Restaurant Nachtjäger Café Boy’s little Brother

Saturday, March 07 2015

Opening Times

Tuesday till Saturday 18:00-24:00


Badenerstrasse 310
8004 Zurich-District 4
.How to get there


+41 43 931 77 90

Admittedly, I was quite excited to see what the restaurant Nachtjäger, "little brother" of Café Boy, had to offer. After all, Café Boy, with its 14 Gault Millau points has already received consistently positive press. Stefan Iseli has touted his new restaurant, which is under the management of Patricia Gerber and Kevin Ashbrook, with the words "simple and honest cuisine with good products".

As I enter the restaurant, I noticed the modern yet simple and cozy ambience. The dinner crowd is quite a mix of young and old and each table - despite the sports holidays – full on a Tuesday evening. Patricia welcomes us with her convivial nature and tells us that the courses are all written on the blackboard.

The choices are clear and the menu description short and sweet. For starters we choose a serving of the "Zander cheek/ chicory/ lemon myrtle/ orange" and "curly endive/ lamb’s lettuce salad/ egg/ yoghurt". But as we sampled the homemade Foccacia served with poultry butter with our aperitif, we suspect that the Nachtjäger cuisine is anything but "simple".

Nachtjäger Restaurant Zürich Interieur
Nachtjäger Restaurant Zürich Einrichtung
Nachtjäger Restaurant Zürich Tisch
Nachtjäger Restaurant Zürich gedeckter Tisch

Our first impressions were confirmed when I was served the Zander in the form of an excellent terrine. We were also greatly pleased with our main courses: a beef pie with wheat beer and lemon thyme, and a marvelous piece of duck breast with kohlrabi, leek and soya.

Besides the fact that I had never discovered pie on a Zurich menu, this was a real specialty owing to the delectable quality of the shredded veal under the crispy pastry. And as for the duck breast, I can only say that my dinner companion enjoyed it gushingly.

For the grand finale, we treated ourselves to the hearty Epoisse cheese, and the indulgent tonka bean crème brûlée, which I could have delightfully basked in. In Nachtjäger one thing is certain: Kevin Ashbrook, former Sous-Chef of Zurich Clouds, really shows what he is capable of - and in a totally unpretentious manner. A remarkably successful opening - congratulations!

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