Lucerne restaurants

Last week I told you about my old time favourite restaurants and dishes in my lovely hometown Lucerne, Switzerland, and promised to reveal five more. Here they are! I hope you also like them and that they inspire you to come and visit this beautiful little town.

Restaurant Bodu

Brasserie Bodu
I don’t know anybody here in Lucerne who doesn’t like Brasserie Bodu and doesn’t frequently pop by to indulge in all the French delicacies they have to offer. I also like to bring visitors here, not only for the food, but also for its top location on the pitoresque Kornmarkt and the fantastic view of the River Reuss.
What to order: Crevettes du patron aux petits légumes et Pernod (shrimps in a vegetable brunoise and Pernod sauce) or of course the entrecôte de la Brasserie avec son beurre, frites maison, their total classic. Crème brûlée for dessert.

Bonne Cave

Bonne Cave
Tiny restaurant which doubles as wine shop. They have a small but delicate food menu and of course a huge wine selection. Located directly on the river front with view of the Chapel Bridge.
What to order: Steak tartare. Hot and spicy, with a splash of cognac. If you like steak tartare, that’s the place to go in Lucerne.

Thai Lotus

Thai Lotus
This upper-scale thai restaurant is located directly by the lake promenade, so we conveniently pop here by after a swim in the Seebad. It’s anyway best to come here in summer when you can sit outside on the coveted terrace with view of the lake.
What to order: The minced chicken sautéed with hot basil leaves & chilli. And another tip: skip the spring rolls for starter. They’re just downright boring. Plus all the main courses are quite big anyway.

Old Swiss HouseOld Swiss House
Lucerne’s traditional gourmet temple with a long history (Gault Millau rating of 15 points). It’s a place you would come to celebrate your graduation or a birthday. Outstanding cuisine. A bit on the pricier side.
What to order: Even though they’re almost world famous for their deluxe wienerschnitzel (they serve up to one thousand per month), I always go for the fillet of beef stroganoff in a mustard sauce with green pepper. And then ask to replace the noodles with their rösti – which seriously is to die for.

Bistro du theatre

Bistro du Théâtre
And last but not least, one more classic where everybody meets, young and old alike. French bistro style restaurant in a relaxed atmosphere. Great for an evening out with friends.
What to order: I’m not even a big fan of chicken wings. But when I come here, that’s what I order. That’s what everybody orders. That’s why you come here.




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