Perched on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a district marinated in culture, benefiting from the influences of both France and Switzerland. The views are unparalleled and the cuisine a sumptuous blend of French fine cooking, Swiss classics and international flavors. Following on from our initial look at the Top 10 Restaurants in Lausanne, we revisit the region to catch up with some old favorites and introduce some newcomers.
The Michelin guide-listed La Table D’Edgard brings an air of sophistication to the dining experience, with breath-taking views across Lake Geneva and the Alps. Having been entirely renovated, the chic, stylish and sleekly monochrome space exudes luxury with an abundance of smooth leather, wooded fittings and well-chosen fabrics. Enjoy sumptuous lobster salad with crushed garden peas, or sample the delicacy of beef marrow in fleur de sel. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is crafted using only the very finest ingredients, including small market garden vegetables, craft cheeses, wild fish and free-range, succulent farm meats.
La Table D’Edgard, rue du Grand-Chêne 07. Sep, Lausanne, Switzerland +41 21 331 32 15
Oniwa prides itself on two things above all else; an inclusive, family atmosphere and, of course, the presentation and preparation of first class Japanese cuisine. The sushi plates appear in front of you as geometrically arranged, exquisite, modern art works. Each piece of eel, bream, salmon, mackerel and nori is expertly rolled and neatly aligned in selections of nigri sushi, maki, uramaki , gunkan maki and fresh, sharply sliced sashimi. Begin the Japanese feast with an entrée of fresh edamame peas, miso soup or a taste of the continent with a crevette cocktail. Finish it off with a dainty dessert presented to à la carte with swirls of piped chocolate in the shape of a cherry blossom tree.
Oniwa, Switzerland, Lausanne, Avenue de Tivoli, +41 21 312 69 69