If you arrive in Chur at lunch time, then the Gambrinus is one of the first restaurants outside the train station.
I think the place is nothing really special.
I wanted to go to a local restaurant and avoid the fastfood chains.
My last Persian dish was long ago, so I went there for something to eat.
Favorite Dish: Chicken with rice and salad.
Even if you are not staying at the Hotel Chur, you will be made very welcome at the restaurant there. As with the rest of the hotel, the restaurant is elegantly decorated in dark wood with crisp white tablecloths and dim lighting. I could not understand why such an excellent restaurant wasn't better patronised on a Saturday night.
Favorite Dish: I had a wonderful schnitzel with salad and french fries which was accompanied by a fine selectionof breads. Then to follow I had my favourite ice cream meringue dessert, which I found on many Swiss menus. Two glasses of good red wine and I retired for the night very happy.
We had a slow start the morning we left Chur, as our train didn't depart till 11.30am. After checking out of our hotel, we wandered towards the station, looking for somewhere to have a coffee on the way.
Nothing inspired us until we arrived at Cafe Maron, which is actually located just across from the station. It is a large café with seating inside and out. We chose to sit out the front, but popped inside to have a look at the display of tasty looking cakes and pastries.
Favorite Dish: Chris and Alex had a coffee and shared a pastry. Coffee could be ordered from the waitress who came outside after we sat down, but food had to be ordered and paid for separately inside. I asked the waitress for a glass of water, but she said I could only have bottled water, which I declined. We had to laugh then when the coffees were delivered with glasses of water accompanying them.
The café is also a good place to use the toilets before you get on your train. Toilets are located at rear of the café, upstairs.
We stayed in Chur on a Sunday night and many of the restaurants were closed. We ended up eating at a place that Lonely Planet recommended - Pizzeria Mamma Mia.
Rain was threatening, so we bypassed the courtyard, and were thankful that they had a free table inside. We liked the pizzeria straight away - it had a good atmosphere, and staff were very friendly.
Favorite Dish: To eat, we had the Calzone; the Lasagne with a green salad; and a Pizza with prosciutto, rocket and parmesan. All the food was really enjoyable, and the pizza was the best I have tasted in a while - lovely fresh ingredients and the base was just the right thickness.
A reasonably priced bottle of Italian red wine washed down our meal, and some Chocolate Mousse (to share) rounded it off nicely.
Friendly and comfortable with great food, all freshly prepared so don't be in a hurry - I want to go back!
Sadly closed on our last visit (looks like for good)
Favorite Dish: Has to be rosti pizza!! a pizza using rosti ( fried potato and onion) for the base, a great idea, try it!!
Well...I actually never went there to eat...I always go there on sunny sundays when i have to study. They have a nice terrace protected from other roofs. It's very quiet and u can enjoy the beautiful day. Inside the restaurant has a traditional atmosphere with a lot of wood:)
Favorite Dish: I'm sure they have good dishes there...I will try it someday and write it here.
Outside u don't really see it is a nice restaurant...u don't even imagine how it's inside...u have to open a little door and go some steps up...than u get to a wooden restaurant, really tipical from here...with many local people and a cozy atmosphere.
U can have different dishes there...but if I were u...I'd ask for something tipical from the region...well..the english menus aren't very good...but I'm sure u'll find someone in the restaurant that could translate the german menu for u :-)
Favorite Dish: A portion of Capuns: it's as they call a mango leave with kind of a paste inside, with meat and vegetables...it's very good...and regional :-)
and well...there r many other god plates...I've been there only once...so I don't really know...I got a steak with mushroom sauce (morchelsosse): veeeery good!!!
Something very tipical in Switzerland is, beside fondue, also raclette.
Raclette is actually the name of the cheese used, but it's also the name of the "dish". It's aspecial oven where u put the cheese inside and let it melt. U eat it with potatos, small cucumbers, small corn and so on...it's something that people do a lot in a group...as a get together.
It is a heavy dish, so it's normally eaten in winter:-)
They have good ideas and the plates are normally very decorated and taste very good too;-)
They have a nice terrace, where u can enjoy the sun when it`s warm...and inside an interesting decoration, with art and kind of rustic.
Favorite Dish: I just ate there twice...and very good plates...the first time it was a chicken with some crust and lemon sauce...and the last time was tropical salad (not sure if that`s the name), but it was a salad with leaves, strawberries, melon, orange and chilli sauce...hmmm...veeeeeery good!!!
We wandered around side streets off the main ceneter of town and found this charming little pizzeria. The crust of the pizza is shredded potatoes and it adds a little different and nice crisp flavor.
Favorite Dish: Their menu featured pizzas with different country themes. My wife had the Romanian which was topped with artichokes, green and yellow peppers and zuchini. I had the Mexican which was topped with beef, beans, corn, onion and picante sauce. We decided we could probably make them easily at home but haven't tried it yet.