Where to Eat in Zurich

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Razzia Restaurant

Zurich, Switzerland

This high ceilings and grand decor of this former cinema attract the Zurich elite, who come to peacock beneath glittering chandelier. Dinner service will often sometimes features a film in the background, while the bar is a good place for a stiff drink and some keen people-watching.

Address

Razzia Kultur AG Seefeldstrasse 82 8008

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Hiltl

Zurich, Switzerland

Allegedly the world’s first vegetarian restaurant, Hiltl is a spot of culinary history. Hiltl offers restaurant service as well as large buffet selection of vegetarian and vegan options. A versatile offering, the St Annagasse location transforms into a weekend club, while sister restaurant Tibits is ideal for a quick bite. Offering a healthy buffet selection (including a tasty kelp salad), get your food to go and grab a seat outside by Zurich Opera House.

Address

Seefeldstrasse 2 8008

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Brasserie Lipp

Zurich, Switzerland

Frequented by the artistic elite – Proust, Sartre and Cocteau et al. – this much-loved institution is all art-nouveau ceramic panels, glittering mirrors and Veronese-style frescoed ceiling. Seafood, particularly oysters, are a long-standing tradition at Lipp. If you’re in a hurry, get yours to go; they come nestled on a bed of ice with buttered rye bread and lemon wedges.

Address

Uraniastrasse 9, 8001

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Confiserie Sprüngli

Zurich, Switzerland

Home to “luxemburgerli”, Zurich’s own take on the macaron, Spruengli is one of the city’s most renowned spots. You will struggle to get a table, but it’s worth persevering for the wicked “heisse schoki” (hot chocolate) which is basically just melted chocolate.

Address

Bahnhofstrasse 21 8001

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Teecafe Schwarzenbach

Zurich, Switzerland

Situated in the old town with its charming cobbled streets and traditional architecture, Café Schwarzenbach is a popular spot among the locals. The espresso bar serves a variety of house roasted coffees alongside homemade cakes, while next door is the café’s original grocery store, founded in 1864. This delicatessen offers everything from fresh teas to pralines; perfect for souvenirs.

Address

Münstergasse 17 8001

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Tobelhof

Zurich, Switzerland

For a traditional Swiss meal head to Tobehlof. Outside the city centre, it’s best to take a group so you can share a cheese fondue – but order a rosti all to yourself.

Address

Tobelhofstrasse 236, 8044