No matter how delectable the dish, a stunning city skyline or a snow-capped panorama can make your meal truly unforgettable. We’ve searched high—but not low—to bring you the best cuisine, served with Zurich’s most mesmerising vistas.
5. The Dolder
(Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich +41 (0) 44 456 60 00) Offering a cuisine experience like no other, The Dolder restaurant’s chef Heiko Nieder earned 18 GaultMillau points and 2 Michelin stars for his astonishing and delightful reworking of classic Swiss dishes.
Top that off with a glass of wine or a cocktail on the terrace, where the views stretch over the glimmering lake waters to the grandeur of the distant mountains and you’ve got a night to remember.
4. Chez Fritz
(Seestrasse 195b, 8802 Kilchberg +41 (0) 44 715 25 15) A favourite haunt of both tourists and locals with Mediterranean cuisine to die for, Chez Fritz mixes Swiss stylishness with an international spice that is truly unique.
A terrace right on the water lets you soak up the sun and the views of Zurich while making it the paramount place to be to catch fireworks shows over the water.
3. Seerose on the Lake
4. Seerose on the Lake (Seestrasse 493, 8038 Zürich-Wollishofen +41 (0) 44 481 63 83)As the name implies, Seerose on the Lake is perched right on the shores of Lake Zurich offering unforgettable views across the twinkling waters where you can watch the passing ships.
Meanwhile, the interior is decorated in a truly elegant fashion and the terrace is perfect for summer snacks. Scrumptious creations of local ingredients and international pizzaz are sure to have your mouth watering.
2. Sonnenberg Restaurant
(Hitzigweg 15, 8032 Zürich +41 (0)44 266 97 97) The simple splendour of this delightful restaurant only enhances its view. Located high on the hillside just on the edge of town, a long, curved bank of panoramic windows lets in a breathtaking vision of Zurich and the sun-dappled Swiss countryside.
There’s a garden terrace if you want to soak up that summer sun, though the delectable cuisine with a flare of Italy might distract you from the views.
(Maagplatz 5, 8005 Zürich +41 (0) 44 404 30 00) 35 stories up, CLOUDS is truly heavenly. A sensation for all your senses—city skyline panoramas stretching to the lake, gently wafting aromas and tantalising tastes of some of Zurich’s finest fare and delicious wines—this restaurant will wow you on every level.
Located in the Prime Tower of downtown Zurich, this truly elegant and sophisticated experience thanks to the stylishly simple design is hard to miss.