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Grober Ernst

zum Stussihofstatt 16, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
+41 (44) 2512055
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Ranked #499 of 1,205 restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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72% Recommend
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Gersau, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a work dinner here a month ago. The menu is ok and the food is passable but I expected more Spanish flavour. I had the paella and it didn't have any rich flavours that I love about this dish. There are many other restaurants that offer better value for money and definitely much more flavour.

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18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent the new-year eve dinner in this terrible restaurant. First of all the restaurant atmosphere is quite awkward, it clearly pretend to be a legit and luxurious Spanish restaurant. It is not! The food in the menu has little to do with Spain, the furnitures are tacky and the staff is rude. We had to wait over 40 minutes... More

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A truly lovely venue, wonderful atmosphere and delightful yet simple food. The spectacle of the flambe chicken was great, tasted wonderful too !! Give it a try & you won't go far wrong.

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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Despite the name the menu card is made up of superior Spanish cuisine in a lovely, intimate dining setting. Expect a warm welcome from your hosts. Service is excellent, friendly and informal according to the needs of your party. In 4 visits I've never been disappointed. One of the best in its district. Personal tip: Home made noodles with Drunken... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very cozy and little restaurant located in the heart of Niederdorf in Zurich. If you like good and fresh food, excellent meat and the outstanding Ernesto Noodles (handmade) then I can recommend this place. Very romatic if you go there with your partner for a lovely evening.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

"Grober Ernst" doesn't sound at all like spanish haute cuisine. Grober Ernst doesn't look at all like it when you walk by through the back alley in the old part of the Zurich Niederdorf. But when you leave the Grober Ernst you know it is spanish cuisine at its best. Service is excellent both by the owner who is attentive... More

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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Hidden from the tourist main stream, though very centrally located in the old town of Zurich, the "Grober Ernst" offers an exquisite selection of spanish dishes... Jamon Iberico, and a Vega Sicillia is a decent start ;) Run by the owner! Personal service. Must reserve towards the end of week!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

The "Grobe Ernst" has been going strong for many years, not at least thanks to the charismatic owner. Traditional cuisine, focus on meat dishes, pasta with very rich sauces. Make sure you're really hungry as the portions are big! Wine list includes many top picks from Spain, which is not a surprise since the owner is originally from Barcelona. Great... More

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