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James Joyce Pub

#577 of 1,673 Restaurants in Zurich}
$$ - $$$, , European
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 221 18 28
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there Thursday eve in Zurich where all restaurants and bars are crowded. The Jales Joyce is the oldest pub of Zurich in the center of the city Immediately after our arrival a waitress managed to find a tiny place for the three of...More

Thank sikais
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in recommendation and were not dissapointed. The layout is great both in door and outside seating available. The staff welcomed us and came over within minutes to offer drinks and menus. One of the staff recommended a white wine, locally produced which was...More

Thank BirdMarg83
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food is as usual excellent. Even something as simple as the hamburger it turns into an exquisite experience. Their staff is absolutely the friendliest in town, where it is already unusual to be treated nicely in a restaurant. At James Joyce they make an extra...More

Thank Tania T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite pub on the way home from work. Eat or just have a glass of wine and some Tzüriiiwasser (big selection of beer of course for beer drinkers). Hang out - friendly staff who remember their clients. Very friendly and welcoming place.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, summer sit outside, truly nice staff, simple but good hearty and sometimes fine food, excellent service, great location in mid-city, selection of quality beers and very good wines to have by the glass or bottle.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Food poisoning... Nice layout and perfect location Went for a cheeseburger (by the way they did not use regular steaks as usual but what they call "burger" ones) and had to suffer all day with fever Although friendly service, will never ever go back

Thank Walker_75000
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant takes you back in the twentys. The Ambiente is really nice, you feel well just by entering. A lot of banker take their after work beer, so don't be fooled by all the suits, you can go in with your jeans ;-) We've...More

Thank BerryvanD
Reviewed 6 November 2016

James Joyce is an institution in Zürich for bankers enjoying a pub beer and juicy burgers. At lunch it's a mire sober environment but after work the beer flows and the bankers relax from their day. Unlike some other pubs in Zürich, James Joyce is...More

Thank stephenjason
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I go to this bar once a month and meet some friends there. The order is always the same, the "Complete" burger. It's very tasty and filling. This is our favourite place.

Thank davidO8013CE
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We have been at this pub with 13 people for business lunch and they dealt with our group in a perfect way. Drinks and food were served in sync. The food selection (fish, sandwiches, etc) was good and all of us enjoyed it. They also...More

Thank JohannesSt
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub, European
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 221 18 28
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