Mountain eating at it's finest


On the mountain

Zermatt Restaurants

Zermatt boasts the best mountain restaurants in the world, they are second to none. We are happy to share a few of our favourites with you.

Restaurant Findlerhof

In the hamlet of Findeln you can find the Findlerhof or Franz and Heidi’s (a sensational vegetarian quiche), Chez Vrony (an awesome fish soup) and Heinz Julen’s famous furniture, Enzian, Adler (rotiserie chicken), and Paradies.

Restaurant Fluhalp

Fluhalp is another frequent haunt and while enjoying a warm lamb filet salad, or filet steak with fresh asparagus in a béarnaise sauce you can listen to your favourite hit played by the resident band, this is a must stop for St Patricks day.

Hotel Riffelalp - Ristorante Al Bosco

Hotel Riffelalp is a five star hotel and provides a great lunch haven from the elements with blazing fire, comfy slippers and a top menu or, if the weather is good you can eat on the terrace where soup is served from a Swiss Army cauldron over an open fire and the desserts are to die for.

Restaurant Alphitta

Alphitta just below Riffelalp has excellent Italian dishes and a large terrace looking up to the Matterhorn.

Restaurant Zum See

Zum See is set back in as small rustic hamlet and offers fantastic sweetbreads and a sublime apple Strudel. On colder days sit indoors on the round table and in March and April the outdoor terrace is a beautiful sun-trap (the raised table at the back).

Restaurant Blatten

Blatten is one of our favourites another rustic restaurant with old world charm, they do a sensational mushroom soup under a lid of puff pastry the Steinpiltzsuppe, the lamb Wellington is a must and if you have room left the “lovers meringues”.

Restaurant Stafelalp

Staffelalp sits under the Matterhorn and has cosy lambs-wool chairs and a roaring fire, the sizzling steak on a hot stone is the dish of choice.

Cervina Restaurants (Italy)

Cervina, accessible from Zermatt.

Restaurant Bontadini

Bontadini next to the chairlift of the same name has a large self-service restaurant with fine Italian cuisine, downstairs tucked away is a small chic restaurant with sensational food, watch out for the squid pasta unless you like having black teeth.

Restaurant Chalet Etoile

Chalet Etoile is our favourite on the Italian side, Ula will look after you with her team of Swedish waitresses, she arrives early in the morning to make all the pasta and prepare the dishes, her trio di pasta is legendary and her seafood unmissable.