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Old 20.05.2007, 23:56
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Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

I've got a female friend coming to visit for a week at the end of June, would like to take her somewhere very nice on her last night in Switz (which will be Tuesday 26th) - I work in Zug, live in Baar, and she's flying out from Basel, so ideally somewhere in Zug, Zurich or Basel-with-hotel are what I was thinking as options.

Anyone got any recommendations of somewhere I can take a girl-who-is-at-the-moment-just-a-friend to impress her, haha
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Old 21.05.2007, 09:35
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Re: London > Top Restaurant Tip Please ?

Hi Terry,

Have you checked out the link I put up above? It's probably a good idea to put your question there as this thread is off-topic for london while the one above is specifically for restaurants in Zurich and chances are with foodies subscribed to it.

BTW - it depends on your budget for the meal. We are in Switzerland after all. Depends on how much you want to impress Also mention what sort of food you're after. I'm sure a few of us here could give you some suggestions.

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Old 22.05.2007, 01:00
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Re: London > Top Restaurant Tip Please ?

Hi,

First thanks to Evilshell for separating this out from the other thread, sorry for any confusion

Nanda, yes I had a look at the link and thanks for that

As regards the questions above, budget really isn't much of a problem - we've been friends for years (and were seeing each other for a year or so inbetween periods of friendship), and it's not often I get to "splash the cash" on giving her a treat so on this occasion I'm quite happy to push the boat out a bit.

I eat absolutely everything, my friend used to live in Madrid, so any Spanish/Mexican food is a good choice, she tends to avoid red meat, enjoys Chinese and Italian but not Indian.

There's already a few places in Zug that I have in mind (the Italian restaurants by the lake, Almodo bar, etc) but would like to be able to take her somewhere a bit special the night before she leaves
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"Madrid" restaurant in Zürich old town serves good food, and will separate you quickly from you hard-earned cash. They do a great whole-fish-baked-in-salt which represents some serious boat-pushing.

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Hi,

First thanks to Evilshell for separating this out from the other thread, sorry for any confusion

Nanda, yes I had a look at the link and thanks for that

As regards the questions above, budget really isn't much of a problem - we've been friends for years (and were seeing each other for a year or so inbetween periods of friendship), and it's not often I get to "splash the cash" on giving her a treat so on this occasion I'm quite happy to push the boat out a bit.

I eat absolutely everything, my friend used to live in Madrid, so any Spanish/Mexican food is a good choice, she tends to avoid red meat, enjoys Chinese and Italian but not Indian.

There's already a few places in Zug that I have in mind (the Italian restaurants by the lake, Almodo bar, etc) but would like to be able to take her somewhere a bit special the night before she leaves
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Old 22.05.2007, 09:08
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Re: Zurich, Zug, Basel for Dinner?

How about something nice and french? I know an old-fashion, romantic place with GREAT food.

And there's also the really smart restaurant on Rigi. Food is also very good. The menus are either fusion or traditional, so covers both choices.

Certainly worth having a look at the menus in these places. Details are in the link above. You should check the price of Rigi before deciding though ... but they're pretty accomodating. A vegie friend of mine has been there a few times and has had great food. She just let's them know when she books.

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Old 22.05.2007, 10:53
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Re: Zurich, Zug, Basel for Dinner?

Cheers to both Nanda and DaveA for yet more useful tips

I'll let you know what I decide and how impressed the lady in question is
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

I went for a walk yesterday and ended up going past the Sonnerburg restaurant (?).

It looks like it had something to do with FIFA. People sitting outside enjoying views across the lake towards Uetliberg (and the spectacular lightening show).

I can't say I've been in there, but it looked proper posh and I was humiliated yet also somewhat impressed by the way the man in uniform outside greeting the visitors as they arrived looked down on me with what can only be described as horror as I shuffled by in my tracksuit bottoms.
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I went for a walk yesterday and ended up going past the Sonnerburg restaurant (?).

It looks like it had something to do with FIFA. People sitting outside enjoying views across the lake towards Uetliberg (and the spectacular lightening show).

I can't say I've been in there, but it looked proper posh and I was humiliated yet also somewhat impressed by the way the man in uniform outside greeting the visitors as they arrived looked down on me with what can only be described as horror as I shuffled by in my tracksuit bottoms.

it is very very good there, especially meat...
possibly the best veal cutlets in switzerland

fifa's local hang-out fyi

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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

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I've got a female friend coming to visit for a week at the end of June, would like to take her somewhere very nice on her last night in Switz (which will be Tuesday 26th) - I work in Zug, live in Baar, and she's flying out from Basel, so ideally somewhere in Zug, Zurich or Basel-with-hotel are what I was thinking as options.

Anyone got any recommendations of somewhere I can take a girl-who-is-at-the-moment-just-a-friend to impress her, haha

How about a castle, well almost, in Duebendorf, Zh
http://www.waldmannsburg.ch/

By the lake ?
http://www.sonne.ch/default.shtml
Hotel Sonne, Küsnacht

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Old 22.05.2007, 12:12
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

Thanks for those as well, keep them coming!!
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Old 22.05.2007, 12:24
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

actually, it's no longer FIFA's local hangout - they're moved two weeks ago to their splendid new site by the zoo:
http://www.fifa.com/en/organisation/...405,10,00.html
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http://www.fifa.com/en/organisation/...405,10,00.html
There's still a massive FIFA flag hanging up in the restaurant grounds.

How ironic it may prove to have been looked down on and frowned out as I shuffled past in my t shirt and tracksuit bottoms, when in ten years time English Forum FC, first Swiss winners of the Champions League and World Club Competition, might be there as honoured guests
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There's still a massive FIFA flag hanging up in the restaurant grounds.

How ironic it may prove to have been looked down on and frowned out as I shuffled past in my t shirt and tracksuit bottoms, when in ten years time English Forum FC, first Swiss winners of the Champions League and World Club Competition, might be there as honoured guests

The FIFA Club Sonnenberg is still there. . .
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

actually given Basel's on the list, I'd say go into France and be done with it
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How ironic it may prove to have been looked down on and frowned out as I shuffled past in my t shirt and tracksuit bottoms, when in ten years time English Forum FC, first Swiss winners of the Champions League and World Club Competition, might be there as honoured guests
...and we'll all go in wearing our generously donated team dresses...
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In fact get her into a secluded hotel, whisper some sweet nothings (Barry White refers) and have done with it. Check please !

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actually given Basel's on the list, I'd say go into France and be done with it
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

While the strong possibility for this outcome is there, I think it's wise to not plan for it in advance and treat it as "spontaneous" should it come to pass...always wise not to count one's chickens

D'you reckon the Madrid would put on a Barry White CD if I ask them...
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

It would make a change from the Gypsy Kings. The King-of-Lurve is ubiquitous.

I don't know what the Spanish translation is , but if you hear (her say) the equivalent of the words : "You certainly know how to show a girl a good time!" , then you're either doing really well, or really badly.


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While the strong possibility for this outcome is there, I think it's wise to not plan for it in advance and treat it as "spontaneous" should it come to pass...always wise not to count one's chickens

D'you reckon the Madrid would put on a Barry White CD if I ask them...
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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

While she lived in Madrid for a year, she was born and raised in Featherstone, West Yorkshire - so the phrase above would roughly translate as

"Ee ah tell thi what, tha nos ah ter gerrin a lasses kefters dun't tha!"

Although I'll be cautious should she say

"If tha recknin on ter be gerrin owt cos tha's got thi 'and in thi pocket tha gorra nutha think comin"

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Re: Special Dinner [in Zurich, Zug, Basel]?

Terry

The aklin in Zug always impresses if she appreciates good food (although I think you can do better with ambience!!)

The Park hotel in Weggis is a personal favourite of mine.

Alternatively, one of the hotel at the top of Burgenstock would probably impress.

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