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Oct 21, 2012 04:50 AM

Zermatt restaurants

Can anyone suggest not to miss restaurants in Zermatt? Traveling there over the Christmas week 2012.

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  1. Capri for fine dining

    Heimberg for a slightly more casual fine dining. Good wine too.

    Chez Heini for lamb

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    1. re: DougOLis

      Thanks so much for the suggestions. Others have mentioned Chez Heini as well. Any recommendations or info about what is open on the 24th and 25th? Also interested in recommendations for restaurants on the ski mountain for lunch.

      1. re: jbaren

        No idea what's open on the 24th and 25th. Sorry

        The food on the hill in general was pretty solid, but the most memorable I had was in this sort of mid-mountain village called Findeln. The restaurant was called Findlerhof and it's sort of towards the bottom of the village closer in to Zermatt. It's kind of hard to explain. But anyway, awesome food and a stunning view.


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      1. re: atlantic

        Thanks - heard all of those were great. Question is how easily can you get in for lunch when you are skiing? Can you just show up like you do at American ski resorts and expect to get a slopeside lunch? Or do you need to make reservations for lunch as well as for dinner. I made reservations for almost every night so far from Dec 21-29th Chez Heini, GramPis, Whymper-Stube, Capri, The Pipe, and Le Grille Cervin.

        1. re: jbaren

          You need reservation. but is easy.

      2. We were in Zermatt last January and ate breakfast and dinner each of our five days at the Hotel Europe where we were staying. Despite the somewhat generic name, the five course prix fixe dinner served there was exceptional and changed every night: the chef is from the UK and produced superb food; the cheese course (served buffet style) was outstanding (apparently the hotelier loves his fromage!), with a wide selection of local mountain cheeses and French and Italian imports, served in perfect condition. We also ate at the mountain restaurants Franz and Heidi, Stafelalp, and Gitz-Gadl, each of which was good, but we were blown away by Hotel Europe's quality and generosity! I believe they serve dinner to non house guests, but you should check with them.