Five Places To Eat Fondue In Geneva
In winter, fondue is a beloved Swiss meal. It will certainly fill you up with a warm, rich taste, and goes great with French bread, meats, and vegetables. The classic fondue recipe is made with traditional Swiss cheeses (Emmental and Gruyère), white wine, garlic, and herbs. Fondue is usually served in a big pot, with candles or a burner underneath it to keep the cheese smooth and in a liquid state.
We discovered five places to enjoy fondue moitié-moitié based on Gruyere and Vacherin cheeses. So warm up your stomach and your heart with this ultimate dish and enjoy it with a friend.
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Café du Soleil
Place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva
Café du Soleil, which is located near the United Nations, is one of the oldest restaurants in Geneva. Authentic Swiss fondue is made here with cheese from La Roche, a village north of Gruyères. This place offers a tempting cheese-based menu with generous portions, a cozy interior, and friendly customer service. Locals say it is one of their favorite places to enjoy melted cheese.
La Buvette des Bains
Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva
Situated on an artificial peninsula called Bains des Pâquis, La Buvette des Bains is a quirky restaurant that offers great fondue with a view of the Jet d’Eau. This public bathhouse turned lakefront restaurant serves a variety of bubbling fondues, including one made from Vacherin cheese and crémant (sparkling wine), giving it a delicate flavor. This cozy restaurant is a place to go for anyone looking for a laid-back evening with family or friends and wanting to taste fondue, while enjoying a beautiful view of Lake Geneva.
Chemin de la Bessonnette 2, Chêne-Bougeries
While many prefer to enjoy the taste of fondue during winter, Le Gruyèrien is a cheese-lover’s paradise where everyone can enjoy different fondues year-round. This place has traditional chalet-style décor and a homely, laid-back atmosphere.
This restaurant is also known to serve traditional fondue moitié-moitié, as well as variations like fondue aux bolets with porcini mushrooms, fondue with 100% chèvre (goat cheese), and fondue à la tomate, which is served with boiled potatoes rather than bread. With unbeatable prices and exceptional quality, this is one of the few fondue restaurants in Geneva where the service is perfect.
Rue François-Versonnex 17, Geneva
If you’re looking for traditional Swiss fondue, then check out Café Bon Vin. Situated in the Eaux-Vives neighborhood, this café specializes in authentic Swiss cuisine. This cozy and classy café is also an ideal spot for a special occasion, and for one who wants to enjoy refined versions of fondue, including a tomato variant, a goat cheese variant, and one with champagne.
Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 1, Geneva
If you want to enjoy one of the best fondue restaurants in Geneva, Les Armures is a must-see for you. Housed in a 13th century building with charming antique decorations and a great ambience, it is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Here, cheese is a real treat, and Les Armures offers both fondue and raclette. If you are having a craving for just fondue, there are several options to taste, from the classics, to fondues with herbs, tomatoes, wild mushrooms, and bacon.