Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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
Hotel Kindli
A 16th-century townhouse hotel nestled deep in the cobbled Altstadt, the Kindli is old-school charm personified.
Moods im Shiffbau
Zürich's most famous jazz club, Moods attracts the crème de la crème of the international jazz community
Casa Ferlin
Old school Italian at its best, Casa Ferlin hasn’t felt the modernisers touch for many a year
Hotel Ascot
Business-focused hotel located a short walk from the lake and close to Zürich's prime financial stomping ground.
Jelmoli Gourmet Factory
A capacious food court stocking delicacies from all over the world, Jemoli's Gourmet Factory is popular with Zürchers hunting for the finest produce and nostalgic expats in search of a taste of home. =display:no"
Cantinetta Antinori
Bederhof
A classic Swiss restaurant in smart residential Enge, Bederhof is a local favourite
Kindli
A comfortable, elegant haven in the Altstadt, Kindli is warmly welcoming in winter and has some charming outdoor tables for al fresco dining in summer
Lindenhofkeller
Nestled in the Altstadt, Lindenhofkeller is one of Zürich’s most atmospheric restaurants
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
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
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
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
Grieder Zürich
Housed in an imposing neo-Gothic building on Bahnhofstrasse, Grieder is undoubtedly Zürich's most elegant department store
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
Helvetia Restaurant
A local institution, the restaurant at multi-tasking bar-, restaurant- and hotel- Helvetia has a funked up brasserie feel
Barfussbar (in the Frauenbadi)
On warm summer evenings this charming 19th century wooden badi floating in the Limmat river transforms into a ‘barefoot’ bar
Al Leone
A coffee bar in the Italian sense, this popular little café is a popular meeting spot for morning espresso and lunchtime prosecco
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
Tonhalle Orchestra
Founded in 1868, the Tonhalle Orchestra is Switzerland's oldest symphony orchestra and one of Europe's leading ensembles
Pastorini Spielzeug
Get back to basics at Pastorini Spielzeug, which stocks a beautiful range of traditional wooden toys
Puppo & Prime
First-class handmade shoes for men
Riedel & Friends
Home is where Riedel & Friends is, with all kinds of furnishings for the house
Ludwig Reiter
While clothes may maketh the man, it is his shoes that women notice first; which is why we suggest popping into Ludwig Reiter for a pair that'll knock her dead
Landolt-Arbenz
Unleash the inner writer with a trip to Landolt-Arbenz, which stocks all manner of posh pens and stylish stationary
Little Company
Bits and bobs for the little people in our lives
Jelmoli
Founded in 1899, Zürich's oldest department store offers fashion, sport, electronics, accessories, interiors and food
Fabric Frontline
A selection of stylish goods that fuse together the old with the new
Beige
Who said knitting was frumpy? Knitwear is anything but at Beige
Anne-Martine Perriard
Trad with a twist at Anne-Martine Perriard
Skiing
From January-March, the city empty as Zürchers head to nearby slopes
Labo Spa
The first day spa in Zürich, Labo Spa opened in 2005 and has picked up plaudits since, most recently 'Best Day Spa in Switzerland' in 2010
Hiltl
Unlock the secrets of this hip vegetarian restaurant with a fantastic cookery course

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