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Restaurant Guide

Zermatt Restaurant Guide 2016-17

Not only are there over 100 restaurants in Zermatt village, but we have more restaurants per capita which are listed in the guides than any other locality in Switzerland. And this year, 2 Michelin starred restaurants. You will find a full listing in the enclosed restaurant brochure and we will be more than happy to recommend a few. Here are some of our favourites, grouped into categories. Those places also serving lunch are indicated in bold.


  • After Seven. (first floor of the Vernissage / Backstage). Newly opened two winters ago, and now with a Michelin star, a top restaurant led by chef Ivo Adam and his team from Ascona on the shores of Lago Maggiore. Imaginative, creative, fresh cuisine. Cool setting designed by Heinz Julen. Tel. 027 966 69 70

  • Ristorante Capri. Zermatt's other Michelin star. On the top floor of the Petit Cervin hotel. Mediterranean cuisine. Good views but perhaps lacking in atmosphere.
    Tel. 027 966 87 10

  • 1818. The former Heimberg restaurant is redefining itself this winter with a new chef and team. The new menu in its essence: products from near and far, exciting and creative gourmet preparation, a carefully composed selection of wines and spirits, and the same unique setting and atmosphere. Tel. 027 967 8484.

  • Cervo. By the lifts by the end of the Sunnegga run. Cosy and smart Alpine décor,
    a modern take on Swiss mountain dishes. They will give you a code to access the lifts.
    Lunch 12-16:00.  Tel. 027 968 1212

  • Chez Heini. Local lamb grilled to perfection (have the racks) and songs by Heini’s son Dan Daniel (AKA Urs). Frida's (our local Abba resident) favourite. Chic and camp.
    Tel. 027 967 1630.

  • Grill le Cervin. Refined French cuisine, charcoal grilled meat and fish, the most extensive and superb wine list in Zermatt. Tel. 027 966 88 88

  • Le Corbeau d'Or. In the hotel Mirabeau. In an intimate, plush and velvety setting, French haute cuisine. Delicious. Tel. 027 966 2660

  • La Barrique (beneath the Hotel Perren, close to the Snowboat). A good gourmet tip. Tel. 027 966 5200 Lunch 12-17:00


Swiss / Alpine

  • Schäfer Stube (beneath the Hotel Julen). Excellent Zermatt lamb and Swiss fondue specialities. Cosy rustic chalet setting. Tel. 027 966 7600.

  • The Julen Restaurant. In the hotel of the same name, wooden Alpine panelling, excellent cuisine, and very good value if you take the menu of the day.
    Tel. 027 966 76 00.

  • Le Gitan. Meat and prawn grill, cosy, smart. Tel. 027 968 1940. The Zermatterstübli is its café at the front on the main street, takes no bookings, serves food all day.

  • Whymperstube. Under the Monte Rosa hotel. Cheese fondue and raclette in a chalet style setting. Tel 027 967 22 96

  • Le Mazot. Chalet style perennial favourite, escargots, lamb grilled on an open fire.
    Tel. 027 966 06 06

  • Ferdinand. The Cervo's 'Alpine casual dining' restaurant. A great space styled like a cool New York café. Menus is limited to cheese fondues and table-top BBQ.
    Tel. 027 968 1212

  • Old Zermatt. By the church bridge. Newly renovated, with a sunny terrace, good food, and open all day long. Gluten free dishes. Tel. 027 966 2388. Lunch all day.
  • Sport Pavilion. By the ice skating rink (volley ball in summer). The warmest, sunniest and most wind-sheltered terrace in Zermatt. Great spot for a simple lunch in good weather. The Käseschnitte (hot cheese toast) and the Kunterbunt toasted sandwich are tip top. No reservations. Lunch all day.
  • Sonnmatten. Up in the Winkelmatten district; beautifully renovated in post-modern Alpine style, imaginative cuisine based around a set menu. Tel. 027 967 3030.
    Lunch 12-14:00; all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Other Countries / Asian

  • Gee's. This popular après-ski bar / brasserie in the middle of the narrow part of the main street does great tapas. Brunch from 11:00-14:00; tapas until midnight.

  • Ruha Thai and Fuji (Hotel Albana Real). You can choose between a top Thai below (lovely traditional Asian wooden decor) and a sizzling Japanese Teppan-Yaki above.
    Tel. 027 966 6181

  • Myoko. The best Japanese in town, set in a charming chalet in the heart of Zermatt. Sushi on the ground floor, Teppan-Yaki above. Tel. 027 966 87 39

  • China Garden. An elegant and very good Chinese restaurant close to the main street. Tel. 027 967 5323 Lunch 12-14:00.

  • Da Giuseppe. Good Italian, hard to get a table. Tel. 027 967 1380

  • Portofino. In the Hotel Post. Mediterranean nouvelle cuisine. Tel. 027 967 1931

  • The Snowboat. A funky Heinz Julen décor, a tapas and hamburgers bar menu,
    and a very warm welcome. Live music on certain nights. Tel. 027 967 43 33
    Lunch from 14:30.

  • The Spaghetti Factory at the Hotel Post (stylish modern dark wood décor, also good with kids, food ranges from meat to pizza) Tel. 027 967 1931

  • Sparky's. The only place in Zermatt to eat curry. A cheap and cheerful seasonnaire's hangout. Tel. 027 968 1918

    Child Friendly / Cheerful

  • Pizzeria Roma. Run by an Italian family. Good wood fired pizzas and very child friendly. Tel. 027 967 322

  • The Bubble. Hamburgers and a touch of world cuisine, relaxed, family friendly. Good for teenagers. Tel. 078 798 7558

  • Pizzeria Klein Matterhorn. By the Matterhorn Express, good pizza / pasta and an amazing Italian red wine list with (unlisted) old vintages. The front wooden panelled room is cosier. Tel. 027 967 0142 Lunch from 11:30.

  • The Cable Car. Seasonnaire haunt. Bowling, darts, pool table, live sports. Good for teens.Tel. 078 798 7558

  • Time Out. Another seasonnaire spot. Sports bar and grill. Tel. 027 967 2626