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Pumpstation

$$ - $$$
Swiss, Bar, European, Barbecue, Pub
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Seeanlage Utoquai, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
+41 1 260 96 69
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pumpstation is a great summer restaurant on the shore of Lake Zürich just opposite of the Opera. I often go there for lunch and sometimes dinner. The menu is simple but good, great drinks (especially when the special bar is open) and a good crew. The crowd there is great. Fantastic place to eat lunch !!

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Thank Thomas B
Zurich, Switzerland
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1,465 reviews
808 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 783 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PUMP Station is located in the eastside of the lake near Bellevue. There are un-obstructed views to the lake and Uetliberg. The place has wooden and metal tables as well as benches, some with umbrellas. With its location it offers sunny views from morning until sunset. Their menu consists of snacks, sausage, meat selections, sweets (Plecard), and the full range... More 

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Thank FormerCaliBoy
Waalre
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The nicest thing about this place is the location at the lakeside. The food tough is average and not really special.

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Thank SufiWaalre
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

we had good time there though it took quite long before the staff come to take order, but the food were quick and staffs were friendly. The view was great !!

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Thank Nitsajit D
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite location in Zürich for drinks and small dinner. Always bussy but you always get a table. Good menue and superbe location. Just love it. Must see if in Zurich.

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Thank Michael U
Perth, Australia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A shame because this place has such a nice view! When we sat down the waitress was discussing very loudly nearby about how people complain about bad service when it's not called for, so we waited 10 minutes while she did that. Our second round of drinks - one came and the other didn't. We asked and the staff didn't... More 

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Thank stefanya89
Singapore
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Casual cafe by the Zurich lake. Located right on the water so very nice views. It has a decent menu but almost all of the patrons were having bratwursts and beer and why not? Both were delicious. Nice way to spend a summer evening.

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Thank MSB_SG
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Beautifully located at the lake shore promenade, but that's all. We had to wait 40min until the barbecue sausage and bread was served. This place offers take away too, so you would expect a quicker service turnaround.

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Thank Tasiilaq
Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

... beacuse it is a "trap". The only nice aspect is the view. The rest is a nigthmare. The athmosphere is loud, very bad food quality, service arrogant and the worse aspect concerns the prices are too high in relation to the quality. There are around much nicer places. We went twice (just to see if we got a bad... More 

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Thank Isabella M
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The staff was very rude and arrogant. This restaurant is not recommended due to the worst customer services experience.

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Thank Taimuree

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 32
Cuisine
Swiss, Bar, European, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seeanlage Utoquai, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 1 260 96 69

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?