Montreux (Switzerland), 22 March 2018—Glion Institute of Higher Education a world-leading hospitality management institution opened its new fine-dining restaurant Le Bellevue on the Glion campus above Montreux to the general public.

Set in a warm Belle Époque atmosphere with breath-taking views of Lake Geneva and the Alps, the new gastronomic restaurant is named after the iconic hotel originally located in the 19th century building. Glion’s new fine-dining restaurant trains the future leaders of the hospitality industry and welcomes gourmets for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday.

In this unique location, former two Michelin-starred chef Dominique Toulousy, restaurant manager Chantal Wittmann and Glion’s first-semester students propose a two or three-course business lunch, as well as four and six-course menus. The refined and modern cuisine of Le Bellevue is complemented by the healthy food options of the new Fresh restaurant in Glion, equally open to the public.

The culinary concept

The cuisine at Le Bellevue follows Dominique Toulousy’s passion for all that looks, smells and tastes good. He uses seasonal and local products such as whitefish and crayfish from the lake, Swiss cheese, veal from the Bernese Oberland, Valais Blacknose lamb, beef from Val d’Hérens, morels and local game during hunting season, as well as seafood: lobster from Brittany, scallops and oysters.

These ingredients are combined according to recipes that focus on the product without the use of artificial flavours; recipes that respect the culinary tradition, but implemented in a fun way to engage students; recipes to discover the products and spices of the world, awakening the senses and the taste buds.

The architecture

The renovation of the Glion campus and Le Bellevue restaurant was devised by Michel Gicquel and Natacha Froger, two luminaries of hotel design and architecture. Their primary focus was to integrate the spectacular and unobstructed view of Lake Geneva and the Alps by using the panorama as a backdrop and bringing about a sense of identity to the historic location. As a listed monument, the architects had to conserve all historic elements of old Bellevue room.

The new reception and lobby area, as well as the Skyline coffee bar have been redesigned in accordance with latest hotel design trends, with each redefined space providing students and guests a succession of individual experiences.

Useful information

Le Bellevue

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Route de Glion 111

1823 Glion-sur-Montreux


T: +41 21 966 35 25


Opening hours

Mon – Fri

12:00 – 14:30

19:00 – 23:30


Business lunch

2 courses CHF 45

3 courses CHF 58

Menu Emotion (4 courses) CHF 90

Menu Signature (6 courses) CHF 125


About Glion Institute of Higher Education

Founded in 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and event management to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK. Glion also offers a dual-degree MBA and MSc programme in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Part of Sommet Education, Glion is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and is ranked number five of the world’s top institutions for hospitality and leisure management (QS World University Rankings 2018).

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Alexia Lepage

Head of Communications

Phone: +41 (0)79 310 81 93


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