Restaurants and bar at the Grand Hotel National

A range of gastronomy under one roof: Four restaurants with lakeside terraces, a café, and the legendary National Bar. The voyage of culinary discovery takes you from Italy to Vienna and from there eastward as far as China.

Current information

Since 13 September 2021, a Covid certificate is mandatory for the visit of all indoor areas of restaurants and bars (except terraces). 
We kindly ask you to have a valid certificate and an identity document ready when visiting our restaurants.

You will find more information here.


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We recommend that you book in advance due to adjusted opening hours.

Hotel restaurant

Restaurant National

Fuss-free yet elegant, the Restaurant National is open for breakfast, business lunches, as well as dinner – perfect for that romantic tête-à-tête. Enjoy our creative cuisine featuring quality seasonal products from the region as well as popular meals and simple snacks.

  • Opening hours

    Due to a shortage of skilled workers, the restaurant will be open as follows from 1 November 2021:

    Sunday to Thursday
    7 am to 2 pm

    Friday / Saturday
    7 am to 2 pm
    6 pm to 10 pm

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Weiss gedeckte Tische im Restaurant National

Probably Lucerne's most attractive bar!

National Bar

Preserved in the original style of the 1870s, the National Bar exudes an engaging charm. It's where locals mingle with guests passing through, and where cool meets classic. A feel-good place any time of day, the National Bar is a microcosm well worth experiencing.


Klassische Bar

Hotel restaurant

Lake Terrace

With the Grand Hotel National behind you and Lake Lucerne, the lively lakeside promenade and stunning mountain panorama in front of you, our Lake Terrace is ideal for al fresco dining and it is without doubt one of the most popular dining spots on the lake. 

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Seeterrasse Grand Hotel National Luzern im Sonnenschein

Café-bar with bistro flair

Café César

With its bistro flair, Café César is where guests and local residents mingle to start the day with coffee specialties and fresh croissants or to watch people playing boules on the Nationalquai.


Klassische Bistro Bar

Mediterranean cuisine – 14 Gault&Millau points

Klingler's Ristorante

Where Mediterranean cuisine meets Italian charm in timeless elegance. Featuring high-quality ingredients, the cuisine at Klingler's Ristorante (14 Gault&Millau points) conspires with the host's consummate hospitality and delightful views of Lake Lucerne to provide a unique ambience. Enjoy homemade pasta in the Italian tradition and an exquisite selection of wines, many of which are also available by the glass.

  • Opening hours

    Monday / Tuesday

    Wednesday to Friday
    11.30 am to 2.30 pm
    6.00 pm to 11 pm

    Saturday and Sunday
    11.30 am to 11 pm

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Blick von oben aufs Klingler's Ristorante Luzern

Chinese specialties

Jialu National

Welcome to the Middle Kingdom. As the chefs follow recipes that have been handed down the generations, the Chinese specialties are prepared in a manner that's genuinely original. Discover the eclectic cuisine, which features ingredients from our homeland, and experience Chinese culture in an ambience that's as authentic as the dishes served in porcelain bowls. 

  • Opening hours

    Monday / Wednesday to Friday
    11 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm


    Saturday and Sunday
    11 am to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm Reserve a table

Chinesisches Restaurant Luzern Innenansicht

Viennese coffee house and imperial Viennese cuisine


The ambience at Franz consists of a refined blend of imperial Viennese specialties served in an elegant listed setting. The cuisine comprises popular traditional specialties such as Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz, as well as other classics and seasonal dishes. Meanwhile the afternoon is spent celebrating our typical Viennese coffee house culture with a well-stocked array of cakes.

  • Opening hours


    Tuesday to Friday
    from 11 am to 11 pm

    Saturday and Sunday
    from 9 am to 10 pm

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Interior Design Restaurant Franz Luzern
Detailaufnahme Bett Kopfkissen und Nachttisch

Advantages of direct booking

  • Direct path to the best price
  • 10% for the Restaurant National or the National Bar
  • One free minibar filling (beer & soft drinks)
  • Lucerne chocolate coins