Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland Food Guide: 10 Central European food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Emmen

April 24, 2020 Cedrick Jardin

Find out what Central European restaurants to try in Emmen including Restaurant Geissmatt, Villa Schweizerhof, Restaurant Olivo, Bam Bou by Thomas, Restaurant Balances, Hotel Hofgarten Restaurant, gartenHAUS 1313, SCALA RESTAURANT - Art Deco Hotel Montana, Restaurant Lapin, Zur Werkstatt Luzern
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10. Zur Werkstatt Luzern

Waldstaetterstrasse 18, Lucerne 6003 Switzerland Swiss, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar [email protected] +41 41 979 03 03 http://www.zurwerkstatt.ch
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4 based on 167 reviews

Zur Werkstatt Luzern

Mehr als ein Restaurant - In der Genusswerkstatt werden am Mittag, Abend oder zum Brunch jederzeit sichtbar frische Gerichte zubereitet. Gleichzeitig können Hobbyköche in der Küchenwerkstatt ihre Kreativität ausleben und in der Barwerkstatt die Welten des

Reviewed By chamdex

Had we not just gotten into town or had I known of any other option at 8pm, I would’ve chosen elsewhere. But I made reservations a while ago so we stayed because we were hungry. Unfortunately, it was during the heat wave over Europe and this place has no A/C. Add to that an open kitchen and it was crazy hot inside. It was hot outside too, but there were smokers everywhere and we hate smoke more than heat- so inside we sat. Obviously, they can’t do anything about the heat, but they can prevent a meal from unnecessarily lasting 2 hours. There was only one other table inside and they were ahead of us (eating desserts before we got our dinner) and a couple tables outside. But it took 2 hours for our meal. So in the case of a non-AC restaurant, help a gal out and stop taking 30 minutes between dishes. It’s not like we ordered risotto or asked them to thresh some wheat before making our bread. Plus when it’s that hot and your sitting forever, food just isn’t as appealing. Now, on to the box. I was certainly intrigued by the box concept. For those who haven’t been- they bring a wooden box to the table where it attaches and they open it up with grand ceremony and indications of how the meal will proceed. But here’s the reality... the box holds salt/pepper, a candle/matches, a tin cup with some crackers and cream cheese in a toothpaste type tube- and sugar for coffee. That’s it. That’s the end of the box. It doesn’t factor into any meal at all. So really that just seems gimmicky vs innovative. The food was above average to average. My falafel was way over fried into black crumbs but my husband enjoyed his veal. However- even a good dish can’t make up for the misses. Server was friendly enough, but definitely not in a rush. They speak English which was helpful. But after spending the past 2+ weeks in Europe- this dinner is near the bottom. Dear chamdexthank you for your comment even we are unhappy to read, that you didn't like the experience with us. You are right regarding the heat, but please note that we are in a historic house and therefore we are not allowed to install an A/C. Luckily in Switzerland there are not many days with temperatures like that... Now regarding the waiting time it is usual at our place, that people have 2 hours to spend. It would have been helpful to know that you want to get a fast meal. Also the box is part of our experience, but we accept if it hasn't convinced you. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip through Europe and who knows, maybe one day you come back to give us a second chance...best regards, your Werkstatt-Team

9. Restaurant Lapin

Museggstrasse 2 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004 Switzerland Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants [email protected] +41 41 418 80 00 http://www.de-la-paix.ch/de/Restaurant
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4 based on 301 reviews

Restaurant Lapin

The Lapin is a family run hotel-restaurant situated in the centre of Lucerne and is one of the city's leading restaurants. It has a cosy, rustic appearance and serves modern European cuisine specialising in regional dishes. The menu offers fish, meat and

Reviewed By 596terryg

We later discovered the restaurant was attached to the hotel where we staying (Ambassador), so easy walk home. Great salad bar to start. Bread and whipped butter. Cold beer and wine. I had the veal Cordon Bleu, my wife had the perch fritters. Both very nice. No room for dessert. Hello from LucerneThanks for the five Stars and full Points. Thank you also for the very positive Review and comment about the veal cordon-bleu. One of our signature dishes. You have to come back to try our Desserts (G), especially now, with the chestnut Vermicelles togheter with grapes and Vanilla Ice Cream.- A real Dream.With best RegardsFerdinand Zehnder and Team

8. SCALA RESTAURANT - Art Deco Hotel Montana

Adligenswilerstrasse 22, Lucerne 6006 Switzerland Swiss, European, Central European, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +41 41 417 35 41 http://www.hotel-montana.ch/scala-restaurant
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4 based on 671 reviews

SCALA RESTAURANT - Art Deco Hotel Montana

In addition to its fresh, creative and delightful dishes rooted in Mediterranean cuisine, the Scala Restaurant in Lucerne, which was awarded 15 points by Gault & Millau, also offers a wonderful setting decorated in the Art Deco style. The MONTANA cuisine

Reviewed By 607jayb

We enjoyed breakfast outside on the patio both mornings during our stay. The buffet choices are outstanding and the omelette station was one of my favorites.Dear guestThank you so much for this fabulous review! We are happy to hear, that you had a good start into the day with our breakfast. It would be our pleasure to soon welcome you again, your MONTANA-Team

7. gartenHAUS 1313

Lindenstrasse 21, Lucerne 6015 Switzerland Swiss, Central European, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +41 41 240 25 65 http://www.gartenhaus1313.ch
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4 based on 203 reviews

gartenHAUS 1313

Reviewed By ninablaettler

Would never have found this place if it hadn't been for a cowboy wedding party we came to! It's not very fancy, but a down to earth great restaurant. Excellent food, excellent very friendly service and a fabulous atmosphere. We will come again.

6. Hotel Hofgarten Restaurant

Stadthofstrasse 14 6006 Lucerne, Lucerne 6006 Switzerland Swiss, European, Central European Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +41 41 410 88 88 https://www.hofgarten.ch/en/Restaurant-Bar
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4 based on 305 reviews

Hotel Hofgarten Restaurant

Reviewed By JWGrum

It's not always easy to find a place to eat when you are hungry. It's best to be hungry at lunchtime (noon-2pm) when the restaurants offer their daily menu at a reasonable price. The service was friendly. The sun was shining. People were happy.

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5. Restaurant Balances

Weinmarkt 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004 Switzerland Swiss, European, Central European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +41 41 418 28 28 https://www.balances.ch/restaurant
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4 based on 748 reviews

Restaurant Balances

In Balances restaurant, Luzern, head chef Andy Fluri creates culinary masterpieces with great success. This master chef, who has been awarded 14 points by the prestigious Gault-Millau guide, takes his guests on a flight of fancy for the taste buds, with d

Reviewed By Safari754467

Was an outstanding experience. We had the five course meal with wine pairings. We ordered slightly different courses. But our favorite was one was a play on creamed spinach served in an egg. The beef carpaccio was not thin sliced and there was too much beef. The wine pairings were perfect and they were generous with the pours. We also really enjoyed the cheese course with the tawny port.Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are delighted that you had an enjoyable evening at our restaurant. It would be our pleasure to welcome you soon again with us.

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4. Bam Bou by Thomas

Sempacherstrasse 14, Lucerne 6003 Switzerland French, European, Mediterranean, Central European Breakfast Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi [email protected] +41 41 226 86 10 http://www.bamboubythomas.ch
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5 based on 171 reviews

Bam Bou by Thomas

Reviewed By Robin W

We were staying in The Hotel, were they recommend us several restaurants in the city. On trip advisor we saw the great references about Bam Bou, so we went to this restaurant under The Hotel. The food is magnificent. Really an unexpected surprise. Dear RowiwiMany thanks for your feedback on TripAdvisor.We hope to welcome you again.Warm regardsCorinna & Ralf Thomas and the Bam Bou by Thomas Crew

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3. Restaurant Olivo

Haldenstrasse 6 6006 Luzern, Lucerne 6006 Switzerland Seafood, Mediterranean, Central European, European Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +41 41 418 56 61 http://www.grandcasinoluzern.ch/geniessen/olivo/
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4 based on 329 reviews

Restaurant Olivo

With its impressive views from the large lakeside terrace and its stylish interior Restaurant Olivo is as rewarding as a short break away, whatever the weather. At lunchtime and dinner Chef Hugues Blanchard and his team serve culinary delights inspired by

Reviewed By mosto

The restaurant is located above the casino and it is decorated with classic grandeur with high ceilings and chandeliers. We went without reservations and were the first guests for dinner. We were later told by the staff there that the building used to be a library. The menu was very interesting and the wines had good choices. We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 mains and a bottle of French wine. The food is well plated and taste really fresh, delicious and definitely memorable (see the pictures). You have the feel that the chef takes pride in his creations. I have no hesitation to re-visit this restaurant if I were to be in Lucerne again.Dear mosto,thank you very much for your positive feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and are looking forward to welcome you again.All the best,Katharina – Restaurant Olivo TripAdvisor Team

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2. Villa Schweizerhof

Haldenstrasse 30, Lucerne 6006 Switzerland French, Swiss, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +41 41 370 11 66 http://www.villa-schweizerhof.ch/home/
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5 based on 130 reviews

Villa Schweizerhof

The VILLA Schweizerhof receives its guests with gastronomic authenticity: Marcel Ineichen and his team pay attention to detail as they conjure up regional fare from their pots and pans. Your host Florian Brun looks forward to making "his" VILLA yours.

Reviewed By raymond p

A total treat - from the ambiance - staff - chef - dinner and wine. Quality dinning at its best. Transport provided the the Hotel Schweizerhof -

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1. Restaurant Geissmatt

St.-Karli-Strasse 13A, Lucerne 6004 Switzerland Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Parking Available, Highchairs Available +41 41 361 13 13 http://www.geissmatt.ch/
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4 based on 358 reviews

Restaurant Geissmatt

Reviewed By kstraveler81

Extraordinarily good food.Other than what is on the chalkboard inside the restaurant, there is no menu or wine list. The four course fixed price menu is what they are serving that day. Our first course was a delectable mixture of seared tuna, zucchini, capers, olives, lettuce, radicchio and who knows what else. The second course was a lemon, burrata ravioli in a butter sauce that was delicate and delicious. Third came a steak and potatoes with small pieces of rosemary, chives, eggplant, roasted peppers, kohlrabi and more. The dish was outstanding. For dessert we were served a delightful passion fruit mousse accompanied by passion fruit. By in large, the offered wines were Italian and reasonably priced. The four course menu was CHF 75 per person. We sat outdoors on the patio, but there is indoor seating as well. Service was very good.

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