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Lumiere

#40 of 1,412 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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Widdergasse, Zurich, Switzerland
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cozy, friendly, expensive and very good Entrecôte Café de Paris

Found this cozy little place on a work trip. We hadn't reserved but were welcomed with a smile. This place is not cheap (but then again Zurich never is, and steak in Zurich most definitely never is). A classic Entrecôte Café de Paris is their speciality...sliced (medium rare) ribeye in a classic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
TerenceAtkinson
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Found this cozy little place on a work trip. We hadn't reserved but were welcomed with a smile. This place is not cheap (but then again Zurich never is, and steak in Zurich most definitely never is). A classic Entrecôte Café de Paris is their speciality...sliced (medium rare) ribeye in a classic butter sauce, with thin fries will set you... More 

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Bangkok
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Our last night of a 9 day trip my wife and I walked by and decided to eat at Lumiere in old town Zurich. In short, everything was perfect and far beyond our expectations. We were greeted with smiles and help with our coats. We had no reservation on a Friday night, but we arrived early enough that they offered... More 

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Zürich (Switzerland)
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Lumiere is a small french style bistro restaurant in the old town in Zürich. Service is great, which is unusual in Zürich. Food is delicious. We had the beef filet cafe de paris which was very tender and precisely cooked like we wanted it. The dessert, tarte au citron was fantastic as well. We will definitely be back. It's a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Right in the heart of the old town and very convenient for the Hotel Widder, this bistrot style restaurant serves proper traditional French dishes. I enjoyed a very flavourful calve's kidney in a mustard sauce. Service is efficient. The patrons are mainly local. Prices are all right for the centre of Zurich.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The review long due and every time it proves to be a pleasant choice. It is not easy to find a place in the center of Zurich that combines the French bistro setting AND the quality of the food together. You won't be disappointed. The restaurant is more an autumn/winter place for me I really like the cosy and smaller... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here. The menu is reasonable in scope but as it is Zurich do not expect cheap! Our dinner party had foie gras followed by steaks and coq au vin - all delicious. The wine was also excellent. But I think the service quality and friendliness really made it special. With intelligent servers and great ambiance... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The food is awesome, service is great (they speak several languages), location perfect and decoration really cute. Only downside, it is very expensive… 160.- CHF for 2 persons with salad, meat and water...

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Zurich
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I visit Lumière in Zurich probably every few weeks for dinner, and I haven't been disappointed ever since. The hosts and the service team are very welcoming and friendly, the restaurant has a great vibe inside (the outside space is in a small plaza in the old town of Zurich, so quite some foot traffic walking by). My key recommendations... More 

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newcastle
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spent a great afternoon here at the outdoor seating area in the sun drinking several cold ones. Great location and friendly staff

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Namur, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

When you order a risotto, and you get it on your table in less than 5 minutes, the secret of the chef is called : microwave. but this is not cooking. Add a very rude, almost aggressive service, with one single ambition, get you out of the restaurant and a rating of 2 is more than deserved

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Widdergasse, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?