Zermatt is known for the high quality restaurants on the mountain. A perfect ski or hiking day should definitely include a pit stop at one of them. Here are our favorites.
The mountain restaurant Fluhalp at 2606 m above sea level is located in the middle of the skiing and hiking area Sunnegga-Blauherd-Rothorn (also accessible on foot in winter). The large sun terrace with a unique view of the Matterhorn invites you to stay and enjoy. Whether it’s with their Fluhalp pasta or a delicious steak, their menu will not disappoint. During the winter season (Christmas to Easter) a live band plays, guaranteeing a good atmosphere. Experience hut romance during unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, combined with alpine hikes and high alpine tours. The Matterhorn reflection in the Stellisee also makes a beautiful subject for landscape and panorama photos.
The “Zum See” team has been offering its guests traditional and honest cuisine for the past 30 years. In the tiny kitchen the freshest ingredients delivered daily are processed into specialties. Fine meat and fish dishes, homemade pasta and desserts are part of the year-round menu. You should miss trying their homemade Millefeuille - a dessert that will make your knees weak. Each season, a varied wine list of local specialties as well as Italian and French classics is carefully crafted. On Thursday in the winter season you are invited to the “Fondue Chinoise Hut Evening”! The evening is rounded off with a sleigh ride or a romantic 30-minute walk (easy winter hiking trail) into the valley.
The flavour of the mountain: The Findlerhof restaurant can be found in the middle of a unique hiking and skiing area in Findeln, above Zermatt (2051 m.a.s.l.). The breathtaking view of the Matterhorn, the exquisite cuisine and the exquisite wines are among the countless reasons why you can relax and really enjoy yourself in a cozy, family atmosphere at the Findlerhof. It warms your heart and makes you feel at peace. A bit like at home. Among their specialities are the “Matterhorn Quiche” or a tasty lamb rack.
Chez Vrony, located at 2,130 meters above sea level in Findeln above Zermatt, is one of the few restaurants that still serves its own organic products from cattle fed solely on alpine grass. The dried meat, the home-made sausage and the alpine cheese are made according to traditional recipes. Natural cordiality, lived hospitality, a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn and enjoying time for yourself - that is Chez Vrony. From a small, spartan mountain farmhouse to a multi-award-winning culinary meeting place, the restaurant embodies the living history of a Zermatt family over the past 100 years. The team offers a fresh, authentic and natural cuisine with traditional and typical dishes, enriched with international influences. Don’t miss out on tasting their “Chez Vrony Burger” - believe us!
Almost at the very end of the long run down from Klein Matterhorn and over to the Italian side, down to Valtournenche, you can find one of the loveliest terraces on the mountain. Once the sun hits the terrace you will find yourself in a t-shirt, enjoying the Italian sun rays on your arms. The Foyer des Guides was born, with the typical look of a mountain chalet, which also harmonises the tradition of local materials, stone and wood, with a modern and functional design. Just like their cooking, a successful combination of local ingredients and unusual and prestigious dishes, but always backed by substantial culinary research.