After a day on the hills, anyone's hunger will be whetted, and tourists to Zermatt, Switzerland, may reasonably assume that world-class food will be available for après ski eating.

Zermatt asserts to be among the finest ski vacation spots for high-end gastronomy for a valid reason. This Swiss ski area has the largest number of fine dining, with two Michelin-starred establishments and a total of 17 Gault Millau-awarded eateries.

However, Zermatt is known not only for its restaurants and dining options but also for its views and surroundings. What if visitors could have the best of both worlds by eating in a restaurant while also taking in the spectacular views? So let's have a look at several restaurants that not only serve the best cuisine in the area but also have some spectacular views.

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Chez Vrony Has Incredible Views Of Matterhorn

Chez Vrony is mostly about genuine charm, hospitality, and breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. This establishment has a rich history and has been a family institution for over a century.

The food is unquestionably excellent, but it is not the sole reason to visit while skiing Rothorn summit. Visitors will feel like Audrey Hepburn in Charade while savoring a bottle of wine on the sunny balcony. It is a posh alpine lunch restaurant complete with Bogner and Moncler coats.

The sesame bread burger and the rosti with bacon and eggs are widely popular, and the meat comes from organic sources. It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to mountain eateries. Getting a table during peak season is quite challenging, so visitors should make a reservation at least a week before time.

Getting There

  • Address: Findeln, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

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Cervo Puro, Where Iconic Alps Flavors Meet Northern Italy

Another hidden treasure is this sophisticated restaurant located within the trendy Cervo boutique hotel. The cuisine is a mix of foreign flavors with a hint of classic Alps and Northern Italian flavors. The supper menu features robust dishes such as seared short ribs and lamb knuckles, but the noon meal, which offers sights of the Matterhorn, is quite exquisite. Their truffle-oil-dressed dry-aged beef burger Parmesan fries are famous, as are Italian delicacies like handmade ravioli and black truffle risotto.

Because this is among the few ski-in/ski-out resorts in Zermatt, visitors can quickly return to the top of the mountain after lunch by using the Sunnegga funicular, which stops right outside the eatery. Visitors can return to their elegant lounge for apres-ski cocktails.

Getting There

  • Address: Riedweg 156, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Via Bus: Nearest Bus Stop - Zermatt, Brücke zum Steg Bus Stop; it is an 8-minute walk to the restaurant.

Findlerhof Restaurant In The Heart Of Ski Country

In Findeln, overlooking Zermatt, the Findlerhof restaurant is situated in the heart of a spectacular trekking and skiing environment. The stunning view of the Matterhorn, as well as the fine cuisine and wines, are just a few of the many reasons why visitors may unwind and relax in a warm, comfortable setting at the Findlerhof.

The eatery is rustic but welcoming, serving a combination of regional delicacies and gourmet dining. Traditional dishes like veal croquette and calf liver roast served with hash browns are on the menu. The menu has excellent risotto and pasta selections, but the Matterhorn Quiche is the signature dish, with fresh eggs, bacon, and scallions. The restaurant's Alpine garden produces luscious greens, veggies, and berries in the summers.

Getting There

  • Address: Findeln, Zermatt, Wallis, 3920, Switzerland
  • Via Bus: Nearest Bus Stop - Zermatt, Luchre Bus Stop
  • Other: Visitors can hire a taxi

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Zum See For Classic Swiss Dishes

For almost three decades, the family and staff at Zum See have been serving authentic and classic meals to the guests. The finest ingredients are cooked into delicacies every day in the little kitchen. The restaurant offers superb fish and fish recipes, delicious pasta, and sweets all year long. Each season, a carefully curated wine list featuring regional specialties as well as Italian and French classics is assembled. Swiss classics like air-dried meat dishes, sliced calf's liver salad, seasoned beef carpaccio, and classic alpine Rösti are the highlight of the menu year-round.

Getting There

  • Address: Zum See, 3920 Zermatt, Wallis, Switzerland
  • Via Bus: Nearest Bus Stop - Zermatt, Schlüematta Bus Stop
  • Other: Visitors can also take a taxi.

Ristorante Capri Featuring Michelin-Star Dishes

Zermatt is set on the Swiss-Italian border, so it is unsurprising that the region has an abundance of good Italian food. Capri is the crème of the bunch, with a Michelin-starred meal to show for it. Turbot grilled in a salt coating with champagne sauce and meat paired with Neapolitan sour chicory gives this Swiss town a genuine and elegant Mediterranean flavor. Visitors can have a good time. A taste of the Mediterranean combined with views of the Alps, as a stunning landscape of snow-covered Zermatt spreads out in front of them.

Getting There

  • Address: Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Via Train: Nearest Train Station- Zermatt Train Station; it is a 5-minute walk from the station to the restaurant.
  • Via Bus: Nearest Bus Stop- Zermatt, Vispa Bus Stop; it is a 3-minute walk from the bus stop.

These dining venues are only the peak of the iceberg; there is much more to explore. But it is undeniable that the city of Zermatt is endowed not only with breathtaking scenery but also with culinary delights. Food and service are almost consistently top-notch. Visitors will recall their visit to Zermatt as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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