Restaurants

Top Choice Swiss in 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, white tablecloths and wine-glass chandeliers. Service is dis…
Swiss in Zürich

Alpenrose

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-s…
European in Zürich

Huusmaa

Kitted out like your grandma's cottage, with dotted wallpaper, antique chairs and old-fashioned lampshades, super-cosy Huusmaa (house-husband, in Swiss German) is an easy-going restaurant known for its hearty home-c…
European in Zürich

Coco

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…
Swiss in Zürich

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 menu (in eight languages) goes to town with a dozen varieties of…
Swiss in Zürich

Spitz

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 veal liver with sage and chorizo served with a white bean pu…
European in Zürich

Artisan

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 the Wipkingen suburb, the chefs here make excellent organic …
French in Zürich

Les Halles

Rammed to the rafters with vintage knicknacks, this is one of several shabby-chic bar-restaurants in Kreis 5's formerly derelict factory buildings. Sit down for moules frites (mussels and fries), then hang at the up…
Swiss in Zürich

Giesserei

This former factory in Oerlikon is a winner with its edgy post-industrial vibe and pared-down menu (three starters, three mains and three desserts). The abundant Sunday Champagne brunch (Sfr55; September through May…
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.