Also joining in with the Valentine’s Day festivities is the Leuen country guesthouse in Uitikon-Waldegg (‘country’? OK, more like suburban, but anyway): from 13 to 14 February (or 14 to 15), you can stay the night with dinner included for 198 francs per person. It’s 228 francs if you add on the wine pairing. I think that’s perfectly reasonable!
If you’re looking to get further out of town, the Hotel du Lac in Wädenswil could be an option. On Friday and Saturday there’s a four-course menu, with an aperitif in your room followed by dinner in the conservatory in strict compliance with Covid-19 regulations. Priced at 120 francs, the overnight stay is ‘reasonably priced and good value so as to appeal to a wider audience,’ says Gian Durisch, manager of the establishment, which belongs to Holenstein Gastro. ‘We want to directly address anyone who misses culinary experiences. During the week, our client base consists of tradespeople and those travelling for business, so in spite of a few limitations, we’re almost working like normal.’ Every weekend follows a different culinary theme, such as Switzerland, Italy or the Mediterranean.
This list is in no way exhaustive, so there are still other places where you can stay overnight in order to use the restaurant. However, many great Zurich hotels are unfortunately still closed in February so won’t be serving up any of their usual gastronomic delights – we can only hope that we don’t have to keep feeding ourselves at home for even longer because of any newly evolved coronavirus variants.
These are the restaurants mentioned in the article:
Landgasthof Leuen, Birmensdorferstrasse 56, 8142 Uitikon, Website
Hotel Helvetia, Stauffacherquai 1, 8004 Zurich, Website
Widder Hotel, Rennweg 7, 8001 Zurich, Website
Hotel Krone, Sihlbrugg 4, 8816 Hirzel, Website
Dolder Grand, Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zurich, Website
Hotel du Lac, Seestrasse 100, 8820 Wädenswil, Website