Where the Fishermen's Guildhall of Schaffhausen once stood, the Rheinhotel Fischerzunft is now one of the most famous restaurants in Switzerland. In 1975, Andre Jaeger returned from the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong to take over the family business. Since then he has developed a cuisine that is a perfect blend of East and West. Marinated salmon with Teriyaki sauce, perch-pike fillet with curry sauce and home-made mango chutney, and spring chicken yin and yang with sweet ginger and orange sauce were just a few dishes on a menu of stunning originality. The presentation is a photographic dream.
  Our inspector was also impressed by the restaurant itself: enough space between tables for private conversations, beautiful flowers and distinctive floral print table-cloths. 'No pale blues and pinks here; this is a design statement.' Bedrooms show the same flair. The more expensive have a river view but all are deeply comfortable, with individual colour themes for paintwork, fabrics and carpets. Chinese prints abound, looking surprisingly natural even on candy-stripe wallpaper. 'Total perfection' was the verdict from our reporter; but book your table when reserving a room.