Just came back from a lunch at Metropol. There is nothing to say about the setting of the restaurant/cafe in a nice historic building in the center of Zurich. Our lunch however was not really up to our expectations. We had the beetroot-apple soup which sounded very interesting but was nothing very exciting. Nice red colour but the soup could have been more creamy - instead was rather watery. But the taste was good. For a main we chose from the business lunch Spaghetti alla chitarra and fish. While the fish plate was nicely presented and delicious, my pasta dish made me think that the Spaghetti had not been cooked but were reheated. While the pasta was fresh, you could clearly see from the way the pasta was crimped on the plate that it had been warmed up. I called to ask the waitress if the pasta was freshly cooked as I didnt think it was and she just told me "it is cooked every day" and left our table without any further comment. Unacceptable behaviour in my view, the waitress was certainly not preparing the dishes herself and should have gone back into the kitchen with my plate to speak to the cook. I am amazed how such a nice place can afford to work with untrained waiters. Unfortunately this is no exception, so the Swiss are getting more used to it and don't pay attention anymore. Anyway, my partner offered to swap dishes so I ended up eating his fish. We didnt have a lot of time and I'm generally not a fan of making a scene. Hopefully someone reads my review and trains the waiters better.
Other places in the area were fully booked, this one was not. No wonder!
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