Thursday, 25 December 2014

How to enjoy FONDUE , my 10 favourite FONDUE Places in Geneva

One of Swiss' most famous dishes is Fondue and I like to eat it from time to time, especially with many friends and during winter , accompanied with "viande sechee "  and boiled potatoes.
Below a list of my 10 favorite Fondue Places in Geneva

The Cafe du Soleil in Petit Sacconex is one of the most ancient restaurants in Geneva , in fact it has been founded 400 years ago. It's a simple and picturesque place with a nice large terrace taht it's lovely in summer; it's quite famous in Geneva and it's always crowded of local and international people. It's open 7 days a week and the fondue prices start at  23.4 CHF

Chateau D'If  in Vesenaz , it's my favorite place ,they are specialized in fondue and have several different excellent fondue types in their menu, price starts at 26 CHF . The place is quite basic but it has two large very nice terraces to eat outside when weather allows.It is open 7 days a week
Les Armures this is one of the most famous typical ancient restaurants in Geneva, they serve some good fondues too, although this is a very touristic place, nevertheless I think it's worth a visit because of its outstanding location right in the heart of the old town and of its very charming antique rooms decoration .It's open 7 days a week, fondue price starts at 26 CHF.

Restaurant Edelweiss it's the restaurant of the Manotel Edelweiss in Paquis area close to train station ; I think that like Les Armures this place is worth a visit because of it's unique decoration and of its atmosphere in Alpine Style wooden chalet , you might find it either too kitsch or very charming , I personally like to take my foreign friends there because it gives them a taste of the traditional Switzerland. Live Folk Traditional Music entertains guests every evening,reservation required.

Le Gruyerien , there are two restaurants one in Chene Bougeries and the other in Plainpalais , and these places are the best combination between beauty of the environment and quality of fondue . Worth trying ! The restaurants are closed at lunch on Sundays and on Mondays.  

Les Bains de Paquis , very basic restaurant in an exceptional location directly on the lake , the fondue costs 23 CHF , the place is open from 6 p.m. till 10.30 p.m. reservation is required.

Le Vieux Carouge in Carouge has excellent fondues that starts at 24 CHF , it is closed on Sundays and on Mondays

La Coulouvreniere  in the city center close to the river , it another simple place where fondue is worth to be tasted , this small restaurant is outside the tourists' radar screen and really worth trying !

Cafe Bon Vins in Eaux Vives serves excellent fondues in a simple Swiss  picturesque environment 

The new Fondue Manor Restaurant  in the attic of Manor Cornavin Department Stores, I talked about it in one of my previous posts. I wouldn't say that the fondue is superbe, however the place is very nice and very convenient for a stop during shopping. In addition they have the Fondue Happy Hour every Thursday in January as of January 6th from 6 till 7 p.m.

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