Business Lunch

Restaurant Guide

Coco Grill & Bar, Zurich

My personal highlight: Choose by your own the piece of meat that comes on the charcoal grill and join Manager Dominik in the wine cellar to get the wine of your choice!

What if you get access to the kitchen and have the unique opportunity to taste the menu with the staff before it is officially available for the guests? I said yes and joined the team at Restaurant Coco Grill & Bar on a rainy Monday in Zurich close to Paradeplatz!
What makes this place special is the direct interaction between the staff and the Chef. You choose directly the wine and piece of meat you’d like to have prepared!

The menu changes ever week at Coco’s and is rich of fresh seasonal ingredients and stays a surprise until it is served on your plate!

The ambience at Coco’s reminds me of an ancient idyllic boat, decorated with lovely maritime items all over the restaurant.

Dominik the manager welcomes me to the restaurant with fresh homemade apple aperitivo and introduces me to the staff that is hungry waiting to taste the menu of the week. Chef Patrick Frischknecht (before at Eleven Madison Park, New York) explains to me the week’s menu consisting of 5 courses including a Swiss Fish (Belper Quellwasser) or juicy cuts of beef or veal, some seasonal vegetables such as for example beetroot or celery hand made “Schupfnudeln” and waffles as a dessert. Coco Grill is famous for its charcoal grill, so watch out for their meat or fish!

The garden outside invites you to have a gorgeous tasty plate and a glass of wine for example with homemade spreads such as hummus or grilled veggies and meat!

Say yes if Dominik invites you to discover their wine cellar!

Find different wines from Switzerland, Spain, Italy or France for example that pair well with your menu! Choose it by yourself in the cellar located in the sous-soul of the restaurant. The cellar can be rented for private small events! Get more here.

Visit Coco for your lunch break, business dinner or a friend’s night! The food is the Mediterranean with a personal touch from Chef Patrick!

Address: Coco Grill & Bar, Bleicherweg 1A, am Paradeplatz, 8001 Zürich, Telefon: +41 44 211 98 98

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11.00 – 15.00 and 17.00 – 24.00 Uhr
Saturday 17.30 – 00.30

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Hotel Storchen Zurich

A Juwel rich of tradition and history reopens at the Limmat river in Zurich: Hotel Storchen’s location is unique. Waking up facing the river and admiring the beauty of Grossmünster or the Alps is memorable

The renovation of the hotel took place in 6 1/2 weeks only tells Director Jörg Arnold at the press conference. A team of ca. 400 specialists made this project happen. The logistics were quite an effort, due to its very central location. A detailed and professional planning was indispensable.

Today the Storchen is proudly presented with its new plumage. The house architect Patric Meier from P. Meier & Partner AG and the interior designer Ina Rinderknecht and Christoph Cavigelli had the task to reposition the Hotel Storchen as a contemporary hotel still keeping its traditional heritage for an international young clientele.

Walking through the hotel corridors my eyes capture the high quality materials that have been selected and perfectly brought into place. There are plenty little details, where you understand that the topic here is the stork itself as well as the element of the water. Some of the lamps remind me a ships buoy. Delicate shining white ropes integrated as a decorative material in the curtains may build the bridge to a classy yacht, too. The colors of the plums are well incorporated everywhere. It’s all about to feel the Stork-Image confirms the designer.


There are 66 rooms and suites in several room categories available. Every room offers a combination of classical furnishings, together with warm colours and modern facilities. The rooms facing the river or the alps are breathtaking. Get all the booking details here.

Banquets & Seminars

Find several offers of tastefully, functional equipped rooms of varying sizes for business events and family celebrations for up to 100 people. Get more information on all available rooms here. This calm and settled ambience will surely positively influence the time spent at hotel Storchen. Get in contact with the hotel to find out all details about their seminar offer.

Food & Drinks

La Rôtisserie, Cigar Bar and Barchetta Bar, Lounge, Piazza are all newly renovated. For early birds or night owls, a quick drink or a long, leisurely lunch, here everybody finds what he is looking for. The food and drinks are presented with a hearty portion of passion, creativity and flair.

Axel Eichhorst, sous-chef, Cyrille Anizan and team look forward to surprising you with all manner of delicacies at La Rôtisserie in the evenings and daytime. There are special Lunch packages available, too. A one hour lunch for business people or a relaxed Saturday Shopping lunch. Stop by and check it out.

A special Food Event for sea food lovers will take place in March. André Jaegers Fischbuffet is well known in the city. He is a experienced Chef that will cook delicacies for hotel guests and non. Find more about their offer here.

In the Cigar bar you feel thrown back in time. This room is kept classy and authentic. It invites to sit back and relax, chat with friends. You find an extensive range of exquisite cigars and exclusive spirits to suit all tastes.

My personal highlights

Taste the Trancio at Barchetta which is a warm pizza bread with fresh rucola, dried tomatoes and cheese. Or try the version with Prosciutto, too. Absolutely fresh and really mediterranean flavored. Fredi Nussbaum will be serving a range of new dishes at Barchetta.

Get a coffee or a fresh juice in the Lounge or at the bar and enjoy they magic view facing the river and the old town of Zurich.

Overnight in a room overlooking the Alps and the beautiful Grossmünster.

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