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Restaurant Helvetia

Waldstaetterstrasse 9, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 210 44 50
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“flammkuchen” (3 reviews)
“bratwurst” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
All hours
Swiss, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Waldstaetterstrasse 9, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went for lunch on a sunny day where there were tables set outdoors, very nice and good value lunch sets. Food was average.

Thank Marwa S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went there for dinner and felt regret that we had not gone there earlier, since we live just round the corner. The atmosphiere is nice and comfortable, the service very friendly and efficient. We all had starters. The soup was freshly made and very...More

Thank bookwifey
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner there with my wife and it was great. Very friendly service and food was excellent. Even the vine per glass, at a very reasonable price, was very good.

Thank Beat H
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Helvetia is tucked away in Lucerne in a relatively unassuming building. The surprise is the dining room inside. Airy, pared down, elegant, are words that struck me going in. Then came the great service - attentive, careful, and with great menu knowledge! Then came the...More

Thank BilalMasood
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

While walking the neighborhood we found this traditional local restaurant. They warmly welcomed us and we were seated right away. Being not too hungry and still on Canadian time we asked if we might share a meal. "Certainly" was the answer as many places do...More

2  Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Helvetia is off the beaten path but worth the effort and a good value for lunch . They had a set menu for lunch that you can choose from and all dishes included a soup salad and entree. It was warm the day we had...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the location of this place on a little square well away from the touristy centre. Superb cordon bleu and Zurich style veal with mushrooms and roesti. Courteous and efficient staff.More

Thank Dixie_Cup_Refil
Serge V, Inhaber at Restaurant Helvetia, responded to this review
Google Translation

sehr geehrter Herr, sehr geehrte Dame! wir bedanken uns herzlich für Ihren Besuch in unserem Restaurant sowie Ihre motivierende Kritik!...More

Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Ok... I want to start by saying take 12-15 trips a year to Germany / Switzerland and eat out everyday... That said.. this is hands down the best food I've had in the "traditional" category. Fabulous place.. charming yet not super fancy ... a place...More

Thank Beamer L
Serge V, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Beamer L We thank you very much for the nice kompliments! king regards the Helvetia-Team.

Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and was looking at different brunch options in the city. Little did I know that the brunch here is excellent. We started off with scrambled eggs with various sides, followed by a mixed leaves salad with forest mushrooms and finished with...More

Thank lalvani
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Good place away from mainstream crowd. More locals than tourists and popular with internationals. Has good food with swiss touch and very nicely selected wines. Preparation, presentation and service are very good. Friendly people and tasty food. Overall a very good palce for all kinds...More

Thank Stefan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$59
Swiss, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.