Hg2 : The Hedonist

Les Halles

Christoph Gysi transformed an old vegetable market into this
iconic restaurant, bar and organic food shop in 1998, creating a Zürich
institution that’s stood the test of time. A typical Kreis 5 sort of place – industrial
provenance, tucked away location, laid back, local crowd of media types – the small
entrance opens into a chaotic homage to the South France and sometime biography
of the Francophile Christoph.

French memorabilia adorns the walls, from a large
Peugeot sign behind the bar to Ricard posters along one wall, old bicycles on
the walls and, bien sur, the menu,
which is Mediterranean with a strong French influence. Moules frites, served in 3 different ways, is a Les Halles classic,
with 50 kilos of mussels per day disappearing into the pot and the delicious
beef tartare is also immensely
popular, all washed down with a bottle of wine from the unusual selection
behind the bar.

There is no table service, order drinks at the bar and food
from the food counter. Low key cool.

Pfingstweidstrasse 6,
Kreis 5
+41 44 273 11 25
Opening Times
11am-midnight (1am Thurs, 2am Fri/Sat). Closed Sundays.
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