Where to Eat in Lausanne & Montreux Riviera, Switzerland

Both the Montreux Riviera and university town of Lausanne have inspired artistic minds for centuries. Today, music, winemaking and gastronomy merge to make this lakeside idyll a must for pleasure-seekers.

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The grand exterior of Brasserie de Montbenon
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Brasserie de Montbenon

Virtually everything on the menu here is sourced from Vaud, and prepared and served by a passionate young team. Arrive early enough and you can watch the sun set from your spot on the terrace.

A table at Montreux Jazz Cafe
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Montreux Jazz Café

Born out of the friendship between Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs and music legend Quincy Jones, this café filled with music memorabilia is the official, eminently classy canteen for performers, music lovers and locals alike.


Avenue Claude Nobs 2, 1820 Montreux

A focaccia dish on offer at Sardine



With a menu of locally sourced dishes and a fabulous gin list, this bistro is just as popular with the local students of Lausanne as it is with the celebrities who book into Beau-Rivage Palace.


Rue de la Barre 5 1005, Lausanne

The Lowdown

For more recommendations on dining with Lausanne & Montreux Riviera's creative crowd, visit region-du-leman.ch. Or, purchase Volume 37: Craft today and receive A Creative's Guide to Switzerland, an 90-page SUITCASE travel companion to Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux Rivieria, and Basel.

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