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The best "typical" swiss food in Luzern


Since living here I have not been out for fondue or raclette. Tomorrow night my boyfriend's dad is arriving from Australia and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to eat a typical Swiss meal.

Can anyone recommend a restaurant in Luzern? One of my students said he thinks Pfistern has the best fondue. Any other ideas?

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Re: The best "typical" swiss food in Luzern

How about "Lozärner Chügelipastetli" in the Restaurant Balances, it's located directly at the Reuss.


But in my opinion you can take any restaurant in the old town part.

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Re: The best "typical" swiss food in Luzern

Old Swiss House in Luzern would fit the bill (http://www.oldswisshouse.ch/)
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Re: The best "typical" swiss food in Luzern

Sorry to say so - but neither fondue nor raclette are typcial Swiss foods. I know, even the Swiss do not (want) to know this. Both are originally from the neighbouring Franche Comté and Haute Savoie region in France.

Kügelipastetli is however a good suggestion.

The very typical dish from Central Switzerland: Älplermagrone (maccharoni and potatoes in a cream and cheese sauce), apple compot on the side - very nourishing, no doubt, but VERY yummy.

Go for the fondue or raclette later

Pfistern is good and typical; The Old Swiss House however is a real tourist trap where I would never go if I had the choice.
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Re: The best "typical" swiss food in Luzern

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Old Swiss House in Luzern would fit the bill (http://www.oldswisshouse.ch/)
I've heard it's great but it aint cheap !!

A colleague ordered a schnitzel, he said the chef came to the table with a frying pan, an enormous lump of butter and the meat. He then fried it up in front of them, so i think you are paying for the show as well as the food !
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