Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

The Dolder Grand
A glamorous resort hotel outside central Zürich, the Dolder Grand is perfect for some indulgent R&R alongside more metropolitan fun
The Restaurant
For traditional Savoyarde cuisine and speciality dishes – all at a fraction of the resort price options - venture out on the bus to this homely hideaway.
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.
Nietturm Fumoir LaSalle
A stunning glass cube sailing high above the Schiffbau, Nietturm has amazing panoramic views of the city skyline and an extensive list of spirits and cocktails
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.
Asia at Tao’s
An oasis of oriental chic tucked away in the Altstadt, Tao's menu embraces Asia in its entirety
Rico’s Kunststuben
With two Michelin stars, 19 Gault Millau points and a reputation as one of Europe's best restaurants, it's hard not to have high expectations when you enter Rico's Kunststuben
The Widder
Zurich's most stylish hotel, The Widder combines superlative design with a charming Altstadt location and one of Zurich's most decadent bars.
Blaue Ente
Beloved by courting couples, Blaue Ente is perfect for a celebratory evening or impressing on a first date
Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac
Smart business hotel housed in a grand 1920s lakeside building
Kronenhalle
Sein
Understated and elegant, Michelin-starred Sein has a coolly contemporary interior and superlative cooking
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.
Jimmy Choo
Türler
Treat yourself to a bling-tastic piece of wrist-candy from Türler
Tabak Lädeli
Harnessing the days when smoking was the height of sophistication, Tabak Lädeli sells an extensive range of cigars
Sprüngli
Leave the calorie-counting at the door and step inside for beautiful, belly-busting delights
Mädler
Carry your belongings in something stylish from Mädler, with bags for every occasion
Kleinbasel / Claudia Güdel
Business attire gets a fashion-forward makeover at this store on Bäckerstrasse
Gübelin
Clock-watch in style at Gübelin, where watches are an art form
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
Lumière
An atmospheric French restaurant, Lumière's classic brasserie styling and large windows make it as warmly welcoming in winter as it is light and airy in su
Kronenhalle
Pure old school glamour; Kronenhalle's brasserie-style dining room has a fin de siècle elegance and walls adorned with paintings by Chagall, Miró, Klee, Braque and Picasso
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.
Storchen Zürich
Follow in the illustrious footsteps of princes, envoys, alchemists, artists and musicians at the classically elegant Storchen
Alden Hotel Splügenschloss
Combining superlative design with great charm, this bijoux five-star hotel has a home away from home vibe.
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
Odeon Café-Bar
A cult bar with an illustrious list of former patrons, Odeon has an elegant Viennese coffee house feel
Widder Bar
Oozing sophistication, the Widder's bar is considered Switzerland’s best whisky bar, showcasing over 250 bottles of whisky alongside Zürich's most extensive cocktail list
Old Fashion Bar
A popular post-work meeting place for Zürich’s elite of all ages, Old Fashion bar has hunting-lodge-chic decor and serves a mean club sandwich
Kaufleuten Hof/Pelikanbar
One of Zürich's most famous venues, Kaufleuten is a multi-tasking space, home to two bars, two clubs and a restaurant
Helvetia Bar
Redolent of history, the ‘Helvti’ had a ringside seat to the 1980 riots, but these days there is more Rioja than revolution going down on faded green leather banquettes
Paradis des Innocents
If it's Swiss style you're after, call off the search; Paradis des Innocents stocks only Swiss clothes
Little Black Dress
Find that ever-elusive LBD at appropriately-named Little Black Dress
Christine Nagel
Part-workshop, part shop, you'll find all that glitters is gold at Christina Nagel
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
Baur au Lac Wein
Get a taste for good wine at Baur au Lac Wein, with bottles to suit every palate
Beyer Chronometrie
As Switzerland's oldest watch shop, Beyer Chronometrie has an excellent reputation

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