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Restaurant Au Premier

Bahnhofplatz 15, Zurich CH-8001, Switzerland
044 217 15 17
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Ranked #425 of 1,319 Restaurants in Zurich
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Zurich
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

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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177 reviews 177 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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7 reviews 7 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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switzerland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

My prefered restaurant in zurich, as it is just in the train station. I like the modern design in the arcades of the train station. Even when its full house, the noise level remains supportable. Friendly service, attractive/original seasonal food, a bit pricey but otherwise very good

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