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Zum Goldenen Schaefli

Metzgergasse 5 | 9000 St. Gallen, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
+41 71 223 37 37
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Metzgergasse 5 | 9000 St. Gallen, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I felt very lucky to have found this place. The cosy atmosphere created by the low, slanted roof, the heavy wooden furniture, old stove, dimmed lights and white tablecloths was just what I wanted on a dark September evening. And the home-made, buttery rösti with...More

2  Thank Monicakatharina
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A group of 4 of us came here for dinner. It is a very historic building and very well preserved. The service was friendly and efficient, menu choices were very good and an excellent selection of wines including by the glass. Prices are medium to...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The waiters were very friendly and hospitable, the chef greeted me when entering. Ambiance is great! So far so good. To the food: we chose bouillabaisse soup, tuna tartar and a pan fried fish. In our opinion the soup was too 'milky', thin and plain,...More

Thank Urs E
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

You can virtually feel history in this famous first floor restaurant in the old part of St.Gallen. The wooden gothic ceiling is more than 300 years old - and you won't forget the slanted floor after your first visit. Fair prices and a good selection...More

1  Thank schmitterrolf
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant must be one of the best in the city. The dining room is charming and historic, with candle light and slanted floorboards and heart carved beams. The food was delicious, I had a corn salad with bacon and eggs that was perfectly dressed...More

3  Thank 60745Mary
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

They promised us a table in 30 min, we waited at the bar. After 90 min waiting we ended up eating in the smoking room (!!!) because we were starving. Terrible! Will never go back.

Thank Silvio D
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was a charming restaurant near the center of St. Gallen in a traditional setting whose slanted floor only adds to the authentic atmosphere. The food was excellent with a focus on traditional dishes, some with a modern twist. Service was efficient and friendly. The...More

1  Thank CBuhrman
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food, the decor and the history makes this a worthy experience in Old town St. Gallen. The only downside is the slow service. Definitely this is a part of the slow movement.

Thank dcomin
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere and the building itself is rather fantastic - all original and a little bit slopey but full of character! Specials were delicious and as part of a large group, we got to taste a lot of it! It's high quality food and has...More

1  Thank C A
Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a wonderful experience. The wine, service and food were all first rate. I started with the veal sweetbreads, which were phenomenal. My main was the veal chop and for dessert I had the strawberry quark cream with strawberry salad. I will definetly be returning...More

1  Thank Meyer S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metzgergasse 5 | 9000 St. Gallen, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of St. Gallen  >  St. Gallen
  • Phone Number: +41 71 223 37 37
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