Dining in Lucerne: Swiss Cheese Fondue with a View

On our last evening in Switzerland we still hadn’t managed to track down a restaurant that would serve us Cheese Fondue. Whilst we were out searching for a restaurant for dinner in Lucerne we stumbled across a fondue restaurant and knew that we couldn’t leave Switzerland without trying it. It was delicious and I cannot believe I am saying this… there was so much cheese, like way too much for two people! I’m glad we ticked it off our list but my advice – share it between a group of people, don’t try and eat it as a main meal.

Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne

We were staying at the gorgeous, elegant lakefront Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern which is situated only moments from the Old Town and offered the most stunning views over the lake and snow covered alps!

Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

After exploring the city during the day we spent the afternoon admiring the magical views from our room with champagne in hand until it was time to venture out for dinner.

Lucerne
Lake Lucerne Switzerland
Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

We left the hotel on dusk and managed to catch a stunning sunset over Lake Lucerne.

Lake Lucerne Chapel Bridge Sunset
Lake Lucerne Sunset

It was our last night in Switzerland and as we strolled through the Old Town we decided we couldn’t leave without having a cheese fondue! We wandered past numerous waterfront restaurants until we found La Barca which had a good atmosphere, wasn’t too busy, had a good view and had plenty of fondue on the menu. We settled down for the evening to this magical view over the Chapel Bridge.

Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Chapel Bridge Lucerne Night
Chapel Bridge Lucerne Night

The restaurant was really cute and was located under stone arches which we really liked. They also had lots of blankets and even big furry coats that you could borrow, which was good because it was freeeeezing and we really wanted to sit outside to admire the view.

Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne

Whilst we both LOVE cheese we thought a two person serving would be way too much cheese for us so we asked if we could just share a single serving and just order an additional meal to share, but it seems that everywhere in Lucerne only serves fondue for a minimum of two! It was roughly around 40 CHF per person and came served in a saucepan over heat with a basket of bread and boiled potatoes.

Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne

We took it in turns until we literally could not eat any more… I am a total foodie and LOVE cheese but even I couldn’t finish our saucepan of cheese!

Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne
Swiss Cheese Fondue Lucerne

I’m glad we ticked Cheese Fondue off the foodie bucket list on our visit. I would have been disappointed if I left Switzerland after my second visit and still hadn’t tried fondue.

I’m not going to lie though, I don’t think I’ll ever sit down to a meal with that much cheese again – I think I passed out into a cheese coma that night! I couldn’t even be tempted by all the delicious cheeses at breakfast the next morning (and that is saying something with my love of cheese)!

We strolled around the Old Town when we finished to get some fresh air and digest some of the masses of cheese which we had just inhaled! Lucerne is such a beautiful city by day and by night. It has so much character, lovely buildings and a wonderful atmosphere in addition to its natural beauty.

Lucerne Switzerland Old Town Night
Lucerne Switzerland Old Town Night

We did enjoy our cheese fondue but my recommendation would be to share it between more than two people or risk a cheese coma!

Have you dined on Cheese Fondue on your Swiss Travels?

What were your thoughts? x

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