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Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten

Limmatquai 40, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #339 of 1,319 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $87
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten, Carpenters' Guildhall, occupies the historical Red Eagle House on the bank of the river Limmat in Zurich. The building was burned down in 2007 and the restoration took several years finally reopening the restaurant in 2010. Traditional Swiss German food, plain and simple, yet tasty, like Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, thin strips of veal stewed with cream and... More

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Illnau, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a very traditional restaurant, a famous guild house. The restaurant burnt down (I think in 2009), and has been totally rebuilt in the same old style. Service is very attentive, beyond standard. the view obviously onto the river Limmat and the old town of Zurich is just marvellous. The food was excellent, and on the pricy side, but... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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609 reviews 609 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
921 helpful votes 921 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Facing the river in a very nice weather and friendly service from lovely swiss staff I had my coffee break here My order was latte Machiato

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stopped by the restaurant after a long walk in the sun. From the moment we sat down I was so impressed with the waiter who told us he was only an apprentice. But he made us so welcome and relaxed by offering sausages, lager and a brief history of the building and the guild. And despite our inquisitive hesitations,... More

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Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya obl., Russia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I found information about this restaurant in Zurich city guide and decided to have dinner there. I tried zürigschnätzlets and rösti and it was very-very good in comparison with other cafes in Switzerland where I tried such dish before. The service was perfect: waiter explained me differences between menu choices, gave advice about the beer, allowed to change table. Prices... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This restaurant is in the old city district of Zurich right across the bridge from the Fraumunster church. It has a great view of the old city and the channel in the evenings. The building was partially destroyed in a fire in modern history and during the reconstruction a wall painting which was hidden behind a wall was uncovered. The... More

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Florence, Italy
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324 reviews 324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The property's address, "Limmatquai", means we are here in the heart of Zürich. Coming here and reading the restaurant's menu (displayed outside) it is confirmed that the city is expensive. But take care to read instead the menu (displayed outside as well) of the "Küferstube und Terrasse" (ground floor, inside or outside) and you will find the prices are much... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

One has to accept that dining out in the centre of a major European financial hub will not be cheap. Having said that I can thoroughly recommend the Zimmerleuton Zunfthouse. When not a restaurant this is the headquarters and meeting house for the Guild of the Zimmerleuton and on this particular weekend is full to bursting with members and guests... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

very typical Zurich-restaurant, confortable, clean. Expensive traditional food which was good, but don't expect too much. You will get lots of potatoes on your plate in order to feed you, though the meat will be like "the icing on the cake" = very small. And we asked for a little bit more meat, but this was not possible... Maybe too... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were strolling around Zurich on a rainy day and came across this restaurant overlooking the river. We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful dining room and fantastic views. Although we were somewhat late (after 1pm) we were warmly welcomed. The three of us wanted to chat and catch up and the staff could not have been nicer. When all... More

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