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Hotel Josef. 3* Boutique Business Hotel right next to the main station. They
also have a cool coffee bar. You can book it here.
Signau House & Garden. Very cute 4* boutique hotel with
dreamy garden and even a cinema in the basement. You can book it here.
Helvetia. Charming boutique hotel by the river Sihl with a nice bar and above all a petite rooftop bar in summer. You can
Pension Kalkbreite. Good value accommodation with
nice rooms and ensuite or shared bathrooms inside the big Kalkbreite building. You can book it here.
25hours Hotel (Zürich West). Colorful 4* hotel with rooms designed by Alfredo Häberli. You can book it here.
CitizenM also has a branch in
Zurich with nice lobby spaces. You can book it here.
4* Design Hotel in one of the atelier and design districts. .
You can b ook it here
NiMo. Cosy hotel close to the State Opera with clean and pretty
rooms. You can book it here.
Marktgasse. Cute 4* boutique hotel right in the old town. You can book it
Motel One. The German hotel chain
has put a nice place-to-stay into Zurich‘s old post building. You can book it here.
Bauschänzli. Enjoy the view on the Zurich Old-town at the river in this insular Biergarten.
Blockhuus. For cosy Swiss food close to the Bellevue area.
Kronenhalle. An institution in Zurich! High-class service and food. They also
have a famous cocktail bar.
Lipp. French food in a bistro ambiance.
Lumière. Romantic French restaurant in the old town area. Their "Filet Café
de Paris" melts away in your mouth.
Hiltl. Zurich‘s famous vegetarian restaurants – try their vegetarian Tartar or Cordonbleu. Their
rooftop branch on the PKZ is a cool place-to-be.
For more rooftop checkout the
Roof Garden on top of
department store Globus.
Bernerhof. How about a delicious Entrecôte Double or cheese fondue in winter?
Tasty Josef . restaurant, where you can order small courses and which also has a good bar.
Wirtschaft Neumarkt. In summer the courtyard is just a
dream and you can enjoy fresh fish. The Neumarkt is also a theater by the way.
Adlisberg. Great for a little country feeling. During the venison season you just have
to go there.
For a cheesy Raclette / Fondue getaway take a walk – or drive – up to
Chäsalp. They also offer brunch menus.
Le Hall. For a luxurious timeout go to the lobby of 5*
hotel Baur au Lac. They serve great
snacks and afternoon tea (autumn and winter season).
169West. Cosy wine and coffee place, also serving breakfast. Their hot date milk is fantastic.
Brisket. Texas inspired BBQ – very tasty, especially for meat-lovers. For more
Southern U.S. food check out their restaurant Yardbird- crispy fried
Ristorante Italia. Great Italian restaurant offering lunch
menus and a la carte menus in the evening. Very kind service and tasty food, their home-made desserts are a must-try.
Bebek. Restaurant with nice
interior in the Kalkbreite Complex serving a food mixture of Turkey, Lebanon and Greece.
Da Michelangelo. Italian restaurant with funny interior
and great simple food.
Accademia del Gusto. High-class Italian dining with classy service. Try the
surprise starter platter.
il Pentagramma: Best Italian Paninis in town at Josefstrasse 28, 8005 Zürich
Z. Alten Löwen. It is fun to have a Tavolata-Menu with friends in this local pub – especially on
their tree-covered terrace in summer.
Giusis. For great pizzas with great names,
try Sofia Loren.
SO Pizza. New Pizza concept: eat slices from many different Pizzas together with a bowl of salad.
There are two
Neni restaurants in Zurich, both located in the 25hrs
hotels. They offer modern Israeli fusion food.
Gül. Great high class Turkish food with a beautiful open kitchen. We loved the fresh herbs.
Sala of Tokyo. One of the best and oldest Japanese
restaurants in town. Especially over lunch worth the price.
Bimi offers also great Bento Lunches during the week.
Co Chin Chin. Best Vietnamese in Town. Urban flair, great food,
friendly service, good prices. Book in advance.
Phuket Thai Food. Freshly prepared original thai dishes.
Our favourite Japanese Ramen Noodle Soups in Zurich.
Shinsen. Good and affordable Sushi restaurant and delivery.
Achi. Authentic Chinese food, served in good
portions. Do make a reservation. Also check out their new branch KHUJUG.
For more Chinese food and dumplings visit
even got a Gault Millau review.
For convenient tasty Korean food, get a box at
If you want Korean BBQ, this is the place to go:
Do & See
Visit the collection or changing exhibitions of the
Kunsthaus, which features a great Monet lake painting in the new building by David Chipperfield.
The National Museum
Landesmuseum lies right at the main station and has an annex by architects Christ&Gantenbein, an extensive museum shop and the Spitz restaurant/bar/bistro.
museum of design inside Zurich‘s huge art
non-European cultures, located in a beautiful park.
Haus Konstruktiv is a museum for constructivist-concrete art
featuring great contemporary art exhibitions.
Watch a play in Zurich‘s theatre
Schauspielhaus or at Rote Fabrik, a former factory site at the lake. They also have a restaurant with changing concerts.
For an exclusive view on design furniture take a walk in the maze of
Zurich has a lot of great cinemas. Ranging from big blockbuster houses like
small art cinemas like the Arthouse theaters. 2017 Kosmos opened, an urban complex with cinema, bookstore, restaurant and bar – cosmic!
Activity & Relaxation
Swimming in the lake of Zurich or the river Limmat:
Relaxed washing in the Hammams of Zurich: Hammam Basar or Hammam Stadtbad
Enjoy ice-skating or minigolf in the forest at the
Dolder Grand Spa is a
luxury relaxation area on over 4,000 sqm. The Spa Lunch Break is really worth it.
Rent a free
bike to discover the streets of Zurich.
Zoo of Zurich with
its wonderful Masoala rainforest and elephant park. They have flamingos!
For beauty treatments visit one of the
Schminkbar or Beauty Space branches around the city.
Atelier Yogart. Wonderful combination of art and yoga, also
offering online classes now.
Every summer there is a big theatre event
at the lake with shows and lots of food.
Every spring and autumn there is a wine tasting event:
Expovina. The autumn event is presented on boats at Bürkliplatz.
In summer you can enjoy food and movies in the open air
Cinema at the Lake: Allianz Cinema.
In autumn celebrities visit Zurich for the
Every year the hip city quarters 3/4/5 organize a design weekend called
Since 2018 Zurich also has a
Monocle Store with newspaper kiosk and, of course, a lovely cafe.
Soeder. Cute store offering town-made soaps, clothes, furniture accessories and more.
Charming jewelry by
Evelyne-M made in Switzerland.
Mixture of restaurant, flee market, summer bar and urban gardening:
Other flee markets:
Kanzlei or Bürkliplatz.
Shopping for gentlemen:
Pelikamo or Trunk.
Shopping for ladies, recently opened:
Fabrikat has 2 locations and is a curious place to get stationary, kitchenware and all kinds of small gifts.
The alleys of Zurich‘s old town are full of surprises: e.g. the charming book store
Reading, Chinese tea store Shui Tang and famous traditional delicacy shop Schwarzenbach.
For Japanese delicacies visit
Nishi Japan Shop. They have tea, food, accessories, ceramics and much more.
Bars & Cafés
Nude. Very instagrammable cafe bar at the river Limit. It is part of the dancing school.
Coffee and Plants. Cute biophilic café with view set inside the Sihlcity
Plaza. Club with bar, inside a renovated cinema.
Bar and Monday flee market in a river bathing house.
(Bathing only for males during the day.)
Rimini Bar. Popular after-work bars in the banking district:
Talacker, Le Raymond or La Stanza
Raygrodski. Cocktail bar close to hip Idaplatz.
Brick. Another tasty cocktail bar close to Langstrasse.
George has a cosy retro chic interior and a long terrace facing the
Cafe Lang. Stylish cafe and
Dante. Enjoy the interior while sipping on a basil smash or other
Just on the other side of the street you will find
offers an open-air barbecue at the river Sihl in summer where you can enjoy the evening sun with a drink.
Volkshaus. Enjoy a drink here before or after dinner at their restaurant or a concert next door.