A stroll along lakeside boulevard, Utoquai, to Zürichhorn park should be top of the list for newcomers to the city. A wide, elegant avenue, on the right day it offers stunning views with snow-capped mountains in the distance and Zürich’s classical beauty closer to hand, sunlight sparkling on the water making everything feel fresh, clean and even more attractive. But it’s actually quite a hike to the park, so the modern, inviting Kiosk is a welcome sight for the footsore.
A stylish one-storey building, the sides are made from large coloured glass panels, echoing the natural beauty of its park surrounds. Specialising in Italian cuisine, the pasta is homemade, pizzas come out hot and crispy from the pizza oven and it’s all pretty delicious. A popular spot for locals, join them for a glass of wine or two on the large terrace overlooking the lake; boats come and go, ducks waddle by and it’s superbly relaxing.