Best restaurants Wengen, Montreux, Zurich, Luzern

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Sep 23, 2017 - 9:13 AM


My family will be in Switzerland for 16 days in October and will be visiting Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Bern, Vevey, Montreux, Lucerne and Zurich. We will be staying in apartments and will be preparing our meals most of the time. For the times that we are eating out, we would love a good meal and I would appreciate any advice! I know eating out is super expensive in Switzerland. So I guess I'll be budgeting around 50CHF per pax. That's sufficient right?

For the places that I will be visiting,

Where's the best cheese fondue and rosti?

Any must-haves dishes that are unique to Switzerland?

Any local snacks/chocolates that are highly recommended (e.g. Licorice in Iceland, though we are honestly not fans of them)

I did some research and have some places in mind to try in Wengen (Hotel Schoenegg and the pizza place from Kim's report!!) and Lucerne (Wirtshaus Taube and Pfistern).

I would love any other recommendations! Thanks in advance!

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Sep 23, 2017 - 3:01 PM

In Zurich I recommend Vulcan for outstanding Indian food. It is located near the train station. Of course check TripAdvisor as well.

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Sep 24, 2017 - 9:04 AM in reply to slothrabbit

Hi Slothrabbit,

I can give you some tips for Zurich - 50chf per person would be fine most of the time. Main courses at restaurants tend to start around 25chf and go up from there.

I haven't had a fondue or rösti I haven't liked yet! But try out these places if you can: Chäsalp or the Swiss Chuchi at the Hotel Adler.
The local specialty in Zurich is Zürcher Geschnetzeltes: Thin strips of veal with a mushroom cream sauce, often served with rösti. Also, most Italien restaurants serve great Risotto as well.

Head to Paradaplatz in Zurich and grab coffee and cake/chocolate at the Sprüngli cafe as well.


Last modified on Sep 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM by Arno
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Sep 26, 2017 - 4:05 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you Lucas!

Zürcher Geschnetzeltes looks AMAZING. I will definitely try that.

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Sep 27, 2017 - 9:05 AM in reply to slothrabbit

For the Jungfraregion- rum/topic/tips-about-wengen-and-the-jungfrau-region-by-kim

Lucas has given good information about the food costs. If you wish to have some wine, it is common to for restaurants to have a few "open" wines available by the deciliter ( 100 ml, about 3.3 fluid ounces if you are from the USA) at prices ranging from about 5 to as much a 10 CHF ( for better wines) per deci.

Alcohol in the form of wine can add substantially to the cost of a meal; beer is a less costly approach.


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