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Pumpstation

$$ - $$$
Swiss, Bar, European, Barbecue, Pub
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Seeanlage Utoquai, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
+41 1 260 96 69
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Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very bad experience.Most guest was treated very ignorance by staff there.About all of them with very bad attitude.Once you order it will take about 45 minutes before it come on table (drinks only). When finally come you will discover that is not what you order.Most staff (99%) is from Africa without knowledge of German or English language.When you pay you... More 

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6 Thank Milan S
Zurich, Switzerland
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

A good location often absolves a restaurant from providing a good quality. So was my experience today: I had a salad with Fischknusperli (deep fried freshwater fish). The salad: uninspired like from a convenience food bag, the fish very dry and without taste. I ordered a *big* tap water and learned that they do only offer tap water in a... More 

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3 Thank Joachim H
Geneva, Switzerland
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603 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The location of Pumpstation at the lake is the best feature of this bar/restaurant. The place is crowded on sunny evenings. For drinks is it ok but the service is chronically slow and inefficient. I still like to come here for drinks but no longer for food.

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1 Thank Jamesfood
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice outdoor area to sit, relax, have a beer and watch the sun set over lake Zurich. Staff very attentive and friendly. Offered a good selection of local beers.

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Thank Simon C
Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

I went there yesterday with a couple of friends and was looking forward to go as I haven't been before. Unfortunately it wasn't the pleasure I was hoping for. I don't know what it needs in Zurich for a good friendly service. I ordered a glass of tab water! Why, simple it's 1000 times better than bottled water and we... More 

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1 Thank Tiziana M
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The location is great - I was fortunate enough to have a Friday afternoon free to enjoy the blue skies and the lake before returning home. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the location is great. The food is what you would expect for a small outdoor based establishment, it's good. The staff, however, could be more attentive. I noticed... More 

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Thank James O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon, drinking wine and enjoying this perfect location. Service was fast and the food simple but good. Great place to enjoy the view, we would happily return.

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Thank MCdiane
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very casual, outdoor restaurant on the shore of Lake Zurich. The view is very nice, the service was not bad, the food mediocre and the prices very high.

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Thank dhphllps
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very Good casual Place, good view on the lake of Zurich. BBQ food on offer is straight forward, very tasty and of good quality, side dishes such as fries are excellent and potato salad very good. A fun place to experience very casual eating and it is already worth it to see the Manager Baba in Action. Service is Friendly.... More 

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Thank Bert D
Warwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

After morning on the lake (90 min round boat trip) we stopped here for a light lunch before our journey home. Unlike other recent reviews we found the service very prompt, friendly & attentive. Beer tasted good, my husband enjoyed sausage & roll whilst my mozzarella & tomato salad was tasty & not small in portion size. The sun was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $32
Cuisine
Swiss, Bar, European, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seeanlage Utoquai, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 1 260 96 69

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?