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Zurich

B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich
Found in the Enge District, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich expertly hosts both business and leisure travellers in historic surrounds.
Seerose
Lakeside dining and fantastic views come as standard at Seerose, Zürich's favourite summer restaurant
Ziegel Oh Lac
Expect the unexpected at Rote Fabrik, an art gallery-cum-theatre-cum-restaurant-cum-concert-space
Rimini Bar (Am Schanzengraben)
By day a men-only flussbad (swimming pool in the river), by night, one of Zürich's most popular summer bars
Hotel Kindli
A 16th-century townhouse hotel nestled deep in the cobbled Altstadt, the Kindli is old-school charm personified.
LaSalle
A tour de force in industrial chic, LaSalle was one of the first restaurants to bring high-end cool to edgy Kreis 5
Hotel Greulich
Stylish design hotel: for lovers of sleek minimalism, keen to access Zürich's Kreis 4 party scene, there is no better choice.
Terrasse
One of Zürich's most glamorous bar-cum-restaurants, Terrasse offers a winning combination of killer cocktails and top-notch Italian fare
Bederhof
A classic Swiss restaurant in smart residential Enge, Bederhof is a local favourite
Primitivo
A riverside bar and restaurant, Primitivo sits opposite Oberer Letten badi, sharing its counter cultural vibe, ornamental graffiti and some interesting people-watching
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
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 Rössli
Fusing modern design with medieval architecture, the charming Hotel Rössli spans two townhouses dating from the 13th-century.
Helvetia Restaurant
A local institution, the restaurant at multi-tasking bar-, restaurant- and hotel- Helvetia has a funked up brasserie feel
Xenix
An arthouse cinema and bar; in summer, Xenix's arty, filmy crowd spill out over the gravel square; in winter, they prop up the long wooden bar in the elegant pavilion
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
Barfussbar (in the Frauenbadi)
On warm summer evenings this charming 19th century wooden badi floating in the Limmat river transforms into a ‘barefoot’ bar
Kiosk
Nestled in Zürichhorn park, the design of this popular Italian restaurant echoes the natural beauty that surrounds it
Pumpstation
A popular summertime lakefront grill, Pumpstation is responsible for launching two icons of the local restaurant scene - the restaurateur and the grill-meister
Exil
One of the few clubs in Zürich-West not to worship at the temple of techno, Exil has been bringing musical diversity to Kreis 5 since 2009
Pastorini Spielzeug
Get back to basics at Pastorini Spielzeug, which stocks a beautiful range of traditional wooden toys
Petit Poeme
Play dress-up like a grown-up in this girly wonderland of clothes and accessories
Riedel & Friends
Home is where Riedel & Friends is, with all kinds of furnishings for the house
Och Sport
Och Sport will have you looking sharp on the slope with an extensive range of chic sports- and skiwear
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
Limited Stock
Deck out your home with hedonist-worthy homeware and other accessories from Limited Stock
Landolt-Arbenz
Unleash the inner writer with a trip to Landolt-Arbenz, which stocks all manner of posh pens and stylish stationary
Ida Gut
Fashonista's clothing with a high-tech twist
Jelmoli
Founded in 1899, Zürich's oldest department store offers fashion, sport, electronics, accessories, interiors and food
En Soie
En Soie sells flirty, feminine clothes for flirty, feminine ladies
Fabric Frontline
A selection of stylish goods that fuse together the old with the new
Bookbinders Design
Those with a passion for stylish stationary should stock up at Bookbinders Design
Amok
No longer the preserve of the Scottish or David Beckham, skirts for men are very much in at Amok
Skiing
From January-March, the city empty as Zürchers head to nearby slopes
Laughing Lemon
Laughing Lemon's cookery courses range from seasonal cooking to taking an in-depth look at the cuisine of a region

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