Gourmet, original and unusual addresses

With the gastronomic scene constantly evolving, Geneva is a hot bed of culinary delights much to the pleasure of its visitors! New concepts, new chefs and new influences... The city is full of hidden-away gourmet jewels, which are unusual and atypical. Let yourself be seduced by the changes of scenery and enjoy the savours without moderation.
Na Village: an idyllic setting with a thousand flavours

A guaranteed get-away-from-it-all experience in the district of Saint-Jean, close to Cornavin railway station and close to the river Rhone.

Na Village restaurant invites you to experience the art of Thai cuisine. A true exotic and traditional garden, its river and its small ponds as well as its wooden cabins for the warm summer evenings. An enchanting setting and a timeless break for sampling traditional Thai food.

Let yourself be transported by the aromas and elegance of the typical dishes from the “Land of Smiles”. Succumb to the famous Pad Thai with prawns, grilled duck with red curry or homemade spring rolls with chicken and Thai basil. A delight for the taste buds... and for the eyes!

Na Village restaurant
Na Village restaurant
Eat with your feet in the water at the Bateau-Lavoir

On the Quai des Lavandières, not far from the banking sector and the Place de Bel-Air, this floating coffee shop, which is moored along the Rhone, enjoys a unique architecture and a very exceptional situation.

The Bateau-Lavoir has become a real Geneva institution where every day three seasonal dishes of the day are served, based on fresh and local products. In the evening, tapas and traditional Swiss dishes are served: rösti, fondues or Valais sausages.

A little corner of paradise with breathtaking views from the roof-top terrace and inventive and gourmet recipes evolving with the seasons and the chef’s creative talent. 

bateau lavoir
bateau lavoir
A gastronomic cruise at La Table du Chef

Welcome aboard the Savoie!

Step back in time to the Belle Epoque and embark on a gastronomic cruise and enjoy a fresh and refined cuisine, created by Jean-Sébastien Pouch, chef at Eldora Prestige. A tribute to the Geneva terroir and the elegance of the most noble products.

A seasonal menu based on exclusive fresh products. From April to October, La Table du Chef will tantalise your taste buds with a 3-course menu for lunch, and 4 courses in the evening. All this, in the unique and exceptional setting of a real steamboat from yesteryear. Take in the wonderful shore lines of Lake Geneva, relax and enjoy the evening. Admire the romantic and unique atmosphere and Geneva’s sunset!

La Table du Chef - CGN
Live cooking at the Cinquième Jour

Why not take a seat around the 12-seater counter and observe Chef Walter El Nagar prepare your meal. An insight into behind-the-scenes of cooking and culinary techniques in an intimate and warm atmosphere.Your taste buds will vibrate to the sound of innovative, healthy and local cuisine.

Le Cinquième jour is the first chef's counter in Switzerland. Unique in its concept, it is also unique in its minimalist and elegant setting. An intimate atmosphere in which you can enjoy creative and original proposals: truffle cheesecake and boletus sorbet, coffee risotto or pigeon with barley and elderberry. A unique 3-course menu for lunch and 6 courses in the evening, evolving according to the products of the market and the season. 

Le cinquieme jour restaurant
Le cinquieme jour restaurant
Cross the five continents at Eat Me

A unique and original concept. This establishment, which is located in the lively Eaux-Vives district, is a true invitation to travel around the world based on sharing and enjoyment.

Go there for lunch, dinner, but also to enjoy a cocktail. Eat Me offers an assortment of dishes inspired by international specialities in the form of small plates. “World on small plates” is the best way to discover recipes from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. A culinary experience between conviviality and Haute Cuisine. Do not miss the “Electric Sashimiviche”, ceviche-style red tuna sashimi, or the “Shrimp Lollipops”, shrimp lollipops with a cuttlefish ink yoghurt sauce. 

Eat me restaurant
Eat me restaurant
Duchessa: a restaurant and much more!

4 areas in 1. This is what Duchessa offers, on the Place de Neuve, close to the Parc des Bastions.A “Food concept store” made in Italy which combines in one place a restaurant, a delicatessen but also a bakery and a cheese and cold meat delicatessen. A place to satisfy all types of gourmets, eat-in, or take-away.

Enjoy the best Italian products in an elegant and modern setting where the aromas of homemade pasta and pizzas will transport you across the Alps. All dishes are made with products sold on the premises. An invitation to the Dolce Vita with finesse and voluptuousness. 

Duchessa restaurant
Duchessa restaurant


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