Restaurant Hafenbeiz By the Lake in Kilchberg
A New Restaurant in Zurich
Restaurant Hafenbeiz Kilchberg Zurich
Restaurateur Michel Péclard’s newest restaurant is the Hafenbeiz which has recently opened in Kilchberg. Just across Seestrasse from his lakeside eatery, Mönchof Am See, the new restaurant is a beautiful red and white half-timbered building. Previously called ” Casa Loca”, the whole restaurant has been totally refurbished and the interior is full of wood, with lots of beams and has a very cosy feel to it – perfect for the colder months. It also means that he now has a Summer restaurant and a Winter restaurant just across the road from each other in the same location.
On entering the”Hafenbeiz” we were warmly greeted by the lovely Patricia Boser who showed us round. Straight ahead of us was the very pretty Winter garden with lots of low lighting and greenery, bringing a feeling of nature to the interior.
To the right you go down a few steps to the American style bar and on the upper floors you have the main restaurant serving lots of Winter specialities.
Think rustic, homely comfort food, with Raclette, fondue, burgers, Rösti and more. This is not a pretentious restaurant it is somewhere warm and friendly where you can relax and enjoy yourself.
The wine cellar in the basement has been beautifully decorated with lots of candles and has tables and chairs so that it can be used for private events.
Laurent showed us round and chose a lovely bottle of Castello del Sole from Ticino to accompany our meal which turned out to be an absolutely perfect choice.
To start we had a glass of the House Champagne with one of the specialities – “Bünder Sushi” or Swiss Sushi, as it is also known.
Instead of being made with fish, they use dried Bündnerfleisch. It looks just like sushi and it was really tasty and came beautifully presented on a large wooden board.
We then had a mini starter of 2 different types of Raclette – the first one was from Uri and the other was an organic raclette cheese.
The Raclette is melted in front of an open wood fire and tasted amazing.
For main courses we had chosen the Mistkratzerli which is a small whole roasted chicken and a Luma beef burger.
The Luma burger was so tender and delicious and the chicken was seasoned with rosemary and garlic and was really tasty.
To accompany them we had a portion of grilled vegetables and a portion of truffle fries – oh my goodness – the fries are just sooo dangerous!! Very moreish indeed!
We really didn’t need dessert at this stage, but Laurent who was in charge of our table, thought we should try the Creme Schnitte. Yes this was a cream slice alright – but it was ginormous! I would suggest that this would be the right size for 4 people! Certainly a very impressive looking dessert to share amongst a group!
We had a great meal with excellent service and really enjoyed the fun, relaxed atmosphere. The whole restaurant has a lot of character and the wood interior gives it a lovely feel. I’m sure it will prove a really popular restaurant – so why not pop by whilst you can still get a table?
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