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Bahnhofplatz 15, Zurich CH-8001, Switzerland
044 217 15 17
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good restaurant at Zurich HB

We both needed to catch a train on that evening. So we decided to have dinner Au Premier since we were having a drink in the bar... We asked for a table and a quick service (one hour). The former was given but the later not guaranteed. At the end, we had dinner (3 courses) in one hour. Well done!... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
Swissdiver
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
343 reviews 343 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We both needed to catch a train on that evening. So we decided to have dinner Au Premier since we were having a drink in the bar... We asked for a table and a quick service (one hour). The former was given but the later not guaranteed. At the end, we had dinner (3 courses) in one hour. Well done!... More 

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Zurich
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I just cannot find the words to express this experience. Besides the ambiance, everything else was below average. Is this what they call quality food? The service was extremely slow and impolite. The restaurant is a disgrace to the hospitality industry. I strongly recommend people to stay away from this restaurant. Just the mere thought of this restaurant is giving... More 

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Frederiksværk, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Greeted with friendliness and smiles, excellent service and a devine buffet with a choice of many different fish, meat deserts and cheese dishes, there were also a few warm dishes to choose from too, the quality of the food was tip top, the only down side is the price, a little expensive for the average Swiss but very expensive for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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242 reviews 242 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really enjoyed the experience to dine in the famed halls. The menu selection for both food and drink are very extensive, the service is impeccable and the food is nicely prepared and presented. Of course this has its price, so do not expect to dine here at a bargain. It will set you back quite a bit, in my view... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

cozy atmosphere and good food, though a bit cold, but the service was terrible.. staff lacking in basic skills. we got ignored most of the time and had to actively ask to get something to drink.. we waited 40! min. before somebody would ask us about a coffee or a digestif after the dinner. not a memorable experience.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Classic Restaurant in Zürich main train station. We have been there several times for the Sylvester buffet dinner and never disappointed. French cooking.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I enjoyed a really nice evening and meal here, it's Zurich so I never expect it to be cheap but at 69chfs (approx £48 ) for 3 courses I actually thought it was quite reasonable. The location is very good, I had a table looking directly at the Bahnhofstrasse at the lovely Christmas lights. The food was extremely nice with... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We enjoyed our meal at Zürich Main Station's Au Premier. The food was between good but not excellent. Not much you can do wrong with Geschnätzeltes. We did not understand that a 3-course menu was cheaper than ordering 2 courses: strange. Next time we will order 3-course menu and only eat 2 of them! Ideally located to meet people from... More 

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We visited this place with some friends during the Smorgasbord event, where they serve Swedish buffet. I believe this is an una-tantum occasion, or a yearly event of sort. Accordingly, I cannot judge the food they usually serve here, and most of the servings at the buffet were of good quality. The service we experienced was fairly poor: we were... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

When in Zurich on business and need a central place to meet for short conversations, I recommend the lounge at Au Premier. It is in Zurich's main train station, which seems to be the crossroads of all people in the area. Au Primier's lounge is small, comfortable, and reasonably quiet. A good wine list is always helpful, as is friendly... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bahnhofplatz 15, Zurich CH-8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 044 217 15 17

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