The family business FWG, which Daniel Wiesner now runs together with his brother Manuel, currently includes 32 establishments in German-speaking Switzerland. Here, Daniel Wiesner tells us which are his favourite restaurants in Zurich.
Daniel Wiesner, co-managing director of Swiss multi-concept player Familie Wiesner Gastronomie (FWG), and his team have coped quite well with the Covid lockdowns: thanks to increased focus on the mainstays of to-go and delivery and the opening of ghostkitchens. In an interview with the editors of FOOD SERVICE, he reveals which favourite eateries in Zurich he is particularly looking forward to visiting after the recent re-launch.
Everything about Co Chin Chin Vietnamese restaurant is original Vietnamese, from the menu to the spices, the tea selection, the chefs, and the ambiance.
Co Chin Chin is a Vietnamese
restaurant decorated in a French-colonial style
, housed in a former car repair shop. The location is still hip after five years and I'm very excited to eat the fine Pho soup
or Banh Xeo rice crepe
again with friends.
Les Halles is an alternative classic that I've enjoyed going to since I was a teenager
. The place is always busy and noisy
. With 1,000 details, the decor
is as varied
as the crowd. From students to bankers
, everyone meets here for a beer or the famous moules et frites
. There is also a small slow food shop
with organic, Italian and French specialities.
High above the hustle and bustle of Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse in the listed building of the Modissa department store, the Rooftop Restaurant and Bar with its 100 seats and a unique view has been inviting guests to linger since 2015.
On the roof terrace of the Modissa department store on the famous Bahnhofstrasse, restaurateur Michel Péclard
has created a little oasis with the Rooftop. On the outdoor premises, where you have a magnificent view over the rooftops, I always enjoy sampling the fusion cuisine
inspired by Tom Schwörer's travels to Tokyo or Los Angeles. Plus, his Asian dumplings
are delicious and with a cocktail
in hand, time is quickly forgotten.
About Daniel Wiesner and FWG
When Daniel Wiesner was 10 years old, his father, a career changer, had started his own business in the restaurant world. With him, Daniel Wiesner gradually gained his first professional foodservice experience as a sausage griller, ice cream and kebab seller, accountant, marketing manager and finally learned to develop and design his own concepts. The family business FWG, which Daniel now runs together with his brother Manuel, currently includes 32 establishments in German-speaking Switzerland. Casual dining brands such as Nooch Asian Kitchen (10 units), Negishi Sushi Bar (9), The Butcher (8), Miss Miu (1) and The Butcher & his Daughter (1) form the basis. In addition to other restaurants, FWG is also stepping up in the delivery business with approximately 200 of its own bike messengers and ghost brands such as Angry Chicken and Poke Nation, as well as the virtual market hall Kitchen Republic.