Geneva’s cuisine is as multicultural as its inhabitants. Bordered by France, Germany and Italy, the Swiss city draws a lot of inspiration from the Mediterranean diet, so you’ll find plenty of fresh fish, pasta and salads. But of course, you mustn’t leave without trying some traditional Swiss foods too. The kids will love La Croute au Fromage, which is similar to a Croque Monsieur and served in most cafes. Whilst parents might like to go for the healthy option to start their day with some delicious creamy Bircher muesli. And don’t forget to leave room for some of the famously smooth, silky Swiss chocolate.
Read on to discover our favourite Places to Eat in Geneva with kids.
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1. Un R de Famille
This cafe and community centre tops the lists of local families when it comes to places to eat in Geneva with kids. Their Family Sunday Brunch (10:30am-4pm) includes a storytelling session and professional child carers on hand to entertain your little ones. And better still, under 2’s eat free. The buffet of continental foods includes cured meats, cheeses, fantastic salads, quiches, breads, pastries and more. But it’s not just Sundays that families are welcome – all week this place welcomes children with a play area, loads of toys and books, and a lovely shaded terrace for summer. It really feels like home from home where you could hang out all day.
Reservations are required for the family Sunday Brunch.
Address: Rue Goetz-Monin 10, 1205 Genève, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 328 22 23
2. Le Barocco
Located in the Museum of Art and History, this hidden gem is a great place to stop before or after your visit, or just if you’re in the area. Parents can sip a coffee in the pretty courtyard whilst the kids play in the dedicated children’s room. Books, toys and colouring will keep them happy whilst you decide which delicious French-inspired dish to order. The Museum has lots of great children’s events too, from kids workshops to interactive tours – read our review here.
Address: MAH, Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève
Phone: +41 22 418 26 82
3. Restaurant Reposoir
Are your family keen on cycling? This beautiful lakeside restaurant is just a 10 minute ride from the city centre (3.3km) along a dedicated cycling path. A stunning place for lunch, the views are exceptional and the fish-heavy menu is just as impressive. Feast on freshly caught fera with Asian inspired sauces like lime and ginger, satay or coconut curry. The kids can play on the beach below in the summer, and there’s an indoor play area for cooler months too. Definitely one of the prettiest places to eat in Geneva.
Address: Route de Lausanne 222, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 732 42 65
4. Auberge Communale du Grand Donzel
A little out of town (6km) but worth travelling to if you have a hire car. This family friendly restaurant is a great place for lunch if you want to escape the city hubub, with plenty of space for the kids to run around. The summer terrace overlooks a spacious garden with play equipment for the children and beautiful mountain views. The menu changes seasonally, featuring fresh, local produce, and there’s a simple kids menu too.
Address: Route Antoine Martin 21, 1234 Vessy, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 784 26 55
5. Le Pyramus
Set within Geneva’s Botanic Gardens, Le Pyramus is one of the best places to eat in Geneva with kids. They can explore the wooden play equipment and merry go round whilst you relax over lunch. There is a varied children’s menu with dishes like tomato linguine, sausages or chicken nuggets. Meanwhile parents can indulge in risotto, fresh tuna or light brunch dishes. A great choice for the summer months when you can explore the beautiful gardens in full bloom.
Address: Chemin de l’imperatrice 1,1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 732 70 30
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