Fuss-free yet elegant, the Restaurant National is open for breakfast, brunch on Sundays, business lunches, as well as dinner – perfect for that romantic tête-à-tête. Our chef Roman Steiner comes from Central Switzerland and conjures up creative cuisine featuring quality seasonal products from the region as well as popular meals and simple snacks.
daily: 11.30 am to 11 pm (last order 10 pm)
Breakfast: 7 to 10.30 am
Probably Lucerne's most attractive 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.
9 am to 11 pm
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.
Open daily from 11.30 am
Café-bar with bistro flair
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.
Your host: Walter Gisler
Mediterranean cuisine – 14 Gault&Millau points
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.
Your host: Pedro Prestito
Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday to Friday
11.30 am to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm
Saturday and Sunday
11.30 am to 11 pm
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.
Your hosts: Lukas and Jiayin Achermann-Liu
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.
Your host: Peter Winter