Fork and Bottle

Mayor: Bov (2) | Taps: 3 | Bottles: 80
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Fin  (939) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 28, 2016


We visited Fork and Bottle on Saturday 25th June 2016. We walked from our campsite about 2-3km to get here, and afterwards continued to walk a similar distance into the centre of town. It is located in a rather strange place almost underneath a main road/Mway across from a train station called Zurich Brunau and yet offering a nice view of some wooded hills. So if you are sat outside don’t sit looking back in towards the pub and tangle of concrete roads above you, look out to the hills. I would imagine a train to Zurich Brunau would be the best way to get here or a bus or do as we did and walk alongside the river/canal which runs underneath the elevated highway back into town.

We arrived for the Breakfast/Brunch menu served between 10:00 -13:00 and had a late brunch of Breakfast Burritos, I have to say the food was excellent, really very good, we loved our Burritos, it was a very good sized portion and by Swiss standards I think for 25 CHF each represents good value for money. There is a small beer choice on the regular menu but ask for the beer list and you will get a very good beer selection, that is very informative on a paper list. The choice was great we had Omnipollo Mazarin and Lervig/Pohjala Walnut Porter, prices were on a par for most other places we’d been to.

The service was excellent, many of the senior staff were American, however the New Zealand barmaid from The International Beer Bar in Zurich also works here and so we met her again today. We really, really liked this place. It had a nice vibe, people both working here and those eating and drinking like us all seemed happy. Other than to use the toilet facilities I never really explored inside but it looked modern, smart and with a central’ish’ bar. Great place to eat and drink.



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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
pjpiranha  (2) , | March 17, 2016
nice work Mike and the new management staff. Chef also has some talent as we went to the popup Japanese event - loved it. Beer & food pairing is first wed of each month and Pam and I will be coming back for more. Nice!!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn  (57) Ursel, Belgium | August 18, 2015
It started pretty wrong. I hate it when a menu is presented that is not up to date, and I go apesh¨t hearing things as "we don’t have it, but we have a similar blonde’. But they did catch themselves and once the beerlist was presented on express demand, everything went from good to better. In fact, the beerlist is,not alone impressive, it shows a lot of reasoning; Ambiance was not hearty in the beginning neither, the heavy grill smoke hampers the nasal perception, and the music started out unnecessarily loud. But also that improved. But then there was the food. Listen, I’m not a burgerking (pun intended), but this kind of burger they can give me any day. And the salads had wonderful dressings. The meat is beyond criticism. Impressed!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
GrandpaTurtle  (11) , Switzerland | February 28, 2015
The place to be if you need good food and a good beer at once. The food has excellent value compared to the average in Zurich while the beers are quite expensive, but I know that many are imported directly by Fork&Bottle which explains why they can’t live off a 50 cent margin for each beer they sell. Shout outs to Mike for providing us with this lovely place just outside Zurich. Keep it up man!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
vshollows  (89) , England | July 8, 2014
A tram ride out from the centre of Zutich and then a 10 minute walk, but it’s worth it when you get there. We sat in the spacious beer garden with several TV showing ITV3 from England. The music was too loud, but they did turn it down when I asked them to. Schneider Weiss & Feldschlossen on draught, plus a big list of bottles from Swiss and Italian micros and the odd other one thrown in. Prices were fairly expensive, but what do you expect for Zurich? Our waiter was a keen beer enthusiast and chatted to us about our choices.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
17Beer  (4) , Switzerland | April 25, 2014
Good food. Great beer garden by the park where you can watch parasailers float over the Utliberg. Excellent beer menu with local micro brews.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille  (22) , Switzerland | December 27, 2013
Visited with Neur0 on a foggy early December afternoon. A lot of English speakers in the place. American-style restaurant. Looks like a place out of Twillight being located in some remote swiss valley. Friendly owner, efficient waitress. Cosy.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
neur0  (27) , Germany | December 15, 2013
(on tour with Embrouille) Nice place, friendly owner and a big selection of beers. Looking forward to go there in the summer to try the outside bar, seemed nice. A lot of english speaking customers...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Bov  (114) Bienne, Switzerland | August 2, 2013
Specialized in italian craft beers with also some Switzerland giant (BFM, Storm&Anchor and Rapperswil Bier Factory). Great choice and enthusiastic owners: hard to find better in this region.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
dutchbeerpages  (88) Wilnis, Netherlands | May 14, 2013
I would recommend this to any beer lover who is in or near Zurich. Beautifully located on the outskirts of town near the park. Great selection of Swiss and Italian microbrews, great brews.

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