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Grober Ernst

Old Town
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zum Stussihofstatt 16, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 (44) 2512055
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Everything about our experience was amazing! The food, the wine, the service - all excellent! We went in to get the Paella and it was exceptional. The size was HUGE! We each got two full plate fulls and I think there might have been still some left! Everything tasted very fresh. The restaurant is small so the ambiance is really... More 

Thank schne177
Zurich, Switzerland
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I couldn't have paid it myself, but I was invited and had one of their fillet with Café de Paris and fries Alumettes. It was beyond any doubt the best Café de Paris I ever had. The meat was perfectly cooked and excellent. The waiters were very friendly and attentive, fulfilled all our wishes with a smile on their lips.... More 

Thank Kefmaster8
Zurich, Switzerland
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509 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We came here for lunch and had starters and paella Valenciana as a main course. The starters: I had porcini, my friends garlic prawns; both were well prepared. We got a glass of sherry and chorizo for free and the wine selection was just perfect. The only negative point: the paella was a bit burnt and did not smell the... More 

Thank Jamesfood
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to have tapas and walked into this restaurant. We were given an English-language menu which had no mention of tapas. I had asked the hostess about tapas and she gave me another menu. My husband has made his mind by then already ( no tapas ). We ordered house wine. The wine was not bad, but it was... More 

2 Thank eti_11
Gersau, Switzerland
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211 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a work dinner here a month ago. The menu is ok and the food is passable but I expected more Spanish flavour. I had the paella and it didn't have any rich flavours that I love about this dish. There are many other restaurants that offer better value for money and definitely much more flavour.

1 Thank Smartie777
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A truly lovely venue, wonderful atmosphere and delightful yet simple food. The spectacle of the flambe chicken was great, tasted wonderful too !! Give it a try & you won't go far wrong.

Thank DavidGilf
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Despite the name the menu card is made up of superior Spanish cuisine in a lovely, intimate dining setting. Expect a warm welcome from your hosts. Service is excellent, friendly and informal according to the needs of your party. In 4 visits I've never been disappointed. One of the best in its district. Personal tip: Home made noodles with Drunken... More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very cozy and little restaurant located in the heart of Niederdorf in Zurich. If you like good and fresh food, excellent meat and the outstanding Ernesto Noodles (handmade) then I can recommend this place. Very romatic if you go there with your partner for a lovely evening.

1 Thank Vayacongroove
Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

"Grober Ernst" doesn't sound at all like spanish haute cuisine. Grober Ernst doesn't look at all like it when you walk by through the back alley in the old part of the Zurich Niederdorf. But when you leave the Grober Ernst you know it is spanish cuisine at its best. Service is excellent both by the owner who is attentive... More 

Thank Walter H
Moscow, Russia
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180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Hidden from the tourist main stream, though very centrally located in the old town of Zurich, the "Grober Ernst" offers an exquisite selection of spanish dishes... Jamon Iberico, and a Vega Sicillia is a decent start ;) Run by the owner! Personal service. Must reserve towards the end of week!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: zum Stussihofstatt 16, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 (44) 2512055

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