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bugger.. I must have a palate like a cow's back side then
Or a backsi... no, no, leave it, leave it !!!!
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Bohemia, a Cuban influenced restaurant/bar offers one of the best brunches in Zurich - pancakes, English breakfast, omelettes and the likes. Whats your point?
So you would find nothing strange about an italian restaurant serving sweet and sour chicken?

Or a chinese restaurant serving kebabs?
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Old 14.05.2010, 17:26
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So you would find nothing strange about an italian restaurant serving sweet and sour chicken?

Or a chinese restaurant serving kebabs?
You are comparing apples to oranges. Of course it will be extremely queer if an Italian place serves sweet and sour chicken but I dont think McGees' menu is too far off for a pub when it comes to breakfast/brunch. Maybe they should just scrape the idea altogether then if "brunch" is such an American concept.
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So you would find nothing strange about an italian restaurant serving sweet and sour chicken?

Or a chinese restaurant serving kebabs?
Or a British pub serving a curry?

If somewhere can cook something and people like it, what's the problem?
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You are comparing apples to oranges. Of course it will be extremely queer if an Italian place serves sweet and sour chicken but I dont think McGees' menu is too far off for a pub when it comes to breakfast/brunch. Maybe they should just scrape the idea altogether then if "brunch" is such an American concept.
better still open an American Bar, Zürich needs one of those
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better still open an American Bar, Zürich needs one of those, like I need a six-inch nail hammered through the back of my head
fixed that for you
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Re: Starting Brunch @ Mc Gee's Irish Pub, Zurich every weekend

I went for a McGees breakfast with a friend yesterday, and it was good. Nick, my feedback would be:

1) Try and source some "proper" bacon. The Swiss bacon is so small and stringy that it doesn't really cut the mustard. You can get decent bacon from places like this, Naturally Orkney, a place that specialises in decent "UK/style" cuts of bacon in Switzerland http://www.naturally-orkney.com/index.php. Failing that, add another slice as they were quite small.

2) The sausages were delicious, but way too small. Two chipolatas doesn't really make you feel like you've had your fill of sausage... either add another to flesh it out a bit, or source bigger "normal UK-sized" ones, which you can also get at the shop I linked. Two normal-sized ones should be standard.

3) Lose the lettuce leaf and slice of orange from the side of the plate... it's really not necessary and to be honest is out of place, especially if you are going for the "traditional" look and feel. Replace it instead with a fried or grilled tomato (or maybe a choice of fried mushrooms for the criminally insane, as Nicky suggested below), trust me it would make a big difference to the breakfast.

Overall it was nice and we enjoyed it, and would come back again but I think it would be much improved with the suggestions above. Thanks for the hospitality.

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Re: Starting Brunch @ Mc Gee's Irish Pub, Zurich every weekend

The OP should get his sausages from Aldi, best equivalent to bangers here in Switzerland without buying speciality ones

The luttuce and orange slice garnish has made me chuckle

I'd suggest a grilled mushroom instead of the grilled tomato, does anyone actually eat the grilled toms?

I think if the OP could secure a black pudding source then he may just become the most sought after venue for a british breakfast - obviously taking into account the suggestions from Richdog too
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Re: Starting Brunch @ Mc Gee's Irish Pub, Zurich every weekend

Been to imagine for Brunch againtoday .....all you can eat and drink for 29 chuffs.......no british sausage or bacon but omelettes made to order and nice hash browns ......definately value for money !! HB is better than Sihl city for choice but Sihl city is quieter and serves til 3pm .......
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I'd suggest a grilled mushroom instead of the grilled tomato, does anyone actually eat the grilled toms?
Fried mushrooms are the devil, the smell makes me want to restch, eughh...

Tomatoes all the way!
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Re: Starting Brunch @ Mc Gee's Irish Pub, Zurich every weekend

mmmmmmm as a newbie to Zurich think i am going to have to spend the next months worth of weekends trying them all!! will report back on my findings/opinion when have sampled the various brunch delights on offer!! thanks guys for all the names of places to try!!
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hmm...sounds remarkably like a traditional AMERICAN english brunch to me...

traditional english for me would be fried egg, fried bread, bacon, sausage, black pudding, baked beans, fried chips, big mug of tea
Deffo not English
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