Top Choice Swiss in Zürich


With its timber-clad walls, ‘No Polka Dancing’ warning and multi-regional Swiss cuisine, the Alpenrose exudes cosy charm. Specialities include Ticinese risotto and Pizokel, a savoury kind of Spätzli from Graubünden …
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…
Cafe in Zürich

Café Zähringer

This very old-school alternative cafe serves mostly organic, vegetarian food around communal tables inside or on the tree-shaded sidewalk out front. It has huge vegetarian and carnivores’ Sunday brunch menus (Sfr21)…
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…
Brasserie in Zürich


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

Café Sprüngli

Sit down for cakes, chocolate, coffee or ice cream 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 heavenly chocolate …
French in Zürich

Les Halles

This is one of several chirpy bar-restaurants in Kreis 5's formerly derelict factory buildings. Sit down for Moules mit Frites (mussels and fries), then hang at the bustling bar or shop at the market afterwards.
Swiss in Zürich

Restaurant Zum Kropf

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