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5 Recommended Restaurants in the Swiss Alps
Issue 22 / 21 October 2019

5 Recommended Restaurants in the Swiss Alps

With so many good to restaurants to choose from it can be hard to pick out which ones to visit so here are a few of our favourites.

Alicia Bryan

The land of cheese and silky smooth chocolate, Switzerland is a gourmet paradise offering a vast selection of mouth-watering national dishes. From raclette to rösti, Switzerland bears witness to the best of German, Italian and French cuisine. With so many culinary delights on offer, it's hard to narrow down the options, so we have picked out a few of our favourite dining experiences in the Swiss Alps.

Fluhalp, Zermatt

Situated on the edge of the piste coming down from the Rothorn ski area in Zermatt, this delightful restaurant welcomes skiers and hikers alike for a well-earned break. Greeted by the mouth-watering smell of cheese fondue and the upbeat sound of live music, it’s time to remove your skis, leave your poles outside and enjoy some superb cuisine. Dishes range from tasty salads and local meat platters to Swiss classics. For those with a sweet tooth don't miss out on the decadent crêpes. Providing one of the best views of the Matterhorn, you won’t just be drooling over your meal at Fluhalp.

Le Mont Blanc, Crans Montana

Located in the beautiful LeCrans Hotel, Le Mont Blanc offers a delightful gastronomic experience with breathtaking views of the Valais Alps. A Michelin-star to its name, Le Mont Blanc uses top-quality ingredients to create dishes full of flavour such as seared scallops with a red wine shallot confit and creamy polenta. Should you have any dietary requirements, chefs at Le Mont Blanc can easily change ingredients to suit your needs so you won’t be missing out. Wine lovers will also be flying high above the Alps with an extensive wine list on offer comprising the best local and international wines.

Alpenbick, Saas-Fee

Nestled in the woods above the village of Saas-Fee is Alpenblick, a delightful gem of a cafe. The cafe is a popular stop for hikers on their way up to Hannig and specialises in simple homemade treats made from fresh ingredients. Should you not wish to hike, Alpenblick can also be reached by taking the Hannig cable car up the mountain followed by a short walk down. With a genuine Swiss atmosphere, you can relax by the fire with a piece of warm apple strudel and vanilla sauce, watching as the snow falls outside. After an indulgent visit, the brave of heart can slide back down to the village on a toboggan. A family-friendly establishment, Alpenblick provides board games to keep children entertained and welcomes snowy-pawed friends too!

Glow by Armin Amrein, Davos

For fans of tasting menus, this restaurant is not to be missed. A feast for your senses, dishes have depths of flavour providing an outstanding dining experience at this Michelin-starred restaurant. From wild turbot with cranberries and cucumber, to duck flavoured with apple and rosemary, this creative and experimental food is accompanied by an impressive wine list that will keep any wine connoisseur busy. Chocolate lovers must try the tastebud rollercoaster of dark chocolate with blackberry and curry ice cream.

"Swiss celebrity chef Armin Amrein helms the kitchen at this innovative Michelin-starred eatery..."
"Swiss celebrity chef Armin Amrein helms the kitchen at this innovative Michelin-starred eatery..."

IGNIV by Andreas Caminda, St. Moritz

Found in the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, this Michelin-starred restaurant provides a spectacular dining experience in its cosy yet elegant ‘nest’ venue. With a kitchen philosophy of sharing, Igniv allows diners of each table to share a variety of dishes between them as they admire the stunning moonlit view of the lake. Relaxed yet exquisite, IGNIV has an excellent wine list with bottles carefully selected to complement each course. At IGNIV, sharing has never been so much fun!

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