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Old 21.12.2010, 13:11
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Re: Sunday Brunch in Zurich

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At the other end of the spectrum, I'm going to try the Dolder brunch soon which though spendy is meant to be very good.
So, my girlfriend and I duly went to the Dolder for brunch on Sunday. They're running their seasonal Christmas brunch at the moment which is CHF120. That might seem like a lot for brunch, but read on . . .

With the seasonal brunch you get a glass of champagne at the start. It's not bad champagne either, instead we had Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. The buffet itself is epic in scale and we tried to do it justice.

We started with some oysters, freshly shucked on the spot for you. You have a choice of Cholula or a raspberry sauce. Delicious - good claire de fine oysters. Next we had a tiered stand full of amuses - fishy bits (smoked eel, salmon), cheese and charcuterie.

And then the breakfast bit: scrambled eggs, sausages, speck. They could improve their scrambled eggs - it should be more fluid, not a solid lump.

Then we moved on to have a salad + fish mix. There is a choice of salad leaves and mixed salads. I had some more smoked salmon and also picked up a small glass of lobster salad. There are some very nice little taster spoons on offer as well.

Next, we girded ourself for the main hot course. There's all sorts of things on offer, including about five different fish dishes and Züri geschnetzeltets. We opted for the roast goose though and accompanied with with mashed potato, Vichy carrots (not traitorous) and glazed celery.

Finally, after a breather, we returned for dessert. There is a marvelous selection here . . . I went for an elderflower trifle, a dark chocolate mousse and a couple of luxemburgli.

We retired to the bar for essential digestive aid from Armagnac.

I thoroughly recommend it. It's a great way to spend a bit of Sunday. NB: the buffet normally costs CHF80 when it's not the holiday season.
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Old 21.12.2010, 15:44
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

Pah - you can keep that lot - I'm cooking drop scones (with maple syrup and bacon) on the 26th - straight on the griddle.

If you fancy - I can serve you that with glass of Gosset Grand Reserve for 120chf
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Pah - you can keep that lot - I'm cooking drop scones (with maple syrup and bacon) on the 26th - straight on the griddle.

If you fancy - I can serve you that with glass of Gosset Grand Reserve for 120chf
Might not the maple syrup blot out the splendour of the comparatively dry Gosset?
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Might not the maple syrup blot out the splendour of the comparatively dry Gosset?
You can have butter on yours then

And there is a 15% service charge
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

There's an excellent brunch list from Zuritipp:
http://www.zueritipp.ch/story/gastro...le-in-zuerich/

(Apologies for my ignorance in case it was already mentioned, I didn't read the entire 5 pages.)
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Family Brunch Restaurants In Zurich

Hello!

I would like to take my Hubby and 2 children, aged 8 and 5, out for brunch this Sunday(the 2nd) in or around Zurich. I don't want to be ripped off or end up somewhere like a burger joint. Does anyone have any recommendations on places that they have visited lately?

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Re: Family Brunch Restaurants In Zurich

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Hello!

I would like to take my Hubby and 2 children, aged 8 and 5, out for brunch this Sunday(the 2nd) in or around Zurich. I don't want to be ripped off or end up somewhere like a burger joint. Does anyone have any recommendations on places that they have visited lately?

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Re: Family Brunch Restaurants In Zurich

I would try the Ziegel in the Rote Fabrik in Wollishofen, you even get a view of the lake!

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I would like to take my Hubby and 2 children, aged 8 and 5, out for brunch this Sunday(the 2nd) in or around Zurich. I don't want to be ripped off or end up somewhere like a burger joint. Does anyone have any recommendations on places that they have visited lately?

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Re: Sunday Brunch in Zurich

From a Winterthurian here:
Hotel Bloom has a great brunch. Elegant with all the goodies of a typical brunch, including eggs, bacon, roast beef, salmon, salads, hot dishes and amazing desserts if you still have some space. Nice place on sundays for brunch.

Also in the center of old town there is a restaurant called the markt which offers a brunch as well. Never tried that one. Also tibits has a veggie brunch and Bagels also offers sunday bagels brunch..



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Thanks to everyone for these suggestions for Sunday Brunch in Zurich. Does anyone have suggestions for Winterthur? Alos looking for good places to eat in Winterthur in general...that is smoke free if possible.

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Old 30.12.2010, 22:41
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

Read the reviews for Bohemia on here and whilst I havent tried their English breakfasts, their omelettes and pancakes are really good.

I love their California omelette (brocolli, tomatoes, cheese melted in the omelette) and its something I always have. The juices are so fresh. One of my fav things to do on a Sunday.

Wasnt impressed with the Marriott one - good variety, pricey but nothing to shout about - well, unless you are there for the unlimited proseccos.
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

I'm hunting for a brunch that is under 45 francs and where you can sit in a garden. Doesn't have to be Zurich itself, anywhere in the surrounding 40 km is fine too... Any ideas?
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I'm hunting for a brunch that is under 45 francs and where you can sit in a garden. Doesn't have to be Zurich itself, anywhere in the surrounding 40 km is fine too... Any ideas?
Not exactly your specifications. However 2 suggestions:
  1. Movie near Zurich HB. Summertime under the trees in a quiet square. http://www.dinner.ch/Brunch.aspx
  2. Milandia Greifensee. "Garden terrace". Children's playroom, pool, etc.
    http://www.milandia.ch/front_content...t=1758&lang=17
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

Movie is actually quite noisy on sunny Sundays, all the people do circles in their fancy cars.

But thanks for the suggestions. For some reason all the Mother's Day brunches feature traditional Swiss music or an eye-watering price tag, often both. And I definitely prefer a place with less child-friendly infrastructure as my mum wears a hearing aid and screaming children have the unfortunate side effect of giving her an instant headache.
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

imagine has a little sidegarden, but is facing the street.
tearoom has a backyard, too. but i dunno for sure if this is still on as i see most people sitting on the front sidewalk. grieder terrasse is also a nice hidden spot, but i dunno if they offer any brunch. rote fabrik has a nice lakeview garden thingy, lakeside at china horn you can sit outside, same with acqua ( i believe) and seerose (this place i know least if they have any brunch/breakfast) the gloria cafe has an outside area, nice brunch, but you rather sit on the sidwalk. as its a low traffic area, its not very inconvenient. cafe spheres has an outside garden in the back with view on the limmat.
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

oh, the best spot to sit at is the bürgli. the buffett is limited in comparison with imagines, movies variety etc, but its nice, quiet and one of the best gardens in zh to have a brunch.
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

I love the look of the Bürgli but no brunch on Mothers' Day, sadly. By clicking from link to link I arrived at Brunch in Hotel Du Parc in Baden, no idea whether it's any good but they have a swing band playing and mums can bring a load (quantity unspecified) of washed clothes - they'll iron them for you while you brunch.
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I'm hunting for a brunch that is under 45 francs and where you can sit in a garden. Doesn't have to be Zurich itself, anywhere in the surrounding 40 km is fine too... Any ideas?
I believe the champagne breakfast at Schober circles the 45chf mark - they have al fresco on the Niederdorf but also a lovely walled garden, and if your mother is of an older generation I'm sure she'll appreciate the feminine elegance of the place.
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

My mum wears sequins and parties more than I do

I phoned quite a few places and they are mostly fully booked, we are a bit late with our plans.
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My mum wears sequins and parties more than I do

I phoned quite a few places and they are mostly fully booked, we are a bit late with our plans.
Never been there, but it may be something for you

http://www.diegiesserei.ch/angebot-s...en-brunch.html

http://www.diegiesserei.ch/raum-terrasse.html
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Re: Brunch in Zurich

We went for the unlimited buffet in Pousche on Sunday. Plenty of Cardamon coffee - and plates of food. Including large slices of Strudel (which we then took away as we couldn't finish them). 32chf per person isn't cheap - but we all left stuffed - AND unable to eat until 2030 in the evening
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