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“If you like potatoes” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zur Sonne

Zur Sonne
Ranked #16 of 242 Restaurants in Winterthur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$54
Cuisines: German, Swiss, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
usa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If you like potatoes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

We ate there on a Monday evening due to the ratings we read on trip advisor. We don't mind paying for good food and drink, and were expecting this according to the reviews, particularly of the rosti dishes. We both had one, and could taste nothing but what I would call hash brown potatoes with butter and salt. There must have been 4 good size potatoes in the dish. I kept taking bites expecting every bite to be the one with a unique flavor.....it never came.....87 Swiss francs for potatoes. Well if that is true Swiss food, now I know not to order true Swiss food again. On the plus side the room was very nice with the wooden ceiling and ceramic furnace, and the servers tolerant of our lack of German.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Huntsville, Alabama
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“You've got to try the rösti !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of our B&B owner and weren’t disappointed. We were lucky to arrive early enough to get a table without a reservation. This restaurant is fantastic and well worth your time. I’m a fairly open to trying new things so I gave the famous “rösti” and loved it. Mine had bacon, pasta and cheese melted on top. Delicious! The dark beer was outstanding. The restaurant itself is very clean and nicely decorated. Our waiter was very patient and very professional. Since we speak a little German we were able to decipher out the menu without asking for the English menu. I give this restaurant two enthusiastic thumbs up and would definitely go again given the chance.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SP6873
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Bursa, Turkey
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Real Swiss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

We have been invited to dinner to this restaurant by a friend who lives in Winterthur since many years. The place with it's wooden ceiling, tables and seats makes you feel you are in a Swiss chalet. They have varities of Swiss cousine, but we have tried their rosti which has more than 10 different types. I wish i was more hungry and could try more varities. The plates are really big and enough without any sider dishes. The service was quick and staff was very professional. They have placed color pens and books on our table for the kids as they we were coming with two boys. Nice gesture.
Learned that they have a nice terrace for good weather but not was able to see as it was a rainy and cold evening when we arrived.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank HED81
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Brisbane, Australia
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195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Rösti more ways than you could ever imagine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

If you're going to be anywhere near Winterthur, take the time to stop by Zur Sonne in the Altstadt (Old Town). The rösti is like nothing I have ever had before - rösti with dried deer meat, rösti with macaroni and cheese inside of it, rösti with peas and bacon yum (and these are only the rösti's we managed to eat while we were there)!! The food is amazing, don't order an entree, you won't be able to finish your plate of delicious grated potato filled with amazing ingredients.
Zur Sonne prides itself on sourcing local, fresh ingredients and this is reflected in the superb food that is placed in front of you. The staff are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable when quizzed about the ingredients in the rösti and the other dishes on the menu.
Make sure you book as it's always busy, but it's well worth it. We will definitely go back again, and again until we have worked our way through the menu!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Liz_D27
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