Located near the magnificent lake in the heart of Zurich, Pavillon welcomes guests to its stunning glass-walled gazebo, designed by famed architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. While the contemporary interiors exude exceptional class and style, the cuisine at Pavillon is every bit worthy of the two Michelin stars bestowed on it. Chef Laurent Eperon puts together a fantastic haute cuisine menu featuring creatively crafted specialties and flavorful wines from around the world. The seasonal dishes include Beef Fillet, European zander, homemade ice creams and sorbets.
A unique, vegetarian snack bar, Tidbits has won many hearts across Europe, and its Seefeldstrasse location is no different. A clean and modern space with an emphasis on fresh and healthy food, this restaurant calls out to many. A buffet with a generous assortment of healthy breakfast specials, vegetarian lunch delights, and refreshing juices and shakes to complement light meals awaits you at this restaurant. With a self-serve concept, Tidbits is extremely well-received because of the selection of options available. The place has ample seating spaces, but if you wish, you can also take out your order and enjoy it in the comforts of your home or hotel.
Located in the old town of Zürich beside the Grossmünster, Le Dézaley is an incredibly arresting restaurant that opened its door in 1902. With stark walls washed in white, charming decor and a laid-back vibe, this restaurant promises comfort and good times. On offer here are native Swiss specialties and international / European dishes. A must-try dish, the cheese fondue has had a trail of satisfied customers for many years. It is also worth trying one of the superior Swiss wines from the French part of the country. Drop in to be enveloped in exceptional hospitality and delectable cuisine.
This bar offers visitors one of the few opportunities for getting a bird's eye view of the city by night. The Jules Verne Panoramabar is on the eleventh floor and once you've reached the top, you can see the entire city. The bar is actually part of the Lipp Brasserie on the ground floor and the elevator can be found here. The decor at the top is not spectacular and not necessarily suitable for an intimate dinner for two - but who cares when you can enjoy the view over a drink?
The aroma wafting from a bakery is always inviting, and this historic one in the city is no exception. Walk into the Sprüngli - an 1836 shop, which still retains its old-world ambiance - to get an eyeful of the treats on display. The luscious truffles, moist cakes, crunchy macaroons, marzipan fruits, and chocolates with sinful fillings of nut, milk and alcohol on display can induce any self-respecting chocoholic to give in to desire. Or, try the chocolate mousse which is sold packed in an ice box! Grab a box of candy for a friend, and make sure you pop in a few Lindt chocolates as well; they are the house specialty. To get a more intimate feel of the place, hop upstairs to their Boulevard Café in summer, where you can have delightful fixed priced breakfasts and meals.
The Kaufleuten (merchants) is the hot spot for Zurich's rich and beautiful. Admission into this melange of lounge, bar, restaurant and disco will inevitably involve a little queuing. Its dance floor has a heavy emphasis on the theatrical and has an atmospheric ambiance. Entry into the affiliated gallery is limited to those with a special members card, which is rather difficult to acquire. Should you fancy pulling up a pew (a rather comfortable wooden stool) making a reservation is a good plan. The room is characterized by a charming water-filled copper kettle; the candles and roses floating in it are ambient and delightful, arranged in no particular order, whilst the nearby aquarium creates a seventies look. Throughout the Kaufleuten there seems to be a common theme - 'see and be seen'. There are differing opening hours for the different parts of this establishment.
Despite its location in the dead center of downtown Zurich, Coco Grill & Bar transports diners away in their lush garden dining area and around the grill at the center of their operation. There is no set menu at Coco, with diners instead selecting from one of four lunchtime menus that span from pasta to Thai to barbecue to vegetarian. The presentation changes a bit during dinner service, guests choosing one of two starters of meat, fish, or a vegetarian option before chowing down on crudite and assorted dips. Diners then select their entree, again meat, fish, or vegetarian, which is grilled right in front of their eyes. Locals and travelers all agree that the visual appeal of the restaurant matched with the quality of ingredients used makes it an unforgettable dining experience.
Best known for its steaming cups of coffee, La Stanza offers its guests a quick meal in picturesque surroundings. The espresso shots, bitter and strong, will definitely succeeding in refreshing you. With office-goers, friends and curious tourists streaming in and out, it is a hub of activity all day. Enjoy a cocktail or sip wine after meals at night. Draft beers are also available on the drinks menu while food includes a variety of pizzas that are sure to tickle your taste buds, particularly the Pizza Bianche.
Located in the old town of Zürich between the Bahnhofstrasse and the Limmat, the Zeughauskeller is one of the most traditional restaurants in Zürich. Featuring a rustic chic decor, the restaurant's interiors showcase heavy wooden accents with the walls decorated with old helmets and weapons, reflecting the warlike history of Switzerland. Of course, the meals are mainly from the Swiss kitchen. To be recommended in particular are the sausages with potato salad or the Veal Cordon Bleu. A Swiss red or white wine, available by the glass, will tie the meal together beautifully. This restaurant is a big hit with the locals and tourists for its easy vibe and superb food, stop by for a lively outing.
Located in a department store called Grieder, Griederbar is an informal yet elegant meeting place for people who visit the Paradeplatz area. The bar has a relaxing outdoor terrace adorned with greenery and sun shades that add character to the place. From here, you can enjoy magnificent views of the business district. Although the food selection is small, it is sufficient for a hearty lunch. You can complete your meal with a coffee or a refreshing beer or wine.