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Z. Alten Lowen

#86 of 1,416 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Swiss, Delicatessen, Tapas, Diner
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University Street 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
043 343 11 69
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6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Eating and Drinking in historical flair. All without frills, just enjoy...
Eating and Drinking in historical flair. All without frills, just enjoy yourself feel good and homey atmosphere. Homemade, fresh from the market, seasonal. We are known for our tavolata; the multi-goers from pots and bowls, just simply at home. Prepared with love and passion. We look forward to you. Your Lions team
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent lunch

We had lunch here with a friend and enjoyed the lovely food. Due to the poor weather condition we sat inside. Service was friendly and prices are reasonable. We will definitely return here and enjoy the garden terrace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ivano62
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rome, Italy
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice restaurant, a good atmosphere due to a good mix of old and fashion internal design. The food is very good also, the meats that we have eaten was well cooked and with a pleasant flavors (both lamb and chicken). Good the icecream as a dessert (there are a lot of taste to choose). The service is professional and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here with a friend and enjoyed the lovely food. Due to the poor weather condition we sat inside. Service was friendly and prices are reasonable. We will definitely return here and enjoy the garden terrace.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Loved the place, a used-to-be-quartierbeiz in Zurich which kepts its charme and good service. Food is honest, portions are adequat and we enjoyed every single dish from grilled pork to aubergines. Prices are fair for Zurich standards, and the atmosphere is great (and we were inside, if you come in summer there is a large outside sitting area, so it... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this restaurant and decided to try it. We had observed that it was always full and now we know why! The food is so fresh and delicious and the price is very reasonable for the big portions. (We ordered the tavolata, where we were surprised with the dishes we received) the portions were generous... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A friend recommended the restaurant as a place with atmosphere and food with excellent ingredients. We had the artichoke to start with and then penne with tomato sauce and prosciutto, the Gordon bleu and the stuffed ravioli. It was all extremely tasty and well prepared but the tart tatin in the end was the best part of the night! We... More 

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San Juan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I love this restaurant so much. I usually come here when I have visitors over and want to take them out for some excellent food and good wine, or a night out with my husband, great for couples. In Kreis 6, lovely resto, outdoor seating in the summer. I always get the Tavolata, which is basically tons of dishses served... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The atmosphere in this place was really nice. It could either be a great dinner with friends or a romantic dinner with a loved one. The menu was only in German; however, the wait staff spoke English, so it wouldn't be a problem. The food was great, and I'm told they have a great wine selection (though I'm not a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While this is a bit far from downtown Zurich, it is only about 15 minutes on the number 9 tram from the Bellevue station, or a short cab ride. The outside is almost invisible but the inside is comfortable and the food is well prepared and good value. We had the 'tavololata' service that gives you a sampling of many... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

the food is very good and there are many different choices. From the menu it is clearly visible that the chef knows what he is doing. Booking in advance is a good suggestion as also in the middle of week it is very crowded. And maybe because of this, the staff is very friendly but overwhelmed in such a way... More 

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Sydney
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I was taken here by a local and was initially a little confused about the concept. We both thought our first round of dishes was it and we were wondering what all the fuss was about. But there were three more rounds of dishes to come. The food ranged from very good to outstanding and we certainly didn't go hungry.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: University Street 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 043 343 11 69

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
  • Cuisine: Swiss, Delicatessen, Tapas, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Eating and Drinking in historical flair. All without frills, just enjoy yourself feel good and homey atmosphere. Homemade, fresh from the market, seasonal. We are known for our tavolata; the multi-goers from pots and bowls, just simply at home. Prepared with love and passion. We look forward to you. Your Lions team
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?