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James Joyce Pub

#496 of 1,696 Restaurants in Zurich
$$ - $$$, , European
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 221 18 28
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“hamburger” (7 reviews)
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Actually excellent service, nice setting, a good spot to retreat and have a conversation over lunch without having to shout at each other. This comes with old fashioned “men’s food” = highly recommended if you are in town ;)

Thank tammo69
Reviewed 7 December 2017

the place is nice, high ceilings, very welcoming atmosphere - I had the steak club sandwich which was very good, I shared it with a girl friend. Typicall swiss prices. Centrally located. I was there for lunch - best to reserve.

Thank michouzurich
Reviewed 29 October 2017

After a day of work, it is always a pleasure to have a couple of beers with colleagues at this pub. Friendly staff and a good choice of beers.

Thank Frank V
Reviewed 26 September 2017

great deco and drinks - prices in line with ZH; central be it for casual friends or your private banker - its just a few minutes from Paradeplatz - a perfect place for meeting and drinking

Thank Joaquin S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were there Thursday eve in Zurich where all restaurants and bars are crowded. The Jales Joyce is the oldest pub of Zurich in the center of the city Immediately after our arrival a waitress managed to find a tiny place for the three of...More

Thank sikais
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We visited in recommendation and were not dissapointed. The layout is great both in door and outside seating available. The staff welcomed us and came over within minutes to offer drinks and menus. One of the staff recommended a white wine, locally produced which was...More

Thank BirdMarg83
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food is as usual excellent. Even something as simple as the hamburger it turns into an exquisite experience. Their staff is absolutely the friendliest in town, where it is already unusual to be treated nicely in a restaurant. At James Joyce they make an extra...More

Thank Tania T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite pub on the way home from work. Eat or just have a glass of wine and some Tzüriiiwasser (big selection of beer of course for beer drinkers). Hang out - friendly staff who remember their clients. Very friendly and welcoming place.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, summer sit outside, truly nice staff, simple but good hearty and sometimes fine food, excellent service, great location in mid-city, selection of quality beers and very good wines to have by the glass or bottle.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Food poisoning... Nice layout and perfect location Went for a cheeseburger (by the way they did not use regular steaks as usual but what they call "burger" ones) and had to suffer all day with fever Although friendly service, will never ever go back

Thank Walker_75000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24
Bar, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 221 18 28
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