Best Restaurants In Zurich – Our Top 5

Best Restaurants In Zurich – Introduction

Today we’re presenting a little restaurant guide for every gourmet! Wine and dine is all about passion, happiness and a captivation for our senses. The beautiful thing about it? You’re never done with finding good restaurants.

Ralph, the author of this text, works in Zurich since 10 years and is living in this lovely city for 3 years. Thus, it wasn’t easy to summarize the best restaurants in Zurich. We’re well aware: there are a lot of other yummy places, and we’re pretty sure there will be more about this topic.

Best Restaurants In Zurich – About The Author

Ralph is founder of ‘A Gentleman’s World’ and grew up in an aficionado family. In his childhood, his grandfather used to cook a delicious meal every Sunday which is of course a lasting memory. The tradition didn’t stop, all his family keeps cooking and loving the art of wine and dine.

Okay, back to our topic…

No. 1 ¦ Clouds

Clouds / Reservation Online 

My personal number one and simply the place where I love to eat the most. Plenty of good memories and delicious dinners here. I’m coming to this place since it opened, never ever have I been disappointed.

Food ✭✭✭✭✭
Yummy haute cuisine but not an overkill. The balance is really ideal here.
 
Wine ✭✭✭✭✭
Beautiful and clear wine list – there is a bottle for every taste.
 
Service ✭✭✭✭✭
The staff is always friendly and pays attention. From time to time, you’re served by the restaurant manager – we appreciate that!
 
Ambiance ✭✭✭✭✩
Located in the upper floors of our famous ‘prime tower’. The view is astonishing. Rather ideal if the weather is bad since there is no terrasse.
 
Price ✭✭✭✭✩
Expensive but worth every penny.
 
 

 

No. 2 ¦ George Bar & Grill

George Bar & Grill / Reservation Online 

Probably ‘the place to be’ at the moment. Sophisticated 20ties when it comes to interior design, brilliant food and wonderful meat.  Live music at dinner time and after fancy cocktails at the bar.

Food ✭✭✭✭✭
Great and high-quality food here, the beef is highly recommended.
 
Wine ✭✭✭✭✭
Various of good wines to drink here, really appreciate it.
Service ✭✭✭✭✭
The majority of its staff is young, straightforward and cool. thumbs up!
 
Ambiance ✭✭✭✭✭
It’s the top floor of the Zürich Casino, the 20ties style is just too cool. During Summer there is a nice terrace.
 
Price ✭✭✭✭✩
Pricy but worth every penny!
 
 
 

 

No. 3 ¦ Lily’s

www.lilys.ch / No reservation required

My number one when it comes to easy-dining. I’m eating here since I work here, that is 10 years now. They’re somehow managing to deliver the same amazing quality of food since than, that deserves my highest respect! Lily’s offers authentic Asian food.

Food ✭✭✭✭✭
Simply the most delicious Asian food in Zurich, same quality since 10 years. Great job!
 
Wine ✭✩✩✩✩
Disappointing. Though there is tea or beer from Zurich
 
Service ✭✭✭✩✩
Mainly young people, nothing special to mention.
 
Ambiance ✭✭✭✩✩
The open kitchen makes the ambiance here. Else, the seats inside are rather uncomfortable and the noise outside is pretty intense.
 
Price✭✭✭✭✭
Highest score, the prices are very fair.
 
 
 

 

No. 4 ¦ 4Leoni

4Leoni / Reservation Online

Here you’ll get the best steak in town. The magic word? ‘Bistecca Fiorentina’. It actually origins from Firenze, though is perfectly done here in Zurich.

Food ✭✭✭✭✭
The steak from Firenze is simply the best in the world and doesn’t lose any charm and quality here.
Wine ✭✭✭✭✩
Small but mighty, mainly Italian wines.
 
Service ✭✭✭✩✩
Mal freundlich, mal ein bisschen weniger aber alles in allem sehr authentisch. 
 
Ambiance ✭✭✭✩✩
Nothing special to mention, the meat is presented before dinner which is highly appreciated.
 
Price ✭✭✭✭✩
Rather expensive but it’s just beyond delicious here!
 
 

 

No. 5 ¦ Das Hiltl

Hiltl Zürich / Reservation Online

A restaurant with a lot of tradition and your place to be if you’re vegetarian or vegan.

Essen ✭✭✭✭✭
Our favorite vegetarian and vegan food in town. The quality is always just perfect and the buffet always tastes fresh.
 
Wine ✭✭✭✭✩
Reasonable prices and a good house wine, I like that.
 
Service ✭✭✭✩✩
Friendly and efficient.
 
Ambiance ✭✭✭✩✩
It’s located in the middle of Zurich, there is always place even if it’s very crowded. 
 
Preis/Leistung ✭✭✭✭✭
Top score here, I think the prices are really good for this delicious, quality food!

Best Restaurants in Zurich – Closing Word

We’re glad to get your feedbacks! Thanks to my favorite blogger Harry’s Ding, I’m always perfectly informed about the restaurants in Zürich, huge respect for that!

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Hotel Paradies – A Relaxing Hideaway

Hotel Paradies – Our Journey

For the first time in our lives we drove a vintage Ford Mustang to spend a week-end in Graubünden. The sun was out and we started our trip towards ‘Engadin’ in the late afternoon. A perfect day to ride convertible in a relaxed mood towards our destination – ‘Hotel Paradies’.

It requires some patience until you arrive at a place called ‘Ftan’, a hidden village very close to the border to Austria. The Hotel is wonderfully nestled in a terrific and quiet rural environment. It’s surrounded by mighty mountains and deep canyons where the water shines in a very unique way. On the way there, we came past plenty of tiny, sweet villages with a typical ancient Swiss architecture.

Hotel Paradies Lobby

Hotel Paradies – About The Place

The Hotel comes up with a warm and charming atmosphere. The fireplace in combination with the antique furniture turns it into an even cosier venue. During spring and summer you can spend your time outside on the sun terrace – ideal to smoke a cigar and enjoy the peaceful time. Our Hotel suite was huge, almost bigger than my flat. The free-standing bathtub, a rain shower plus the private garden and terrace make you feel like queen and king. The spa is up on the rooftop with loads of space – sauna and steam bath get nicely prepared whenever you like to use it.

Hotel Paradies Garden

Hotel Paradies TerrasseHotel Paradies Suite

Freestanding Bathtub

Hotel Paradies Spa

Hotel Paradies – The Food

Impossible to not talk about the outstanding, paradise-like food we had. It was extraordinary delicious. The ingredients for every single course get carefully selected from regional and organic food – astonishing. Each plate is manually prepared and marvellously decorated. The meat is from animals that had plenty of space and healthy food. The chef told me that he often selects them by himself. We were very happy with the huge wine selection – especially local ones from ‘Bündner Herrschaft’ – I had to take a case home.

Hotel Paradies Food

Hotel Paradies Daniel Stütz

Chasa Da Fö – Cooking Cottage On 2’200m

Saturday evening, we were invited to join a cooking class very high up in the Mountains. The whole course was guided by Daniel Stütz  – one of the greatest cooks I have met so far and besides that, just a lovely person and a big all-knowing oracle what ever question you have.

We cooked the whole dish on a wood stove and he kept explaining every single detail. There are more cooking classes coming up!

Chasa Da Fö

Chasa Da Fö Kochkurs

Schweizer Alpen

Chasa Da Fö Kochen

Vintage Ford Mustang – The Ride

Oh trust me, I was kicked back to my times at the Silvretta Rallye. We had a great time with this vintage Ford Mustang. Thanks to my business partner we rented our first oldtimer. A 65′ convertible Ford Mustang. In case you’re close to Zurich – RENT YOUR OLDTIMER HERE

Vintage Ford Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang

A Gentleman’s Closing Word

‘Hideaway’ describes this place in it’s best possible way. It’s a marvellous spot to let your soul go and find peacefulness and silence. The food is hand selected and prepared with a lot of love – which makes this Hotel a real paradise.

Ford Mustang 1965

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A Gentleman’s Trip To Gstaad – Beyond The Expected

It was a wonderful sunny Friday morning in September – autumn was already showing it’s first glance – when we packed the Jaguar F-Type S and drove up to Gstaad.
A perfect chance to film a part of this trip and give you an idea of Switzerland’s diversity, endless perfection of mountains & lakes.


Arriving in Gstaad is a very unique experience. Truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The Alpina Gstaad topped by far every possible Hotel experience I have ever had. Let me explain why…
 

The Aplina Gstaad is located up on the hill of the village with a spectacular view to the ‘Saanetal’ and the village itself. While driving through the village it suddenly arises on the top of the hill with all it’s shine and charm. You can read my review on Tripadvisor here


The Alpina Gstaad Photos
The Alpina Gstaad Logo

When you’re on the road to one of the leading Hotels in Europe with a Jag, you totally transform into James Bond. Over the movie history of James Bond, there is no doubt that he is a perfect gentleman. And a gentleman drives a proper car (Jaguar is a supplier since years).

 
And if you park your car in front of the entrance (after driving through a tunnel), I think this proofs it again.

Jaguar F-Type Aston Martin
The rooms are scoring with a super large scale. You have your own fireplace, balcony, a huge king size bed and a TV that you defintely never use:)
 
The fireplace turns the whole room into a very cosy living atmosphere, such a romantic place to spend holidays with your partner.
 
Hotel Room Alpina Gstaad
Needless to say that one of the highlights of The Aplina Gstaad is the insanely beautiful view you experience in the morning, check this out:
Room View Hotel Suite

 

Suite Alpina Gstaad
After our breakfast we used the pool outside. The light of the sun broke through the mist on the water and turned this place into a fairytale
 
Meditation Alpina Gstaad
 
Two more outstanding points I absolutely love in this hotel… 
The first is for sure the expressive entrance with the beautiful ornament
Eingang Alpina Gstaad
Another cool fact of this fabolous place is the crazy art they’re presenting. There is art everywhere, the owner shows his affinity for modern art.

Kunst Alpina Gstaad


The two restaurants (Sommet & Megu) are exclusively delicious. Eating on this level is a mesmerizing experience and kicks the art of cooking into the stratosphere

Megu Gstaad


The service and attention we have received during this week-end is simply unrivaled. The staff is fluent in German, English and French. Each single employee is very friendly and serves you with all the duties you need. Eric Favre, the general manager, welcomes you personally – I highly appreciated this attention.

What an outstanding experience, thanks to The Alpina Gstaad and the staff for these wonderful days. I will return to this place for sure.

The only downside I can find is the spa. The men & women’s sector is separated and that simply means you cannot spend sauna or steam bath together as a couple.

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Davidoff Schiff – An Evening To Remember

davidoff logo

After a sunny day in Zürich, full of glance and with a totally clear sky, I was on the way to the Davidoff event. The Davidoff Schiff floats over the lake since 2007. It’s a good chance to have a ride with a breath-taking view, enjoying Davidoff Cigars and delicious food.

You can get more info here: Davidoff Schiff

Pics by Christian Schmid

davidoff schiff zürichsee

 

davidoff cigarren test

During the early evening hours, the sun was still out on this wonderful spring day.

With a bit of dust over the water, and the violet & orange colours on the sky, it gives this whole event a very special ambiance. The sun was setting on the end of the horizon, and while you float over the water you can clearly feel how utterly perfect nature is.

zürichsee sonnenuntergang

 

davidoff event zürich

The food was really yummy, they have started with a lovely served beef tartar and continued with more delicious courses.

beef tartar zürich

 

My favourite, the Davidoff Churchill Commander – Toro

A formidable commander, Winston Churchill brought his imposing personality to bear on the many forces and resources over which he governed. He was a colossus of a character in every sense of the word. Nothing reflects this facet of the man better than the Toro format. Carrying the largest ring gauge in the Winston Churchill range, it is a grand cigar, from the first spicy, leathery, woody notes through the creamy, sweet influences of the Mexican binder to the final triumphant mix of flavours, courtesy of the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Esteli and Condegas. This is a cigar which follows in the Great Man’s footsteps and commands your attention.

cigar gentlemen

What more do you need than a beautiful sunset on the Zürichsee, with a cigar? Nothing.
I met very lovely people from the Davidoff team, and I’m truly looking forward to see them again.

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