Must-see restaurants in Canton of Zürich

  • Didi's Frieden


    With its unique blend of familiarity and refinement, Didi’s Frieden features among Zürich’s top tables. The look is understated elegance, with wood floors…

  • Kraftwerk


    This born-again kraftwerk (power station) now pumps out excellent locally roasted coffee, delicious meze and lunch specials in uberhip industrial…

  • Haus Hiltl


    Guinness-certified as the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant (established 1898), Hiltl proffers an astounding smorgasbord of meatless delights, from…

  • Ecco


    If you want to blow the budget, two-Michelin-starred Ecco is the place to do it. As the culinary bastion of the five-star Atlantis hotel, it has serious…

  • Café Sprüngli


    Sit down for cakes, chocolate, ice cream and exquisite coffee drinks at this epicentre of sweet Switzerland, in business since 1836. You can have a light…

  • Ikoo, exterior shot



    Get a taste of Japan at this cute little restaurant tucked away on a side street. The beautifully renovated dining room, with its creaky old floor, holds…

  • Baltho Küche & Bar


    Monochrome colours, plenty of light and well-spaced seating give Baltho, at Marktgasse Hotel, the look and feel of an urban-chic brasserie. Attentive…

  • Nachbarsgarten

    Canton of Zürich

    A one-man-band affair in the kitchen, this little restaurant on the fringes of Winterthur is wonderfully inviting, with warm wood, bistro lighting and…

  • Alpenrose


    With its tall, stencilled windows, warm wood panelling and stucco ceiling ornamentation, the Alpenrose exudes cosy Old World charm, and its cuisine lives…

  • Frisk Fisk

    Canton of Zürich

    A little drop of Nordic cool in central Winterthur, Frisk Fisk specialises in Norwegian salmon, served smoked and marinated, hot or cold, in bagels or on…

  • Juicery 21


    Decked out in black and white tiles, this on-trend cafe reels in locals with its great speciality coffees, cold-press juices, smoothies, bagels, and açaí…

  • Italia, exterior

    Ristorante Italia


    Traditional recipes, friendly service and regionally sourced ingredients are the keys to success at this authentic Italian restaurant – the knock-out wine…

  • Huusmaa, exterior, entrance



    Kitted out like your grandma's cottage, with dotted wallpaper, antique chairs and old-fashioned lampshades, super-cosy Huusmaa (house-husband, in Swiss…

  • Co Chin Chin, exterior

    Co Chin Chin


    This industrial-looking, modern Vietnamese restaurant is stylishly decorated with a marble bar and loads of greenery. The great ambience is matched by the…

  • The Artisan, entrance



    The Artisan proves you don’t have to be right in the city centre to be one of Zürich's up-and-coming restaurants. In a space next to a community garden in…

  • Babu's, interior

    Babu's Bakery and Coffeehouse


    It's easy to lose hours in Babu's, where the luscious assortment of scrumptious cakes, crumbling cookies and flaky pastries are nearly as varied as the…

  • Spitz, exterior, garden seating in museum courtyard



    Situated in a former museum exhibition hall, this spacious, high-ceilinged restaurant puts its own twist on traditional Swiss fish and meat dishes such as…

  • Roots, interior



    Salads, soups, sandwiches and smoothies take top billing at this (mainly) vegan coffee shop. Favourites include the protein bowl with sweet potato, quinoa…

  • Henrici, exterior

    Café Henrici


    The cafe that brought barista culture to Zürich is still one of the best places in the city for coffee, and the food is equally appealing. Expect cold…

  • Helvti Diner, exterior

    Helvti Diner Stauffacher


    Using high-quality Swiss, Angus and Wagyu beef, this American-style diner on the Sihl river serves some of the best burgers in town. It even has its own…

  • Maison Blunt, interior

    Maison Blunt


    A local favourite, this beautifully furnished Moroccan restaurant offers delicious North African dishes including a mouthwatering vegetable tagine and a…

  • Palestine Grill, front view

    Palestine Grill


    Palestine Grill sizzles up Middle Eastern specialities such as falafel, sabich (aubergine and egg stuffed pitta) and various meze. The popular Langstrasse…

  • Lochergut, exterior

    Grand Café Lochergut


    With geometric wallpaper and chandeliers that hang like shining pendants from the ceiling, Grand Café Lochergut has become a favourite with design…

  • My Place, exterior

    My Place


    This artsy coffee shop also doubles as a showroom for some designer vintage furniture. Everything you see – from chairs to tables to lamps – is for sale,…

  • Bank, exterior



    A former counting house turned spacious cafe-bar, Bank is an airy, industrial-inspired space with a shaded outside seating area that spills onto busy…

  • Franzos, exterior, outside seating area by the river Limmat



    A little bit of French flair by the Limmat river, Franzos is all coffee and croissants on the pavement terrace in the morning, before crispy baguettes,…

  • Cakefriends, entrance and outdoor seating area



    It’s the chocolate cake that gets all the praise at this airy, Scandinavian-style cafe, but the overwhelming selection of freshly baked treats will soothe…

  • Sternen Grill, exterior

    Sternen Grill


    Serving sizzling St Gallen bratwursts slathered with spicy homemade mustard in a soft bread roll, this institution is nearly always heaving. Take yours…

  • Kronenhalle


    A haunt of city movers and shakers, the Crown Hall is a wonderfully Old World brasserie, with white tablecloths, dark wood and impeccably mannered waiters…

  • Tschingg


    Tschingg is the place for a quick, tasty and affordable pasta fix, either dining in the modern setting or ordering to take away. Interestingly, Tschingg…

  • Gasthof zum Widder

    Canton of Zürich

    This co-op restaurant is the hub of Winterthur’s alternative scene and right in the middle of the Old Town. Labour politicians and local business owners…

  • Kindli


    Kindli captures the warmth and grace of a bygone age in its warm, wood-panelled interior, with bistro tables laid neatly and lit by candles for intimate…

  • Pizzeria Don Camillo

    Canton of Zürich

    The town’s oldest pizzeria has been brightened up somewhat by a makeover, losing its old-fashioned clutter and keeping its grotto-style cosiness. Its…

  • My Kitchen


    A way out of the centre in Oerlikon, My Kitchen is worth going the extra mile for its winningly fresh and authentic Malaysian food. It's always buzzing…

  • Restaurant Falkenburg

    Canton of Zürich

    Sizzling and stirring since the 18th century, this welcoming restaurant marries a slick interior with a great people-watching terrace right on Rapperswil…

  • Rooftop


    Such a bubble of urban warmth on shop-lined Bahnhofstrasse comes as a surprise. On the 6th floor of Modissa fashion store, this glass-walled, bronze…

  • Piadineria Insieme

    Canton of Zürich

    Life in Winterthur happens outside in summer and Insieme is right at the centre with its outdoor seating on a car-free Old Town alley. If you catch the…

  • Coco


    Secreted down a short alley just off Paradeplatz, Coco features an ever-changing five-course 'surprise menu' in the evenings, revolving around the…

  • Zeughauskeller


    Tuck into the heartiest of Swiss grub under the heavy oak beams at this sprawling, atmospheric 15th-century beer hall with ample pavement seating. The…

  • Bebek


    Grab a spot on the sidewalk terrace or sit inside beneath sparkling chandeliers on beautiful Moroccan-tiled floors. Either way, this wonderfully casual…