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“Good food, central location.”
Review of National

National
Ranked #13 of 248 Restaurants in Winterthur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$44
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
New Ross, Ireland
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good food, central location.”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

This Bistro is located across the street from the main station. It serves a good selection of food including a number of Swiss specialities. Very busy when I visited with 5 work colleagues. Definitely a Spanish influence with dishes like gazpacho and crema catalana on the menu. Very good steaks with a good selection of fresh veg also. Prices high but I guess normal for Switzerland. Service was friendly and efficient. Mains were served on a platter with a burner to keep the food warm.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Italian first
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switzerland
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just Great!”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

We had a Sunday brunch at this restaurant and was just GREAT!!! Service is good need improvements but is not terrible.....HUGE variety of bread, meat, cakes, yogurts, hot meals, fruit, cereals, cheeses and so on...I was not disappointend!:-)

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank schnege
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely environment”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

It is a very nice restaurant and the atmosphere is excellent. The location is perfect just a couple of meters from the main station.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank BCG84
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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182 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“The favorite restaurant of our family in Winterthur!”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We are very regular visitors of the restaurant National in Winterthur. There are various dining options in this landmark building which hosted the local insurance company at its foundation in 1875. We almost always select the first floor restaurant which is set like a gallery, bright with art on the walls and excellent service. The second option is the 'glass house' with many plants and a water fountain along the back wall. The seating is a bit narrow and it is more a bistro style of event. We love the good selection of food from fish/seafood to meat platters and have never been disappointed on the quality of the dishes. The service is attentive and professional and the whole concept just works. We know that we will be back many times.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank swisspigs
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Zurich
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Friendly service”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Very friendly service for a busy Friday night. Service was a bit slow as the evening progressed, but this is common in Switzerland. The serving sizes were generous and lots of nice choices on the menu. The upstairs area has more formal dining with white tablecloths and candles and was very nice. There was a balcony which is handy for smokers. Downstairs was more like an informal wine bar with live piano music. Both areas were filled with people having a good time. Overall, a good experience.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Aussie71
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