The four Yooji's are well known in Zurich for good Japanese food. The one on Bahnhofstrasse features two stories and works as a self-service restaurant. Grab your sushi from the display cabinet and take a seat for take it out or sit at the bar and pick some more daring compositions from the conveyor belt.
This all new Sushi place is located in the newly renovated main train station (towards Bahnhofstrasse). The plain interior design and the calm Japanese sounds in the background make for a very relaxing atmosphere. The sushi creations on the kaiten conveyor belt come in four price categories and feature freshly made classic sushi, sashmi, and maki creations and tofu cheese cake and pudding for dessert. We were pleased with taste and quality - as well as with the plum wine that went on the house. You can also order ready-made boxes to take away.
If you are not good at decisions, you will have a hard time choosing at the Caribbean restaurant Trum, the vast menu reads almost like a zoo: crocodile, kangaroo, beef, soups, salads and quesadillas. The place is heavily decorated with plants and palms, contrasting with the old guild house it's located in. Food is good and service fast - usually. The Trum, is hidden in the upper part
While the heyday of Italian cinema may be over, this small ristorante brings cinema and italanita'
together in the most charming way. It stays lively well into the night, thanks also to the visitors
of the Arthouse studio cinemas right next door. Surrounded by Art Deco elements, guests squeeze into tight seats to enjoy a plate of pasta, something the Commercio has got off to fine art. With a
cinema ticket from Arthouse cinemas you get a price reduction of 10%.
A restaurant, apertif club and cocktail bar just a few steps from Via Roma, in a large space with a
A stylish and rich menu, impeccable wine list and cocktails among the best in Genoa.
Mua; Lounge Restaurant
Via San Sebastiano, 13
Discover our romantic island for the most beautiful wedding celebrations - providing privacy and exclusively for up to 550 guests. Prepare in our luxurious Bridal Suite. Then entertain in one of our magnificent ballrooms or outdoors on the terrace and lawn with skyline views.
Thoughtful Four Seasons service promises an occasion of custom-designed perfection.
The St Regis Dubai dosen't really do 'small scale' so the dimensions of its penthouse (9828 square feet) should really come as no surprise.
However, as you walk out of your private elevator and into the Sir Winston Churchill suite - safe in the knowledge that its even bigger than the hotel's ballroom - it's still difficult not to lose your cool at the sheer grandeur of it all.
Huge hallways lead to three bedrooms, a study, a kitchen, a 12 seat dining room, and four (yes four ) living spaces. Oh, and up the grand spiral staircase, there's a plunge pool overlooking the city - it's just a mind-bogging space.
Churchill is of course prevalent throughout with photographs, paintings, and even his La Corona Cubano cigars.
But it's not just the size that makes this quite possibly the best hotel suite in the world. It's the classic design (marble floors and muted tones), the discreet service, and the fact that it's probably the closest you'll ever get to feeling like royalty that make it well worth the stay.
A museum devoted to Helsinki trams is located at the City's oldest tram depot (from 1900) , which is a part of Korjaamo Cultural Factory in Toolo. The museum presents tram history at grassroots level, from a passenger's point of view. You can, for example, sit down in a tram from a time gone by.
The Fujiya of Japan is all about teppanyke cuisine. The chef prepares your food directly at your table on a teppan - on a hot iron plate. He fries fish, prawns, scallops, steaks and vegetables and serves it with different sauces. The fujiya offers a variety of menus with 5 to 9 courses from salads and soups through to sashimi and sushi and deserts. Teppanyoki lets you enjoy the smell of the fragrant ingredients while the chef cooks cooks them in front of you - definitely a remarkable though quite pricy experience.
When aficionados of Oriental cuisine need to satisfy their cravings they head straight to the Welcome Chinese Restaurant in St Ives, in one exquisite meal they can enjoy foods from Thailand , Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam, all freshly cooked to the highest standard by chefs native to these specfic
Comfortably seating 100 diners, the restaurant's decor is warm and inviting with soft lighting and vibrant Oriental - themed art. With a mix of large, round tables , perfect for family parties or corporate evenings, and small intimate spots for dining a' deux,this is a destination for any occasion.
Owner Jasmine has spared no expense in making sure that all for customers enjoy their dining experience fully.
As well as a comprehensive a' la carte menu, and a takeaway service. Sunday to Thursday you can dine from all-you-can-eat buffet; we sampled tom yum king prawns prepared with hot and sour paste, beef fillet Cantonese-style and crispy Mongolian lamb, all of which made for an unforgettable meal.
If you like it hot, try the Malaysian sambal king prawns which have a particularly fiery kick.
We recommend rounding everything off with a steaming pot of fragrant Chinese tea.
Welcome Chinese Restaurant
2-4 East Street
St Ives PE27 5PB
Charlie Chan is something of a Cambridge institution. For more 30 years this family-run restaurant in the city centre has continued to maintain high standards, offering great food and efficient service, much ti the delight of a very loyal local following.
Spread over two floors, Charlie Chan provides fresh , homemade dim sum , which the local Chinese
community flock to enjoy. Although the menu is perhaps shorter than those often found in London's Chinatown, the quality of the lunchtime dim sum is second to none. The atmosphere in the casual ground floor dining room is like something straight out of Hong Kong with lots of chatting in between diners and staff giving the place a real buzz.
By contract, the plush upstairs dining room provides more formal ambience - with a capacity of 90
it's perfect for special celebrations. Live dinnertime jazz, which features every Friday and Saturday
evening between 8pm and 11.30pm, can be enjoyed while perusing a menu combining familiar favourites with the more exotic dishes favoured by Chinese guests - including students yearning fot the flavours of home-cooked food. Whatever your preference, there is a great selection for everyone, including vegetarians and those with gluten-free requirements.
For real homemade Chinese food in Cambridge, it has to be Charlie Chan.
Classic Mexican dishes including tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tortillas and 'big ass burritos' are prepared before your eyes at this city-centre restaurant. Add a mouth-watering choice of fillings - steak, chicken, chorizo or vegetables - and traditional toppings of quacamole, sour cream and salsa, and you have an authentic. We devoured generously topped tacos and a spicy chicken and chorizo burrito, and were given the choice of fine Mexican beer, Margarita and traditional soft drinks such as
agua de horchata (rice milk) to wash it all down with, Nanna Mexico combines efficiency and value with great quality; the food is prepared using the freshest ingredients and served by friendly staff. Your meal will be ready in minutes and you can take it out ot take your time and eat in Mexican style in the seating area. Nanna Mexico brings quality, affordable Mexican dining to the heart of Cambridge.
We're willing to bet that behind the unassuming facade of PR Massala, you'll find your new favourite Indian restaurant. From the moment you are welcomed into the spacious and inviting restaurant by
gracious staff, you'll receive personal and attentive service. Relax and enjoy authentic Indian dishes - each more tempting then the last - from a menu offering thoughtful descriptions that take the fear out of trying something new. All the old favourites were present on our visit, as well as some more unfamiliar options.
PR Massala's buzzing kitchen is occupied by an experienced team of chefs and top-quality ingredients, including the finest and freshest herbs and spices, to create first-rate cuisinethat clearly demostrates great skill and attention to detail.
My companion and I were greeted at the door of Zara both by friendly staff members and mouth -watering aromas. The restaurant, a refurbished station house, combines neutral decor with modern artwork, creating an attractive dining-roomwhich is bright and airy as well as comfortable and relaxed.
On the Tuesday evening of our visit the restaurant was buzzing with couples, small groups and larger parties celebrating birthdays. With Zara's winning combination of friendly, attentive service and excellent fond it's no wonder it was so busy. Our waiter asked thoughtful questions as we ordered, while the chefs gave our food equal attention to detail - each dish was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious.
Our starters were a meaty fish cutlet and creamy, smoky grilled paneer, both garnished with lightly dressed greens. The pumpkin really added to my curried beef, which had clearly been prepared to order with fresh ingredients and spices, which were used for flavour as well as heat. Portions were generous and the food was so good that we couldn't resist second helpings. The pilau rice complemented the starring dishes beautifully. Desserts included light palate-cleansers such as kulfi, sorbets and fresh fruit.
Pescetarian and vegetarian diets are also catered for. The food is marvellous, but it's the welcome addition of super-professional staff that makes evenings here truly special.
Zara Indian Cuisine
1, Hinton Way
Great Shelford CB22 5AX
Every year 80 exhibitors from Austria and the neighbouring countries create a unique Christmas atmosphere on the splendidly illuminated Parade court of Schonbrunn Palace. The exclusive product offer includes traditional handicrafts, nostalgic toys and lovingly designed Christmas decorations made of glass, wood, ceramics, paper and tin. The diverse range is supplemented by the Schonbrunn Edition: selected products in limited numbers. The culinary menu offers plenty of punch and mulled wine variations as well as traditional delicacies such as "Bauerngrosti", "Kaiserschmarn", sweet chestnuts or gingerbread. From 27 December to 1 January the New Year's Market additionally offers tasteful articles for New Year's Eve and the New Year.
Daily Children's Programm in Schonbrunn
The varied children's programme at the Christmas Market Schlob Schonbrunn will shorten the waiting time for the arrival of Christmas.
In the Christmas workshop children can model sweet marzipan figurines or decorate Christmas gingerbread under expert guidance.
19 November to 24 December,
Tel: + 43 (0)1 817 41 65
As every year the Austrian Santa Claus will visit the Christmas Market and will light up the children's eyes with small candies.
5 and 6 December, Parade Court - free admission
Interactive games for children:
"Christmas with the shepherds"
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and on 8, 9, 24, 25 and 26 December
"Motley lucky charms"
27 December to 1 January
Parade Court - free admission (in English language)
Children's Museum - "Schloss Schonbrunn Experience"
- Angel search with prices for young museum visitors
until 26 December
- Poldi's workshop until 24 December
- Lucky charms crafting (30 and 31 December)
- Quadrille dancing (3 p,m on 19 November und 17 December)
- Guided tours by appointment
Open daily from 19 November to 8 January from 10 a.m to 5 p.m visit without guided tour possible,
Tel: +43 (0)1 811 13 239
Schonbrunn Advent concerts
Musical Christmas greetings will be passed on by choirs, gospel singers and brass bands during the daily live concerts. At the New Year's Market jazz ensembles will guide the visitors into the New Year.
On stage on the Parade Court -free admission
Christmas Market: weekdays at 6pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 3 pm, 24 December at 2 pm, New Year's Market at 4 pm
This year the Christ,as Market Schlob Schonbrunn will once again be supporting the SOS Kinderdorf project " 147 - Rat auf Draht" Collection boxes can be found at all food stands. Why not donate your mug deposit (or more)?
MTS - Marketing Synergie Wien GmbH
The Vienna Christmas World opens on City Hall Square on 12 November. As well as enjoying the traditional Christmas market with its 150 market stalls, this year, for the first time, visitors will have the chance to ice-skate. Two large ice-rinks and a variety of skating pathways through the romantically-lit City Hall Park encircle the Christmas market where you can buy Christmas gifts, tree
decorations, arts and crafts, culinary delicacies, confectionary and hot drinks. There's also a chance to try your hand at curling.
The entrance to City Hall Square is decorated with a tall archway bearing candles, with a new candle added every day through to 24 December. The trees in the surrounding City Hall Park will be sporting a new lighting design, their resplendent decorations festively illuminating the Ringstrasse, with wonderful installations in the park illustrating Christmas fairy tales for children. Young visitors are invited to come to City Hall for the chance to decorate gingerbread, make gifts, and write to Santa, all free of charge in the People's Hall.
From 25 November onwards trumpeters on the towers will enchant visitors with wonderful sounds.
On the four weekends in Advent they will be joined by traditional Advent singing. And all of those wishing to see the Baby Jesus at the Vienna Christmas Market in augmented reality are invited to download the app
Vienna Christmas World at the Christmas Market
At the heart of Vienna, directly beneath the Albertina, you can indulge in traditional Viennese Cuisine
delectable Austrian Wines and Vienna's own heuriger music. Be it a historic basement vault or
stylish vinotheque: Your pleasure is our business.
Dine in stylish natural surroundings of natural stone, wood and glass or find a spot at solid wood tables in cosy booths. The shaded garden's vine bowers and oleander create an inviting setting.
Open daily from 3 p.m. on odd-numbered months, vineyard by telephone appointment.
A friendly cafe' steeped in tradition, close to the Ringstrasse, Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Museumsquartier. The food is excellent and the waiters are friendly and helpful - relaxation is
definitely the order of the dsy here.
Open: Mon - Fri 7.30 am - midnight
Sat: 10.30 am - midnight
Sun: 11.00 am - 9.pm
A venue for all occasions, the modern yet snug and homely Brook provides surroundings cosy enough to accommodate those visiting for a quick drink while still being sufficiently spacious for groups to dine comfortably. Many have already discovered this for themselves - the light and inviting
pub regularly sees jubilant parties, friendly get-togethers leisurely catch-ups and quiet drinks all
taking place within its walls. However, its accommodating nature is only one appealing element of the Brook; others are to be found behind the bar and in the kitchen.
......simple, hearty fare.....
The wide drinks selection includes carefully chosen wines its well as those all-important lagers, ciders and real ales - great to enjoy either on their own or with food. The menu is made up of
simple, hearty fare. Light meals include warm, filled baguettes and tasty fish cakes, which make for real lunchtime treats, while the satisfying starters, main courses, desserts and weekly specials give guests option of indulging in a full three-course dinner come the evening.
Dishes like goat's cheesecake with red onion marmalade are to be found among the first courses;
juicy steaks and meaty chilli con carne are examples of the gratifying mains; and desserts such as
banoffee cream pie and sticky toffee pudding round everything off in a deliciously traditional style.
Restaurant The Brook
Cambridge CB1 3NW
The City of Zurich officially has 12 urban districts, called Stadkreise. They are simply numbered from 1 to 12. However these urban districts are mostly for administrative purposes - we introduce the areas visitors to Zurich should know by the names they are usually known by.
1 - Niederdorf (the lower village) is the part of the old town on the eastern bank of the river Limmat between the squares Central and Bellevue. It's teeming with restaurants, bars and,
spiteful tongues say, undiserning visitors from neighbouring canton Argovia
(Argovians have to take a bit of flak in Zurich) There is also a sprinkling of adult
entertainment, especially in anr around Harringstrasse sex workers of both sexes look
for suitors. Most of Niederdorf is a pedestrian area. It's criss-crossed with medieval
alleys and small squares and a walk through Niederdorf should be part of every visit
to Zurich. Especially if you leave very busy Niedorfstrasse up hill towards Oberdorf
you will discover some lovely spots you wouldn't have expected. Along the river on the Limmatquai cafes with outdoor seating are a good excuse to have a drink and watch Zurich.
2 - City / Lindenhof (1) On the western bank of the river Limmat lies the Lindenhof quarter, the
other part of ther old town. Right in its centre, on a small hill, Lindenhofplatz gives you excellent views over. Niedorf Zurich's citizens
held their meetings in medieval times. The alleys and streets near have abound with shops of all kinds and some restaurants and bars, Towards
the west, Bahnhofstrasse - one of the worlds most famous shopping streets -
marks the border of the Undenhof district, and on the other side, the
so-called City includes Paradeplatz and the financial and business district, spreading towards the lake.
3 - Seefield (8) is the name of the district on the eastern shore of the lake. Over the past decade it
has become an incredible popular area to live in - which results in very high rents.
There are worries that this is driving away the area's original inhabitants and
spoiling its charm. With all the new residents, scores of trendy bars and
restaurants have opened in Seefield. But of course the major attraction here is the
lake: on the lake side there is a promenade with boat rentals, two swimming spots
and the ever (over) crowded Blatterwiese.
4 - Enge & Wollishofen (2) The western shore of Lake Zurichis a bit less popular but that's exactly
why it's worth a visit. When the Seefield side is overcrowded on a
sunny summer weekend you might find it more relaxing on this side.
For example swimming at Mythenquai or on Landwiese, right on the
shore. Enge district houses the two gardens Belvoirpark and
Rieterpark as well.
5 - Langstrasse (4 & 5) Langstrasse (Long Street) is a street connecting districts 4 and 5 through a
tunnel underneath the ocean of railway tracks which divide the western part
of the city.It was once the best-known red light district in Switzerland. But
in the last decade much has changed more and more striptease and nightclubs
have changed into urban bars now very popular with Zurich's young crowd.
You will find strip clubs, drugs and a few alcoholics - but some of the most
interesting bars, restaurants and clubs in the city as well (see the nightlife chapter) As a result in Zurich's most cosmopolitan and multi-cultural
district, perfect for bar-hopping and with options for partying almost around
6 - Zurich West (5) Probably Zurich's fastest developing district, the formerly industrial part of the
city is rapidly changing into a new business and residential area. Office space
and residential developments have sprouted everywhere, making construction
sites a long-term feature. The area around Escher Wyss-Platz has also
become one of the city's entertainment districts with bars, restaurants and clubs
popping up like mushrooms over the last 15 years. The first clubs set up in
abandoned industrial building, but now many have moved into newly built or
renovated locations. Some clubs have a raw provisional feel, while the
restaurants and bars around the large Abaton multiplex cinema have a more
7 - Zurich Nord - Oerukon (11) The urban district 11 North of Zurich, behind the two hills
Kaferberg and Zurichberg is often referred to at Zurich Nord. Close
to the airport, Oerlikon a home to numerous companies, and to
Zurich's biggest event hall Hallenstudon and the trade fair grounds
Lots of housing, offices, parks and hotels have been built here in the
past five years.
The drinking age in Switzerland is 16 for wine and beer and 18 for spirits and alcohol.
The standard sizes for beer are the 0.3 litre, Stange (pronounce shtang-eh) and the 0.5 litre Grosses
(gro-sus). The long standing medium -scale brewers are increasingly getting competition from
innovative local brewers.
Check out Sprint, Paul or Appenzeller for instance. Swiss wines are also not to be underestimated. While the best may come from further south, you'll find some very good Blauburgunders (red) and
Riesling Syvaners (white) from the Zurich region.
Traditional Swiss spirits are fruit brandies, cherry, (Kirsch) and pear (Williams) being the most common.
Driving in Switzerland is generally easy. If you're using the motorways you have to buy a vignette for .....Fr ( available at petrol stations and post offices) Remember that trams always have right of way, as well as pedestrians on zebra crossing without traffic lights.
The Legal alcohol limit is 0.05% which should allow you to have roughly ONE glass of beer before
driving. The standard speed limit is 50km/h in urban areas, 80km/h outside towns and 120km/h on
In residential zones in Zurich, the speed limit is often 30km/h. Fines are high and yes, Switzerland
has agreements with many European countries to make sure you pay the fine even if you have a foreign number plate.
You may use your home driving license in Switzerland as long as it is valid. - if the license in non-EU-one and in a language other than French, English, Italian or German it is recommended that it be accompanied by an international one.
An honest, straightforward restaurant with no frills whatsoever. Their weekly changing 3-course menus offers solid fare with a little innovation. For the main course there is usually a fish, meat or a vegetarian version. There are three red and three white wines sold by the glass - the usually very attentive waiters simply bring the bottle to your table. You drink as much as you like and pay what you've drunk, if only everything in life was so simple.
Mother Catherine's menu majors in classics from Provence using plenty of fish, seafood, olives and
rosemary. But she also does other French classics like onion soup and snails.
Filled pasta like ravioles and cappelacci, usually homemade, are also standard features.
The interior with uneven walls, dark tables and chequered tablecloths is pleasant and the kitchen reliable.
The tiny bar Le Philosophe next door is good for a quiet drink.
The world most beautiful butterflies flying around you in a tropical garden.
Enter the fascinating world of butterflies in a tropical greenhouse among hundreds of flying individuals. Special exhibits on the silk moth and the new dome devoted to research and conservation of Etna butterflies.
Open from April to October - Sundays and holidays from 10.00 to 16.00
Weekdays 10.00 to 13.00
The Butterfly House
Via Umberto 244