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$$ - $$$French, European,
Widdergasse, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 211 56 65
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (11 reviews)
“coq au vin” (4 reviews)
“lemon tart” (3 reviews)
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French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Widdergasse, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A french bistro nestled in charming old town of Zurich. The restaurant maintains its french flair with its small tables, an overcrowded overall feeling and cheap paper table cloths. The waiting staff, although very friendly and somewhat attentive, lacked a certain professionalism. In my personal...More

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We enjoyed the Cordon Bleu (our opinion: the best in Zurich) with Pommes Alumettes, and a fabulous Lime Pie for dessert. The choices on the menu may be rather limited, but everything is fresh and of a very high quality. The same applies to the...More

Thank GermanPointerSamba
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The Lumière brings a bit of a French touch to the Zurich restaurant scene. Conveniently located off the main Bahnhofstrasse, in between the Widder Hotel and Storchen, it offers haut de gamme French fare, ranging from traditional soups and starters, with a suitable twist. If...More

Thank David Raphael B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

All meals were correct but without a well done touch. We can do better home. Quality of product is average. Settings are cosy. glass of wine was very good.

Thank PierreB13600
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Nice and tender duck breast. Friendly staff and cozzy setting. The house specialty steak might taste better if go for rare medium. Few wine selection only but good quality.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent mix of regional and French dishes. The pulled deer burger and coq au vin were excellent. Very nice open location. Fantastic service & most charming and smiling staff - which is rather an exception in Zurich! Recommended - though a bit pricey

Thank esalagean
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This has quickly become my weekend restaurant in Zurich. The menu is always very interesting with a combination of regular favorites and seasonal specials. The restaurant itself has has a great atmosphere and the amazing staff make every visit a pleasure. My first choice when...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Nice terrasse, nice service, located in a quaint area but the food is typical of touristic restaurants: below average for a high price. Disappointing.

Thank a p
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We celebrated my sons 18th birthday at the Lumiere and had really good time. Service is very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming, the filet de boeuf Café de Paris is meat at its best and the wine card is also really relevant. We sat at a...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed our dishes. The signature entrecôte cafe de Paris was very tasty, as were the other dishes (veal escalopes). Service was friendly and quick. Recommended

Thank Rykryder
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Widdergasse, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 211 56 65
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