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Restaurant Helvetia

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Swiss, European, Gastropub, Central European
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Waldstaetterstrasse 9, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 210 44 50
07:30 - 00:30
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Sun 10:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 00:30
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant to us. On our first night in Lucerne we went to get a table but were told it was fully booked, so we decided to book a table for our next night. The service was okay, but the food was really good. The and bratwurst in particular were very good. All Swiss restaurants are pricey... More 

Thank Becca_Laydee
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We just moved here and have found this restaurant to be nicely located. Nice atmosphere and so far the food has been great. Considering that is a local area by Chapel Bridge you pay 25 CH for a mediocre pizza...20CH was great for a scrumptious appetizer (the Risotto). My husband had a Fish Entrée for 45CH that was amazing. A... More 

Thank ninaalexei
Warsaw, Poland
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

The day that we went to the restaurant, as a suggestion made by the receptionist of our hotel, it was snowing like hell and we were walking with a little baby. It took sometime to get to the address but it was worth-experience. The restaurant is nice, simple and the food is Ok. We requested the waitress to prepare a... More 

Thank JCTroncoso1957
Reykjavik, Iceland
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Very good staff, service and friendly. Will definitely visit it again one day:).

Thank Krusi68
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Forget--or at least augment--the restaurants in the Old Town and enjoy an excellent meal at the Helvetia, a favorite among Luzern locals. Wholeheartedly to be recommended from the extensive menu is their Geschnetzeltes, a speciality of the house. We travel to Luzern once or twice a year to visit family, and Helvetia is invariably high on our dining-out list.

1 Thank Baf426
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We sat outside in the square opposite under the trees as the weather was outstanding and this started off a great evening. The food we ordered was really good and the staff friendly but maybe could have been a little more attentive. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Deejay2012
Lucerne, Switzerland
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

I have been here a few times - the last time end of May. On a nice day the place is packed (they have tables in the park right in front of the restaurant - together with the other restaurants next door) and they always seem to not have enough staff to make the service efficient. Food is good (they... More 

Thank Anja H
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Great "Wild" with wonderful flavours. Nice wine list and atmosphere with a nice crowd and relaxed but competent service.

1 Thank BonVinToujours
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I was looking forward to eat the Flamkuchen but it was a bit soggy not so crunchy like the way I remembered. The restaurant was uber cute. Felt like a neighborhood house.

Thank CBRRyder
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

I had the fish soup and farmers sausage. The soup was good but the sausage was great!

Thank ahop86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$58
Swiss, European, Gastropub, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waldstaetterstrasse 9, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 210 44 50
This 100 year old restaurant in the left-site of the Reuss located, is famous for its biological kitchen. In summer there is a beautiful garden under the old chestnut-trees. The restaurant has over 100 seats and also its terrace. there are 35 people working there and alone in the kitchen are 8 cooks with great knowlede.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?