Establishments by the lake or with a view
Discover the best establishments with lakeview
Throughout the seasons, Lake Geneva unfolds its charms and invites you to get away from it all, with its endlessly captivating colours and changing moods. Lunch with a view of the lake or a lakeside dinner are a must during your stay in Geneva. Discover our selection!
Restaurant de la Plage des Eaux-Vives
With its idyllic view facing the Jet d’eau, its 900 m2 lakeside terrace and its heated glassed-in interior, the Restaurant de la Plage des Eaux-Vives certainly boasts exceptional views. During the winter, indulge in the local creations of chef Jean-Briac Mauboussin in a more than magical setting, between the lake and mountains. In summer, enjoy the refreshment bar on the beach.
Located in Anières on the heights of the left bank, a few minutes from downtown Geneva, Le Floris enjoys some of the most beautiful views of the lake. Come and sip a cocktail at the bar or in the lounge area, enjoy Swiss specialities at La Pinte or savour the oriental- and Asian-inspired creative dishes of Chef Philippe Audonnet.
The talented Dominique Gauthier and his team invite you to enjoy refined, gourmet delights in a unique setting in the heart of the prestigious Beau-Rivage Hotel. The Michelin-starred Chat-Botté reigns supreme thanks to exquisite dishes featuring irresistible French classics and an idyllic view of the lake and the harbour. Elegant and homely, the atmosphere is as delightful as the cuisine!
La Belotte sets the benchmark in terms of prime location. In Cologny, enjoy a timeless lunch or dinner right by the water. The restaurant will delight you with its lake dishes, in particular its à la minute Lake Geneva perch fillets (subject to availability) or its pan-fried raclette for the colder weather. A real haven of peace and indulgence awaits at the foot of the pier.
Le Restaurant du Quai
In Hermance, on the left bank of the lake, Le Restaurant du Quai unfolds its many charms, indoors and outdoors. Given 14/20 by Gault&Millau Suisse, and awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, chef Jérôme Manifacier delights his guests with recipes that marvellously combine tradition with modernity, featuring exotic reinterpretations of classic dishes. Fresh lake perch is one of the restaurant’s must-tries, to be enjoyed right by the water in the summer.
Le Pavillon Versoix
With its pontoon that can accommodate up to 6 boats, Le Pavillon is a truly unique place. Located in Versoix, on the left bank, and easily accessible, the restaurant transports you straight to the French Riviera. With its lively and friendly atmosphere, its gourmet and colourful cuisine, and its location right by the lake, it will once again be the hot spot for the summer of 2023!
Le Petit Lac
In Corsier, admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in the region while enjoying the restaurant’s specialities. Treat yourself to the wild perch fillets, considered the best in the region … Located at the port of Corsier, Le Petit Lac has become over the years an institution for unforgettable summer evenings with family and friends. The restaurant will delight you in winter too with its warm and luminous atmosphere!
Bains des Pâquis
Les Bains needs no introduction! Iconic, a firm favourite with locals, the unique, multifaceted venue is set on the right bank, right by the water and features a beach, live performances, a sauna, a hammam and Turkish baths. And above all, a restaurant with exceptional fondue and mouth-watering daily specials. In summer as in winter, enjoy the daily specials for only CHF 15. From 07:30 onwards, the venue is also open for breakfast at sunrise!
Living Room Bar & Kitchen
With an exceptional view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, Le Living Room Bar & Kitchen located in the famous Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix welcomes its guests in a chic and timeless atmosphere. For lunch and dinner, enjoy the creative local cuisine of Chef Rosario Abramo. On weekends, don’t miss the gorgeous brunch at 11am. French toast, homemade waffles, pancakes, eggs Benedict … You won’t be able to resist!
La Tour Carrée
In the heart of Geneva Yacht Club, the restaurant, open to the public, welcomes you summer and winter in its unique setting and dream location. In summer, enjoy the yachting and riviera atmosphere under palm trees, over tapas and cocktails. In winter, meet for lunch or dinner in the “igloos” for a timeless, mouth-watering moment with your friends and family.
Restaurant du Lion d’Or
On the heights of Cologny, Le Lion d’Or will wow you with its gorgeous views of Lake Geneva and its surrounding greenery, only a few minutes from downtown Geneva. The restaurant also features tasteful and refined creative cuisine, brilliantly executed by Chef Léo Besnard. Treat yourself to the Caramelised pig’s breast from Jussy or the Lobster Ravioli with Piedmont hazelnuts!
Also worth a mention: Creux de Genthod, by the lake, a few minutes from Geneva; Izumi, with its spectacular view in the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, and the Terrasse du Parc, from spring onwards, in the heart of Parc des Eaux-Vives.
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