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“Amazing culinary experience in the upper floor from a gourmet set menu” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zum Alten Stephan - Zunftstube

Zum Alten Stephan - Zunftstube
Friedhofplatz 10, Solothurn 4500, Switzerland
032 622 11 09
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Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Solothurn
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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“Amazing culinary experience in the upper floor from a gourmet set menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Upon arriving at this unassuming restaurant, the plain white decor and unusual abstract art do not reflect the indulgent nature of the dining experience. The owner greeted us in perfect english and the waitress also had a good understanding of english which helped in understanding the menu and how it worked.

A selection of amuse bouche arrived in quick succession on porcelain spoons. Prawn on apple salad, carpaccio of tuna on wasabi mayonnaise, steak tartare on tarragon sauce and then a delicate soup with perch. There were a selection of entrees and main courses to choose from with options on fish, venison and beef. All beautifully presented with a great deal of style.

The desserts were also perfect with a choice of either carpaccio of pineapple and a sour cream ice which was very light and cleansing or a gutsy chocolate pudding. Petit fours and handmade chocolate creations emerged which we didn't think we could manage after all that delicious food but strangely they were light and refreshing and we polished off the vast majority on a high.

Upon leaving the owner and her husband, the chef, waited at the door to wish us a good night which was a lovely touch. It gave us the opportunity to thank him for creating the amazing experience and to look out for my highly positive review on Tripadvisor!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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