When the sun is shining it is always agreeable to enjoy eating alfresco style whilst escaping the buzz of city life in Geneva. Recently we did just that and accompanied friends for brunch at Au P’tit Bonheur.READ MORE
A friend invited us to Sunday brunch at Brasserie des Halles de l’ile and I groaned.
Sunday brunch has great potential here but never quite delivers. In the past, I have been annoyed by the disorganised service with tables left dirty and uncleared, the fact that there are often birds flying inside (never ideal when you are eating) and the bland food. The Brasserie des Halles is one of Geneva’s old Slaughterhouses – its a great designed modern space overlooking the river with tables inside and out.READ MORE
Geneva is a city where you need to know where to go on a certain night. Here’s our latest top places for Afterwork drinks; 1. Soleil Rouge, Rive Fine wines and a lively ambience are assured in this cosy bar near Rive. Always popular, particularly on Thursday nights with many regulars. Friendly service, reasonable prices. Nice tapas and excellent Spanish wines. Cater to private parties at weekends. Ideal for your christmas drinks party. Choose a bottle of wine off the shelves and ask to open it. Also good selection of open wines by the glass. www.soleilrouge.ch 2. L’Arbalete near Rive Local crowd, very popular for after work drinks. More of a quintessentially English style pub with good service, free after work tapas and beers on drafts (including Guinness and Superbock). Nice to sit on the bar and meet people. They also have a wine shop next door where you can pick up some presents on the way home. www.pubarbelete.com 3. L’Atelier Cocktail bar, Eaux Vives Recently opened bar, becoming popular midweek with Eaux Vives emergence as a place to go out. Great cocktails, good buzzy atmosphere and friendly service. Recommended. Rue Henri Blanvalet, Eaux Vives. 4. Nonolet, Stand Excellent location […]READ MORE
Breakfast meetings are all the rage from London to Mexico City, a more sociable and efficient way to start the day and get things done before getting to the office. In London its almost impossible to get a breakfast table at the best cafes and restaurants in Mayfair and the City such as Cecchoni’s, or the Wolseley. However breakfast meetings are yet to truly become popular in Geneva. A client organised a breakfast meeting at 8.30 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, arguably the best hotel in town. The welcome at the hotel was a little indifferent, and we were greeted with; “breakfast is only for guests”. Not a great start. After a lengthy discussion and after having pointed out that there were a number of vacant tables, they relented. Preferring an a la carte option rather than the buffet, we ordered cheese omelettes, fruit salad, fresh orange juice with carrot juice (a “special”), cappuchinos and toast. The breakfast is served in the dining room (where they also serve lunch and the bar area). The ambiance is refined and traditional. So how was the food? The omelettes were served oddly with cheese on a side plate rather than melted […]READ MORE
The Botanical Gardens in Geneva hosts over 16,000 species of plants and, with the trees turning a lovely shade of orange right now, Autumn is an ideal time to visit!
The newly revamped bistro-café, at the Gardens, has a well-priced Sunday brunch.
The brunch features fresh breads with cheese, fruit, a cold main course (salmon, chicken and salad were on offer when I visited). Included is a dessert and coffee for a reasonable 28 CHF.READ MORE