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Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten

Limmatquai 40, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #309 of 1,206 restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $11 - $87
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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57 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a quick lunch here and the food was traditional Swiss-food. The service was okay and the food was nice.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This place finally made one of my long held (and sad) little dreams come true... a real, full on chief cooked Swiss cheese fondue! It was in the middle of December, so NOT warm in Zurich, but under the front of the building there are some torch-lit arches with tables & a surprising amount of people eating outdoors despite the... More

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WA State
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Everything's overpriced in Zurich, making meal cost here very much in line with typical local upper-tier restaurants. Friendly, helpful staff served terrific food - not memorable but close to five-star. However, the hidden bonus is that the restaurant is housed in a medieval guild house first acquired in the mid-1400s, and rebuilt in 1708 after a fire. Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were a group of 9 and asked to bring some (self-produced) wine when reserving the table, which was unfortunately not allowed but certainly not a problem for 99% of the time. We then sat on the second floor (if you walk by, enter to the third floor which is very nicely renovated) and had one 2 tables with guests.... More

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KramerGastronomie, Manager at Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize for the bad experience that you had in our restaurant. We want to encourage you to contact us directly via telephone or in person, so that we can discuss the criticised points. In this way we can hopefully find a solution that is satisfying for all. We would be... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My brother was visiting Zurich for a weekend and I wanted to take him somewhere for Fondue. Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten advertise an open air fondue which I had seen one day and I thought it looked very touristy...it is touristy but also great. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The fondue is all you can eat and not very... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Wonderful food and service, and, with a window seat, great view of a sunset over the river. This restaurant has many serving areas. We were on the second floor overlooking the river. The menu, food and service were worth the Swiss prices.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

After wandering around the Old Town on a warm Sunday afternoon we chose to enjoy a couple of beers in this Guildhall restaurant---recommended by the hotel. The location is excellent and the atmosphere was good--plenty of good people watching. We shared a Cabbage Salad and Steak Tartar and both were fresh and tasty. The local wheat beer was very good... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This felt like a typical tourist trap taking advatage of a good location and then serving terrible food. Even the bread basket was virtually inedible it was so stale and clearly not even good before it was days old. One of our dishes clearly had dirt in it -- we both got mouthfuls of what was clearly dirt and my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

What else do you do in Zurich but sit al fresco in a centuries old building eating melted cheese out of a bright red pot. That's right, its fondue! Kitschy? Sure, but nevertheless amazing. The service was fantastic, friendly and efficient (very Swiss) and the cheese was as tasty as it was filling - and with unlimited refills, it was... More

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