Touted as being the best burger in Zurich by friends and colleagues as well as other websites, I’ve had to make a visit to check out what all the fuss is about.
A large varied menu can make one salivate as well as stress out trying to decide which to choose. Luckily, they offer a threesome of their best selling burgers so one can sample across the menu. Naturally I had to take this, purely for research purposes of course! The burgers took a long time to come to the table, which was strange for a half empty empty venue, but once they did arrive they certainly looked good. One of the unique items on the menu are the Animal Fries, an order of fries topped with shallots, thousand island sauce and cheese. Something a friend raved about, so I felt the need to also order a portion.
One of my fellow burger eaters took ‘The Gravy Train’, which was a burger filled with cheese and then drowned in gravy!
All the burgers tasted good, freshly cooked and juicy. The gravy train was exceptionally moist after they’d poured the gravy onto the dish at the table, quite the spectacle. Most certainly a dish for cutlery.
The only thing I wasn’t overly impressed with were the animal fries, the portion of fries was less than a regular portion and I couldn’t discern any shallots and the extra francs didn’t seem worth it.
We were sat in the alleyway-come-garden on the side of the venue, which is only open until 10pm due to noise restrictions. It was almost full on arrival, so I’m glad I made a reservation. Inside was empty, but we were experiencing a heatwave at the time hence the outdoor choice. The venue is located near Langstrasse, a ‘vibrant’ part of the city, there’s always something interesting to see on the walk from the bus stop. Perhaps not ideal for families in the late evening, but no problem for us.
I can see why it’s raved about, the burger selections are tasty and well portioned. I would certainly recommend it as a dinner choice and would strongly suggest booking a table as it’s not so centrally located in a touristy part of the city. Being closed on a Sunday is something to remember too.