The Hungry Ballerina Review – Restaurant Geeren

Mountains, cheese, chocolate and cows…Weird German accent, watches, banks and yodeling…

View from the lake

View from the lake

This basically sums up what most people think of when you mention Switzerland (or are we talking about Sweden? Sorry, another stereotype (of a different culture 😉 )).

Restaurant Geeren, situated on the outskirts of a forest, embodies the very Swissness I imagine when I picture it in my head: Swiss German speaking service, homemade food, cheese, Hörnli (like macaroni), Rösti (hashbrowns) and the Swiss chalet feeling of wooden everything with benches and tables and sweet decoration.

Halfway through my salad

Halfway through my salad

It’s the kind of place you don’t come to when on a diet or with little appetite. The portions are massive and barely manageable, but somehow get polished off quickly by many of the Swiss frequenters.

I’ve never understood their eating habits.. the Swiss are generally slender, but eat a diet based on loads of potatoes, cheese, chocolate and bread – and not in moderation either. It just doesn’t add up in my head! Especially since I was raised on rabbit food and eat my veggies before considering anything else! 😉

Whenever we go there for dinner (which recently has become once a week) the waitresses always comments on how little we eat (I generally only ever manage half the portion..)

Macaroni (Hörnli) with Breadcrumbs (Brösmeli)

Macaroni (Hörnli) with Breadcrumbs (Brösmeli)

But managing only half is not for a lack of flavour! The food is delicious there! I have tried their hash browns, their pasta with various different sauces, their Spätzli and of course their desserts..

Meringue

Meringue

Like their main courses, their desserts are equally huge. We ordered the meringue to share and enjoyed every last bit we could manage after the amazing dinner 🙂

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Ice Cream

Ice Cream

 

Bring your appetites for a big helping of Swiss food – Restaurant Geeren is highly recommended and always delivers high quality food!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

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