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It may be a cliché, but “if these walls could talk” rings true for Zürich dining institution Kronenhalle. On a recent trip to the lakeside city, director Neil Hugh Kenna was lucky to be dining with locals in the know. Before he knew it he was enjoying a filet de bœuf with Miró to his right, and Chagall to his left. After dinner Neil retired to the bar – an unforgettable place where the teak-panelled walls and ceiling are a work of art in themselves. Sipping on a late night negroni, desperately trying to fight off the jetlag, Neil couldn’t take his eyes off the Picasso within touching distance, ever so gently lit by an equally stunning Giacometti lamp. Kronenhalle is a genuinely unique and storied establishment, and as Neil would attest, a must for anyone visiting the city. Learn more about its interesting history via Monocle. Photography courtesy of Monocle.