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The 6 Best Restaurants in Zurich

By Chris Boyle

Renowned for the high standard of its restaurants, dining in Zurich is sophisticated and varied, offering the elite traveler a wealth of options.



Style / Ambiance: Diners who love an open kitchen will enjoy Restaurant Parkhuus, as they have a close-up view of chefs preparing their meal.

Set within floor-to-ceiing glass on three sides, the Restaurant Parkhuus is well known for its distinctive flavors and unique service, promising a gourmet cuisine experience. The wow factor is the two-story wine library that houses more than 3,000 bottles of wine, reached via a winding staircase from the main restaurant.



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Cuisine: International

Style / Ambiance: Awarded two Michelin stars and 18 Gault Millau points, The Restaurant at Dolder Grand is one of the most exclusive in the city.

Head Chef Heiko Nieder provides innovative gourmet dishes for a fine dining experience for up to 47 diners. During the day elite clientele can take advantage of its Special Business Lunch or Amuse Bouche menus, while in the evening a four- to seven-course dinner is served. The views from the summer terrace are incomparable, with the city, the lake and the Alps offering a majestic backdrop to an exquisite lunch or supper.

+41 444 566 000

The Dolder Grand, Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032



Style / Ambiance: Pavillon serves exceptional haute cuisine in a luxurious setting.

Maintaining its well-deserved reputation as a classic and legendary venue within Zurich, Head Chef Laurent Eperon never fails to impress guests with his striking 21st century interpretations of classic dishes. Located in the Baur au Lac Hotel, this restaurant was designed by famous architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, boasts a glass gazebo with an imposing 16-foot high rotunda and roaring 1920s chandeliers, which can be seen from the park outside. Since its refurbishment Pavillon now welcomes diners all year round for lunch and dinner.

Aurélien Blanc, Restaurant Manager

+41 442 205 022

Baur au Lac Hotel, Talstrasse 1, 8001



Cuisine: Thai

Style / Ambiance: Elite travelers seeking authentic Thai cuisine should look no further than White Elephant.

This much-loved restaurant boasts the most traditional Thai flavors in Zurich and has maintained its reputation as one of the city’s best restaurants. Along with typical Thai dishes there are also a range of meat and noodle delights, perfectly decorated. The chefs at White Elephant are all from Thailand, as are the polite and courteous floor staff. The restaurant is ideal for a relaxed yet elegant evening with partners or business associates.

Kevin Lim, Restaurant Director

+41 443 607 322

Marriott Hotel, Neumühlequai 42, 8001



Cuisine: Swiss / French

Style / Ambiance: The world-renowned Restaurant Kronenhalle prides itself on the finest European cuisine, of which Zurich specialties are the centerpiece.

Its skilled chefs have made this one of the most frequently visited restaurants in the city, due to its international menu and local specialties. Set in the heart of Zurich, the interior is resplendent with contemporary art adorning each wall. Begin your evening with a drink at the Kronenhalle bar, and enjoy the skill of the master bartenders. Not to be missed.

+ 41 442 629 900

Rämistrasse 4, 8001


Cuisine:  French

376a0813bdbd1a8630ad8a6a134e7ca5Style / Ambiance: With two Michelin stars, Rico’s has gained a
reputation as one of Europe’s best restaurants.

Chef Rico Zandonella produces flawless French cuisine, cooked to perfection and served with an abundance of artfully displayed spiced sauces and foams, blending flavors to delicious effect.

The restaurant, with a stimulating backdrop, is both stylish and individual, featuring numerous artworks and a lustrous red and gold color scheme – from the sleek red leather seats, metallic silver walls and lacquered red ceiling.

+41 44 910 07 15

Seestrasse 160, 8700 Küsnacht

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