner choices in a designer setting reminiscent of a Scandinavian fish market. Highlights include the lobster; spider crab, chili and sabayon; and the pickled mackerel, cauliflower and colonnata. 

Fiskebar 14


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Restaurant Vieux Bois 

Located near the Palais des Nations, Restaurant Vieux Bois is part of the École Hôtelière de Geneva (Geneva’s Hotelier School) where students serve 5-star meals with Swiss quality service. It’s a local ‘secret’, known as the ideal place for business lunches or a relaxing meal with friends. Favoured by gourmets, the menu changes every six weeks and patrons love the meticulous service provided. 

Restaurant Vieux Bois


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Café du Soleil

For authentic Swiss food away from the tourist spots and urban buzz, this is the place to come. Located in the Petit-Saconnex area in front of the church, Café du Soleil bistro claims to be 400 years old! On the menu you’ll find fondue, cured beef from the Valais region, and other traditional Swiss cuisine. The wine list presents a good selection from the Geneva and Lavaux regions.

 Cafe de Sol


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