Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland Food Guide: 10 Swiss food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Fribourg

August 31, 2019 Agatha Simes

Discover Restaurants offering the best Swiss food in Fribourg, Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. Fribourg (French pronunciation: ​[fʁibuʁ]; Arpitan: Fribôrg or Friboua, pronounced [fʁibwa] ( listen)) or Freiburg (German, or Freiburg im Üechtland, Swiss German pronunciation: [ˈfrib̥ʊrɡ]; Italian: Friborgo or Friburgo; Romansh: Friburg) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district La Sarine. It is located on both sides of the river Saane/Sarine, on the Swiss Plateau, and is a major economic, administrative and educational center on the cultural border between German and French Switzerland (Romandy). Its Old City, one of the best-maintained in Switzerland, sits on a small rocky hill above the valley of the Sarine.
Things to do in Fribourg

10. Restaurant Alpha

rue du Simplon 13 Hotel Alpha, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland French, Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +41 26 322 72 72 http://www.alpha-hotel.ch
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4 based on 37 reviews

Restaurant Alpha

Reviewed By Almoni06

We had a wonderful experience in this restaurant. The venison was excellent, the service was very attentive and professionnel but at the same time informel and the ambiance lovely. We would not hesitate to go back next time we are in town.

9. Le Beausite by Franck Chouette

route de Villars 1, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland French, European, Swiss, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Dining bars Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi [email protected] +41 26 424 66 46 http://www.le-beausite.ch/
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4 based on 13 reviews

Le Beausite by Franck Chouette

French bistronomy by chef Franck Chouette. Le Beausite is a historic restaurant with early 20th century architecture.

Reviewed By MobHarb

Very refreshing to be welcomed by people who are happy to work. Have been visiting a friend in Fribourg and discovered this unique place where food was simply delicious. Had a drink at the lounge located in the balcony before our dinner, the view on the place was superb from upstairs with a very creative barman. Try the fish backed in salt crust!Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcoming you again.

8. Brasserie Le Boulevard 39

boulevard de Perolles 39, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland French, Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available [email protected] +41 26 424 35 98 http://www.leboulevard.ch
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4 based on 205 reviews

Brasserie Le Boulevard 39

Reviewed By IOWman

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The place was packed and really bustling. However, the service was excellent and friendly. No stress. The food was also very good. I had mushroom risotto followed by sausage and chips. The risotto was crunchy and very tasty. Then a single, large sausage - home made? - came with great, thin chips. My wife had a nice fresh salad and then a risotto with quail legs. Excellent. Good wines too. Great sorbet and creme brûlée to finish. Very good indeed.

7. Brasserie de l'Epee

Planche-Superieure 39, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland European, Swiss Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +41 26 322 34 07 http://www.brasseriedelepee.com
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4 based on 93 reviews

Brasserie de l'Epee

Reviewed By BaselLisa

We discovered this restaurant during a stroll around Fribourg and were lured in by the menu, by the number of diners clearly enjoying themselves, and by the outside terrace offering fantastic views across to the picturesque old town.The menu was good value (a 3 course lunch for CHF36 or 2 courses for CHF31) and the food excellent. The only slight grumble was that the service could have been better. We were left alone for ages when we first arrived and the waiter got our order wrong, with my partner missing out on his dessert completely. Nevertheless, a very good choice and memorable at that.

6. Cafe Restaurant Le Jura

route du Jura, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland European, French, Swiss, Cafe, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Av [email protected] +41 26 466 32 28 http://www.restaurantlejura.ch/
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4 based on 86 reviews

Cafe Restaurant Le Jura

Reviewed By SLyons73

A friendly family restaurant serving wonderful winter comfort food. We happily caught the tail end of the "Rosti" festival: grated potatoes with toppings from vacherin to lardons, onion and fried eggs. Great food after a day of skiing. The desserts are the highlight with traditional gruyere meringue served with double cream testing even the most gourmand of appetites!

5. Cafe du Midi

rue de Romont 25, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service http://www.lemidi.ch/
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4 based on 452 reviews

Cafe du Midi

Reviewed By NixSey

I came here twice during one week. They say this place has the best fondue in town. Although I cannot confirm this statement in technical terms (due to a lack of experience eating fondue), I can definitely see why this claim is very likely true. It was so amazing that I came here twice in one week, despite it being summer and pretty warm in Fribourg at the moment. To have such a meal at lunch time makes it a bit worse with the daytime heat, but it was that good. The waitresses were also all super friendly, and they all smiled charmingly (not to mention were very pretty too). All in all, I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend for their excellent fondue. I am also told by other friends that their other meals are also excellent although I stopped at their heavenly fondue for such a short period.

4. Cafe du Gothard

rue du Pont-Mure 16, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +41 26 322 32 85 http://www.le-gothard.ch/
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4 based on 421 reviews

Cafe du Gothard

Reviewed By Tuhughes

I've not generally been impressed by Swiss cuisine, but Cafe Gothard is an exception. We went with two versions of the traditional roesti; the Gruerien and the Valaisan, both of which were excellent. The Valasian, with tomatoes and raclette cheese was a bit more plain, but the tomatoes really helped cut the richness of the cheese and buttery potatoes. That said, I preferred the Gruerien since it comes with speck (bacon lardons) and onions, but without the tomatoes to cut it, the richness is strong. The restaurant itself isn't huge, so reservations or eating early are advisable. Service was friendly, but this seems to be a predominately French-speaking town, and only one of the servers spoke english. That said, we didn't have any trouble getting by in pidgin French and a bit of English, so don't let that scare you off. Overall probably the best Swiss food I've had in four different trips to Switzerland, and if you're in the area it is definitely worth visiting!

Top 10 restaurants in Fribourg, Switzerland

3. Le Perolles

boulevard de Perolles 1, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland French, Swiss, European Dinner, Lunch Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +41 26 347 40 30 http://www.leperolles.ch/
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4 based on 150 reviews

Le Perolles

Reviewed By Patrice_CH1700

Very well situated in the city this Michelin star restaurant always serve great food, good service done by Denis and other team members, always a nice word from the chef and the business lunch menu is very well served for a reasonable price. Wine list large and also some wines by the glass and the maitre d'hotel will tell you what to take. A must in Fribourg!

Top 10 Things to do in Fribourg, Switzerland

2. Restaurant des Trois Tours

route de Bourguillon 15, Fribourg 1722 Switzerland French, Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +41 26 322 30 69 http://www.troistours.ch/fr/index.html
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5 based on 282 reviews

Reviewed By IOWman

We ate lunch in the garden and what a treat it was. Big tables, well spaced (although the cigar smoke from our neighbours was not great), comfortable chairs. Good service, nice bread selection. Then came the food. Foie gras with black rice - fantastic; giant prawns with ginger - lovely; veal and lobster - luxury; quail with foie gras - sumptuous. Great sharing plate of deserts, coffee and more sweets. Great wine list, inc. half bottles. Not cheap by any stretch of the imagination but very well worth it. We will return.

Most Popular French food in Fribourg, Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland

1. Le Beausite by Franck Chouette

route de Villars 1, Fribourg 1700 Switzerland French, European, Swiss, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Dining bars Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi [email protected] +41 26 424 66 46 http://www.le-beausite.ch/
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4 based on 13 reviews

Le Beausite by Franck Chouette

French bistronomy by chef Franck Chouette. Le Beausite is a historic restaurant with early 20th century architecture.

Reviewed By MobHarb

Very refreshing to be welcomed by people who are happy to work. Have been visiting a friend in Fribourg and discovered this unique place where food was simply delicious. Had a drink at the lounge located in the balcony before our dinner, the view on the place was superb from upstairs with a very creative barman. Try the fish backed in salt crust!Thank you very much for your review. Looking forward to welcoming you again.

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