There’s a new summer bar by the lake in Nyon (Prangins direction) called “La Jetée”. This bar is a relaxed place to have a drink, there are even bean bags to lay on and look out at the water! See opening times of this bar in photo below. A reminder to readers that it’s the “Bol d’Or” this weekend, the annual big yacht race across the lake. The boats leave Geneva at 09:00 on Saturday 14th June and can be usually seen passing Nyon mid-morning. It the weather is good it’s a spectacular sight! See our previous review of “La Plage” restaurant at the other end (direction Geneva) of the lake, another good place to relax and look out at the water.
Away from the lake and up in the pretty village of La Rippe (around 7 kilometres from Nyon), the Auberge de L’Etoile has a lovely, shaded terrace, a café and a la carte restaurant. This place is not only recommended in the Gault-Milau restaurant guide 2014, but Living in Nyon recommends it too! Very friendly service, a varied menu using seasonal produce with beautifully presented food and a “plat de jour” at around 17 CHF. Plus, the “perches and frites” on the menu is 35 CHF. Some other restaurants are now charging up to 42 CHF for this traditional, local meal. Check out their website here (note – the English section does not seem to be functioning at the moment) .
This restaurant is part of “Les Locales” an association of businesses which are situated in the “heights” of Nyon. The association is trying to encourage those who live in Nyon’s outlying villages to find out about the local businesses and services in their area. Their website has now launched, with a section in English. Living in Nyon will be featuring more of these businesses in the future.
Photos below of the L’étoile retaurant in La Rippe