Top Choice Vegetarian in Zürich

Haus Hiltl

Guinness-certified as the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant (established 1898), Hiltl proffers an astounding smorgasbord of meatless delights, from Indian and Thai curries to Mediterranean grilled veggies to sala…
Top Choice Swiss in Zürich


With its tall stencilled windows, warm wood panelling, and stucco ceiling ornamentation, the Alpenrose exudes cosy Old World charm, and the cuisine here lives up to the promise. Hearty Swiss classics such as herb-st…
Top Choice Sweets in Zürich

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 lunch too, but whatever you do, don’t fail to check out the h…
Brasserie in Zürich


A haunt of city movers and shakers in suits, the Crown Hall is a brasserie-style establishment with white tablecloths, dark wood and an old-world feel. Impeccably mannered waiters move discreetly below Chagall, Miró…
European in Zürich


Secreted down a short alley just off Paradeplatz, Coco features an ever-changing five-course 'surprise menu' in the evenings, revolving around the restaurant's trademark charcoal-grilled meat and fish. The atmospher…
Middle Eastern in Zürich


Grab a spot on the sidewalk terrace or sit inside beneath sparkling chandeliers on beautiful Moroccan-tiled floors. Either way, this wonderfully casual eatery will win you over with its late breakfasts (Swiss or Mid…
Cafeteria in Zürich


Location is the big draw at this beer garden/cafeteria-style eatery built atop 17th-century fortifications that jut into the middle of the Limmat River. Watch swans, boats and passersby as you nosh on bratwurst, fri…
Swiss in Zürich


This former factory in Oerlikon is a winner with its scuffed post-industrial atmosphere and pared-down menu (three starters, three mains and three desserts). The abundant Sunday Champagne brunch (Sfr55; September th…
Swiss in Zürich


The menu (in eight languages) at this huge, atmospheric beer hall with ample sidewalk seating offers more than a dozen varieties of sausage, along with numerous other Swiss specialities, including some vegetarian op…
Swiss in Zürich

Restaurant Zum Kropf

Notable for its historic interior, with wood panelling, marble columns, stained glass and ceiling murals, Kropf has been favoured by locals since 1888 for its hearty Swiss staples and fine beers.