I may be a bonafide hotel junkie but at Geneva’s Hotel President Wilson, it is the restaurants that really had my attention: There’s the poolside Umami Japanese restaurant overlooking Lake Geneva which even in the middle of the winter manages to transport one to warmer climes; There’s the bib gourmand Arabesque restaurant that is one of the hottest lebanese tables in the city. But the jewel in the crown of this luxury hotel is – hands down – the Bayview Restaurant.
Cuisine: Haute French. Creative yet subtly reimagined.
Wine list: Extensive and varied. Top tier.
Accolades: Helmed by Michel Roth (Bocuse d’Or), Bayview received it first Michelin star in 2013.
Ambience: Convivial but very decadent. Reservations ahead of time absolutely necessary.
Location: Prime location overlooking Lake Geneva. Address is 47, Quai Wilson, Geneva, 1211 · Switzerland. Bookings can be made by calling+41 22 906 65 52, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online through TheFork.com
Prices for the degustation menu start at CHF 175..