Fodor's Expert Review Auberge des Clefs

$$ Murten French Fodor's Choice

This is a very special restaurant, so if you're traveling by car and can book well ahead, definitely stop by to see why it gets such high praise from top critics. The atmosphere is laid-back, staff are on the ball and friendly, and views of the lake and mountains from the terrace are divine. The à la carte fare at the ground-floor bistro looks simple at first—tuna tartare, bouillabaisse, even Wiener schnitzel—but in the hands of owner-chef Werner Rätz the results amaze. For the full experience, opt for the bistro's five-course prix-fixe Menu du Marché, which has whatever is fresh and available, for 110 SF. Upstairs, there are just two set-price menus: one with five courses for 110 SF (different from the bistro), and one with seven courses for 140 SF. The place is in Lugnorre, 5 km (3 miles) northwest of Murten.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Prix-Fixe $$

Quick Facts

4 rte. de Chenaux
Lugnorre, Fribourg  1789, Switzerland

026-6733106

www.aubergedesclefs.ch

Known For:
  • Prix-fixe menus in the upstairs section, à la carte options in the bistro
  • Seemingly simple dishes deliver surprisingly complex flavors
  • Hilltop location above Lake Murten in Lugnorre
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. and Thurs., Reservations essential

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