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Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten

Limmatquai 40, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #358 of 1,375 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $87
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Swiss
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After having graduated 29 years ago from University of Zurich, three of my classmates and I met there mid November. We sat outside, the weather still being sunny enough. The Bratwurst came very fast, was served the right way (3 without, one with Zwiebelsauce), the beers were served fast as well and the breadbasket was steadily re-stocked. No complaints at... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Having a short coffee break, we've ordered latte and hot chocolate. Latte was not very impressive but it was nothing in comparison to the hot chocolate served as a pot of foamed hot milk with an instant hot chocolate sachet next to it, which you are supposed to stir in and drink. I'd never expect something like that in a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Dinner was from out Team (work) and the chef paid, so it was perfect for me. In relation to Züris prices, the food is not way more expensive than usual (80 Franks including entre main desert). Its a really beautiful room upstairs, which is probably original (restored) from the traditional Zunfthaus and has a perfect view over the Limmat... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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620 reviews 620 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

When we got to Zurich, first thing we wanted was to have a proper local beverage and we definitely got it there that day. We chose that place based on the fact that it is sitting right on the street and only feet away from the Limmat River. It is a great spot to people watch as well as to... More 

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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 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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706 reviews 706 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
1,069 helpful votes 1,069 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten

Address: Limmatquai 40, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0041-44-250-5363
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 87
Cuisine: Swiss

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