Zum Kropf

Restaurant: Zum Kropf
Menu: Kalbsbradwurst Rosti
Address: In Gassen 16 | 8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Business hours: 11.30 am – 23.00 pm

Zum Kropf located in Gassen 16 and could be traced back to the Middle Ages as the first mention name “Zum Kropf” in 1444. The place has course has been changed from mayor house to spice shop. At the present, Zum Kropf holds a place as a well-known restaurant in Zurich.


Quoted from Zum Kropf website

“The beer hall is the restaurant’s showpiece. At the centre is a powerful “Corinthian” pillar, plastered in stucco marble. The wall panelling is interrupted by two large mirrors, which have lavish baroque frames. Stretching across them is a fresco depicting cheerful cherubs, singing frogs, musical monkeys, and lively drinking buddies. The vault is ornamented with Hermes figures and “culinary emblems”– a cornucopia of vegetables, crabs, and tortoises – indicating a rich banquet of food. A stained glass window integrated in the hall’s painted stucco ceiling is characteristic for interiors of the epoch. The rear hall is designed in a simpler fashion, attaining its rhythmic structure from three wood pillars.”


In my opinion, this restaurant is an amazing opportunity to enjoy good food and artistic value at the same time.


Kalbsbradwurst Rosti


Bradwurst texture is firm and juicy as expected from Zurich standard cuisine influenced by German food because of the location.  The sauce is also well-seasoned.


Rosti is crispy but burnt in the bottom.


Then I traveled to Lakeside Zurich to enjoy get some breeze.


That’s all for this review. Personally, I think this pack combines beautiful ambiance and delicious food. See you later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊.


Le Dezaley

Restaurant: Le Dezaley
Menu: Zürcher Geschnetzeltes
Address: Roemergasse 7/9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Business hours: 11.30am-2pm – 6pm-9pm

Ever wondered apart from fondue and chocolate, are there any other famous delicacy in Switzerland? I have the same question when looking through information. Luckily, I bumped into a recipe that could be traced back to Zurich in 1947 and managed to find a place that serve the dish near Grossenmünsters.


Passed through Zurich museum between renovation gave me a feeling of contrast between past and future.


I arrived at the place around 6 PM. Seems like I have arrived a bit early as other customer arrived shortly after me. The place looks wonderful and the staff are friendly and gave me a lot of suggestion. One thing I could notice about different suggestion style in Japan and Swiss is that in Switzerland they would ask you first what kind of food you prefer therefore they could recommend based on your preference. I finally landed on Zürcher Geschnetzeltes which is slice meat(veal) Zurich style.


The staff also informed me that I would get big portion and they would split in two servings for me (Yay! more food)


Zürcher Geschnetzeltes with Rösti
Left side is Zürcher Geschnetzeltes and right side is Rösti. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes texture is creamy and the texture of veal are so soft and seasoning is well-balance.

Rösti is a potato fritter originate from Bern, Switzerland and now is one of the most famous dish in Switzerland. The texture is crispy, I did enjoyed pairing Rösti with Zürcher Geschnetzeltes as combination of soft creamy and crispiness.


Second serving


After I finished the wonderful meal, I walked around and enjoyed an evening near Zurich lake with a cool breeze. I gotta say this town is so enchanting in the night.


That’s all for this review. Personally, I think this is a great choice to try Zurich originate meal in a convenient location. See you later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊.