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by Krys T
Somerset, United Kingdom
March 20, 2007
From journal Zurich - Are the Gnomes on to a Good Thing?
by Nick Malgieri
New York, New York
August 27, 2005
Bierhalle Kropf is in the old town on the West bank of the Limmat, not far from the St. Peter church and the Fraumunster. In fact, it’s just steps from Paradeplatz, the traditional center of the city. The building, called Kropf, or "bulge," has existed since the middle of the 15th century, way before the restaurant came to be. The present restaurant dates from the last quarter of the 19th century and has gloriously painted walls and ceilings to prove it. Mostly tiny angels holding great steaming platters of food and overflowing beer steins, the ceilings and murals evoke a time when going out for a plate of boiled beef was a big occasion. I understand perfectly, since I am always happy when I’m in Zurich, staying at my favorite hotel, the Storchen, that’s just around the corner and eating lunch at Kropf. And the best thing is that you are midway between Sprungli truffles at Paradeplatz if you turn right out the door, or Teuscher truffles – turn left and keep going after the Italian restaurant and the jewelry store to the corner if you crave something sweet after lunch.
Restaurant Bierhalle Kropf
In Gassen 16
Telephone from the US: 011 411 221 1805
Fax from the US: 011 411 212 3754
Closed Sundays and holidays.
From journal Zurich: My Second Hometown