Restaurants

There are so many good restaurants all around the region that it is impossible to mention them all – or even visit them all over a course of a holiday. We have had many memorable meals and so we shall recommend the following as examples:

There are so many good restaurants all around the region that it is impossible to mention them all – or even visit them all over a course of a holiday. We have had many memorable meals and so we shall recommend the following as examples:

Restaurant le Pierre à Catillon, Moléson
Speciality cheese dishes and the luge de Moléson – steak that you cook yourself on a hot stone.
Tel: 026 921 1041       www.moleson.ch

Le Sommet and Plan Francey
On Friday & Saturday nights in July and August the lifts stay open until 11pm should you wish to have dinner in either of these restaurants and enjoy a mountain-top view. A return trip on the funicular and fondue at Plan Francey is very good value. Tel: 026 921 1042

Le Sommet offers a similar deal with a return trip on the funicular and cable car and fondue in the restaurant. Tel: 026 921 2996                        www.moleson.ch

Buvette du Gros-Plané
At the base of the Moleson from some of the walks, also accessed from La Chia road (from Bulle) this is a fabulous, authentic farm serving their own products (Gruyeres & Vacherin cheeses, fondue, serac, butter) in a variety of simple, traditional ways. Open from 8.30am to 23.00, closing at 20.00 on Sundays.  Cash only, no card facilities.    www.buvette-gros-plane.ch

Le Chalet, Gruyères
The best restaurant in Gruyères, in our opinion, thanks to its wonderful ambience. It is a lovely old wooden building, up by the castle, with a warm, cosy atmosphere. The ceiling is lined with cowbells and other cheese related paraphernalia. A great place for fondue and raclette. Credit cards are accepted. No disabled access, Book to avoid disappointment, as very popular with the locals. Tel 026 921 2154              www.gruyereshotels.ch

L’Auberge des Halles, Gruyères
Another great restaurant in Gruyeres, with beautiful views down the Intyamon Valley. The traditional menus are well-represented & well- executed here too.           www.gruyereshotels.ch

La Pinte des Vernes, Route du Paquier, Pringy
A lunchtime set menu is good value. Fabulous food and beautifully presented.   www.lapintedesvernes.ch

L’Ecu, 5 Rue Saint-Denis, Bulle
The food (French cooking) is excellent, the service is quick and friendly (they always provide excellent advice for the wine). The ambience is classy but cosy. The prices are expensive, but decent for the quality (around CHF20 for a starter, CHF40 for the main dishes and CHF15 for the dessert)        www.restaurant-de-lecu.ch

La Pinte des Mossettes, Cerniat
Go up the Charmey valley, past the monastery, and it is on your right. Offering a unique culinary experience, this restaurant is entirely wholesome and natural with specialities based on wild herbs and local produce. There are only two menu choices – vegetarian and non-vegetarian but this is a gastronomic experience so allow plenty of time to indulge and enjoy. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Reservations are essential. Tel: 026 927 2097            www.lapintedesmossettes.ch