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Gourmet bistros

Gourmet bistros

With all the makings of a fine dining establishment and a bold and flavourful take on the finest dishes, the gourmet bistro has made a place for itself on the Geneva culinary scene. Alongside starred restaurants, it offers an ideal alternative to indulge and surprise your taste buds in a cosy atmosphere.

Here’s our selection

Bistrot Dumas

In the heart of the residential area of Champel, a few steps away from the gorgeous Parc Bertrand, Bistrot Dumas attracts French fine dining enthusiasts. Here, the great classics are prepared with taste and generosity in a very elegant bistro atmosphere. Everything from the bread to the sorbets is made in-house. The plus: a fun surprise awaits in the wine cellar! lebistrotdumas.ch

Ecorce

Here’s a real little gem in Old Carouge. With its seasonal menu and its high-quality produce, Ecorce attracts fine diners with its technically gifted cuisine and its warm welcome. Smiles and flavours are all that’s needed for a successful lunch or dinner in the ancient Sardinian town. The latest: Wild peach, Roasted pumpkin, Buckwheat, and Yuzu gel. lecorce-restaurant.ch

L’Agape

In the Acacias district, a few steps from Old Carouge, Agape offers a deliciously tempting short menu, with seasonal accents and local inspirations. Juggling land and sea, the venue on Rue Caroline masters the codes of great gastronomy with accuracy and creativity, as illustrated by the Hake grilled with a blowtorch or the Supreme of white chicken with yam cromesquis. lagape.ch

La Micheline

Opened in 2020, the establishment in the new Eaux-Vives station district amazes with its inventiveness and ever more delicate offerings. Chef Andres Arocena will delight you with his Mediterranean-inspired creations, based on local and seasonal produce. In a cosy atmosphere, taste the Ravioli al plin with pumpkin or the Lotte façon langouste, tourteau et plancton. lamicheline.ch  

Le Bologne

A firm favourite, without fail! Florian Le Bouhec delights visitors with his technique, his hospitality and his know-how. Le Bologne is the establishment you should visit during your stay in Geneva. Located on the right bank, near Cornavin train station, the restaurant is packed every day, for lunch and dinner. And as a bonus, the setting itself will make you want to extend this long-awaited gourmet moment! Reservation (highly) recommended. lebologne.com 

Le Café des Banques 

Just taken over by starred chef Yoann Caloué, the establishment has become a real modern gastronomic temple. While waiting for a complete renovation of the establishment, the chef plays in neo-bistro mode, offering signature dishes in a sharing version. Egg 62°, Nant d’Avril poultry, Gyozas of ceps, Risotto acquerello… You’ll never want to leave! cafedesbanques.com

Le Café de la Paix

Near the Bains district, the most Parisian of Geneva’s bistros plays the card of authenticity and pleasure at all costs. As one of the best restaurants in the city, quality, seasonality and conviviality are the key words of this gourmet bistro. In the kitchen, Thierry Berland will delight you with his tasty and warm-hearted offerings. His Secreto Iberico and Celery Condiment or the Black Cod and its miso marinade are worth the detour! cafe-delapaix.ch

Mapo

Mapo’s menu features passion, sharing and simplicity. In Chêne-Bourg, Emmanuelle and Paul welcome you as if into their home. In a refreshingly wooded setting, the couple treat their guests to French cuisine with exotic inspirations. Try out colourful, gourmet dishes, such as the Pears & Sesame, this season’s must-try dessert, or the Carpaccio of sea bass and its Citrus ponzu vinaigrette & kaffir lime. maporestaurant.ch

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