about us

we benjamin forrer and philipp graber are hosts, chefs, sommeliers and entrepreneurs in a collective. we have known each other since 2005 as colleagues and friends. in the summer of 2017 we opened our own restaurant the f39.

with the goal:

to work together with people we like

with producers and suppliers who share our philosophy

to create a high quality tasting menu from simple, seasonal, sustainably produced ingredients

serving natural, characterful wines that best accompany our dishes

broadening the horizons of our guests

to care for our environmentand 

to have fun at work

benjamin forrer

benjamin forrer

chef, host, type brut nature  

has a problem with authority

man of life, realist, restless, perfectionist

loves champagne, gold and pink

working as a chef since 2000

born 1984

philipp graber

chef, host, type chenin blanc nature

has no problem with authority

man of pleasure, pragmatic, loyal, easy-going

loves beer, sausages and family

working as a chef since 2003

born 1987

opening hours

wednesday-saturday from 18.30


f39 restaurant

fröhlichstrasse 39
8008 zürich

copyright by

bilu ag 2021

photos by

jörg wilczek

BF and others