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“Upgraded breakfast for Lunch over weekends or not much ...”

Restaurant Bar Helvetia
Ranked #51 of 2,012 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$58
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Swiss, International, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Hotel Restaurant Helvetia - the name says it all! Nestled in the heart of Zurich, in one of the most elegant buildings in the city centre, our hotel offers its guests authentic Swiss-style hospitality. Our restaurant, awarded 14 points by the Gault-Millau gourmet guide, uses ingredients fresh from the market to delight its guests with authentic Swiss cuisine with a touch of the Mediterranean. You will love our idyllic summer terrace and our legendary Zurich bar. The boutique hotel with its 14 individually furnished rooms and two luxury business apartments is a real jewel among the city's hotels.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Extremely nice terrasse in the centre of Zurich facing Silh river with friendly hostess.
It started great but unfortunately their management decided that real food is only for week days. This means that you can only chose between weisswurst, meatloaf, wienerschnitzel or breakfast: that's it ! and at high price of course.
Finally, we preferred to have real food and nice wine in another location for our Saturday Lunch. A pity.
We give points only for the location and the nice smile of the waitress.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

My friend and I spent a lovely mild summer evening having dinner on the beautiful terrace overlooking the river Sihl. Our perfectly spiced tartar was delicious and the portugese red wine recommended by the very charming waiter was great as well. I will be back soon because their menu card has some other promising dishes to choose from!

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1  Thank RROesch
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Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Wine: great recommend if la jefe - Buio Buio
Pasta Vongole: okish, a lot of cream
Crevetten Cocktail: excellent
Pata Negra Pork: weird, reaction to complaint even more so...
Dessert: didn't try cos of Pata Negra reaction
Great location, typically good, but this time sub standard
Watch out.

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Thank centocelli
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I cant fault this place for absolutely anything. I love its atmosphere, the service, the location, the attention to details and finally the lovely terrasse where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and forget about everything else.

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1  Thank Paola M
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

If you look at the menu at Rest. Helvetia (first floor), the selection looks small. Don‘t be fooled: everything is absolutely delicious and I always have to decide whether to have a starter or leave room for dessert. That warm chocolate cake with sour cream ice cream is simply to die for. And while the food menu is fairly small, the wine list is impressive and the staff makes good recommendations.

If you don‘t feel like having a full meal, enjoy drinks & snacks in the lively bar. Or the nice outside area right besides the river Sihl.

1  Thank Heidi F
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