The best restaurants in Zermatt, Switzerland...
Below you will find our list of the best restaurants in Zermatt as determined from reviews by ourselves, together with those by Michelin, Gault & Millau and Schlemmer. The level of quality is so high, the tiny village boasts four Michelin stars and 255 Gault Millau points.
- All the best Zermatt restaurants accept payment by credit or debit card
- Staff in all Zermatt restaurants speak fluent English, with many also speaking German, French and Italian
- Service charge is already included in the bill in all Zermatt restaurants, however the locals often add a small tip by just rounding up the bill. Tip by saying the amount you want to pay in total when actually paying (not after you've been given your change)
Only open in the Winter Season (December to April), the 2 Star Michelin restaurant at the ubercool Backstage Hotel Vernissage from baby-faced 40 year old Swiss TV chef Ivo Adam creates dishes that combine local products with modernity. You will see the famous chef behind the open kitchen alongside Head Chef Florian Neubauer, formerly of "Dinner by Heston Blumenthal" in London. The stunning Heinz Julen designed interior typifies Zermatt better than anywhere else in town and you can enjoy a dinner and movie package with the attached cinema. Open December 9th, 2016 to April 16th, 2017. Closed Sundays.
4 course dinner: CHF 127+ per person
Open only in the Winter season, Salvatore Elefante brings the cuisine of his Ristorante Il Riccio, on the warm and sunny Mediterranean island of Capri, to the cold and snowy mountains of Zermatt at the Michelin Star award-winning restaurant on the 4th floor of the Le Petit Cervin Hotel. Open 19:00 - 22:00. Closed Mondays.
3 course dinner: CHF 90+ per person
The understated Michelin Star restaurant inside the stunning Omnia Loft Hotel, perched high above the village (accessible by a lift) offers contemporary, unpretentious cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Klemens Schraml. The creative and experimental dishes are defined by authentic flavours and seasonal ingredients. Open daily 19:00 - 21:30.
3 course dinner: CHF 64+ per person
The small fine dining restaurant inside the 4 Star Superior Hotel Mirabeau, near the Bahnhof, offers classic Swiss cuisine in beautiful wooden surroundings. Open 17th December 2016 - 9th April 2017, Tuesday - Saturday from 19:00.
3 course dinner: CHF 100+ per person
Located inside the 5 Star Hotel Mont Cervin Palace, this homely restaurant offers meat, fish and local specialities from the charcoal grill, together with an impressive selection of wines. Open daily 17:30 - 22:00.
3 course dinner: CHF 75+ per person
Located at the bottom of the ski slope and just above the Sunnegga Express funicular station in the village (there's a lift inside the station), the modern fine dining restaurant of the 4 Star Cervo Hotel offers a huge sun terrace on which to enjoy the richly varied menu, with a native Alpine character and a hint of northern Italy. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
3 course lunch: CHF 50+ per person 3 course dinner: CHF 80+ per person
The Alpine Gourmet restaurant inside the 5 Star Grand Hotel Zermatterhof pays homage to the wonderful diversity of the regional produce of the Valais with original and ambitious reinvented creations of traditional cuisine. Open 19:00 - 22:00. Closed Sunday.
3 course dinner: CHF 95+ per person
Located in the wonderful hamlet of Zum See, a short hike above Zermatt or ski down from Furi, Max & Greti Mennig's restaurant and sun terrace is located inside a 350-year-old chalet and offers a homely atmosphere, magnificent views of the Matterhorn and an excellent gourmet cuisine with traditional Alpine and Mediterranean dishes. Open mid-December to mid-April and late June to early October from 12:00 - 17:00.
3 course lunch: CHF 40+ per person
Hidden off the main street, opposite the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and at the entrance to the elevator tunnel for The Omnia Hotel, this historic wooden chalet, one of the oldest in Zermatt, has remained in the hands of the family of owner Heinz Julen since it was built as a home in 1818. Under the management of André Seiler (owner of both the Mont Cervin Palace and Monte Rosa hotels), the varied menu is created with a Josper charcoal grill and the beautiful decor incorporates some of Julen's finest designs. Open from 17:00 daily.
3 course dinner: CHF 65+ per person
Stunning views of the Matterhorn can be had at this mountain restaurant which has embodied a family tradition for over 100 years. Located in Findeln, at 2100 metres altitude, it's a beautiful hike through the forest above Zermatt or a quick ski down from Sunnegga. They use only organic products, with the meats from animals nourished solely on Alpine grass. Open late November – late April 09:15 - 16:00 and mid June – mid October 09:15 – 18:00.
3 course lunch: Price not known
Last updated: 12 March 2017