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James Joyce Pub

#492 of 1,725 Restaurants in Zurich
$$ - $$$, , European
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 221 18 28
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

James Joyce Is very pleasant place, their staff is kind and very friendly with children, therefore we came already a couple of times with our family. It has a very nice English ambience inside and outside a comfortable terrace specially for Summertime. By the way...More

Thank PZoll
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Actually excellent service, nice setting, a good spot to retreat and have a conversation over lunch without having to shout at each other. This comes with old fashioned “men’s food” = highly recommended if you are in town ;)

Thank tammo69
Reviewed December 6, 2017

the place is nice, high ceilings, very welcoming atmosphere - I had the steak club sandwich which was very good, I shared it with a girl friend. Typicall swiss prices. Centrally located. I was there for lunch - best to reserve.

Thank michouzurich
Reviewed October 29, 2017

After a day of work, it is always a pleasure to have a couple of beers with colleagues at this pub. Friendly staff and a good choice of beers.

Thank Frank V
Reviewed September 26, 2017

great deco and drinks - prices in line with ZH; central be it for casual friends or your private banker - its just a few minutes from Paradeplatz - a perfect place for meeting and drinking

Thank Joaquin S
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We were there Thursday eve in Zurich where all restaurants and bars are crowded. The Jales Joyce is the oldest pub of Zurich in the center of the city Immediately after our arrival a waitress managed to find a tiny place for the three of...More

Thank sikais
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited in recommendation and were not dissapointed. The layout is great both in door and outside seating available. The staff welcomed us and came over within minutes to offer drinks and menus. One of the staff recommended a white wine, locally produced which was...More

Thank BirdMarg83
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Food is as usual excellent. Even something as simple as the hamburger it turns into an exquisite experience. Their staff is absolutely the friendliest in town, where it is already unusual to be treated nicely in a restaurant. At James Joyce they make an extra...More

Thank Tania T
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

My favorite pub on the way home from work. Eat or just have a glass of wine and some Tzüriiiwasser (big selection of beer of course for beer drinkers). Hang out - friendly staff who remember their clients. Very friendly and welcoming place.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, summer sit outside, truly nice staff, simple but good hearty and sometimes fine food, excellent service, great location in mid-city, selection of quality beers and very good wines to have by the glass or bottle.

Thank Maria M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, Pub, European
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 221 18 28
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