Best Mountain Restaurants
Zermatt has over 50 mountain restaurants, many of which can be reached on foot. For self-service: Sunegga, Riffelberg and Trockner Steg.
For table service Chez Vrony at Findeln, Aroleid or Vis-aVis on the Gonergrat.
Zermatt Ski Resort Reviews
"Fantastic skiing, vertical drop and accommodation but close enough not to be "pisted" off at the size of your carbon footprint! - Hazel Jan '09"
Eating Out & Apres Ski Zermatt
Zermatt has more than 100 restaurants, from traditional Swiss serving cheese specialities, to French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Mediterranean.
The Best Resort Restaurants
A cosy restaurant in the top-end Monte Rosa Hotel that serves fondues and other Swiss specialities.
00 41 27 966 03 33
A small, romantic restaurant that overlooks the river and is well known for its superb, melt-in-the-mouth lamb. Good wine list. Bookings essential.
00 41 27 966 06 06
Located on the other side of the river to Le Mazot, Spycher serves Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine, including some excellent fresh fish dishes.
00 41 27 967 77 41
Chez Vrony, Findeln
Treat yourself to at least one meal in Chez Vrony on Rothorn mountain – one of Zermatt’s many culinary institutions. The Julen family have owned this charming mountain hut for more than 100 years and serve entirely organic food. The delicious dried meats and homemade sausages are made following time-honoured family recipes. Reservations essential.
00 41 27 967 25 52
Zum See, Furi
A classic Zermatt mountain restaurant, and one of the best in the area, Zum See is located just below Furi, a hamlet above Zermatt that’s accessed by skiing or walking down from the cable car's mid-station. There’s a large sun terrace that gets really lively in fine weather while the restaurant is a cosy haven on stormy days. Reservations essential.
00 41 27 967 20 45
Take It Doner
Large kebabs SF10.
Chez Max Julen
Three course set menu.
Restaurant du pont
At the top of the main street, serves tasty roesti and viande sechee.
The Best Après Ski bars and Clubs
Apres ski Zermatt style starts on the mountain at Simi, Hennu Stall and Zum See towards Furi and Othmar’s Hütte and Olympic Bar on Rothorn/Sunnegga.
Locals head for North Wall Bar, Brown Cow and Papperla, all of which stay open late.
GramPi’s, Hotel Poste, incorporates an array of restaurants, bars and the Cave Disco all under one roof - try Papa Caesar Lounge on the first floor: http://www.grampis.ch/.
Pollox T-Bar, another disco, are also a late-night venue.
Elsie’s Ba and Joseph’s Wine Bar (Hotel Mirabeau) are popular with more mature visitors.
The über-trendy Vernissage above the cinema is ideal for cocktails and light snacks.
Snowboat Caffe, looks like a boat with a sundeck.