Widder by the Lake

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Time Out says

Gazing out over Lake Zurich is one of Zurich’s purest pleasures. And when you can gaze out over the lake accompanied by great food and drink, it doesn’t get much better. Widder by The Lake is the restaurant of Hotel Alex, a smart and sexy venue perched idyllically on the western shores of Lake Zurich.

The enviable view across the water from the marvellous terrace is, understandably, a big draw for many, providing a blissful panorama of the city. Thankfully, though, the venue doesn’t rely solely on its show-stopping views, as plenty of thought and care has been put into the food, too. The menu is heavily influenced by Mediterranean cuisine, but there are various global touches as well, giving things a well-rounded feel, whether you’re snacking on small plates, keeping it light with a summer bowl or indulging in a main course.

The extensive wine list is another plus point, featuring wines from the venue’s own farm and vineyard in Ascona – and you just know those are going to be worth trying. If cocktails are more your thing, the experienced bar staff know their way around both classic cocktails and a range of signature drinks.

This is one lakeside spot that more than lives up to its potential.


Seestrasse 182
8800 Thalwil
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