Thank you to these restaurants for hosting me. As always, all opinions and recommendations are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure policy here.While I was in Lucerne, Switzerland, I not only saw amazing sites, but I had some fabulous food too! When I think of Switzerland, I think of cheese, chocolate and fondue and we had some of it all! Definitely put these five fabulous places to eat in Lucerne, Switzerland on your itinerary!
Wirtshaus Taube is located near the water and offers riverfront seating. They have a great menu selection featuring Swiss cuisine.
If they are trying to get you to stay a while with their views of the river, it works!
I had the “E rise Schweinerei” or Riesen-Cordon Bleu: two big breaded slices of pork, filled with ham and cheese, and french fries. It was SO good! This is one of a few select times of the year that I get to eat french fries (I gave them up over two years ago and only allow myself to eat them when outside of the States) so I was excited about them!
Amanda had the “Chapellbrogg-Röschti” or Chapellbridge-Röschti which is Swiss hash browns with tomato, bacon, cheese, chives and an egg sunny side up! I had a taste and it was yummy!
Dessert for me was a selection of ice cream flavors that included chocolate, vanilla, caramel and stracciatella!
If you are looking for a place to relax with great views and food, then Wirtshaus Taube is your place!
We had lunch one day at Pfistern and again got the amazing waterfront experience! It also had unobstructed views of the beautiful Jesuit Church!
The salad was amazing…
as was the fondue! A real Swiss fondue experience!!
Dessert was just so cute! Cute, colorful and delicious is all you need!
Don’t miss out on Pfistern’s fabulous outdoor experience or the fondue!
Dinner at Burgerstube (in the Wilden Mann Hotel) was a fun experience! Featuring traditional homestyle cuisine, it has great food and excellent service!
The interior was so unique and I personally loved its rustic warmth!
An assortment of appetizers…hey, you have to taste it all, right? 🙂
For our entrees, we had the Grilled Beef Entrecôte and the “Prince Murat” which was filet of sole.
Dessert was a selection of cheese with homemade fruit bread, chutney and an ice cream selection!
Definitely put Wilden Mann on your list if you are looking for a cozy, friendly place to have great food in a relaxing atmosphere!
Stop in at Bachmann for a great option for an afternoon touring snack! They have several locations throughout Lucerne.
Their macarons are AMAZING not to mention pretty!
Your food tour of Lucerne definitely isn’t complete without dinner at Balances! It also has waterfront-dining out back on its terrace which provides beautiful views of the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge!
I did the 5-course tasting menu and it started with a duck liver variation with peach and port wine jelly. I think that might have been my first time trying duck liver, but I’m not positive. It was really good!
However, I will be honest and say that this chilled strawberry gazpacho with Canadian lobster and basil croutons is the entire reason I chose the tasting menu!! I. LOVE. chilled fruit gazpacho and it did not let me down!!
Then there was the US beef filet with South African shrimp and port wine butter…
and the grilled filet of sole with an avocado sauce. It’s a good thing this was a “tasting” menu because I was running out of room, but it was too good to stop!
I have to admit the other reason why I might have chosen the tasting menu was for this dessert! Seriously though, who can resist frosty chocolate slices with cherries??
I had to share one more photo of the gorgeous exterior of Balances! It is strikingly beautiful, has a variety of gourmet options and beautiful waterfront scenery. Is it on your list already?
These fabulous places offer a great food tour of Lucerne. Hopefully, you are already putting them on your list! If you are looking for hotels in Lucerne read why this is the best place to stay!
If you’ve been to Lucerne, where was your favorite place to eat?
‘Til next time…
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Great list of restaurants and beautiful image, thank you Trimm Travels.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading! 🙂
Thanks so much for the excellent recommendations! My sister and I just finished our meals at Wirtshaus Taube and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the schnitzel and the roschti with the house white wine (it was great). The ambience was also very nice, albeit it’s quite cold here now so we didn’t sit outside. This meal topped off an amazing trip to this beautiful city. Thanks again! 😁
Hi Allison-I’m so glad you had a great meal and a great trip overall in Switzerland. It’s an amazing, beautiful country! Thanks for reading! 🙂
The photos are calling me to eat them soon. Yummy Yum.
Hi Meher! The food is great there in Lucerne! Thanks for reading!
King Mhar says
Can you please say the range of these delicious foods?
Hi King Mhar-Are you asking the prices ranges of the food? I don’t remember exacts, but from what I do remember, they were mostly mid-range (which I realize varies for everyone depending on where you’re from). Switzerland is expensive and until Iceland, it was the most expensive place I’ve been (Iceland is more expensive). So do plan from that standpoint. Sorry I couldn’t help more than that. If that wasn’t what you were asking, please let me know. Thanks for reading! 🙂
The fondue photo in the red pot is the exact same photo from another website called Kevin and Amanda. Is it a stock photo?
Hi Dee-I apologize for just now answering this. I thought I had answered it as I remember seeing it (I thought) but I just found it in my spam folder when I went to check the folder for another reason. So just to be sure, I thought I’d address it again so if you get two responses please forgive me. I figure two answers are better than no answer! As far as your question, no it is not a stock photo. Amanda and I were on the same trip together to Switzerland and held the fondue stick for each other to take the same photo. We both do our own photography. Thanks for reading! 🙂