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“Good food, nice portions, not the best staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zeughauskeller

Zeughauskeller
Ranked #21 of 1,875 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Swiss, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food, nice portions, not the best staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We made an online reservation for late Sunday lunch the evening before and got a confirmation very quickly.
When we arrived, the waitress greeted us and showed us to our table. Then we had to wait for quite a while for any of the waiters to start paying attention to us and bring us the menu ...
Other than that, everything was very good! The food was delicious and the portions were big. The prices were also ok.

All in all, we loved the food and the ambient, but the staff kind of disappointed us, being distant and not friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food! BUT Waiter ASKS for TIP!!! Watch out!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had reservations here, which on a Sunday is maybe not necessary. It was warm so we ate outside. Food and service was excellent. You must remember to order the check since in Europe they do not bring it without asking! The reason for only a rating of 3 is because the waiter handed my cousin the credit card machine and she said, what screen is this? The waiter then told her "it's for the tip!" Remember ALL tips are included in Zurich and all of Switzerland as in all of Europe. My cousin is easily taken advantage of and believed the waiter over the truth! I will NEVER go back to Zeughauskeller. The cafe we ate at the night before was called Coco Lopez in Old Town the food was excellent, the service excellent, less expensive and they did NOT request a tip.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Dining Hall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Dining at the Zeughauskeller is like stepping back in time.
It's NOT a place for vegans! But the Aelplermakkroni (kind of mac n cheese) are devine.
The bathrooms are really tiny!
Worth a visit!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Drink”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I was only in Zurich for one night and really wanted to try this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. The menu was extensive witj choices from tons of sausages. The food was delicious, the beer was cold and the staff extremely helpful.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Zeughauskeller, Zurich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

A very busy place. Luckily we went before 7.00pm and managed to squeezed a table for 2 people for us. There are many reserrvations from 7.30pm onwards. So if you don't have any reservation, go there early otherwise it pays to hhave a reservation. The food are very local delicacies. Most food comes with either potatoes fritters, fries or pasta (noodles). The food is reasonably delicious, however the presentation is very basic (typical German style). I still prefer French dining as it is fine and well presented with small portion so you can have 3 course. However, the beer is good. A dinner for 2 people with only main course and a glass of wine/beer each will cost you CHF75 (65 euros). The same in Paris would be the same but with 3 course dinner. Well, Zurich is an expensive city.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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