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Kornmarkt 5, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
041 410 01 77
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Delicious Fish Bisque

A wonderful location, next to Luzern City Hall, the wait staff and the food at Bodu were equally lovely. I can recommend Bodu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Lynnclaire D
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A wonderful location, next to Luzern City Hall, the wait staff and the food at Bodu were equally lovely. I can recommend Bodu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Thank Lynnclaire D
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We had dinner at Brasserie Bodu on a recommendation from our Lucern tour guide, and were very pleased. Just off the main lakeside area but in the heart of downtown, this brasserie was charming, interesting and produced a terrific meal. I enjoyed a delicious starter of baked goat cheese, olive and greens salad, followed by a main-sized salads nicoise with... More 

Thank Victoria R
Lucerne, Switzerland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

You got to love this place. A French restaurant as it should be. The chancons in the background, the decoration and the way they set the tables. Even the waitresses look like they would be from 1950's Paris. All that is missing is the "cliché" arrogance of the staff and you could think you would be in Paris. The food... More 

Thank RodrigoAllende
Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We sat upstairs, nice and quiet. The food and service was good. Make sure on the weekend that you make reservations. We got complicated walking instructions but it is next to the Des Balances Hotel which you can see from almost any point along the water.

Thank xxtrasafe
Vancouver, Canada
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Have to upgrade my review from one year ago after being dragged there again, and willingly returning a few more times! I love their "Entrecote Bodu" with Cafe de Paris style butter and fries. We also make it a rule to always start with the foie gras de canard with mango chutney: delicious. Not inspired by the desert menu however:... More 

Thank PacificBlackBird
Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is our favourite restaurant in Lucerne and we have eaten here often. There is a charming small terrace overlooking the river. The inside decor is French brasserie style, as is the food. We started with an excellent Gazpacho with all the trimmings, Wiener Schnitzel (not too salty) and excellent Frites or potato salad, sea bass with ratatouille and finished... More 

Thank John R
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Poor and expeditive service Poorly inspired dishes Nothing really tasty Very touristic présentations Dommage!!

Thank Nohette
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Bodu is a great restaurant and one of my favourites. Located in old town Lucerne directly at the river Reuss. They have amazing food and a great wine list. The ambiente is french bistro style and feels very authentic. Try their sirloin with the herb butter and pommes alumettes. Heavenly! They are quite pricey. And I don't understand how some... More 

Thank Timmie B
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

So let's get to the point...everything in Lucerne is expensive! Try this place! The front is one street behind the river. But you go through and the dining room faces the river! There is a terrace over the river. We got a window seat in dining room. They specialize in fish. I got the special Cous Cous del mar which... More 

Thank Troy H
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

we spent a bit of time looking for a restaurant walking in the older part of town. We were pleased that we came upon this establishment that was closed to the river. The waiters spoke English and were attentive and friendly. I enjoyed the veal with white asparagus in a hollandaise source and my partner had lamb chops. Both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kornmarkt 5, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 041 410 01 77

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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