#FOURNews | Michelin Guide Switzerland 2017 out now!

17 Oct 2016
2 min read
With 20% more restaurants awarded stars in 5 years, the Michelin Guide Switzerland 2017 confirms the vitality of Swiss Gastronomy.

The Michelin Guide Switzerland 2017 recommends a total of 954 restaurants and 545 hotels. The one, two and three-starof which we have highlighted below:

Three stars | 3 restaurants

Two stars | 19 restaurants with 2 stars, including 3 new ones

One star | 95 restaurants 1 star, including 12 new ones

139 restaurants Bib Gourmand, including 31 new ones

In the 2017 selection, all the three star restaurants have retained their distinctions this year: they are Schauenstein in Fürstenau, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl in Basel. And Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier near Lausanne, where the new chef has successfully retained the highest distinction. And with a total of117 starred restaurants, Switzerland has the highest per capita concentration of starred restaurants.

Nineteen restaurants have been awarded two stars, including three new ones. Silver, in Vals (GR), an establishment that achieved its first MICHELIN star only a year ago, has got another one this year. Ecco Zürich in Zurich immediately obtained two stars. And the other restaurant rewarded in the 2017 MICHELIN Guide selection is After Seven in Zermatt (VS).

The 2017 selection includes ninety-five restaurants with one star. Of these, twelve are distinguished for the first time this year: Tsé Fung in Geneva, a restaurant offering Chinese cuisine, MEGU in Gstaad (BE), a Japanese restaurant; IGNIV by Andreas Caminada in Bad Ragaz (SG), Le Murenberg in Bubendorf (BL), La Pinte des Mossettes in Cerniat (FR), Glow by Armin Amrein in Davos (GR), La Riva in Lenzerheide (GR), Guarda Val in Lenzerheide-Sporz, Le Petit Manoir in Morges (VD), Pur in Pfäffikon (SZ), La Maison du Village in Saint Aubin-Sauges (NE) and finally Le Jardin des Alpes in Villars-sur-Ollon (VD).

​”The inspectors’ 2017 selection once again confirms the high standard and the very great diversity of gastronomy on offer between Geneva and St Gall, Basel and Lugano,”says Michael Ellis, International Director of MichelinGuides. “Switzerland is one of the most diverse culinary regions in Europe. The concentration of classic French restaurants, traditional cuisine and quality products is particularly dense there. In addition to these, Switzerland also has a large number of restaurants serving modern and innovative cuisine; a variety that everyone can discover in the Michelin selection,”continues Michael Ellis.

The MichelinGuide Switzerland 2017 marks an all-time record in terms of the number of restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand, with 139 restaurants in total – 20 more than last year. This is an increase of 60% in five years (as against 87 in 2012). This award recommends restaurants that offer high quality meals at reasonable prices (starter, main course and dessert for a maximum of 70 Swiss francs).

The MichelinGuide Switzerland 2017 is available to buy now from all affiliated retailers.