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Restaurant Au Premier

#483 of 1,416 Restaurants in Zurich
#497 of 1,460 Places to Eat in Zurich
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Bahnhofplatz 15, Zurich CH-8001, Switzerland
044 217 15 17
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 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
Enjoyable food and good value

We had an unexpectedly good dinner, given the location in the Hauptbahnhof hall. The 69 CHF menu is really good value for Zurich, and we found it excellent. Nicely presented dishes, tasty starters, variety of sides, both the lamb rack and the sea bass were delicious and the deserts were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Brigitte M
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Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Yesterday's lunch menu: 5 asparagus, 3 small potatoes, 1 cherry tomato on a big plate. Price: 39CHF!! Appetiser and drinks not included. As they asked if we liked the food, I mentioned that it was good but the portion didn’t still the hunger. The waiter reacted offering a second helping, which I would have appreciated. But the chef de service... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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259 reviews 259 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Au Premier is very centrally located inside of Zurich main station. You can choose between one and four courses plus dessert and cheese. The octopus carpaccio was delicious and nicely presented. Also the main course, slow roasted beef was well prepared. The service is efficient and fast. A very good lunch option!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We had an unexpectedly good dinner, given the location in the Hauptbahnhof hall. The 69 CHF menu is really good value for Zurich, and we found it excellent. Nicely presented dishes, tasty starters, variety of sides, both the lamb rack and the sea bass were delicious and the deserts were absolutely sumptuous. Service was a little inattentive but quite friendly.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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364 reviews 364 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
335 helpful votes 335 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
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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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273 reviews 273 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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  • Address: Bahnhofplatz 15, Zurich CH-8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 044 217 15 17

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