Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Sternen Grill
The popular sausage joint, the Sternen Grill, offers the best wurst in Zurich from its restaurant and takeaway in the Hochschulen area.
Rote Fabrik
The Spice Gourmet
Josef
Ziegel Oh Lac
Expect the unexpected at Rote Fabrik, an art gallery-cum-theatre-cum-restaurant-cum-concert-space
Les Halles
Famed for moules frites, this restaurant and bar in an old vegetable market is a Zürich institution that's stood the test of time
Gartenhof
Understatedly cool, Gartenhof is vibrant, local and immensely relaxed
Caduff’s Wine Loft
Housed in an old Kreis 4 warehouse, the Wine Loft is a large, light-filled temple to Bacchus
Cinque
A slice of pure Naples, flickering candlelight comes as standard at this popular little Italian
Hotel Franziskaner
Sister hotel to the Altstadt, this Niederdorf charmer dates back to the 13th century.
Plattenhof Hotel
A charming design hotel, the Plattenhof is tucked away among the university neighbourhood's grand 19th century buildings.
Wohnzimmerbar
Housed in the living room of a condemned house, Wohnzimmer bar exudes unstudied cool, with laid-back music, mis-matched furniture and a bijou drinks list
Hotel Altstadt
Charmingly quirky boutique hotel nestling in the Altstadt's cobbled streets.
Didi’s Frieden
A recent refurbishment gave an extra gloss to this popular Modern Swiss restaurant
Restaurant Markthalle
Part restaurant, part market hall, stealthily stylish Markthalle is the jewel in the crown of the newly opened Viadukt shopping area
Restaurant Schipfe 16
The go-to place for lunch in the sunshine, Restaurant Schipfe 16 proves once and for all that it's all about location, location, location
Seegarten Hotel
A charming 28-room hotel in smart Seefeld, Seegarten Hotel was a very personal project for proprietor Peter Berkemer.
Hotel Rothaus
Stripped-back design hotel in a prime position on Kreis 4's edgy Langstrasse.
Bederhof
A classic Swiss restaurant in smart residential Enge, Bederhof is a local favourite
Volkshaus
Rosso
With a hidden location and laid-back feel, this vibrant pizza- and Italian restaurant embodies the innovative, irreverent spirit of Kreis 5
Coco’s Bar and Grill
The antithesis of its rather chi-chi locale, Coco's is a low-key local favourite tucked down an alley off Paradeplatz; in fact you'll have to look pretty hard to find it
Townhouse Boutique Hotel
Colourful and chic yet homely, the Townhouse is a stylish boutique hotel with a fabulously central location
Alpenrose
A classic Swiss restaurant Alpenrose is simplicity itself; if you're looking for a relaxed dinner and a genuinely local atmosphere, it's hard to beat
Hotel Seehof
A diminutive design hotel in Seefeld, the 20-room Seehof is as popular with Opera-going culture vultures and limber dancers from the Zürich Ballet as it is with business travellers.
Lady’s First Design Hotel
Now open to all, Lady's First Design Hotel was created in 2001, by women as a stylish haven for women, wholly staffed by women.
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
Hotel Seefeld
Housed in a building that dates from the 1930s, the Seefeld has a bright modern feel that attracts a regular roster of discerning business travellers.
Männerbad Schanzengraben
A tranquil swimming pool on the Schanzengraben canal next to the Botanical Gardens
Fitnesspark Münstergasse
Tucked away in Niederdorf is this wonderfully authentic hammam, located in the depths of the Migros Fitnesspark
Zürich Schauspielhaus
The largest theatre in Switzerland, the Schauspielhaus performs in several venues within the Schiffbau
Rote Fabrik
A theatre, institution of modern art, cultural think-tank and fixture on the music scene, Rote Fabrik sits at the epicentre of Zürich's contemporary arts scene
SchuhCafé
No-nonsense footwear for both men and women in a cofee house-like environment
Globus Zürich Bahnhofstrasse
This smart Bahnhofstasse department store vies with Jelmoli to be the top dog in town
Volkshaus
The perfect place to start an evening of Kreis 4 fun, Volkshaus has a popular bar and an enormous restaurant which turns out inventive Swiss cooking
Schlüssel
It may style itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, but with a charming, light dining room and excellent seasonal menu, Schlüssel is well worth seeking out
Münsterhof
A restaurant of two halves; the casual Unten is perfect for a light lunch and foodies will revel in the fine dining Oben's tasting menus
Heugümper
A step away from Paradeplatz, Swiss fusion restaurant Heugümper has a cosy, laid-back charm that has kept diners coming back for 10 years.
Ginger
With the slogan 'more than sushi', it's no surprise that Ginger has an inventive take on Japanese cuisine, although sushi purists will not be disappointed
Zum Guten Glück
With a popular retro-chic café and vintage-furnished rooms, this bijou, no-frills guesthouse has been a favourite of architects, designers and the fashion crowd since it opened in 2008.

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