Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

A.C. Bang
Catering to the Cruella de Vil crowd, A.C. Bang sells furry fashions
Al Leone
A coffee bar in the Italian sense, this popular little café is a popular meeting spot for morning espresso and lunchtime prosecco
Alden Hotel Splügenschloss
Combining superlative design with great charm, this bijoux five-star hotel has a home away from home vibe.
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
Anne-Martine Perriard
Trad with a twist at Anne-Martine Perriard
Artiana
Be inspired by the decadent décor offered at Artiana
Atame
Sassy, sexy and sophisticated; dress-up clothes for grown-ups
Bally
When it comes to making you look good, Bally has hit the nail on the head with its three-floored flagship store
Barfussbar (in the Frauenbadi)
On warm summer evenings this charming 19th century wooden badi floating in the Limmat river transforms into a ‘barefoot’ bar
Baur au Lac
Elegant and luxurious, the Baur au Lac sits in stately grandeur in its own park, just metres away from the lake and Bahnhofstrasse's high-octane shopping.
Baur au Lac Wein
Get a taste for good wine at Baur au Lac Wein, with bottles to suit every palate
Bederhof
A classic Swiss restaurant in smart residential Enge, Bederhof is a local favourite
Beige
Who said knitting was frumpy? Knitwear is anything but at Beige
Beyer Chronometrie
As Switzerland's oldest watch shop, Beyer Chronometrie has an excellent reputation
Blaue Ente
Beloved by courting couples, Blaue Ente is perfect for a celebratory evening or impressing on a first date
Cabaret Voltaire
Now a museum, exhibition space, shop and café, Cabaret Voltaire was the birthplace of the Dadaist movement
Café Felix
Confiserie Teuscher's frou-frou riverside café opened in 2008 but its classic lines make it feel like a Zürich fixture
Café Schober
A feast to the eyes as well as the tummy, the charmingly intimate Café Schober serves up the best apfel strudel in town
Cantinetta Antinori
Casa Ferlin
Old school Italian at its best, Casa Ferlin hasn’t felt the modernisers touch for many a year
Christine Nagel
Part-workshop, part shop, you'll find all that glitters is gold at Christina Nagel
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
Confiserie Sprüngli
A local institution, no trip to Zürich would be complete without swinging by this Paradeplatz landmark for a mid-morning coffee and Luxembergli
E. G. Bührle Collection
A Zürich industrialist, Emil Georg Bührle amassed one of the most important 20th-century private collections of European Art before his death in 1956
Eden au Lac
One of Zürich's smartest hotels, the Eden au Lac has been a favourite of financial bigwigs and other visiting VIPs for close to 100 years.
ETH, Prints and Drawings
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is the unlikely venue for this stunningly extensive collection of prints and drawings
Fabric Frontline
A selection of stylish goods that fuse together the old with the new
Fitnesspark Münstergasse
Tucked away in Niederdorf is this wonderfully authentic hammam, located in the depths of the Migros Fitnesspark
Flussbad Unterer Letten
Attractive wooden swimming badi in the Limmat river
Franz Carl Weber
The little ones in your life will love Franz Carl Weber, with four floors dedicated to toys and games
Franziska Gnos
Accessories maketh the outfit, and nobody knows this better than Franziska Gnos
Frauenbadi
A traditional wooden badi in the heart of the Altstadt, Frauenbadi is one of the oldest in Zürich
Fraumünster Church
A must visit even for the irreligious, the Fraumünster has jewel-like stained glass windows by Marc Chagall
Giacometti Hall
A police station might not be at the top of your cultural ‘to-do’ list, but this one has a stunning entrance hall painted by Augusto Giacometti
Globus Zürich Bahnhofstrasse
This smart Bahnhofstasse department store vies with Jelmoli to be the top dog in town
Gran Café Motta
Housed in an elegant neo-classical building by the Limmat river, Gran Café Motta is a sleek blend of dark wood, striking paintings and statement lighting
Grieder Zürich
Housed in an imposing neo-Gothic building on Bahnhofstrasse, Grieder is undoubtedly Zürich's most elegant department store
Grossmünster
The most recognisable landmark in Zürich, Grossmünster's elegant towers punctuate the Altstadt's skyline
Gübelin
Clock-watch in style at Gübelin, where watches are an art form
Haus Konstruktiv
Housed in a striking 19th-century electricity sub-station, the ewz-Unterwerks on the Sihl river, Haus Konstructiv offers four floors of dramatic modern art

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