Where to Eat & Drink in Gstaad
A guide to the best bars & restaurants in Gstaad
Located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, this upscale German-speaking resort has long been a holiday destination for celebrities, international jetsetters and royalty alike. Luckily there is a fantastic array of bars and restaurants to match its exclusive clientele. We have recommended a few of our favourite places on the drinking and dining scene to ensure you make the most of your stay in this fabulous resort.
Best Mountain Restaurants in Gstaad
With breathtaking views over Saanenland and authentic, locally-sourced food, Wesserngrat is the perfect place to refuel after exploring the ski runs of Gstaad.
A family-run restaurant, Wasserngrat serves a variety of cuisine, ranging from traditional Swiss meals to internationally infused dishes such as truffle ravioli and Thai prawn soup. With its spectacular setting high above the town, you can soak up the sun on one of Wasserngrat’s two terraces and admire the expansive view of Gstaad and the surrounding area
Best Restaurants in Gstaad Centre
In the heart of Gstaad sits the Posthotel Rössli , a stunning building, filled with alpine-style wooden furniture and traditional Swiss features. Situated in the pedestrian centre, this establishment is the oldest hotel in Gstaad, having been built in 1845. A family-run business since 1922, it is now the fourth generation who will welcome you upon your visit. Posthotel Rössli is very family-friendly and is a must for lovers of traditional Swiss and local dishes. So make yourself at home and enjoy one of the many meals on offer, from the truffle fondue to creamy mushroom veal with rössti.
Ristorant Bar Rialto
A favourite of many celebrities, this Italian restaurant can be found on the main promenade. Providing authentic Italian dishes such as lemon risotto and pan-fried mint scampi, Rialto’s menu is sure to make everyone's mouth water. When the sun is shining, make sure you take a seat outside and enjoy the live music provided as you watch the horse-drawn carriages passing by.
For the sweet-toothed of the group, Charly’s is a must with its vast selection of homemade pastries and confectionery. A strong favourite for locals, this popular cafe is found next to the vast outdoor ice-skating rink on the promenade. Providing lighter food options, the cafe is ideal for breakfast and lunch with delicious options such as red curry, coconut and sweet potato soup to keep you warm on a cold winters day. When you have finished on the slopes, why not visit Charly’s for a decadent hot chocolate and a piece of raspberry tart as you admire the snow falling around you and watch the routines of figure skaters?
This chic brasserie in the centre of Gstaad from the Ravet family serves up modern French Ravet-style gourmet cuisine. Enjoy fantastic Ravet wines from the Morges region and don't miss out on the flambé trolley...
For authentic, upmarket Italian cuisine, head to Gildo's at Gstaad Palace. The restaurant is open in winter for dinner from 7.00pm to 10.30pm with two sittings at 7.00pm and 9.30pm.
Offering seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, including homemade pasta and risotto, Avenue Montagne can be found at the luxurious Park Gstaad Hotel.
Fine Dining in Gstaad
Sommet by Martin Göschel
This exclusive restaurant at Alpina Gstaad boasts one Michelin star. Blending rustic charm with modern elegance, it boasts an elaborate "Signature" set menu as well as à la carte classics.
Found in the hotel Le Grand Chalet, has been one of the best restaurants in Berner Oberland for 30 years serving classic French food made with top-quality ingredients. At La Bagatelle, the outside terrace provides breathtaking panoramic views while the inside has a cosy interior. Homemade terrine of duck liver and fig-mango chutney as well as saddle of lamb with thyme, are just two of the divine dishes on offer. Wine lovers will very much enjoy the extensive and well-chosen wine list too.
Fans of Japanese food will love this restaurant at Alpina Gstaad. Following the success of its flagship restaurant in New York, this venue is very popular with the community of Gstaad. From snow crab to seared scallops with truffle miso, this restaurant has a flavorful menu as well as the largest sake collection in Switzerland. The building’s interior is designed by none other than Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and incorporates many concepts from traditional Japanese houses and temples.
Ultima Gstaad Restaurant
If you're staying in Ultima Gstaad Residence, then you can enjoy a winter menu curated by head chef Andrea Franchesci in the hotel restaurant. The menu features seasonal and naturally grown ingredients from Aeolian Island prawns with a pink peppercorn emulsion, to tender Wagyu steaks with piquillo pepper foam balanced by sweet and sour red onion.
Best Restaurants in Rougemont
La Table du Valrose
If you're staying at Apartment Le Cerf Rouge, then this one-Michelin star restaurant is only a seven-minute stroll away. Chef Benoît Carcenat creates modern and seasonal French cuisine that embraces both tradition and innovation. For a more affordable alternative, Le Café Valrose serves seasonal fare as well as a lounge bar.
Renowned in the region, Le Cerf treats guests to impressive locally-inspired cooking in a rustic and cosy ambiance. There's also a superb terrace with mountain views.
Le Roc by Edgard
Particularly convenient if staying at Chalet de Rougemont, Le Roc is Hôtel de Rougemont's restaurant. Enjoy French cuisine with a contemporary touch.
Best Nightlife in Gstaad
GreenGo Club, Gstaad Palace
Located in the basement of the famous Palace hotel is the GreenGo Club, one of the oldest clubs in the international night scene. Opening its doors in 1971, this venue is known for its legendary parties in a unique setting. A club like no other, you can dance the night away on the retracting dancefloor over the hotel’s swimming pool. GreenGo maintains its 70’s decor, combining the best of the past and present with music played by resident DJ Jim Leblanc.
Bouquet, Le Grand Bellevue
This vintage cocktail lounge found in Le Grand Bellevue hotel has an array of expert mixologists waiting to create the perfect cocktail for you. Throughout the winter season, Bouquet offers a variety of themed nights, from karaoke Wednesdays to burlesque cabaret and masquerade parties. This venue has a luxe meets rock ‘n’ roll vibe ready to welcome you in the later hours of the evening until the early hours of the morning.
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