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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

Holy Cow was mentioned a couple times, but other than the fact that they're fast, I've been disappointed by their burgers lately. *In Lausanne
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

i live in zurich. here's my fav:

The bite: great, generous patty. Sides are not bad too. Getting a seat here at a weekend is horrendous though - book well in advance

Loft 5: posh place, but their Kalbfleischburger is to die for. I prefer it more than the bite. Not so generous on their sides however

Fork and bottle: good pub burger
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Old 21.11.2014, 21:54
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

I just came back from a burger with friends at Korner. It's probably the second best burger I've had in Zürich. The meat is moist, perhaps a bit too moist. They have a bit of choice when it comes to hot sauces with a bottled hot sauce that was among the hottest sauces I have ever tried.

For me, the best burger is still The Bite. Yes, seating is horrendous, but that's because it is that good. Book in advance. The burgers are tasty, the Chipotle hot sauce is a must-try, and the Animal Fries are a delight.
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Old 22.11.2014, 11:13
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

While in Kennedys (Zurich) in chance conversation with a fellow expat I was strongly recommended to try The Bite, but haven't managed to get there yet. Corner burger is decent but the hot sauce burger wasn't particularly hot. I even had the hot sauce bottle sent to the table and added extra. Fries there weren't great though. Theres a place in Zurich near Stauffacher at the corner of the road opposite the Helvetia bar that had some good burgers a while back. Not sure of the name or if it changed hands recently though.
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

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I tried that one myself the other day and was pleasantly surprised. I took a bite, chewed on it, looked at the burger and though "damn, thats actually a pretty good burger" to myself.

The cheese though, as usual with swiss burgers, is nothing special.

I find it ridiculous that Switzerland is supposed to be known for their cheeses. The swiss cheese all tastes like that disgusting raclette cheese, or its some sort of flavourless cheddar knock-off at the burger places. The worst offence is when they put the swiss raclette tasting cheese on the burgers, without indicating this in the menu. You dont do that to a burger, you just dont.

We have MUCH nicer cheeses in Sweden, a country known for other things than cheese.

Cheese rant over.

To quote Inspector Todd in Beverly Hills Cop: "opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one". Having lived in Sweden for almost three years, I can only say that I find most local Swedish cheeses utterly disgusting and to be honest, upon opening the packages, more than once did I wonder if was something wrong about it... but again, everybody has an opinion.

Hooray for Swiss cheese (especially Gruyères) on the burgers over here!
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Old 24.11.2014, 17:10
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

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Old 24.11.2014, 21:57
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

Its more the lack of Quality bacon than the Cheese issue's IMHO. I still not found anywhere that does a decent Aussie Burger (Its all about the Beetroot)

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Old 25.11.2014, 08:23
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

The best ones are the ones I make in my back yard, over a charcoal fire as God intended. You can have it any way you want, too.

Should I find a restaurant that makes an average burger (and by the way, having an OP from California, which is a particularly good burger region) I'll be happy to mention it. But, despite fairly extensive trail-and-error, I so far have come up empty.
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

personally I love bison burgers. where can I get on in Zurich?

on other news:

Beef Is the New Red Bull as Burger Craze Takes Off in Hong Kong

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Old 25.11.2014, 11:05
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

I don't think they do them in Zurich, Bigfu
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Old 25.11.2014, 11:17
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Living in Cali right now and bout to make the move back I must say I prefer the Swiss burgers.
There is something seriously wrong with you.

In-N-Out: That's what a burger is all about. (John 3-16)


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While in Kennedys (Zurich) in chance conversation with a fellow expat I was strongly recommended to try The Bite.
The best ones are the ones I make with my secret bromide. But seeing this recurring recommendation, I will try The Bite next time I come across it.

My second favorite in Switzerland is Mr. Pickwicks's cheeseburger with bacon and egg + onion rings, in Zug and Luzern. But I have not bothered to venture to try any others, as I have given up on good burgers in Switzerland. Those Swiss cows are better for milking than for burgering.
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Old 25.11.2014, 11:48
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

Crazy Wolf in Fribourg do a great selection of burgers. At this time of year, they bring out their Xmas burger which has a big slab of pâté de fois gras on the burger and another slab with your fries.

Oh damn, I'm hungry now .
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

This is a bit of an insider tip. I recently tried the "Upperdeck Burger" at the Upperdeck located inside the airport in Zurich. I must say, it is one of my favorite burgers in Switzerland.

Also, the Upperdeck is one of the few places, where you can get scrambled eggs for breakfast.

http://upperdeck-zrh.ch/restaurant/
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

We've started to do our own as we've not come across any burgers to rave on about in Switzerland.

In Basel, the only place I would kind of recommend is Union in Klein Basel. Dont go to the Union Diner in town, it's shite. The burgers in Klein Basel are MUCH better.

Cindy's Diner was pretty decent I would say, but the bun is massive let down sadly. The pattie was nice.
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Also, the Upperdeck is one of the few places, where you can get scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Eh? Pretty well every hotel I've stayed in Switzerland does scrambled eggs. That and boiled are the standards. Getting them to do omlettes is the tougher challenge.
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Eh? Pretty well every hotel I've stayed in Switzerland does scrambled eggs. That and boiled are the standards. Getting them to do omlettes is the tougher challenge.
Probably mainly the international chains..plus I hardly stay at hotels in Switzerland.
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Union Diner in town, it's shite.
I would disagree.

But then again, tastes differ...

People also mention Mel's diner and Flanagan's as places to try out.
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This is a bit of an insider tip. I recently tried the "Upperdeck Burger" at the Upperdeck located inside the airport in Zurich. I must say, it is one of my favorite burgers in Switzerland.

Also, the Upperdeck is one of the few places, where you can get scrambled eggs for breakfast.

http://upperdeck-zrh.ch/restaurant/
How is an airport bar and restaurant in any way an "insider tip"? The food there is pretty much like every mildly upmarket airport restaurant.

And you can get scrambled eggs at many cafe's in Zürich without having to sit in the bland void of nothingness decor that is the airport.
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In Basel, the only place I would kind of recommend is Union in Klein Basel. Dont go to the Union Diner in town, it's shite. The burgers in Klein Basel are MUCH better.

Agreed... and is the general response from most people I know.
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Re: The best burger in Switzerland.

Good morning

For me, the best burgers in ZH are at Goumet Burger (Korner) and at Loft Five close to the main station.

In Baden (AG) you also get great burgers at the 'Lemon'.

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