May 11, 2018
Boasting spectacular views of downtown Zurich, Clouds is an exceptionally elegant restaurant and bar situated high up on the 35th floor of the gleaming, modern Prime Tower, the tallest building in Switzerland. It’s a sophisticated, contemporary space, very bright and white, the sun streaming through floor to ceiling windows which allow you to really appreciate the view. White tablecloths abound and while the space is slightly corporate and austere it’s also very striking. It’s a big operation, spread over two floors there’s a bar area where you can sit with a crisp glass of Sancerre and a more formal dining room with sculptural light fittings alongside an attractive patio area. There are also private dining facilities and a conference room. They serve a range of fruity cocktails in the bar alongside a range of premium spirits and some tasty non-alcoholic options; there’s also a bulging wine list with over 200 wines to choose from. The menu in the restaurant is the epitome of fine dining, blending classic French technique with Catalan and Italian flavours and influences. There’s bouillabaise, that wonderfully rich Mediterranean fish and seafood stew, a perfectly executed steak tartar, a delicious apple strudel topped with muscovado-calvados ice-cream. Their brunch menu is also well worth checking out on weekends and there is occasional live music too.