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Wirtschaft zum Vorbahnhof

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Zollstrasse 2, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 272 01 00
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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254 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed overnight at a hotel just around the corner of the restaurant. It was a freezing cold evening and we did not feel like hunting for a restaurant. This place was buzzing with locals having a beer and a bite after the workweek. We were lucky to grab a table as some people left just as we entered. Local... More 

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Dear Kwassie; Many thanks for taking the time to leave a positive comment on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to see that we could convince you of our quality of services/ quality of products. We are looking forward to your next visit. Yours sincerely, Host and Team More 

Zurich
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The restaurant is kind of old and crowded during lunch; best to make a reservation. The service is OK. The menu is limited to "Rösti", meat dishes and some noodle dishes. Not really great but OK. The food is served quickly. The quality is OK.

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Thank Sponi
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Dear Sponi, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a positive comment on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to see that we could convince you of our quality of services/ quality of products. We are looking forward to your next visit. Yours sincerely, Host and the Vorbahnhof-Team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Pleasant restaurant, friendly staff , efficient service, local food not too fancy but good.,good value for money concidering the high prices in Zurich away from the tourist trap.

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Thank Roland S
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Dear Roland S Many thanks for taking the time to leave a positive comment on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to see that we could convince you of our quality of services/ quality of products. We are looking forward to your next visit. Yours sincerely, K. Hormann More 

San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was our second time here. It is a pretty simple, down-to-earth, friendly local pub/gasthof that offers inexpensive local food and delicious beer. I always have the classic schnitzel with fries, and the proportion is huge! There is both indoor and outdoor seating. The service is great and friendly, although we were there at an off-peak hour. This last time,... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I ordered a salad with salmon. The salad was primarily shredded carrots, with eiberg lettuce. The lachs was quite "fishy" and had a strange spice on it.

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Thank Courtney K
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Dear Courtney K, We are very sorry to hear that our quality of the salmon fillet with iceberg lettuce was not up to your expected level. We will check the quality and take immediate measures. The salmon will be several times a week delivered fresh from a very good supplier. It is important for us to provide to our guests... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Nice pubish feeling. Nice traditional Swiss food. Practical distance from the main railway station. Service as good as it can be.

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Edmonton, Canada
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We ate here several times and always found the place crowded with happy people enjoying their meals and (lots of) beer. The food is only OK, certainly not wonderful, but nobody minds, because the service is prompt and cordial, and the atmosphere is relaxing and fun. If offered an English menu, be sure to ask for a German one too,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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778 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We came to this restaurant for lunch as it was being recommended by our hotel. The ambient of the restaurant is like a pub, which is casual and relaxing. We ordered rosti potatoes with sausage, pork cordon bleu and meat loaf with noodles. The food was well prepared. They tasted good, but not outstanding. The waitresses were friendly and helpful... More 

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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

After getting off a 10 hour transatlantic flight and checking into the hotel, this was the closest restaurant which seemed like a "local" restaurant. The place was packed, and surprisingly with mostly locals who were either getting off work or waiting for their trains to depart (it is across the street from the bahnhof). The staff are very efficient, quick... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1,386 reviews
744 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 648 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

This corner restaurant is located next to the Main Zurich Train station near track #18. You can actually hear the trains roaring by as you are seated inside the dining room. They have sidewalk seating on two sides of the restaurant, which is very nice on a sunny day. The interior is mostly rustic wooden chairs, tables and benches. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European, German
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zollstrasse 2, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 272 01 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?