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Fine Dining

After reading through a lot of complaints about Swiss food, I thought I must beg to differ.
I've been here 14 years now, and have found eating out here a VAST improvement on my experiences in the UK.
Although I'm not one for "typical" Swiss food like fatty rösti or loads of creamy sauces, I've found the quality here really good - not to mention good service,
CLEAN cutlery & glasses & the things written on the menu usually ARE on the menu!(not like in UK)
Of course, it can be expensive, but it is often worth shelling out a bit more for a good place, than something mediocre - even if it's just once in while.
There's a guide called "Jeunes Restaurateurs" (please excuse my French!)
and I've had some great meals out in some of their listed restaurants.
Really innovative!
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Old 09.07.2008, 17:16
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Re: Fine Dining

i have only been here for 8 months and agree with you...swiss restaurant food is lovely....but still doesn't help the urge of a good old cafe fry up!! kidding well almost!
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Re: Fine Dining

Hi Mantha,
Yes, you are right - my mouth waters when I see them having a fry up in Eastenders in the caff, or a cuppa tea and an iced bun.
Oh happy days in the greasy spoon!!
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Re: Fine Dining

one thing missing .... GOOD INDIAN FOOD! Even in the most rundown neighborhoods of Glasgow you get Indian food that BLOWS AWAY any pathetic imitation you find here. Please, someone prove me wrong! (ditto for Chinese, by the way, Jimmy)
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one thing missing .... GOOD INDIAN FOOD! Even in the most rundown neighborhoods of Glasgow you get Indian food that BLOWS AWAY any pathetic imitation you find here. Please, someone prove me wrong! (ditto for Chinese, by the way, Jimmy)
The majority of UK curry houses are run by Bangladeshis or Pakistanis. Bit of paradox that, we prefer their Indian food
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Re: Fine Dining

Same same but different i would say
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one thing missing .... GOOD INDIAN FOOD! Even in the most rundown neighborhoods of Glasgow you get Indian food that BLOWS AWAY any pathetic imitation you find here. Please, someone prove me wrong! (ditto for Chinese, by the way, Jimmy)
I had the same feeling Karl until I visited The Flavour of India in Kloten with out doubt the best Indian Restaurant in Zurich. The food is great and on a power with anything you will find in the UK. They have a good varied menu and most evenings have a buffet, I can partcularly recommend the Chilli Chicken. The address is Kalchengasse 12, 8302 Kloten,www.flavourofindia.net.
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I had the same feeling Karl until I visited The Flavour of India in Kloten with out doubt the best Indian Restaurant in Zurich. The food is great and on a power with anything you will find in the UK. They have a good varied menu and most evenings have a buffet, I can partcularly recommend the Chilli Chicken. The address is Kalchengasse 12, 8302 Kloten,www.flavourofindia.net.
never heard of it, and it's near me, thanks, will definately give it a try
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Re: Fine Dining

Agree agree agree! Indian and chinese food here sucks, but the excellent Thai and Korean more than satisfies my Asian cravings.
The quality of food, even in a local's local bar (where you feel a bit under dressed without a mullet) is great.

They do love their fat and carbs here though...and yet none of the Swiss are that roundy?? How does that work? I have to water down the least fatty pasturised milk I can find, cant stomach UHT yuck yuck yuck, and most seem to be on a constant graze of cheese, bread, more cheese and chocolate??
The salads are grand, but finding one without, er, cheese, is a bit tricky!!
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Although I'm not one for "typical" Swiss food like fatty rösti or loads of creamy sauces,
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most seem to be on a constant graze of cheese, bread, more cheese and chocolate??
So what's wrong with roesti, cheese, chocolate, wine etc etc?

When in Rome...
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So what's wrong with roesti, cheese, chocolate, wine etc etc?

When in Rome...
Sadly my ass will soon be the size of Rome if I carry on...
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Sadly my ass will soon be the size of Rome if I carry on...
Poor donkey.

The food here is ok on the whole, its the lack of choice that people complain most about...most restaurants serve Swiss food with not much variety, food from around the world isn't so common and the restaurants that serve food other than Swiss tend to be a bit meh !!!
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Agree agree agree! Indian and chinese food here sucks
Not all of it! Have you tried Laxmi (chef from Goa) at the Escaliers du Marché in Lausanne? Yum
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Re: Fine Dining

Some typical Swiss food on this Website none of it can be called "Fine Dining" though!!!
The food shows where we're coming from doesn't it, yes, farmers, peasants and the like

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/index.html
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Re: Fine Dining

On the whole I think the food in England has improved greatly over the past years. I find that even with the low currency exchange the prices are rising steadily with the quality.

On my recent sojourn along the Lancaster canal I didn't have one complaint about the food we ate, be it in recommended food guide restaurant or canal- bank pub.
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Re: Fine Dining

A really nice Swiss restaurant opened up recently in Bern, on Bärenplatz, called Zur Grosi. They specialize in home cooking using recipes that their mothers and grandmothers used.

Can't speak for Zürich obviously, but I have found that the Indian restaurants in Bern are quite good, can't complain on that front.
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They do love their fat and carbs here though...and yet none of the Swiss are that roundy?? How does that work?
I 'sussed this one a while ago, the food so expensive the Swissy can't afford to eat to much ....mind you the rest of the world is catching up.....even Fern Brittan is looking slimmer....but then that is relative...I think a couple of Japanses whaling boats in the Thames estuary out the wind up her
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I 'sussed this one a while ago, the food so expensive the Swissy can't afford to eat to much ....mind you the rest of the world is catching up.....even Fern Brittan is looking slimmer....but then that is relative...I think a couple of Japanses whaling boats in the Thames estuary out the wind up her

We'd all look slimmer if we'd had more than half our stomachs removed
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