Zurich: Uto Kulm Restaurant

It was a very hot day in late July and I have just spent an hour and half trekking up Uetliberg mountain in flip flops. This was not by choice, as I unfortunately got off the wrong train stop and without google maps found myself in deep forest looking for a way out. To my delight I finally saw people and came to this stunning view of Zurich. Quite a reward for pain endured getting there!

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Looking for a place to rest I came across Uto Kulm restaurant with the most magnificent terrace overlooking Zurich, the Alps and the lake. Serving the best of the seasonal food, I ordered the perfect starter to cool off with – cucumber soup. Served cold and zesty, this is the perfect refreshment. It was so delicious I wiped the plate clean, swiftly moving onto beef carpaccio on toast. Amazing topping for toast, don’t you think?

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And mozzarella salad with mushroom soup in a shot glass. As a self confessed mushroom lover this really tickled my fancy. And look at the presentation, food was fighting for spot in the limelight with the scenery!IMG_1190

For main course I opted for grilled sea bream, which was perfectly cooked and garnished by steamed veg and spinach. Really simple dish, well seasoned. I felt that portions were very well sized, you could see that the chef had thought about nutrition as well as looks, serving each food group in it’s appropriate portion size.

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At the end of my stunning meal at Uto Kult restaurant, I climbed the viewing tower, for even more breathtaking views of Zurich.

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IMG_1203All and all this restaurant definitely has the wow factor and its not because it’s on top of the mountain. Food was top notch, atmosphere – lovely. I am definitely going to come back should I be in Zurich again!

Star rating: *****

Uto Kulm
8143 Uetliberg/Zürich
http://www.utokulm.ch/en

 

 

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