Philomène: Creating an easy-to-manage website

Philomène is a restaurant in the heart of Geneva’s Chêne-Bourg quartier. It offers a variety of seasonal dishes and an extensive wine list to its clients. It’s French inspired cuisine uses locally-sourced ingredients of the highest quality.


Darwin Digital built a website for Philomène in Geneva, Switzerland, that takes the particularities of the hospitality business into account. The site offers a comprehensive digital toolkit that is easy to manage and can be updated on a regular basis.

  • Mobile first approach

    Our detailed market research revealed that 75% of potential customers are looking at Philomène’s website on their mobile phone. Taking this into account, Darwin Digital developed the website from a mobile first standpoint. The writing, images and design were chosen with mobile users in mind.

  • A website that is easy to manage and maintain

    Depending on the season and availability of certain products, Philomène’s menu changes often. The website design we built allows them to change the menu with just a few clicks and update the daily or seasonal specials. Our web developers built customised WordPress plugins that make it easy for Philomène’s staff to adapt the menu and the wine list. Using WordPress as content management system (CMS) ensured that it could be tailored to the restaurant business and still remain easy to manage.

  • Customised tools for the hospitality industry

    The site includes an integrated booking and reservation tool. Philomène can now independently manage this relationship with its customers does not have to revert to expensive third party platforms for managing online bookings.