Rooftop Restaurant Above the roofs of Zurich

Tuesday, August 11 2015

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 11.00 am - 11.00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11.00 am - 12.00 a.m.
Saturday: 10.00 am - 12.00 a.m.
Sunday: 10.00 am - 10.00 p.m.


Rooftop Restaurant
Bahnhofstrasse 74
8001 Zurich-District 1
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+41 44 400 05 55

Had "Sex and the City" been filmed in Zurich, then the main characters Miranda, Charlotte, and Carrie would have sat in the Rooftop Restaurant above the rooftops of the city. With panoramic views over the Bahnhofstrasse, the three friends would have ordered cocktails. Just as my friends and I are doing tonight. We took the lift above the Modissa fashion house to the rooftop, where we now sit comfortably around the wrought iron table on the terrace, enjoying the view and a cold, luminous green drink consisting of green apple, yuzu (Japanese citrus), champagne, cucumber, mint and strawberry.

The service curved the starter-cart around, between men in royal blue chinos and suede loafers and women in colorful summer dresses and heels. The two ladies at the next table were served a portion of cucumber salad with wakame and a pulpo salad. We must try that, in the next round. There is no menu at Rooftop, here a starter, main course, and dessert are presented by cart and everyone chooses what they fancy. For the main course I grab two small plates: one with beef tataki and a second with green chicken curry. For dessert, there's crème brulée, and basil ice cream. The portions are small and leave enough room in the stomach for more. That’s particularly good for us women, as even those with small appetites are welcome.

Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Einrichtung
Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Interieur
Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Bar
Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Bar
Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Dampf gegarte Speisen
Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Tische
Rooftop Restaurant Zürich Aussicht

While we spoon up our desserts, we hear the buzz of the traffic and people jumping out of the tram below - chic people increasingly flocking to the rooftop bar. Here comes the big-city- feel and I think about the impression I want to leave my friends from Madrid with on their next visit - certainly this gastronomic experience. Up here you will see Zurich with different eyes, less mundane, more open, spur-of-the-moment.

Contributed by Ana Maria Haldimann, style-expert at Blick-Gruppe.

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