Contributed by Angela Cipullo and Deja Rosa
Toast to the View The charming city of Zurich has countless photo opportunities.
47 Berggasthaus Uto-Staffel, Gratstrasse 6, 8143 Zurich. www.uto-staffel.ch A Tourist’s and Traveler’s Delight Introduce your out of town guests to the swanky Jules Verne Panorama Bar and watch their jaws drop at the breathtaking city you call home. As Jules Verne exclusively serves lunch, Zuri Girl recommends traveling up the long elevator ride in the evening when the city is sparkling with lights and you can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif. The cocktail list and small plate menus are plentiful and if you are lucky, one of the few intimate window tables will have a place for you (reservations only possible for lunch). Jules Verne Panorama Bar, Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich. www.jules-verne.ch
verywhere you look, there are great views to soak in. Girlfriend Guide set out to find the best views where you can also toast a nice bubbly drink and enjoy not only the view, but the food too! Treat Someone Special As if the mountaintop view is not enough, Sonnenberg Restaurant also has the bragging rights of serving you the delicacies of one of the most famous chefs in Switzerland, Jacky Donatz. His talents feature fine dining specialties with a creative seasonal menu offering. Small groups are welcome to arrange a pre-dinner degustation in the phenomenal wine cellar boasting wines from the vineyards a few yards away and the most famous wines from across the globe. Restaurant Sonnenberg, Hitzigweg 15, 8032 Zurich. www.sonnenberg-zh.ch Aah … the Days of Summer Beer & Brats mixed with evening live music make Restaurant Bauschänzli a
casual and fun summer spot. Open from April to September and sitting on the water’s edge, Restaurant Bauschänzli is a special gem in the heart of Zurich (and no uphill climb required!). There’s an a la carte menu, but Zuri Girl recommends the self-service buffet, as the oversized pretzels and Appenzeller Beer are the perfect combo on a clear, sunny day. Restaurant Bauschänzli, Stadthausquai 2, 8001 Zurich. www.bauschaenzli.ch A Cold Winter Retreat A fireplace and fondue set the mood for this “mountain” top delight. It is a bit of a hike up (literally for those who journey here via the Uetliberg Wanderweg), but once inside the rustic, cozy hideaway, you will have no doubt that you are in Switzerland. They serve a stupendous fondue along with local specialties. Although Zuri Girl prefers it in winter for the fondue and snow-capped city views, the summer is equally impressive with relaxed terrace seating.
Angelica Cipullo and Deja Rose are co-founders of MyGirlfriend Guide, Zurich. To keep updated on hot spots in Zurich as well as stylish Zurich wellness, fashion and beauty tips and Girl’s Night Out events, visit: www.mygirlfriendguide.com
View from the Sonnenberg Restaurant
Welcome to 7th Heaven A weekend reservation is coveted, as the next opening is six months out, but for our spontaneous girlfriends, Zuri Girl has the insider scoop on how to enjoy this restaurant on top of the world. Take the elevator up to the 35th floor around 18:00 and before perching at the bar, ask the maître d’ if there are any reservation cancellations for the evening. If the answer is no, you are welcome to ask to be informed if there are any no-shows within the next hour or so … meanwhile, you will be at the bar enjoying a few cocktails and appetizers while catching up on good conversation and gazing at the beautiful views as the sun sets. Clouds Restaurant, Maagplatz 5, 8005 Zurich. www.clouds.ch
Published on Jun 25, 2012
Published on Jun 25, 2012
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