Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Zurich

Rive Gauche
Specialising in 'Modern Fine Casual Dining', the Baur au Lac's chic restaurant has a popular following amongst Zürich's most stylish diners
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
Rössli Bar
A local secret, the pint-sized Rössli is very, very well stocked, with an excellent selection of whisky, some interesting wines by the glass and well-made cocktails
Rosso
With a hidden location and laid-back feel, this vibrant pizza- and Italian restaurant embodies the innovative, irreverent spirit of Kreis 5
Rote Fabrik
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
Sala of Tokyo
Sala of Tokyo's atmospheric, wood panelled dining room is a slice of pure Japan in the most unlikely venue: a rather unprepossessing 19th century building in Kreis 5
Savoy Baur en Ville
A bastion of old school glamour, this is the hotel of choice for visiting heads of state, CEOs and other bigwigs.
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
Schminkbar
Zürich's smartest nail bar has two locations, both a short walk from the Hauptbahnhof
SchuhCafé
No-nonsense footwear for both men and women in a cofee house-like environment
Schwarzenbach
You won't find Schwarzenbach's weird and wonderful array of teas, coffees and spices at your local supermarket
Schwarzenbach
Seebad Enge
With a fabulous setting on the lake, Seebad Enge has wonderful views of the city, lake and mountains, a fitting backdrop for some of the most chilled sundowners in town
Seebad Enge / Sauna am See
One of the most attractive of Zürich's badi, Seebad Enge is a popular pool by day and popular bar by night
Seebad Utoquai
Elegant, wooden 19th-century badi on the lake
Seegarten Hotel
A charming 28-room hotel in smart Seefeld, Seegarten Hotel was a very personal project for proprietor Peter Berkemer.
Seerose
Lakeside dining and fantastic views come as standard at Seerose, Zürich's favourite summer restaurant
Sein
Understated and elegant, Michelin-starred Sein has a coolly contemporary interior and superlative cooking
Shuala
A chic concept store on Josefstrasse
Shui Tang
Revive the age-old tradition of tea by snapping up a box of exotic bags from Shui Tang
Skiing
From January-March, the city empty as Zürchers head to nearby slopes
Spa at the Dolder Grand
A 43,000-square-foot, Foster + Partners designed temple of zen calmness with fabulous treatments, a stunning pool and city views
Sphères
A bar for bookworms and bookshop for barflies, multi-tasking Sphères is a local sort of spot
Sprüngli
Leave the calorie-counting at the door and step inside for beautiful, belly-busting delights
Stefi Talman
Sure to fill any fashionista's closet, Stefi Talman stocks shoes, bags and everything in between
Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac
Smart business hotel housed in a grand 1920s lakeside building
Sternen Grill
The popular sausage joint, the Sternen Grill, offers the best wurst in Zurich from its restaurant and takeaway in the Hochschulen area.
Storchen Zürich
Follow in the illustrious footsteps of princes, envoys, alchemists, artists and musicians at the classically elegant Storchen
Strandbad Mythenquai
Verdant, tranquil lake-side beach with 250-metres of sandy beach, and swimming and diving platforms in the lake
Supermarket
Take Zürich's original underground warehouse club, add in a line up of top class international acts and you have the recipe for dance mayhem
Swallow-d
Bag it up with a suitably stylish one from Swallow-d
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Built in the late 19th-century, the dramatic Landesmuseum is as near to a fairytale castle as you will find in Zürich
Tabak Lädeli
Harnessing the days when smoking was the height of sophistication, Tabak Lädeli sells an extensive range of cigars
Talacker Bar
Kooky, mish-mashed decor places Talacker Bar more firmly in the alternative vibe of Kreis 4 rather than it's smart Kreis 1 surrounds would suggest
Tao’s Lounge & Bar
Packing in Zürich's pretty young things on a nightly basis, this chic little space is one of the most popular fumoir bars in town
Tarzan
Attitude-laden gear for all
Terrasse
One of Zürich's most glamorous bar-cum-restaurants, Terrasse offers a winning combination of killer cocktails and top-notch Italian fare
Terrasse Bar
On any given night, you'll find a Euro-chic crowd testing out the nineteen-page cocktail-list that ranges from martinis of every hue to margaritas, fizzes, sours and coladas
The Dolder Grand
A glamorous resort hotel outside central Zürich, the Dolder Grand is perfect for some indulgent R&R alongside more metropolitan fun

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