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Rheinfelder-Bierhaus <Bluetige Duume>

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Old Town
Swiss
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Marktgasse 19, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
044 251 29 91
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food in strictly functional setting

A small bustling restaurant - expect to share tables - serving up good portions of decent Swiss-German rosti, spatzle, sausages, veal in mushroom sauce, steak and other standard favourites. Better salads than desserts. Bread was stale. A welcoming waitress provided sound advice on the blackboard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Local cuisine
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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was correct and very typical however the waiter was extremely unpleasant. I would not come back because of this.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I always try to get to the Niederdorf when in Zurich. The Bluetige Duume satisfies my craving for authentic Swiss eats!

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A small bustling restaurant - expect to share tables - serving up good portions of decent Swiss-German rosti, spatzle, sausages, veal in mushroom sauce, steak and other standard favourites. Better salads than desserts. Bread was stale. A welcoming waitress provided sound advice on the blackboard specials. Strictly functional decor and furnishings. Good value overall for the food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are looking for a traditional Swiss Bierhaus but find most of restaurants in Zurich too expensive then De bluetig Duume is a good alternative. Comparing to other similar restaurants, for example the famous Zeughaus Keller on Bahnhofstrasse, De bluetig Duume lacks ambience - the lighting is terrible, decoration is dated and the whole concept of authentic Swiss chuchi... More 

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Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I must say the food in this restaurant was OK, though we couldn't enjoy it due to the rude waiter and service we had from the very beginning. Our first sin was to wait for our friends arrival (around 20 minutes). The waiter asked unpolitely where they were. He was always rude, unpolite and nasty to us... Maybe because we... More 

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Being a beerhouse, you'd think they'll be happy to serve you just drink. In fact we asked for 3 beers and some frittes. Turns out we had to order food and since this is not what we wanted the guy basically stood there saying he can't help us. Completely unapologetic, like we had no idea what we were doing. One... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm from the UK visiting Zurich on business. Just strolling around the city looking for "authentic" Swiss food. We passed plenty of Italian, French etc so decided to eat here after peering through the window. 3 of us were seated on the same table as 2 other diners which was no problem - the place is pretty small. The service... More 

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Bruxelles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We looked for a typical place and we though we got it, seeing the beautiful furnitures of wood. The owner was unable to smile and not French speaking; he gave us an half liter bottle of Fleury instead of the quarter we asked. OK, it may happens. But the quality of wine was really under the medium, while the price... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The term beer house implied a rollicking group of folks drinking and singing...this is more of a café that serves beer. It was listed in the Zurich tourist brochure as one of the 2 great beer halls in town -- oh well. However, I am now a rosti fan, but I thought the tomato/onion sauce took away from the sausage.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I visited again together with my daughter, and we are satisfied that the quality of the traditional Swiss dishes has remained the same if not a tad improved, what definitely has changed with Beffa Gastro - the new owners - is service quality, their waitresses and waiters now manage to bid guests welcome and are rather swift in order taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marktgasse 19, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 044 251 29 91

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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