A classic neighbourhood restaurant in smart residential Enge,
Bederhof’s large windows make it as welcoming in summer as the simple wood
décor does in winter.
Carnivores will delight in chef Philipp Zumbach’s menu;
signature dishes include roasted marrow to start and the Robespierre (carpaccio thin beef flash cooked on hot
plates and served with olive oil, rosemary and lashings of fries) to follow,
alongside classic Swiss cuisine, including the delicious Züri-Geschnetzeltes mit rösti (diced veal and mushrooms in a creamy
sauce) cooked with locally sourced ingredients.
Erik and Andrea Hämmerli took
over Bederhof in 2005, restoring the original wood benches, floor and panelling
to recreate the restaurant’s 1930s flair. Turning a neighbouring hairdresser
into a bar, they sourced a lovely old wooden bar counter from Bergamo and
furniture from Paris and Munich, creating a neighbourhood living room, popular
with locals meeting for a coffee, prosecco
or bite to eat all day long.