Comfort Hotel Royal Zurich
Phone: (41) 44 2665959
Fax: (41) 44 2665960
Leonhardstrasse 6, Zurich, CH, 8001
- Phone: (41) 44 2665959
- Fax: (41) 44 2665960
Bars & Cafes
Just one flight of stairs below Central Plaza Hotel will have you thinking you have landed straight in the cellar of a castle from medieval times. That is the effect the rather aptly named King's Cave has on you, and once you have got over your initial disorientation, the restaurant and bar has lots more that will hold your attention. The majestic fireplace and elegant candle holders are reminiscent of an era long gone, but the quality of the food and service bring you back to the present. Grilled meats are a house specialty, and the desserts are absolutely delectable as well. An excellent wine selection greatly enhances the dining experience.
Amore Mio is a gelateria in Zurich that promises you some of the best flavors in Italian ice-cream. It boasts of using completely natural ingredients and also makes sure its ice creams are produced fresh. The parlor operates without freezers and doesn't have any old stocks. Amore Mio also has its own ice-cream cart, which caters to parties and events. This cart allows customers to have wider access to their ice-cream and has space for 12 delicious flavors. With a wide range of creamy flavors, this parlor's crafted Italian ice-creams are a treat for one and all.
Ebrietas is located in the heart of Zurich. This rock bar, spread over two floors, is a popular haunt among metalheads and music lovers in the city. Alternative, rock, grunge and metal dominate the playlist contributed by emerging bands and local musicians. Their beverage list features premium beer, spirits and Swiss absinthe. Complement your selection from the bar with their delicious food menu.
When you decide to take a break from all the sightseeing, stop by Restaurant Johanniter. A local fixture in District 1, this cozy joint is famous for its Swiss and German fare. The atmosphere is always buzzing, and although the place is usually swamped, service is efficient. The copper vat lid that hangs from the ceiling is a part of décor that has been retained from the old brewery that once stood here. Pair the röstis and spätzlis with local beer, and you’re all set for a gratifying dining experience.
With its location near Zürich's main train station, the Carlsberg Newsbar is a convenient place where people can meet for a quick drink before catching the next train home. However, the cool atmosphere, big-screen TVs and occasional live concert entice guests to linger longer. Funky neon lighting illuminates the stage and bar areas, while stools made of chrome and black leather offer tired legs a lift. Those seeking sustenance more substantial than a snack can head upstairs to restaurant Au Gratin, which is under the same management.
Movie, a hip and a trendy bar near the Hauptbahnhof in the city-center, is a retreat for the young and the young-at-heart. Movie memorabilia makes up most of the decor. The lighting is dimmer than the dim and the furniture seemingly pays tribute to minimalism. However the music here is great. On the weekends, DJs do their thing here and a 'Sex on the Beach', a 'Goldfinger' or a 'Latin Lover' (these are all cocktails by the way!) will put you in a good mood for the rest of the night. On the warm summer nights, the garden terrace is very popular and hence rather crowded as everyone follows the principle of 'see and be seen.' The food is mostly a blend of American and Tex-Mex.
Its glitzy inauguration in October 2004 was a sign of good times ahead. The café, allegedly the first of its kind in the city, sports a façade that can cause one to mistake it for a spiffy electronics boutique. Spotless, well-lit interiors generate a good ambiance to browse the web, while cubicle-like partitions provide the much-needed privacy. Flat-screen monitors and other top-notch hardware are complimented by equally competent software. Chat, burn CDs, scan photos, play games—the possibilities are endless. This is also a good place to make local and international calls; telephonic cards and other call services are at hand. Mood music plays softly in the background, and at times Latina beats pep up the joint!
Babalu is a pre-party gathering spot among the Swiss social scene. This place is a popular after-work alternative and a great place to unwind with a drink before hitting the city's club scene. Toast to the night with a selection from their unrivaled catalog of libations. Let the bartender fix you up with a classic cocktail, an inventive mix or premium wines and spirits. House music and electronic dance hits are the background score to an intimate setting of candle lights, high ceilings, fabricated rock walls and illuminated accents. In addition, they have played host to emerging talent and entertaining live bands.
This restaurant is located directly beside the main railway station and belongs to the Hotel Schweizerhof. It is a favorite meeting point for gourmets who like to eat something excellent for lunch. Dishes like salmon, various salads and roast beef are ordered at the buffet and are then served to the table by a quick and friendly wait staff.
A central bar frequented predominantly by local gay men, Predigerhof Bistro has a heavy beer culture but spirits and cocktails are available as well. Hot and cold snacks are on offer, but the menu varies. There is a backyard garden open in summer. Inside, the Predigerhof is decorated rather erratically, with the wood-panelled walls clashing with chrome and marble tables, the linoleum bar and stone floor. The music tends to be old German songs - played over and over again.
\With a lively pub downstairs and a relaxed lounge upstairs, Lady Hamilton's offers the best of both worlds for party-goers. They have an extensive beer selection as well as wine and liquor options. The atmosphere downstairs is welcoming, with traditional pub decor and lively sports fans gathering to watch a game on TV. Upstairs, the rooftop is the perfect place to unwind after work. Enjoy a glass of wine, cigar, or hookah year round in this heated space. The rooftop is popular, so it's wise to make reservations.
Enter the world of the Orient at Laomai, which features an interesting blend of traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. Right from Chinese, Thai and the Japanese international favorite—sushi, find everything to appease your tastebuds. Laomai offers three buffets, namely the Buffet Bonsai, Buffet Royal and Buffet Lomai. Try the all you-can-eat Buffet Laomai for a variety of choices right from starters to the main course. If the buffet doesn't do it for you, the restaurant also has a very god a la carte menu to choose from. There is also an extensive drinks menu available.