Haus Hiltl

The world’s first vegetarian restaurant is located in the heart of Zurich, near the Bahnhofstrasse.

According to Guinness World Records, the Haus Hiltl was the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. The restaurant – which is named for its founder, Ambrosius Hiltl – has been serving vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike with meat-free culinary specialties from all over the world since 1898.

At the Haus Hiltl, situated close to the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, guests can find an à la carte restaurant with waiter service, as well as the popular Hiltl Buffet, where they can choose from over 100 home-made delicacies, freshly squeezed fruit juices and tasty lemonade.

Currently managed by the fourth generation of the Hiltl family, the Hiltl is also an academy, where seminars and courses are held. In addition, this location is home to Switzerland’s very first vegetarian butcher’s store. 

Opening Hours

7.00am – 10.00pm
7.00am – 10.00pm
7.00am – 10.00pm
7.00am – 10.00pm
7.00am – 11.00pm
8.00am – 11.00pm
10.00am – 10.00pm


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 564 m 4 min
Zürich Airport 9 km 19 min