Guide To Restaurants With Outdoor Terraces in Zurich
Discover some of your favourite restaurants in Zurich with outdoor terraces.
I’ve always loved the fact that in the Spring and Summer (and even early Autumn) Zurich is so alive with everyone eating out in pavement cafes and outdoor terraces. It’s one of things that my mother always raved about on her trips over here and you can see why. After weeks of having restaurants closed in the city due to the pandemic it was so wonderful to see the whole city come alive with colour and commotion when they opened. It was hard to believe what a difference they made – but they really did.
So where’s the best place to eat out on an outdoor terrace? Well, if you’re looking for rooftops then you need to look here – but for outdoor terraces, pavement restaurants and garden restaurants you’re in the right place. If we’ve missed off any of your favourites, be sure to add them in the comments box at the bottom !
Cantinetta Antinori, Augustinergasse, 8001 Zurich
Surely this restaurant has one of the most beautiful settings in Zurich, right in the heart of Augustinergasse? With the parasols, the starched white tablecloths and the lovely Italian cuisine, this really is la dolce vita.
Address: Augustinergasse 25, 8001 Zürich
Tel: 044 211 72 10
Münsterhöfli 8001 Zürich
With its parasols and outdoor seating in a beautiful spot on the cobbled stones of the Münsterhof, you feel as if you’re a tourist in your own town dining here.
Address: Münsterhof 6, 8001 Zurich
Tel: 044 262 33 00
Die Terrasse, 8001 Zurich
There’s a certain elegance about dining in the garden of die Terrasse in Bellevue. The beautiful sculptures, the green plants, the high domed ceilings of the interior, all make dining here such a joy.
Address: Limmatquai 3, 8001 Zurich
Tel: 044 251 10 74
Brasserie Schiller, 8001 Zurich
Conveniently located right next to Zurich Opera House and just a few paces from Stafelhofen station.
Address: Sechseläutenplatz 10, 8001 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 222 20 30
Milchbar, 8001 Zurich
Hidden behind Paradeplatz is the lovely Milchbar. Great food and a little fountain in the middle of this beautiful square.
Address: Kappelergasse 16, 8001 Zurich
Tel: 044 211 90 12
Puro, 8001 Zurich
Another cute restaurant with a lovely outdoor terrace in central Zurich.
Address: Fraumünsterstrasse 25, 8001 Zurich
Tel: 044 221 99 33
Hotel Bourbon, 8001 Zurich
Located in a beautiful and secluded square just 3 minutes from the Grossmünster in the Niederdorf, this lovely restaurant has a great menu.
Address: Obere Zäune 19, 8001 Zurich
Tel: 043 251 20 20
This beer garden and grill restaurant occupies a wonderful location on the River Limmat.
Address: Stadthausquai 2, 8001 Zurich
Dolder Grand Panoramic Sun Terrace
The Dolder has a wonderful panoramic sun terrace with a number of seating options, a great dining card from the Restaurant Salz, and fabulous views over the city.
Address: Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zurich
Tel: 044 456 60 00
Hotel Storchen, 8001 Zurich
The outdoor terrace on Weinplatz is right in the centre of Weinplatz and a perfect place to watch the world go by.
Address: Weinplatz 2, 8001 Zürich
Tel: 044 227 27 27
Baur Au Lac Garden, 8001 Zurich
The green terrace at the Baur au Lac is green and beautiful and a wonderful place to dine or have a drink in Summer.
Address: Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich
Tel: 044 220 50 20
Park Hyatt, 8002 Zurich
The Park Hyatt Hotel has a cute little outdoor terrace restaurant where you can enjoy a great menu.
Address: Beethovenstrasse 21, 8002 Zurich
Tel: 0423 883 1234
Frau Gerolds Garten, 8005 Zurich
Frau Gerolds Garten offers a colourful, relaxed outdoor garden where you can find a restaurant and bar as well as a few shops too.
Address: Geroldstrasse 23, 8005 Zurich
Tel: 078 971 67 64
This lakeside spot is a really popular spot in Summer and with its lakeside garden you have amazing views of Lake Zurich. Great food and a wonderful ambiance with seating right down to the lakeside.
Address: Seestrasse 557, 8038 Zurich
Tel: 044 482 16 12
Chuchi Am Wasser
This laid back bar and restaurant close to the Dynamo is located directly on the Limmat offers a great vegetarian and vegan menu.
Address: Wasserwerkstrasse 21, 8006 Zürich
Tel: 044 415 76 90
A Little Further Along The Lake
Restaurant Falken Küsnacht
Delicious Mediterranean cuisine and fabulous home made pasta dishes are served on the lovely terrace and garden in Küsnacht.
Address: Dorfstrasse 22, 8700 Küsnacht
Tel: 044 910 66 88
Hotel Sonne Küsnacht
The Hotel Sonne in Küsnacht has a charming little Beer garden right on the lake as well as outdoor seating for its restaurant.
Tel: 044 914 18 18
Address: Seestrasse 120, 8700 Küsnacht am Zürichsee
Portofino Am See
A touch of Italy on the lake in this beautiful lakeside restaurant. Perfectly located right on the lake.
Address: Seestrasse 100, 8800 Thalwil
Tel: 044 720 32 40
Restaurant Alex at Hotel Alex Thalwil
You can dine right on the lake in the gorgeous location at Alex Restaurant in Thalwil.
Address: Seestrasse 182, 8800 Thalwil
Tel: 044 552 99 99
Strozzis Strandhaus Herrliberg
Lakeside vibes at the lovely Strozzis Strandhaus in Herrliberg. Arrive by car or by boat.
Address: Seestrasse 146, 8704 Herrliberg
Tel: 044 915 14 18
One of our favourite restaurants right on the waters edge in Horgen with fabulous lakeside views and wonderful cuisine.
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 29, 8810 Horgen
Tel: 044 725 25 25
With a wonderful sun terrace with panoramic views over Lake Zurich the Hotel Belvoir in Rüschlikon occupies a stunning location.
Address: Säumerstrasse 37, 8803 Rüschlikon
Tel: 044 723 83 83
**** Please do call or reserve in advance whenever possible. Some restaurants do not open in bad weather ****
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