Unique Eating in Zurich

Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to share my pictures from one of my favorite restaurants to date - Frau Gerold's Garten in Zurich. Set in the trendy Kreis 5 district (with popular stores like Freitag as its neighbor) Frau Gerold's Garten is such a unique dining/hanging out experience! My friend Jen and I scoped it out one evening this summer - and for being fairly new, it was packed with a younger crowd drinking beers, maybe gin drinks from the gin bar, enjoying the evening sun in the restaurants many areas...it was the ultimate laid back after work dinner/drink spot. I was in love and I can't wait to go back.

The draw of the restaurant is that it's built almost like a shanty town with recycled wood, tin and shipping containers (shipping containers are so cool these days, right?!). Also - the star feature of the place is that all possible fresh ingredients (herbs, salads, fruit) that can go in to their daily changing menus are grown right there at the restaurant. J'amazing. And the food did NOT disappoint. I had an amazing salad with chicken/sausage kabob and Jen had this crazy salad mix that involved goat cheese...ok so highlighting food is not my talent, but it was GOOD. The artwork surrounding the garden is by a local artist and on Saturdays the space hosts a flea market. Can I just move in? Set up a tent?

So if you are ever looking for a cool restaurant in Zurich during the spring/summer/fall time...this should be your first stop.

{First spotted by my blogger and in-real-life-when-we-can friend, Dimitri at Newly Swissed - who also shares his review and photos}

28 comments:

Heather said...

The color in these pictures just makes me happy ;)
XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

rooth said...

How awesome is that place? I want to go to Zurich just to eat here

Katrina Sophia said...

It sounds fab there, it will definitely be first on my list to visit when I go to Zurich!

xx
The Young Bridget Jones

P.S. thanks so much for the lovely comment!

Ola said...

Nice to be able to sit outside!

Erica said...

That place looks amazing! The mural is so bright and fun. Even the food looks like artwork!

Tanii said...

ich möcht unbedingt au mal do here.. Werdi mal verbiiluege wenni in Züri bin! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Can we hang out there together? Thanks.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this is so great! I love seeing these photos. I hope to visit one day!
xo,
nancy

modanista junkie said...

OMG these photos are amazing!!

Happy Friday!

xoxo

Elle Sees said...

this was so cool to see!

Fashion Tales said...

Sometimes I forget you're in Swiss town. I love that place and due for another visit soon. Love the photos! have a nice w/e.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Miss me some Zurich and awesome restaurants!!!! That's my city to discover new shops and places to eat. Missing it. Can't wait till I'm back. YAY>

Gloria said...

This place looks so freakin' cool!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

This looks delicious and also like a really fun place. I really need to get to Zurich--seriously! Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

karin said...

Das sieht aus, als würde mir das sehr gut gefallen.

Anet said...

One word needed-cool!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your food looked so pretty and what a happening place to be.....your Fall shirts looked comfy.....soon?

his little lady said...

How fun! I love how they designed this place, the colors and the environment all looks incredible! Beautiful photographs!
xo TJ

Kristen said...

I think how you described the setup, as a little shantytown, sounds so cute! I'd love to see how it is in person

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

yum! It is always great to find a fun restaurant with really fresh food! Have a good weekend dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I have been meaning to go, but the only events that appealed to me are the Montagsmarkt and the Fritchi Flohmi, and I can't do Monday evenings or Saturday afternoons, so I haven't visited it yet. But now I really want to :-)

Christine loves to Travel said...

Great restaurant :)

Dimitri said...

Call me up the next time you are in town! I'm glad you liked this new hang-out though...

Marisa Seguin said...

What an incredible space! And the fact that they grow their own produce? Even better! Will definitely have to visit here if I'm ever in Zurich.

Diana said...

I swear people always find more cool places than I ever have!! What great artwork on the building too! Sounds like a funky place! xoxo

Shea Sayers said...

That sounds like such a cool, unique restaurant, and the food looks yummy!

Greta said...

Haha, so funny that Dimitri took you there as it is a real city secret and only "insiders" know it yet.
I especially love that you can go there with kids and still have a nice evening out!
And now in lovely warm October we'll definitely go there more often. Would be lovely to meet you in case you come back and visit again!
xoxo
Greta

Elisa said...

flowers in the salad? I want some! looks like a fun place I would love to visit!

 

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