Iroquois – Lively, Casual And Something for Everyone
When people think of Seefeld, Iroquois is one of the restaurants that will come to mind. It is an ideal place for lunch, dinner or a relaxed after work drink. Designed in the style of an American country-house, Iroquois has become prominent through its Californian inspired Tex-Mex cuisine as well as the classic burgers. Offering a wide selection, patrons can order Zurich's largest burger here - either to share or... not. Seating 66 inside and 110 outside, this place is hiving year round - though especially during summer. Its proximity to Lake Zurich makes it popular for weekend chillers enjoying a cocktail outside. Indoor seating - especially in winter - can get a bit scarce; so make sure to book a table ahead of time. The booking made for a table on a weekday lunch was easy. It all happened online by filling out the necessary details and entering a code, which Iroquois sent to my mobile number. Following that a booking confirmation was sent out stating
all the details. I could have just called of course.... Upon arrival the restaurant is almost full. Quickly I am seated at the booked table and asked whether I'd like a drink. I decide to check out the menu first and end up ordering a house special Ginger Apple Yootea (5 dl CHF 5.50) - the Jasmine Green Yootea is out. My friend makes do with a Coke (2.5 dl CHF 4.20). While some patrons are settling up, more enter the establishment and at the same time our food order is taken - a pretty casual and friendly affair. The lunch menus smoked salmon wrap or couscous (both at around CHF 20.-) sound interesting but I opt for the Galloway Beef Burger with Chips (CHF 26.00) nevertheless. My friend orders the Goat Cheese Burger with Chips (CHF 28.50). Both burgers are available with a choice of three different buns, the meat cooked to specification. Despite the restaurant being fairly busy, the food arrives within 20 minutes -this is great as it makes popping out for a quick lunch possible. So... The food looks good, served on a rustic wooden board and the chips neatly kept in a metal bucket. The fresh mince paddy is cooked medium as specified and the garnishes - lettuce, onions and tomato - are served on the side. The sesame bun deserves a special mention! Toasted perfectly and definitely not spongy - just the way a burger bun should be. The chips - chunky with a bit of skin left on the sides - taste good although we decide to add some more salt. A selection of homemade Bohemia sauces - including tomato ketchup and BBQ - are available on the table. By the time we're done with our meal and hour has passed. It's about 13:30 and the restaurant is clearing out a bit. Settling up the bill totals to CHF 64.20 for both - not too bad for a hearty lunch in the centre of Zurich.