Let’s go out in… #1 – Zürich!

Every month, discover 3 iconic places to go out in a Swiss city!

Zurich is the capital of Switzerland for finance, and what is often overlooked is it’s boosting culinary and cultural scene. An international city that brings a variety of flavours to the table. In light of the new regulations (early May 2021), restaurants are allowed to serve customers once again on their terraces! In that way we have decided to pick out three top spots around the vibrant city that are a must to visit. So sit back, relax, and read up on three heroes you can go visit right after finishing this piece!

Frau Gerold’s Garten

Situated in the trendy industry quarter, an area behind the Freitag-Tower that was completely transformed into an urban garden.

local heroes - a steaming hot pot of cheesy fondue

Frau Gerold’s Garten is a beautiful space with a kitchen garden that offers fresh cuisine. To make a full-day out of it you can also visit the various ateliers and small shops that are present, along with pop-up markets (you can check them out right here). Adjusting their gastronomic offerings and atmosphere to the season, from April to mid-October they become a summer garden with an open bar, and in winter serving cheese variations and winter specialities. They’ve already opened their doors, so head over to their profile and reach out to them to make a reservation!

Restaurant Gartenhof

Located just three blocks from the Sihl, on the very street of its name.

Local heroes - An array of fresh, seasonal delights are laid out on a wooden table.

Get a mouth-watering array of vegetarian and meat dishes such as Ravioli from Zürich Höngg to fine beef tartar. A deliciously classic menu that you can’t get with takeaway. So with the warmer weather coming, have a taste (or just devour) one of their plates out in the perfect outdoor setting. Offering both modern indoor decor and a summery outside seating area, restaurant Gartenhof is the perfect choice for an afterwork with friends when you finally want to get out of the house. Start thinking about what you’re going to order now and click here to view their profile and reserve a spot on their website.


An island in the heart of Zürich, and the perfect spot to be basking in the sun with a glass of Aperol Spritz in your hand!

Local heroes - a delicious veal sausage and fresh beer to gulp down with a beer

Beautifully set on the lake, the island is an old city fortification from the 17th century Baroque period. The Bauschänzli restaurant offers a lounge to relax, take in the surroundings, and feed your soul with hearty Swiss dishes such as flammkuchen and their grill options. Well put by them, a getaway destination without leaving the city! With plenty of open space and views, it’s ideal for both quick food breaks and hours of lounging around. But let’s stop here and allow you to check it out for yourself!

Enjoying pleasures with safety in mind

We are still living in the midst of a pandemic so remember to keep your own health and others in mind before meeting up with friends and family! Being able to enjoy restaurant terrace’s is something we never imagined to be a privilege or even a rarity to have access to. To make the most of our situation we can still support the restaurants that reopened, enjoy good food and company while staying safe and healthy!

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