Celebrating Brunch in Zurich at the Marriott Hotel Zurich
A Sunday brunch in Zurich makes for a great weekend outing in Zurich for all the family. It’s also a good opportunity to meet up with friends and relax. There are many places offering brunch in Zurich these days and there is a really great one at the Marriott Hotel as we discovered when we visited the other day. Located in the centre of city, it’s just a short walk from the main station.
The Marriott Offers a Variety of Themed Brunches
As well as offering a regular Sunday brunch they also do a number of themed brunches. In Winter you have the Advent brunches in the run up to Christmas and they also do a special Easter Sunday brunch as well as a Mother’s Day Brunch – more details below.
We went to have our own celebration of British Mother’s Day (bizarrely it’s in March not May like Switzerland and the US), and had a wonderful afternoon celebrating the event and indulging in all manner of wonderful goodies washed down with a glass or two of prosecco!
The regular brunch is a lavish affair with table after table laden with generous arrays of delicious breakfast and lunch specialities. In fact the brunch takes over both the Echo and White Elephant restaurant and the choice is amazing.
Breakfast and Lunch Specialities
In addition to the fresh bakery and cereals section there is a serve yourself hot breakfast section with chipolatas, bacon and scrambled eggs and more, a stand alone hot station where a chef slices hot beef and lamb rack to order (this is where you order your cooked eggs too).
Fabulous displays of Swiss cheeses, meats and international specialities line every centimetre of space and there are both hot and cold options available. From salads and fresh fruit to meat and cheese everyone is catered for.
Sushi Brunch Selections
One of the highlights of brunch at the Marriott is the Japanese and Asian section. In addition to tuna and salmon sashimi they also serve a selection of sushi too.
Other Asian specialities the day we visited included a variety of curries and rice a vegetarian Thai curry, a cashew nut and prawn curry and a selection of Spring rolls and other Asian delicacies.
Special Deal and Extra Fun for Children
For families the Marriott is particularly attractive Not only do young children have a special section with kids’ favourites but they have a play room with dressing up clothes and even better for parents 0-6 years eat for free and children ages 7-12 years only pay 50%.
It’s worth taking a little tour round before you start as the choice can be overwhelming – and you could easily find your eyes are bigger than your stomach! You must of course remember to leave room for dessert too as the sweet table occupies a whole section of the hallway!
It is heaving under a beautiful selection of fresh exotic fruits, cakes, desserts, iced donuts, macarons and beautifully decorated tarts. There was even vanilla ice cream with hot red berry sauce, a chocolate fondue and mini cup cakes too.
To wash it all down there are unlimited drinks. In addition to hot drinks they have a selection of fruit juices and sodas, and a nice touch is prosecco is included too. It really sets quite a celebratory tone!
The Marriott Brunch – The Details
When: Every Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm – it’s wise to book in advance as they get booked up in advance.
Cost: CHF 72 per person. Children 0-6 years eat for free and children ages 7-12 years only pay 50%.
Zurich Marriott Hotel
Address: Neumuehlequai 42, 8006 Zurich (map)
Tel: +41 44 360 70 70
All photos by Christina Fryer
We were invited to brunch but all opinions expressed are completely our own