Haus Hiltl

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

  • Near the Bahnhofstrasse
    World’s first vegetarian restaurant
    Huge vegetarian & vegan buffet
  • Vegetarian butcher’s store

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. 

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Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6.00am – 11.00pm
Friday 6.00am – 4.00am (from 11.00pm Hiltl Club)
Saturday  6.00am – 5.00am (from 11.00pm Hiltl Club)
Sunday and public holidays 8.00am – 4.00am (from 10.00pm Hiltl Club)